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University education assured for accident survivours – PM

University education assured for accident survivours – PM


The children who survived the motor vehicular accident that claimed the lives of five of their peers last Monday, will have their future educational needs taken care of by the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“They will get support right up to{{more}} when they finish schooland if they matriculate, they will get support to go to university,” Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves told SEARCHLIGHT, shortly after attending the ‘third night’ commemoration for the deceased students in the village of Fancy last Wednesday evening.

He said this decision was communicated to villagers who turned out for the memorial at a “ram packed” Fancy Government School.

Gonsalves, who described the gathering as “very good,” said the residents of the area exuded warmth, love and caring as they prayed and sang together.

“I am glad I went,” he said.

The promise of educational support has also been extended to surviving children of the affected families, such as the three-year-old daughter of Jemma Edwards, the woman who lost her two sons in the tragic incident.

“It’s the least we can do,” the Prime Minister said.