PM sends condolences to families
PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart has expressed condolences to the families affected by last weekend’s tragedies in which five people lost their lives and another was left fighting for her life.
Four St Philip women died when their car crashed on Two Mile Hill, St Michael, a short distance away from official residence of the prime minister on Sunday morning.
“We can only guess at the sense of loss and the trauma being felt by their families and we condole with those families,” said Stuart at the political meeting of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) held on Sunday evening at the Deighton Griffith Secondary School.
The victims were Shakira Shepherd, 22, Shameka Shepherd, 23, Wavney Johnson, 25, and Carey Brathwaite, 18.
The fifth passenger, Nakisha Shepherd, 23, was rushed to hospital in critical condition.
Member of Parliament for St Philip South Adriel Brathwaite and St Philip North representative Michael Lashley both dressed in black as a mark of respect, while a minute’s silence was observed during the meeting.
The prime minister also remembered the family of 75-year-old Marcelle Smith, whose body was believed to have been found in a ravine at Halton Plantation, St Philip on Saturday night. She disappeared 11 days earlier.
“We don’t have any direct control over these things and we just have to do the best we can when we have the opportunity to do it,” the Prime Minister said. (WILLCOMM)