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Heyliger condemns senseless violence and expresses sympathy for the loss of life and injury.

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Fish Day is an event organized annually by the North side of the island to recognize the fishermen for their endeavours to make a living off the sea. This has been carried out by our ancestors for decades and continues today by a much smaller number.

The day's events were attended by thousands of people including visitors to our island destination who enjoyed themselves and were able to sample local cuisine offered by many vendors, unfortunately the day closed off with a senseless act of violence that left one dead and seven injured.

On behalf of the UP parliamentary faction, we express our deepest sympathy to the family of the victim who died in this senseless violence.

The UP parliamentary faction also wishes a speedy recovery to those who were injured. We also offer our prayers to the victim who had to be flown out to Guadeloupe due to the serious nature of that persons injuries.

The UP faction offers its prayers and strength to the President of the Collectivite Aline Hanson and members of the Territorial Council with respect to the cowardly acts of violence that took place on Sunday evening. We stand in unity with our colleagues of the North.

The UP faction has already indicated that the legislative branch should meet with the Territorial Council of the North side of the island, and one of the issues of mutual concern for discussion would be how to address senseless acts of violence whether gang related or not.

Theo Heyliger
Leader of the United People's (UP) Party

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 May 2013 22:10 )