Students march against drugs
Scores of students took to the streets of Bridgetown this morning to raise awareness about the dangers of drug use.
The youth march and rally, which started at the Pelican Village Car Park, was organized by the Lion’s Club in observance of Drug Awareness Month.
Prior to the walk, the students, who represented most primary schools and some secondary schools across the island, were given a pep talk by veteran entertainer Mac Fingall.
Zone chairman of the Lions Club, Leroi Hinds explained, “We want to make sure that the youth of the Caribbean, and in Barbados, [don’t] lose themselves to drugs and alcohol because we think they can be productive citizens.”
She added, “It [drugs] destroys your whole life. If you want to live, and live a productive life I would say ‘stay away from drugs’ and listen to your own mind because you would know that children are easily led astray.”