Scantlebury gets new home

The senior citizen whose house collapsed on Friday, September 9 now has a place to call home.

Sixty-seven-year-old Maureen Scantlebury received keys to a two bedroom wood and wall house from the Urban Development Commission (UDC) last Wednesday, five days after her dilapidated house at Seaman Village, Brittons Hill, St Michael went tumbling down.

The house at Dayrell’s Road St Michael which Maureen Scantlebury (inset) will now call home.
The house at Dayrell’s Road St Michael which Maureen Scantlebury will now call home.

Scantlebury, who was housed at an undisclosed location after losing her dwelling, moved into her new home at Dayrell’s Road, St Michael on the day she was handed the keys.

When Barbados TODAY visited the house Tuesday afternoon, the elderly woman was not home.

Maureen Scantlebury
Maureen Scantlebury

However, Senator David Durant, who had gone to the scene after the house collapsed and had promised long-term housing, reported that Scantlebury was happy and had settled in comfortably.

Durant, who is also chairman of the National Assistance Board, said the Welfare Department had helped to furnish the house.

“National Assistance Board workers came and they cleaned up the place. They cleaned inside and outside and we gave them a nice, clean, sanitized home with toilet and bath inside.

“The old lady was very excited. And then she wanted to be close to The City because she has to visit the hospital from time to time, and she is happy she is close to make her appointments and stuff like that,” Durant said.

9 Responses to Scantlebury gets new home

  1. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury September 21, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Well done to all those who assisted this lady

  2. Julia Robinson
    Julia Robinson September 21, 2016 at 8:24 am


  3. Marilyn Curreny
    Marilyn Curreny September 21, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Bless God

  4. Diana Cummins
    Diana Cummins September 21, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Happy for her,but be careful of some family members..

  5. Hal Austin September 21, 2016 at 10:25 am

    This is brilliant. Now go through all the parishes and replace all run downnhomes.

  6. Yvonne Brad
    Yvonne Brad September 21, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Nice that is what’s needed

  7. Nikky Daisley
    Nikky Daisley September 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm


  8. Joan Wickham
    Joan Wickham September 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    what about the last fire victim that was begging for help/the least they could have done is debush the yard/fix the paling,

  9. Saundra September 22, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Very good but please do the same for the centenarian!


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