SVG remembers Rock Gutter victims

Today January 12, 2018, will mark three years since the tragic Rock Gutter accident. The tragedy snatched the life of seven students from the North Windward village of Fancy.

The children died after the minivan in which they were travelling went over an embankment in an area between the communities of Fancy and Owia.

The bodies of five students, Glenroy Michael ,Anique Alexander, Jamalie Edwards Racquel Ashton, and  Jamal Edwards, were fished from the sea.

Up to this day, the bodies of Chanstacia Stay and  Simonique Ballantyne have never been recovered.

Speaking this morning on the Shakeup programme aired here on WEFM, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves described the incident as a sad one.

Prime Minister Gonsalves speaking on Shakeup on Thursday said, that the North Union Secondary, St. Vincent Grammar School and the Georgetown Secondary, were the students pursued their secondary education, would remember “the unfortunate passing of these talented young people of immense promise”.

Gonsalves said he was informed that no special commemoration will take place, however, he believes the memory of the tragedy will weigh heavily on the minds of the parents, family, teachers, friends and the community of Fancy.

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