School gathers to mourn ‘Bebe’
June 1, 2007
School gathers to mourn ‘Bebe’

Just one day after the shooting of nine-year-old Kimberly Shallow and her six-year-old sister Rosanna, members of the Sandy Bay community, along with education and Government officials, parents, teachers and students of the Sandy Bay Government school gathered to reflect on the tragedy that took place on Big Sand Beach, which resulted in Rosanna, affectionately known as BeBe, losing her life.{{more}}

The devotion ceremony, which took place at the Sandy Bay Learning Resource Centre, heard speeches delivered by the Minister of Education Girlyn Miguel, area representative Montgomery Daniel and principal of the Sandy Bay Government School Lionel Thomas.

Thomas related the sorrow he felt upon hearing what had happened a day earlier. He however urged the teachers and students to stay strong and at the same time be alert and remember the education process must continue.

To the parents, he issued the challenge for them to play their role as guardians, and communicate with their children, especially the boys.

Minister Miguel in her delivery lamented that there is a breakdown in family structure and values, and also challenged parents and guardians to allow prayer to be a priority in the household.

The large turnout of well wishers from near and far agreed with area representative Daniel, when he asserted that there is a serious breakdown in society and that the community and nation needs to work together for a better St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Up to press time there has been no announcement on funeral arrangements for ‘BeBe’ while Kimberly remains in the Intensive Care Unit at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. (OB/JJ)