Remembering Lamar

“Where is the love?”

That was the question Bishop Allan Ellis asked as hundreds of residents of Spring Farm, St Thomas and surrounding districts came out on Saturday night to participate in a candlelight vigil for 22-year-old Lamar Carter who was killed earlier this month.

It was just after 7 p.m. that the crowd converged on Content Playing Field, a stone’s throw from Carter’s Spring Farm home.

The young children in the  district joined in the  candlelight procession.
The young children in the district joined in the candlelight procession.

Carter’s body was found in the back of a car on February 10.

During a brief religious service, Bishop Ellis of the Church of God of Prophecy in Spring Farm called for peace and forgiveness.

Expressing concern at the level of violence in the country, Bishop asked: “Where is the love of a bygone day when Barbadian people looked after the interest of each other?”

The crowd then slowly made its way towards Carter’s home where his cousin Patricia Edwards addressed the gathering.

Anderson Gill (right), father of the late Lamar Carter.
Anderson Gill (right), father of the late Lamar Carter.

She encouraged the young people present to stay away from violence and turn their lives over to God.

During the half-hour prayer service in front of the family’s residence where a large photo of Carter was mounted, several members of the family wept openly, while the murder victims father, Anderson Gill, stood stoically as he was comforted by his close friend and former parliamentary representative for St Michael East, Kenny Best.

12 Responses to Remembering Lamar

  1. Shondell Howell
    Shondell Howell February 23, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Rest in peace

  2. Cynthia Blackman
    Cynthia Blackman February 23, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Rest in peace

  3. Shantelle Yearwood
    Shantelle Yearwood February 23, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    May his soul rest in peace

  4. Raquel Roses
    Raquel Roses February 23, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Just hurtful…..

  5. Angela Thompson
    Angela Thompson February 23, 2015 at 10:47 pm


  6. Wendy Clarke
    Wendy Clarke February 23, 2015 at 10:52 pm


  7. Edwin Nicholls February 23, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Condolences to his family/friends/Community

  8. Deborah Greene
    Deborah Greene February 23, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Rip gone to soon my prayer are with his family and friends knowing that god is a great healer and comforter at this time may he give u all strength to go thru this ordeal

  9. Connor Swales February 23, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    RIP Lamar.

    Met him when he came to Canada on our camping trips, never met such a nice human being before. Ill miss you.

  10. Pleasant Alleyne
    Pleasant Alleyne February 24, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Rest in Paradise

  11. Maxine Baker February 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Persons in our Barbadian community must come to the place in their heart centers wherein each see him/herself as an extension of the other. If we continue to allow the barbaric and uncivilized to run rampage our country we may end us like Atlantis. That continent had gone underwater as a result of a convulsion which had been created in the ether as a result of the collective vibrations of its people who had been described as “barbaric and uncivilized”.

    I believe that there are some people who are waiting to hear of a calamity befalling us because “we feel we better than anybody else”. They are also waiting to see our dollar devalue against the USA dollar. We can change that vibration but we must develop the Divine essence that is within each of us and take on board the spirits of Agape, Compassion, Respect and Peace.

  12. patricia williams February 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Gone but not forgotten may your soul rest in peace


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