FOUR LIVES WERE taken all too soon, but these crosses are symbols that the victims have not been forgotten. (Picture by Reco Moore.)
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IT WAS two weeks ago that Barbados and St Vincent woke up to the news that four young lives had been lost in a horrific crash at the Graeme Hall, Christ Church section of the ABC Highway.
Friends, relatives and former colleagues of The Crane Hotel gathered at The People’s Baptist Church in Rock Hall, St Philip, on Saturday afternoon to say a final farewell to 22-year-old Andre Gittens, who was driving the vehicle in which he and three young women from St Vincent were travelling when the accident occurred.
Two other Vincentians, Kemelius Boyea, 21, and 18-year-old Darren Renaldo Daniel, were also travelling in the vehicle and sustained injuries, but they survived.
Before the service began, four crosses bearing the names of Vincentians Danee Horne, 17, Carianne Padmore, 18, Aziza Dennie, 19, and Barbadian Gittens, with RIP at the top, were stationed on the section of the road opposite the Ministry of Agriculture, where the crash occurred.
The bodies of Horne, Padmore and Dennie were shipped back to St Vincent on board the Melina II last Thursday. (YB)