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Clean up Arch Cot

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Clean up Arch Cot

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Their lives will never be the same. But Charles Whittaker and Edna Bellamy have found closure concerning the most tragic day of their lives. 

Whittaker and Bellamy are two of just three neighbours who remain residents of Arch Cot Terrace, a few feet away from where the Shalom Apartments collapsed on August 26, 2007.

In the early hours of that morning, the building collapsed into a 75-foot cave, extinguishing the life candles of small-businessman Donavere Codrington, his wife Cassandra, and their children Shaquanda, Shaquille and Yashiro.

Both Whittaker and Bellamy were forced out of their homes for more than a year after the tragedy, before moving back after scientific experiments had determined there were no more caves in that specific area.


But something is still bothering both residents. They are disappointed Government has deserted the area, clearing the spot where the apartment was only once or so every year.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.