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SVGHRA calls on political parties to attend prayer and peace rally


Leaders of all political parties in St Vincent and the Grenadines have been invited to be a part of a prayer and peace rally.{{more}}

This call was made by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association this week in a press release.

According to the release, the rally, which is expected to take place on December 18 at the Clare Valley Hard Court, is in response to the death of Edgar Cruickshank, who was killed in Clare Valley on December 6.

While attending a New Democratic Party (NDP) public meeting, Cruickshank and several others sustained injuries when a vehicle careened into the crowd, hitting some persons and colliding with another vehicle, under which five persons were pinned.

“We call on all the relevant authorities to carry out a thorough and transparent investigation as to the cause of this tragic accident,” the release said.

“We are calling on the Prime Minister, Hon Ralph E Gonsalves, the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Arnhim Eustace, political leader of the Green Party, Ivan O’Neal and political leader, Anesia Baptiste to join us in leading this prayer and peace rally.”

The association expressed deep concern for the events which took place on that night and is of the view that “a prayer and peace rally in solemn acknowledgement of the life of Edgar Cruickshank and in support of the other persons who were injured in the incident, will offer a way to healing for the many persons affected by the events.”

The release also invited members of the Clare Valley community and other communities throughout the island to be a part of the event.