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Senior citizen settling in new location after eviction


Davandra Babb

Senior citizen settling in new location after eviction

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Luinda McKree has settled comfortably into her new location at Lancaster House, St James.

McKree was evicted from her home at Tichbourne, Howell’s Cross Road home on Tuesday morning by court marshals on the behalf of the RBC Royal Bank of Canada following the conclusion of an ongoing court case which reportedly lasted seven years.

Providing an update on McKree’s condition yesterday, Reverend Dr David Durant, Chairman of the National Assistance Board, told the Weekend Nation she was “doing well”.

“She’s settled in quite nicely. A number of people that know her called to check up on her . . . some of whom were extended family. She is safe and we have her valuables stored in a container. The other things that weren’t valuable were taken to the dump,” he said.

Durant also made a correction to her age. He originally reported to the media she was 69 years old but said after further checks, realised she was actually 74 years old.

He said she would be allowed to stay at the house until other accommodations was made for her.

“She is comfortable but of course she is grieving about the situation. We provided counselling and medical health checks for her so we know what condition she is in. She will be here as long as needs be. We just want to make her as comfortable as possible,” he added.

When the Weekend Nation contacted RBC for comment, senior manager communications, Southern Caribbean, Hanneke Stomp-Harmsen who responded on the behalf of the bank said such matters were strictly confidential.

 “RBC respects the privacy of its client. We do not discuss matters relating to our clients with third parties or media, as this is confidential,” Stomp-Harmsen said. (DB)

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