Westmoreland, Jamaica (McN) – State Minister in the Ministry of Education Floyd Green on Monday afternoon visited the new temporary housing facilities at the St. Johns Anglican Church in Darliston District, Westmoreland, for the fire victims of the Clifford Boys Home.

The Boys Home which housed over 25 boys was totally destroyed on Sunday afternoon; after the burning of the home, the boys and their caregivers were given sanction at the church ground.

Minister Green visited the scene which was destroyed by fire on Sunday afternoon.

The Minister visited the grounds which housed the burnt out building structure, and  the church where the 28 boys are now been housed.  He was given a tour of their temporary living conditions, along with the CDA’s western region manager, Eunice Scottshaw.

The Minister informed the boys and their caretakers that help is on its way, and he is now making all necessary arrangements to make sure that a more suitable home is made available for the boys, as quickly as possible, until the home is rebuild.

Minister Floyd Green Informed then that the Ministry will be assisting with educational tools, uniforms and more sleeping materials. He stated that the ministry is doing everything in its power to make sure that they boys are comfortable where they are now held; and also to provide a more suitable and comfortable atmosphere until the renovating of the new home

Chairman of the Clifton Boys Home Costus and Reverend Hartley Perrin, along with manager of the Boys Home, Mrs. Irene McDonald said that they are very grateful for the swift response of the Ministry and the role they have played so far.

He pointed out that the team will be launching out at rebuilding the Boys Home and quickly as possible.

Reverend Perrin impressed the intent to erect a training facility at the new home, which will provide the boys with skills

Henry Bucknor

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