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Concerns raised about relocation of Windsor Avenue fire victims

Uphell Purcell, Councillor for the York Town Division and Winston Maragh, Chairman of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation
 
Winston Maragh, Chairman of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation, was on Thursday taken to task for the announced relocation of some residents of Windsor Avenue in May Pen.
 
Five houses were destroyed by fire after gunmen invaded the area last week Monday.
 
The property is owned by the municipal corporation.
 
During the monthly meeting of the corporation, Uphell Purcell, Councillor for the York Town Division, expressed his disapproval with the planned relocation of the residents, arguing that the corporation could have instead constructed a building on the lands to house them or work alongside Food For The Poor to build new houses.  
 
But in defending his decision, Chairman Winston Maragh said it was a serious indictment on the Corporation that for too long it has allowed its properties to be captured.
 
He said there were also concerns about the safety of the people at the Windsor Avenue property. 
 
He has suggested that the Windsor Avenue residents be relocated to Canaan Heights. 


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