RJR News / Opposition parties in Antigua and Barbuda have criticised the government’s decision to rename St. John’s Medical Center after Sir Lester Bird, a former Prime Minister of the twin-island state.
The facility serves as the main public hospital in the country.
D Giselle Isaac-Arindell, Chairman of the main opposition United Progressive Party, said Sir Lester, who is now a Senior Advisor to the Cabinet with ministerial rank, does not deserve to have the facility named after him.
Speaking on Observer Radio, she said the 80-year-old former Prime Minister is still a controversial figure and his administration left office without completing the construction of the hospital.
Anthony Stewart, an executive member of the small Democratic National Alliance, also said there were people outside of politics who are more in need of recognition than Sir Lester.
He said the institution should either be renamed after one of those persons, or the present name be kept.
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