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Lockhart Family Homestay


The Lockhart’s live in Grand Fond and the family is a large one, consisting of Martin and Joann, and their seven children, ranging in age from 3 to 20 years old.

Martin works as a fireman at Melville Hall Airport and spends most of his free time working in the garden or entertaining friends. Joann, with occasional help from Martin and the children, runs a local convenience store and bar in the village, which sells fried chicken and chips at the weekends. Most of the Lockhart’s seven children attend school, while the eldest child, Ortisha, has graduated from college.

The family lives in quite a large, but traditional, Dominican home, with electricity, running water and television.
They also has a very large garden area full of dasheen (a local root vegetable) and star fruit, which they occasionally sell, as well as providing for the family.

Help Joann and Martin in their gardens, hike around the area with the kids, relax and have a drink with Martin, or help the family in their local business. On Sundays guests are also welcome to attend the local Baptist church with the family members.