St. Kitts – Nevis Records Murder #20 For 2009

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The Federation Now Has One Of The Highest Murder Rates In The World…Per Capita

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 03, 2009
Shawn Richards
PAM Parliamentarian

Dear Supporter,

Last night, the 20th murder was recorded in the Federation. Chavez Henry, 19, was shot six times around 10:30 pm and succumbed to his death shortly thereafter.

So far this year, the hearts of 20 mothers and 20 fathers were broken when they found out that their child’s life was snuffed out by violent murderers. Thousands of friends and family members have cried out and wept uncontrollably in sorrow after knowing that their cousin, their sister, their brother, their parent, their child or their friend was tragically killed before their time.

It’s time to put politics and party aside. It doesn’t matter if you’re PAM, Labour, CCM, NRP or Independent. We all know people who have died or who have been victims of crime. This crime and murder crisis is hurting all of us. That’s why we’ve created an Online Memorial to honour and remember this year’s murder victims. It’s a place where we can come together as a community to mourn the lives lost, pray for their souls and their families and stand united – PAM, Labour, CCM, NRP and Independent – against the crime crisis.

These 20 tragedies are bigger than NRP and CCM and PAM and Labour. It’s time for all of us to come together, honour those who were tragically killed and commit ourselves anew to stopping the violence.

It’s time to come together as Kittitians and Nevisians to mourn the 20 souls who left us way too early. Please join us in leaving your prayers, condolences and thoughts to the family and friends of the 20 Kittitians and Nevisians murdered in the Federation this year.

This is a living memorial. It is a place for you to share your prayers, your condolences and your thoughts with your fellow Kittitians and Nevisians. All of the PAM candidates have shared their thoughts and prayers. We encourage you to do the same.

Visit our online memorial and leave your prayers, sentiments and thoughts.

Thank you so much for your time.


Shawn Richards
PAM Parliamentarian

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