NEIL McGILL’S LOVE FOR PEOPLE FORCES HIM TO SEEK POLITICAL OFFICE
Dr. Neil Washington McGill’s love for people, particularly those in Western St. Mary compelled him to seek political office in the House of Representatives, to allow him to turn into reality several of the dreams that he has for his people.
A medical doctor by profession, Dr. McGill is a newcomer to representational politics. He was born in Kingston on July 18, 1950, but grew up in Clarendon.
Married with two children, Dr. McGill, one of six medical doctor representing the People’s National Party in the October 16 general elections, including two in St. Mary, attended May Pen basic school, Toll Gate primary, Glenmuir High, and later the University of the West Indies, where he pursued his first degree in medicine.
Dr. McGill remains committed to the development of Western St. Mary and hopes to build on some of the achievements of his predecessor, the veteran Terry Gillette.
Already he has played a role in the infrastructural and human development of the constituency. He has also given his input in the improvement of roads, the development of water supply schemes; the renovation and repairing of several primary and basic schools, including the Mango Valley basic school, which he sponsored for many years before his entry into politics, Hunt’s Town basic, Derry basic, and Hamilton Mountain basic.
Additionally, he has served in an advisory capacity in relation to the expansion of the Rural Electrification Programme in Western St. Mary, and has also assisted several students with general school supplies.
An active member of the Anglican Church. Dr. McGill’s achievements are not restricted to the medical profession as he is a retired Captain of the Jamaica Defence Force, proprietor/operator of Gilmac Farm, member of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, member of the Goat Breeders Association, member of the Jamaica Race Horse Owners Association, chairman of the Oracabessa Comprehensive High School board, Chairman of the Carron Hall Vocational High School board, and member of the Jamaica Council for the Aged (St. Mary).
This Justice of the Peace is also a former President of the St. Mary Football Association, a former Vice President of the Jamaica Football Federation, a member of the executive of the Oracabessa Division, and retired director of Union Bank.