President Ali visits family of 10-year-old boy killed by bandits

President Ali comforting Anthony Cort's grieving mother
President Ali comforting Anthony Cort’s grieving mother

President Irfaan Ali this afternoon consoled the grieving family of 10-year-old Anthony Cort, who was shot dead by bandits on Thursday.

During his visit to the family’s ‘C’ Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown home, the Head of State promised to do everything in his power to bring the perpetrators to justice.

President Ali sat with and embraced Anthony’s mother, Denise McPherson, as she reminisced about her son’s life.

The Head of State was accompanied by the Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn, who also expressed his sympathies and promised justice to mourning family.

Dead: 10-year-old Anthony Cort

Today’s high-level visit comes on the heels of Minister of Human Services and Social Security Vindhya Persaud also visiting the family on Friday, and pledged the support of her Ministry to help them through these tough times.

The 10-year-old boy, who was an aspiring doctor, was killed when bandits invaded their home on Thursday afternoon.