Sabrina Weekes (second left) and her brother Shane (second right), with all they managed to save, are back in Barbados with mother Vicki (right), sister Renee (partly hidden) and brand communications and external affairs manager of the Sol Group, Nanette Pagan-Soto. (Picture by Reco Moore.)
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A MOTHER’S PLEAS have been heard.
And today Vicki Weekes has her children Sabrina and Shane back home two days after she turned to the DAILY NATION for help.
Sabrina and Shane, both teachers in St Maarten, had been trapped on the Dutch side of the island, which is shared with St Martin (French), in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The Category 5 storm flattened the island on September 6, killing a number of people and leaving about 60 per cent of the homes uninhabitable. The Sol Group of Companies saw the mother’s plea in the newspaper and airlifted the siblings out yesterday.
From just after 1 p.m., Weekes and another daughter, Renee, were waiting anxiously outside the Arrivals Hall at Grantley Adams International Airport. (HLE)
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