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Residents upset by authorities’ decision

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Residents upset by authorities’ decision

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RESIDENTS OF MASSIAH STREET in St John are openly upset over the decision by authorities to leave Harriette Codrington in the home where it has been alleged she was being abused by her caretaker.

While chairman of the National Assistance Board, Senator Reverend David Durant, addressed the media on the issue at the residence of the 76-year-old woman, one long-time resident was openly upset by Durant’s remarks.

“The old woman needs to be moved,” said the man, who did not identify himself. “This is just a one-off occasion because they know you was coming. Last time I see that woman was when the gas station was still open about ten years ago.”

“The water and lights does get cut in there regular . . . . And if wunna coming, she would prepare accordingly. Her own family can’t even come there. Last time police and a doctor and a nurse come she wouldn’t let them in.” (RA)

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