Three minutes of silence a tribute
People in Barbados are being asked to observe three minutes silence from noon tomorrow as a mark of respect for six young women who perished in a fire at Tudor Street, The City last Friday.
Prime Minister David Thompson made this request in the wake of the tragedy which resulted from the firebombing of a store after it had been robbed.
He urged everyone to observe three minutes of silence when all activity – including speech, the movement of individuals and vehicular traffic, will come to halted.
The police, fire service and radio stations will give a siren alert 20 seconds before noon to signal the start of the observance. The sirens will also signal the end.
Similarly a number of churches affiliated to the Barbados Christian Council will toll bells to signal the start and end of the “pause and pray” period.
Victims of the tragedy were: Kellishaw Olliviere, 24; Shana Griffith, 18; Pearl Cornelius, 18; Kelly-Ann Welch, 24; Tiffany Harding, 23 and Nikkita Belgrave, 23. (CA/PR)