Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis – Dr Terrance Drew, attended a candlelight vigil to pay regards and tribute to the nineteen (19) students who died in the fire of Mahdia Secondary School’s female dormitory in Guyana past week.
Prime Minister extended heartfelt condolences to the family members and loved ones of the demised during the march. According to recent information, Prime Minister Terrance Drew has taken to his official social media account to express his deepest grief and sorrow regarding the unfortunate incident.
He also shared a glimpse of his participation in the candlelight vigil from last night. In his remarks, PM Drew extended his support and strength to the relatives of the nineteen (19) students who lost their lives in the fire.
In addition, the reports stated that the candlelight vigil was organized by the Guyanese Community living in St Kitts and Nevis. The Guyanese people organized the event to showcase their immense sadness and pain for the miserable incident that happened in the school’s dormitory.
Furthermore, during the candle march, Prime Minister Terrance Drew called the day of fire the darkest day in the history of the entire Caribbean region and Guyana.
He mentioned that the government of St Kitts and Nevis feels and shares the families’ pain after their unforgettable loss a lifetime. Meanwhile, it was also reported that during the candlelight vigil, Prime Minister Terrance Drew was accompanied by Governor-General Dame Marcella Liburd GCMG, JP and the Minister of Tourism, Honourable Marsha Henderson.
In this regard, PM Drew noted, “Governor-General Dame Marcella Liburd GCMG, JP, Hon. Marsha Henderson, and I attended the candlelight vigil to pay our respects and support the community. “The horrific incident took the lives of 18 girls and one boy.” He added.
Moreover, the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis mentioned that the candlelight vigil was a peaceful event organized to pay respect and regard to the innocent souls of the nineteen students at the secondary school in Guyana.
It was an unfortunate incident that caused the students their lives, which will remain in the darkest memory of Caribbean nationals, said the Prime Minister.
The reports claimed that a female student lit the fire after the dormitory warden confiscated her phone due to her relationship with a middle-aged man. It has been stated that the incident broke out of that student’s anger, which caused the loss of innocent lives.
During the candlelight vigil, Prime Minister and fellow Ministers also interacted with the people and expressed their sadness and respect to them while ensuring that the government would stand firm in support of the community.