Monday, April 15, 2024

Island to stand still for victims

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Barbados will “pause and pray” at noon on Friday as a mark of respect for lives lost in last Friday’s tragic fire in Tudor Street.
And Government’s Cabinet sub-committee will also be hosting an emergency meeting this week to review all laws, practices and penalties in so far as such is required, since the tragedy.
Prime Minister David Thompson has requested that all activity on the island, including speech and movement of individuals and vehicular traffic, come to a standstill for three minutes on Friday, as the country reflects on “this most dastardly incident” and commiserates with families of the deceased.
In a statement released last night, Thompson said he shared the pain, sadness and outrage of all Barbadians, and has placed the full support of  Government at the disposal of the Royal Barbados Police Force to “crack this case and bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice”.
He noted that in many respects what was needed was enforcement of the law, and this would be the focus of the emergency meeting.
The Prime Minister also appealed to all Barbadians to respond positively and participate fully in Friday’s three minutes of “pause and prayers”. (PR)

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