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PSV body’s call to help family of slain driver


PSV body’s call to help family of slain driver
From left: Chairman of the Alliance Owners of Public Transport Roy Raphael speaking about the fund as communications, information and marketing officer Mark A Haynes and Juliette Walton, sister of slain PSV driver Victor Walton, listen. (Picture by Reco Moore)

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The Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) is appealing to the public to give generously to the family of slain minibus driver Victor Walton.

Walton, 56, of Haynesville, St James was shot twice in the head on December 1 while working the Checker Hall, St Lucy route.

He was placed on life support but died on December 10 and was buried January 4.

Walton’s tragic death sparked calls for a cashless system to be enacted on the public service vehicles (psvs).

Yesterday, the AOPT, in collaboration with family friend Toney Olton, met alongside Walton’s sister Juliette to officially launch a fund to pay for Walton’s funeral expenses as well as to help pay for his 12-year-old son Joshua Thompson’s education.

Interested donors can contact CIBC FirstCaribbean bank with account number 1001215885 or call the AOPT hotline at 538 3888. (CA)

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