Government supports Call of September 3rd Foundation for One Minute’s Silence 03/09/2013 to Honour Victims of Campus Trendz Tragedy: Will Freundel Stuart enforce a Building Code?
Dear Brothers and Sisters
The relatives of the six Campus Trendz victims (Kellishaw Ollivierre, Kelly Ann Welch, Shanna Griffith, Nikkita Belgrave, Pearl Cornelius and Tiffany Harding) will be gathering in National Heroes Square from 11:00 AM on Tuesday 3rd September 2013 for the purpose of holding a short ceremony and observing a Minute of Silence, to commemorate the third anniversary of the Campus Trendz tragedy.
The ceremony will start at 11:45AM, and the Minute of Silence will be at 12noon.
Members of the September 3rd Foundation, as well as members of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent organization will also be in attendance.
You, and members of your organization, are invited and requested to join us at National Heroes Square for this very important event on Tuesday 3rd September.
Three years have passed since Barbadians were shaken by a most dastardly and callous act which claimed the lives of six young women. So horrendous was the act that it has been etched in the minds of not only the loved ones who are still grappling to come to terms with their loss, but also in the minds of Barbadians from all walks of life who viewed it as an act alien to the Barbadian way of life.
We must not let wanton acts of violence such as these destroy our families and tarnish the image of our country. We must always use the full weight of the law, therefore, to bring perpetrators to justice. By so doing, we will be sending, to all those who plot and wait silently for an opportunity to commit acts of violence, an unequivocal message that violence, in any of its forms, has no place in a caring society such as ours.
I unhesitatingly lend my voice and that of my Government to the call made by the September 3rd Foundation to mark the anniversary of the Campus Trendz tragedy by remembering the six victims, and those who have been afflicted by other acts of violence, at church services across the country on Sunday, September 1, 2013, and in the observance of one minute’s silence at noon on Tuesday, September 3.
I trust that all those who reside here will accompany us in this commemoration and in this tribute to the precious lives lost.