City folk march against violence
Violence does not pay.
That was the message from Member of Parliament for The City of Bridgetown Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, who joined his political rival Patrick Todd and about 100 people yesterday in a candlelight march from the Coyote Den, at the corner of Nelson Street and Wellington Street, where bar worker Charley Dume was shot on April 25. Dume, 25, succumbed to his injuries the next day.
Bostic said it was regrettable that they were still meeting on such occasions to talk about people whose lives were taken through violent acts. He said it bothered him because it was something that was preventable.
“Take example from Patrick Todd and myself. I say that because we are political opponents, but we have a friendship, and a respect for each other that he will not say anything bad about me personally; I have never heard him saying so. And the same with me,” Bostic said, as Todd nodded in agreement.
He said it was the type of behaviour they wanted to show the people of Bridgetown.
“You can disagree, but you can live together. Avoid the violence, it really does not pay. It really costs nothing at all to be decent and respectful one towards each other,” Bostic stated. (YB)