Deportee wants help with rehab
AFTER SPENDING 25 years in Montreal, Canada, and building a life with her daughter, son and grandchildren, Patricia Simmons was deported to Barbados late last year and is now struggling to find her footing.
Simmons, who was involved in drug abuse that apparently played a major role in her deportation, said she was trying to get herself clean and her life back in order so she could apply for a pardon to get back to Canada with her family.
However, she said after a brief stint at Marina House, St John, she was put out of the rehabilitation programme on Saturday. She feared that her efforts to stay away from drugs would now be derailed.
Simmons said what made life even harder was the fact that since she had returned to the island, her relatives had not been supportive. (LK)
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