Jonel Powell Attends Candlelight Vigil

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 22nd 2021 (ZIZ News)  Parliamentary representative for Central Basseterre the Hon. Jonel Powell joined relatives and friends of Lamonte Heyliger and Jahquan Merrit on Thursday night for a candlelight vigil in memory of the two young men.

Heyliger and Merritt were shot and killed on January 11 at Lower Thibou Avenue.

In a post on his official Facebook page Minister Powell wrote “Last night I joined family, friends, and the McKnight community for a beautiful candlelight vigil in remembrance of Lamont and Jahquan. Together we will remain #McKnight Strong. May their youthful souls sleep in eternal peace.”

Previously, Minister Powell joined other persons from the community who condemned the killing and called for peace.

In an earlier Facebook Post Minister Powell wrote “Every single act of violence is one too many. We cannot afford for our McKnight, for our Federation, to be robbed of young people with so much potential.”

He continued “This loss of young lives is a loss not only for the McKnight community but a loss for the entire Federation. We cannot and will not go back to a community where people feel fearful for themselves and their loved ones.”

The Police have charged 35-year-old Tabari Roberts of Lower Thibou Avenue, for the murder of Lamonte Heyliger and Jahquan Merritt.

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