Students march against drugs

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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.

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Veteran entertainer Mac Fingall having a pep talk with students.

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.”

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4 Responses to Students march against drugs

  1. Alex Alleyne January 31, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Nice to see the youth out in full numbers . This is a step in the right direction. Now it is up to the law court to set an example of putting away for a long time those drug barons who bent on trying to make Barbados a junkie town .

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  2. seagul February 1, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and self-respect, and everything that goes along with self-esteem. History is a people’s memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals. Give hugs, not drugs.

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  3. seagul February 1, 2015 at 8:43 am

    No one has ever become a better person on drugs. EVER !

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  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 1, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Good. Now all ages get together and March for a better government.

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