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Crab Hill remembers Corey


RIA GOODMAN

Crab Hill remembers Corey

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A 200-STRONG CROWD comprising family members, friends and sympathisers turned up at Crab Hill, St Lucy on Tuesday night to pay last respects to Corey Greaves, who was shot dead two weeks ago.

Greaves, 33, of Harrisons Tenantry, St Lucy, died on November 3 after an unknown person opened gunfire just yards away from the North Stars Cricket Club.

The candlelight vigil, under the supervision of the Royal Barbados Police Force, began at the North Stars Pavilion, travelled to the surrounding areas of Cole’s Cave and Grape Hall, and through Crab Hill No. 1 to encompass the areas and people he had touched while growing up in the community.

Pastor of the Crab Hill Evangelistic Centre, Adrian Greaves, who was the deceased’s uncle, planted a cross with the words “RIP Corey” in the centre of tyres that marked the place where the victim died.

There was also a display of photographs of the deceased while adults lit candles and children laid teddy bears. 

Pastor Greaves encouraged those assembled to pray for strength, healing and protection of the family and that the Crab Hill community returned to a place of peace.

Maxine Brathwaite said despite her nephew’s life being taken so tragically, he was an advocate for peace.

“Corey was about peace, he doesn’t want any vengeance,” she said.

Welfare officer of the Barbados Defence Force Harriet Clarke was also among the grieving and joined in praying that his family would find peace and strength.

Barbados Labour Party candidate Peter Phillips was also present. (RG)

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