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Health team checks Oldbury

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Health team checks Oldbury

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A?team?from the Ministry of Health descended on Oldbury, St Philip, yesterday morning to investigate the dumping of several loads of rubble on land opposite Casa Grande Hotel.
On Tuesday THE?NATION published photographs of the unsightly debris being dumped on the land. The pictures were taken by a concerned resident.
Among the rubble were broken tiles and several pieces of old metal.
When contacted on Tuesday, Asha “Ram” Merchandani, who owns the Oldbury bonds, the hotel and the land, said she was not aware that the debris had been dumped on the land opposite the hotel and that she would contact the contractor.
Residents reported that on Wednesday, Merchandani was in the area observing as a payloader levelled the loads of rubble and covered it with dirt.
Yesterday, the environmental team, led by Principal Environmental Health Officer Elizabeth Mahabir-Jones, visited the site and also inspected the bonds, which are next door to the hotel, as well as the Bumper Car Arena, an outdoor entertainment section opposite the hotel.
They were accompanied by an official from the Sanitation Service Authority. (MB)