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Death cheats guard of ‘real’ birthday party


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SECURITY GUARD Wendell Rudolph Porter was looking forward to his first birthday bash on October 16.

“He never had a birthday party,” his brother Lennox Porter told the DAILY NATION yesterday. “Sometimes he would celebrate his birthday quietly, with a bottle of wine. But this time around I told him I was going to keep a real birthday party for him.”

But the 45-year-old Vincentian, an employee of Amalgamated Security Services, collapsed and died Monday morning at the bottom of St Stephen’s Hill, Black Rock, St Michael, a stone’s throw from his home, where he was headed after work.

Lennox said his younger brother, who lived yards away from him in Black Rock, did not have any known health issues apart from bouts of epilepsy that did not resurface in recent years.

Porter, a former Deacons Road, St Michael resident, was in the security business about ten years. He also worked at one stage as a salesman at BICO Limited. Occasionally, he did landscaping jobs.

“But his greatest love was his pets – his birds, his fish and his rabbits,” Lennox said. (TY)



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