Anniversary of Lindo Creek massacre: Walk held in memory of lives lost

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Scores of persons gathered at the Square of Revolution on Thursday morning as they commenced a walk in memory of those who lost their lives in the tragic Lindo Creek massacre.

Relatives and friends making their way into the cemetery

In June 2008, on this date (21), the burnt bodies of Dax Arokium, Cedric Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Nigel Torres, Bonny Harry, Clifton Wong and Lancelot Lee, were discovered at Lindo Creek, by mining camp owner Leonard Arokium.

Persons turned out in their numbers, braving the weather to show support to the family who subsequently gathered at the La Repentir Cemetery.

Family members all called for justice as they reflected on how much their lives have changed since the passing of their loved ones.

Most of the relatives said they have completed an application form for the offered assistance by the President.

While some called for finances, few said they need new homes and even jobs for the children who were rendered fatherless during the horrific episode.

The brief memorial ceremony ended in the Cemetery where relatives and friends again recollected the happier moments they shared with their loved ones.

A Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the death of the eight persons who lost their lives was launched in February of this year by President David Granger.

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