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    February 19

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Siblings thought they were goners

TRE GREAVES, tregreaves@nationnews.com

Added 18 September 2017


Sabrina and Shane Weekes have always had a love-hate relationship but their support for each other is steadfast. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

GOING TO THE NOW hurricane-ravaged St Maarten in search of new opportunities last year was the chance of a lifetime for siblings Sabrina and Shane Weekes.

Both had recently graduated from the University of the West Indies and had searched feverishly for jobs with little luck until this one basically fell into their laps during August last year.

The light-hearted tone of the interview, however, changed once the topic of Hurricane Irma was introduced. They recalled how eerie the week was leading up to Wednesday, September 6 when the system touched down.

“It was so still and I kept saying that even at school, there was this uncomfortable feeling. We were hoping that it was not going to be bad then, but it was catastrophic,” Sabrina said. (TG)

Please read the full story in today's Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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