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Thursday, 02 November 2017 18:57

Homeless Couple Refuses To Leave QPS, Agriculture Ministry Attempting To Assist

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The Ministry of Agriculture is once again making efforts to help a couple after they took up residence at the Queen's Park Savannah.

Officials from the Horticultural Services Division of the Ministry, along with medical personnel, visited the couple on Wednesday to assess their circumstances.

This is the third time in recent years that Wendell Joseph and his wheelchair-bound wife, Erica, have taken up residence at the Northern end of the Savannah.

The Ministry says its officials had been meeting with the couple for several days and visited them as a gesture of goodwill, and out of concern for the couple's health and well being.

The Ministry says despite the urging of the medical personnel, Mrs. Joseph declined an offer to be taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital for examination.

They also refused an offer by the Division's Director, David Chadee, to be relocated to more suitable accommodations provided by the Ministry of Social Development, even though the area where they've set up their tent was waterlogged.

The Ministry said it would continue efforts to find suitable accommodation for the couple who had previously been allocated to five different HDC apartments, but had each time complained they were not suitable.

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