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‘Miss Muds’ still hanging on edge
Rev Daisy “Miss Muds” Faustin, 88, sat on a cot inside the shelter at the Diego Martin Central Community Centre yesterday where she has been spending her nights for the past four days. Wearing a suit given to her, she says she goes to her home in upper Richplain, Diego Martin, during the day. Except for a little cleaning up, the house precariously perched at the edge of a cliff, is still in the same condition it was after floodwaters damaged it. Miss Muds insists she cannot stay there. The river at the back of the house still has not been dredged and any heavy shower could result in a repeat performance of the disaster that occurred in the area two Saturdays ago, she explained. Social Development Minister Dr Glen Ramadharsingh, about one week ago, directed the Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) Social to “clean, repair and restablise Miss Muds’” house. That, basically, has not happened and this is what has been driving Miss Muds to sleep in the shelter at nights. “The river has to be dredged. A tractor come a few days ago and clear the way for the excavator. But the excavator aint reach yet. “If a shower comes, it coming right inside the house. If they dredge the river and build back the house, I might be able to live there,” she said.
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