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Youth, men need ‘guidance’

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Youth, men need ‘guidance’

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ON THE FOURTH anniversary of the Campus Trendz tragedy, co-founder of the September 3 Foundation, Abdul Rachman, says the island’s youth and men are not bad, but are in desperate need of guidance.

He made the comments today as he addressed a memorial ceremony held in National Heroes’ Square to commemorate the lives of the six young women who perished in the September 3, 2010 fire: Shanna Griffith, Nikkita Belgrave, Pearl Cornelius, Tiffany Harding, Kellishaw Olivierre and Kelly Ann Welch.

Rachman said he might not be popular for his remarks, but both teens and adult males needed to have knowledge of who they are in order to curb some of the issues being seen in society. 

Some of the family members who attended the memorial said four years on, the pain is still there. However, they said the effort to have scholarships and apprenticeships established in the names of their loved ones was a welcomed idea. (LK)