Teenagers Zina Anthony and Zhane Williams who died recently as a result of a collision between a truck and the motor car in which they were passengers, were remembered today during a ceremony held at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC).
One of the organisers -Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Francisca Plummer, called the event today a celebration of the life of the two young ladies.
Plummer said the event provided an opportunity to recognise the contribution of Anthony, 19, and Williams, 18, to the life of SALCC.
“Just to share and have a sense of community around this difficult time,” she observed.
Plummer noted that Anthony and Williams were students of SALCC who would have been writing Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations next week.
She disclosed that immediately after the April 29, 2017 tragic accident that claimed the lives of the two teenagers, support was offered to all students and staff of the college.
“Ceremonies like this help as well to get people to begin to accept what has happened and have a sense of slowly coming to terms with this,” Plummer explained.
She said she believes that primarily people are still shocked and struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.
“The students are finding it really hard to take – that this has happened and they have lost not just one friend and peer but two at the same time,” Plummer remarked.
The gathering today included the parents of the two deceased teenagers, college students, members of staff of SALCC and other guests.
“I think everybody here found these two young ladies to be very special,” Plummer said.
The young ladies were front and rear seat passengers in a Nissan Almera, PA515, which collided with a truck, TK915 near Saaman’s Park on April 29, 2017.