Jamaica horror crash mum wants to bring son back to England

Jacqueline Holness with photographs of Romaine

Jacqueline Holness with photographs of Romaine

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , health reporter

A MUM caring for her seriously injured son in Jamaica is hoping to bring her children back to England for a new life.

Jacqueline Holness’ eldest son Romaine McLean, aged 23, died on November 14 after his Mitsubishi car was involved in a crash with a lorry in Lilliput, Jamaica.

Her youngest son Eshayne Clarke, aged 17, suffered severe head injuries in the accident but has now been released from hospital.

Miss Holness — who has been a British citizen for nine years — is still in her native country with Eshayne but does not know how she will cope financially with his care.

Doctors initially told Miss Holness her son — known as Lando — would need round-the-clock support but he has made a surprising recovery.

The 38-year-old, who buried her eldest son on December 15, said: “The funeral for Romaine went okay. I am still in Jamaica.

“Lando has recovered really well. He has exceeded the doctors expectations and managed to make it to his brother's funeral. He is still unable to remember the trauma but the doctors say that can take some time.

“However, he his okay physically.

“As for me, I'm trying to remain strong.

“I am unsure of when I will return to the UK as I need vias and I am struggling for the money to get them.”

Friends in Bolton raised £350 at a remembrance service and £900 from a charity bag pack at Asda in Burnden Park.

Miss Holness moved to London in 2001 and planned for her children to join her.

She moved to Bolton three years later but her visa applications for her three children to come to the UK have been rejected by the Home Office based on her low income.

Without a visa, Eshayne will not be able to join his mother in the UK.

The cost of the visa applications for her two children will be about £1,000 and even then, they may not be successful.

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2:15pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Lauren118494 says...

Might as well say you want free healthcare! Absolutely ridiculous
Might as well say you want free healthcare! Absolutely ridiculous Lauren118494
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10:28pm Wed 8 Jan 14

westies71 says...

Totally agree she has been here since 2001 and left her son's in Jamaica ? What mother does that
Totally agree she has been here since 2001 and left her son's in Jamaica ? What mother does that westies71
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