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Demolition paves way for new house


Added 14 July 2020


A happy Ekins Bowen (second left) in front of the rubble where his home once stood, as Mitch Blackman observes the proceedings. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)

One touch from a “bobcat” saw Ekins Bowen’s home fall to the ground in a heap yesterday.

And a smiling Bowen said he was happy that he no longer had to worry about the one-bedroom dilapidated house falling on him.

“I feel much better. I know it wouldn’t fall down on me now. It could fall, but probably on someone else,” he joked.

The 68-year-old Checker Hall, St Lucy resident’s plight was highlighted in the July 5 edition of the Saturday Sun. Since then, the Rural Development Commission (RDC) had arranged for him to move into an apartment nearby until December if need be. (RA)

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