Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Tears flow freely for Colin


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THE DOORS TO COLIN’S PLACE on Baxters Road might have been sealed shut, but tears flowed openly as the life of its former proprietor Colin Forde was remembered during a vigil last night.

Hundreds of friends and family members remembered the man affectionately known as “Gobbies” during the ceremony, which began in 10th Avenue New Orleans, St Michael and ended outside the popular Baxter’s Road nightspot where Forde was gunned down nine days ago.

Persons, clad mainly in black shirts with Forde’s picture printed on them, gathered on both sides of the road, bringing traffic to a virtual standstill.

As John King’s How Many More, Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry and Three Little Birds, and the hymn When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder blasted from a nearby speaker, the grief could be seen etched upon the faces of those in attendance. (RB)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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