Woman’s home collapses

Officials of the National Assistance Board (NAB) have rushed to the rescue of a Britton’s Hill, St Michael resident whose chattel house collapsed just over an hour ago.

NAB Chairman Dr David Durant and other officials, including representatives of the Urban Development Commission, responded this afternoon to the urgent plight of 67-year-old Maureen Scantlebury.

The remains of Maureen Scantlebury's home.
The remains of Maureen Scantlebury’s home.

Scantlebury, whose home was badly in need of repair and who had been appealing to the authorities for help for sometime now, was taking an outside bath when the collapse of her home occurred.


Maureen Scantlebury in conversation with NAB Chairman Pastor David Durant.
Maureen Scantlebury in conversation with NAB Chairman Pastor David Durant.

Durant, who is a Government Senator and a church leader, told Barbados TODAY that immediate efforts would be made to provide her with temporary accommodation.



8 Responses to Woman’s home collapses

  1. Pam Fazio
    Pam Fazio September 9, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    This is so sad…does this lady have family? If so maybe they could help her. No one should have to live like this.

  2. Vernon Harris
    Vernon Harris September 9, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Celebrating 50 years of Independence should mean helping these poor old people instead of until something like this happen and then the “dollars for babies” pastor rushing to the scene with the cameras, but this Government prefer to build monuments and hold lavish parties.

  3. Alex Alleyne September 9, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    It must hit the ground before you clowns do something. Hope no one got hurt.

  4. Sonia Debique-Millington
    Sonia Debique-Millington September 9, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    So i have to ask, these people have families? When i read these things sometimes of elderly asking for help, they have living with them young people with children living with them. Am not saying the government shouldn’t help but what happen to family members, then when the house done fix, everyone laying claim to it.

  5. Carson C. Cadogan September 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Why are these people always calling on Govt. to fix their houses?

    Dont they have children, Grand children, sisters, brothers and other family members who ought to rally around them?

  6. Tony Webster September 10, 2016 at 6:40 am

    A brave, perspicacious, and kind-hearted politician, who lives in de north, might step forward, and to trumpets…hand-over to this lady , the first of those things growing out of the earth, at The Grotto. Yes? No?


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