The Vieux Fort Rising Again campaign has announced the postponement of Easter Monday’s planned Vieux Fort Family Fun and Sports activity, after a fresh wave of deadly gun violence.
“After extensive consultation with supporters, volunteers, and partners, the Vieux Fort Rising Again campaign has taken the decision to postpone Monday’s event,” a statement from the organisers said.
“This decision is also out of respect to those who lost their lives during shootings on Saturday evening. Ms. Tyra Joseph was making big plans to be a vendor during the Easter Monday, Vieux Fort Family Fun and Sports Day,” the statement said regarding one of the victims.
Saturday night’s deadly gun violence claimed the lives of three people in the community.
A man was shot dead at Cedar Heights.
And shortly afterward, Tyra Joseph and her two-year-old grandson identified as Kentrell Joseph were shot dead in the Mang.
The Vieux Fort Family Fun Day organizers said they would communicate further updates where feasible, and declared that ‘Vieux Fort will rise again.’
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Truly a sad chapter in the modern history of the beautiful Fair Helen. Then again, beauty is only skin deep, while ugliness penetrates all the way to the bone! Until we have a true change of heart — to Jesus Christ — we’ll continue to wallow in our ugliness!
This nonsense in Vieux Fort needs to stop! We need to establish the ton ton macout like Papa Doc Duvalier in Haiti to deal with these idiots and those illegal guns .
Waiting to see PJP walk through the Mang holding a child and smiling.
I think that Vieux Fort is finished and it’s reputation has been destroyed. This is the result of 30 years to no economic development. I can recall the days when Vieux Fort was regarded as “the new frontier”. We have seen the complete opposite since then.
Wasn’t that activity meant to be an event to stop the violence. Why then did the violence cause it to be postponed. We are really in deep shit.