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Blind couple worried about well

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Blind couple worried about well

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A visually impaired couple and their family members have been manoeuvring around a set of dangerous wells on the front lawn of their Government unit at Gall Hill, Christ Church.

Elviston Maloney, president of the Barbados Association for the Blind and Deaf, and his wife, Isola Lee-Maloney, have been living in fear since the slab that covered several wells in front of their home collapsed in January 2019.

Akera Lee told the Weekend Nation that her stepfather had been calling the National Housing Corporation (NHC) repeatedly to repair the wells because the area was also a pathway for others who lived in the neighbourhood, since there were no sidewalks and public service vehicles used that road.

Maloney was not at home but Lee recalled that last January, the family heard a loud crashing noise and when they investigated, they discovered that the slab on the top of the wells had collapsed, leaving the wells exposed. (MB)

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