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Shouldn’t Politicians be visionaries?

by Vernon ‘Auk’ Jeffers

With the rising cost of health-care and given the inadequacies or inability of the current health-care delivery methodology on Montserrat, what plan or program is been contemplated to better provide for the people.

I am somewhat baffled that to date none of the “politicians / Government Ministers” on Montserrat, has thought of charting a pathway where the NHS in the UK can be linked to the public health services on Montserrat..

Whether you like it or not, since 1997 Monserrat has become not only a grant aided British Colony it is also a quasi extension of Britain in the Caribbean Sea. Why then our “politicians / Government Ministers” are so foolhardy or power drunk in not accepting the reality and use our dilemma to our advantage.

The provision of adequate health-care and full access to education opportunity are the two most important elements in the development of any country. It is reported that the Government has spent over 20 billion dollars in “development projects”, but yet the health-care facilities are worst than before and the schools are woefully lacking modernization.

While the feeling of independence and nationality is good, the healthiness and education of our citizenry should be paramount. Our school teachers, nurses, doctors and other social provides should be encouraged to participate in ongoing exchange programs in the UK.  Access to higher education in the UK should be free and needy drugs for certain diseases or complications should also be free or at a level similar to those living in Britain.

Just my view, what do you think?

 

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A Moment with the Registrar of Lands

by Vernon ‘Auk’ Jeffers

With the rising cost of health-care and given the inadequacies or inability of the current health-care delivery methodology on Montserrat, what plan or program is been contemplated to better provide for the people.

I am somewhat baffled that to date none of the “politicians / Government Ministers” on Montserrat, has thought of charting a pathway where the NHS in the UK can be linked to the public health services on Montserrat..

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Whether you like it or not, since 1997 Monserrat has become not only a grant aided British Colony it is also a quasi extension of Britain in the Caribbean Sea. Why then our “politicians / Government Ministers” are so foolhardy or power drunk in not accepting the reality and use our dilemma to our advantage.

The provision of adequate health-care and full access to education opportunity are the two most important elements in the development of any country. It is reported that the Government has spent over 20 billion dollars in “development projects”, but yet the health-care facilities are worst than before and the schools are woefully lacking modernization.

While the feeling of independence and nationality is good, the healthiness and education of our citizenry should be paramount. Our school teachers, nurses, doctors and other social provides should be encouraged to participate in ongoing exchange programs in the UK.  Access to higher education in the UK should be free and needy drugs for certain diseases or complications should also be free or at a level similar to those living in Britain.

Just my view, what do you think?