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Call to stop gunplay, killing

LISA KING, [email protected]

Call to stop gunplay, killing

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THE VIOLENCE impacting Barbadian society must not continue and it is time to send a strong message to criminals, Canon Wayne Isaacs said yesterday.

Delivering the homily at the funeral service for Veldene Hinds at the St George Parish Church, he said the justice system must send a strong message to the criminally minded who had no respect for life and property and should not be given a free ride.

He said the constant gunplay and killing should be curbed and people should not have to worry about going to places of recreation for fear that it would end in violence.

Hinds, 57, died on May 4, days after she was shot in the head by a stray bullet while travelling in a vehicle along Barbarees Hill, St Michael. She was travelling with several relatives, including her daughter Alicia Hinds.

Eulogist Gilmore Goddard described Hinds as having a calm, but cheerful personality and as one who was civil to all mankind.

He spoke of her close relationship with her family, including her nine siblings, and how her home was always open to them as well as her friends and workmates. (LK)