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Anti-crime march in Marabella

Published: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Residents of Marabella take part in the anti-crime march along the Southern Main Road, Marabella, yesterday. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL

Days after three execution-style murders rocked the Marabella community, a community-based organisation yesterday held its first anti-crime march, calling for an end to criminal activities. Joined by several other groups in the area and residents, the Marabella Unemployment Welfare Committee members led the march which began at Agnes Street and ended at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

“We want to bring back Marabella and San Fernando the way it used to be,” said committee chairman Junior Calliste.

“It (crime) seems to be getting a little out of hand.”

Commenting on the three murders over the last few days, he said, “It is sad because Marabella is a loving area and people on the Train Line are good people, so it is very disturbing. We need to love one another even more than before.”

Calliste said the march was also a way of educating people and also letting them know that the committee is ready to assist those who need help.

“We want to send out a message to stop the crime and value your life and the life of others. Everyone’s life is important. I believe there are good youths, they just need proper guidance. They need to know that there are good things out there. I came from the ghetto itself and look at me,” said Calliste.

Calliste also believes that parents must play a key role in curbing crime.