Education Ministers express condolences on the death of 2 school boys

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Education Ministers express condolences on the death of 2 school boys

MINISTERS of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly and Lisa Morris-Julien extended condolences yesterday to the relatives and classmates of two schoolboys who lost their lives over the weekend in separate circumstances.

Caleb Martineau, 16, and Jameel Ali, 14, were killed on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Ali was killed when a gate fell on him at his Aranjuez home on Sunday morning.

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On Saturday night around 11.30 p.m., Martineau was preparing for a small house party at a friend’s home at Morne Coco Road, Le Platte Village, Maraval .

His relatives said while running towards his house to retrieve a laptop computer he ran into gunfire intended for someone else.

In a news statement, Gadsby-Dolly said, the two unfortunate incidents are a tragic loss, not only to the families and students, but also to the schools administration and the wider community.

She added that the Ministry of Education will provide all the necessary support to the families and classmates, through its Students Support Services Division.

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