By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – City vendors today held a funeral service for Town Clerk (ag), Carol Sooba and a procession was led through the streets of Georgetown.
Many were astonished when they saw a group of people walking down Regent Street with a small coffin and a doll dressed in red, whose makeup was also neatly done.
The vendors sang a number of popular funeral hymns, including ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’ as they took the casket around with the doll inside.
They were begging persons to view the body because they were taking the dead to be buried.
During a press conference, Mayor Hamilton Green said the persons who did the ‘funeral service’ are unknown to him, as he labeled them “concerned citizens.”
The Mayor told reporters that it was a spontaneous move and the ‘concerned citizens’ group will be joined by other groups to carry out this type of activity.
He said this is a good thing, since the Town Clerk prevented law abiding citizens from entering City Hall compound yesterday for a meeting with himself and a number of other councilors.