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Community College unveils positive choice mural


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The Deputy chairman of the National Council for Substance Abuse (NCSA), Lawrence Clarke, speculated yesterday that drug use and frustration played a part in the tragic fire that claimed six lives at Campus Trendz store on Tudor Street, The City.
 The actions of those who committed the heinous crime might have been those of “drug users”, Clarke said at the unveiling of a mural at the Barbados Community College (BCC), highlighting positive choice and action.
“We have a situation where there is a unison cry of what we will do with the people if caught, but what enough is not being said about, is why did they commit that heinous crime,” Clarke said,
“There obviously is a reason and the possible fact is that they could be involved in drug taking, and the behaviours demonstrated might be the frustration of not being able to support their habit,” he added
The mural was done over two months by members of the BCC Students’ Guild, who worked alongside the NCSA.
Themed I Make The Choice, the mural highlights positive actions in behaviour and personal choices and sexual and reproductive health.
Both HIV/AIDS and substance abuse are highlighted in the mural.
Chairman of the BCC, Bertram Carter, said in an environment where a high proportion of the population was in the 16-to-22 age group, there was a need for constant reminders to adopt safe and healthy lifestyles. (CT)


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