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Gone with the roof

JUSTIN MARVILLE, justinmarville@nationnews.com

Added 03 January 2019


The Clarence Jemmott “A” Stand was stripped bare of the galvanised roofing. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

People are literally raising the roof for sports. Apparently the National Stadium is going topless this year, as workmen are currently lifting the galvanised sheet covering off of four of the stands heading into the start the athletics season.

Minister of Sports John King wasn’t available for comment, but a source close to the situation revealed that labourers were hired to do some much-needed remedial work in an apparent safety measure before Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary School’s sports next week.

A Weekend Nation team subsequently passed through Waterford yesterday and saw labourers completely stripping the roof of the Clarence Jemmott “A” Stand.

“They’re just making sure to remove the galvanised roofing at the Stadium so it wouldn’t cause any further injury to would-be patrons attending sports this year,” explained the source. (JM)

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