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Displaced Clifton's Boys Home wards could be housed outside of Westmoreland

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 1:09 PM
Fire yesterday destroyed the 52-year-old Clifton Boys' Home in Westmoreland

The Child Development Agency (CDA) says it may have to look outside of Westmoreland to find homes for the 28 wards of the state displaced by yesterday's fire at the Clifton Boys' Home in Darliston in the parish.

The fire which started sometime after 4 o’clock yesterday destroyed the main building of the home.

The wards are now being housed at a nearby church.

Head of the CDA, Rosalee Gage-Grey says alternative housing is being sought in Darliston because the wards all attend schools in that area.

However, she says the CDA will have to seek state homes outside of the parish if that doesn’t work.

 

Head of CDA, Rosalee Gage-Grey

Meanwhile, state minister in the ministry of education and youth, Floyd Green, says the children, who range from six to 18 years old, are in need of clothes, school uniforms, books and other items.

He says contributions can be made at the Child Development Agency by calling 967-1614 or emailing: info@cda.gov.jm.