Tagline : Dedicated to my daughter...her life...and her death...

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On 16 November 2014 my daughter Laura Vanessa Nunes, a Portuguese national and on a tourist visa to Dubai, fell 148 floors to her death from Burj Khalifa At the Top Sky observation deck. After the tragedy the police requested the Burj Khalifa and Emaar Property Group to make the gaps between the glass panes smaller. Which they did. Since my visit to the observation deck they have added a security bar in the middle of the gaps.
My daughter's death was covered up by the Burj Khalifa, the Emaar Property Group and the Government of Dubai. Despite having the original Coroner's Report in both English and Arabic \xa0stating that her body was found on the 3rd floor of the Burj Khalifa the Police claim that she fell to her death from the 14th floor of her apartment at the Jumeirah Lakes Towers in downtown Dubai. This was then changed to ' cannot confirm which building she leapt from'. Caught out in their lies. My daughter was not staying at the Jumeirah Lakes Towers. She had been staying in Room 309 of the Abidos Hotel Dubailand at the time of her death. My daughter was a young woman who lost her life, slipping effortlessly through a gap in \xa0the panes of glass just above the handrail, and the Burj Khalifa secretly changed the configuration of the glass panels and gaps twice, firstly aligning the gaps on the same level and making them smaller, and after my visit, when I put my head through the gap, placing horizontal security bars in the middle of the spaces. The observation deck now has a strong security presence. A pity all these things weren't in place when my daughter fell to her death. They would have noticed her when she put her head through the gap and then rushed to the back of the observation deck. They would have stopped her. SHAME ON YOU EMAAR!!!




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My confession.. Hard to believe that more than four years have passed since Laura and Rod’s deaths...
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My confession.. Hard to believe that more than five years have passed since Laura and Rod’s deaths. ...
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1 March 2014...Laura arrived in Dubai for the last time. On page 70, dated 3 June 2010, whilst she ...
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1 March 2014...Laura arrived in Dubai for the last time. On page 70, dated 3 June 2010, whilst she ...

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The pattern... 28 February 2013. A farewell dinner at home in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, Laura...
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From Laura...27 February 2013... What if... "What if our religion was each other, if our practice was...
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From Laura...26 February 2014...as she was getting ready to leave Portugal for Dubai... "Phoenix - ...
From Laura...26 February 2014...as she was getting ready to leave Portugal for Dubai... "Phoenix - Out of its Ashes it Rises."
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A post Laura shared on her facebook, hidden from her family... 26 February 2014...Portugal... "Never...
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18 February 2012...Dubai... From Laura...to Mubarak.... "I love you!"
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From Laura...15 February 2009... "Gratitude is a quality that can contribute to our happiness... for...
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"Life is... Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste...
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From the card for Laura's memorial service in Hout Bay, Cape Town, January 2015. I Wrote Your Name ...
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From Laura...4 February 2010... "Your presence is a gift to the world, you're Unique and One of a Kind...

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Another post from 24 February 2015 "In the midst of extreme pain and sadness I thought that I would...
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Another post from 28 January 2015. "A post from my daughter's facebook...this is who she was...I don't...
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"What a harrowing, infuriating and unjust story. Really incredible reporting about something that was...
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Early this morning...the Blood Moon...
Early this morning...the Blood Moon...
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Death came to visit again, yesterday, in the early hours of the morning. My earth angel, my beautiful...

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Tonight there will be a Super Moon, a Blood Moon. Exactly ten years ago Laura wrote this poem. She was...
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Love the way you lie...
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