Vigil For Fatman
RESIDENTS OF NEW ORLEANS and the surrounding areas tonight spoke out against the rising crime in Barbados which took of one of their own – entertainer Irvin “Fatman” Weekes – last Monday morning.
Speaker of the House of Assembly Michael Carrington, who is also the parliamentary representative for the area, walked with others in the community in a candlelight vigil which started at President Kennedy Drive, St Michael where Fatman lived, and ended at Londy’s Bar, Wharton’s Gap where he was shot and killed.
Carrington said: “We have to stand up and make a statement against the senseless nonsense of crime and violence. I’ve heard all forms of excuses made and people find all kinds of reasons, all kinds of people to blame. They want to blame Government, they blame police and so on. But I honestly believe, though, that you know the difference between right and wrong. . . You have to take responsibility for your own actions.”
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