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With the murder of engineering
student Avery Keshwar reminding
many of life s uncertainty, Jeho-
vah s Witness brother Roger Nurse
told mourners they should count
their days left on earth and spend
In delivering his discourse at
Keshwar's funeral at the Princes
Town Kingdom Hall yesterday,
Nurse said the death came as a
shock to the congregation, especially
because of the way it happened.
Tragedy struck on Monday when
the 22-year-old UWI student was
shot dead along with PC Russell
Ramnarine, 24, at Aranguez Road,
Aranguez. Reports stated that Ram-
narine and a uniformed officer
accompanied Keshwar to an
unmarked vehicle in Aranguez to
meet the suspect who stole the
student's cellphone and other items.
Telling mourners that spirituality
should take priority in their lives,
Nurse promised that "God would
bring an end to this wicked system
and those who are in favour will
get their reward.|"
Reading from the Book of Psalms
he said, "The writer is Moses and
he is speaking to God. He said teach
us how to count our days that we
may acquire a heart of wisdom...'
This should make us think about
how we are using our lives. When
we are here and the reality of death
hits us, it should make us think
about how we are using our lives
now. "Since life is short, we should
count our days by exercising wis-
dom so that our remaining days
are not wasted but are spent in a
way that is pleasing to Jehovah God.
Yes we have things to do and places
to go but is what we do really pleas-
ing to God and what can we do
more that would please our creator
God? We should have spiritual pri-
orities and use our remaining time
Friends, university peers and for-
mer St Stephen's College school-
mates of Keshwar came out for the
first part of his funeral, which was
held at Guides Funeral Home in
San Fernando. His friends who were
with him the morning of his death
were inconsolable, as were his
mother Ranu, father Kennedy and
Relatives and neighbours turned
up at the family's Iere Village home
to say their final goodbyes as well.
In a brief eulogy, his cousin Char-
lotte Bridgenath said she would
always remember him as a very
devoted cousin, son and brother.
She said he was the perfect example
of how all young males should strive
mother and a sister.
"This is a great loss to society in
general, not just to our family
because he was a fine example in
all aspects of his life," Bridgenath
Another cousin, Fazeela
Mohammed-Bissessar, said he
inspired everyone and never made
anything a problem in his life.
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to use life wisely
At murdered UWI student's funeral...
Kennedy Keshwar, father of murdered Avery Keshwar, consoles his
wife, Ranu, left, and daughter Samantha at Avery's funeral service at
Guides Funeral Home, Coffee Street, San Fernando, yesterday. PHOTO:
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Visitors to the San Fernando General
Hospital were greeted yesterday by
bags upon bags of garbage, dirty
linen and blood-soaked mattresses
lining the corridors.
The T&T Guardian visited the hos-
pital during visiting hours yesterday
A pungent stink rose from the many
bags, causing visiting relatives to cover
their noses quickly.
One man remarked, "You could
believe this stink?
"My family in here, how are they
supposed to get better?" he asked.
"They will get more sick than anything
just breathing in here."
The piles of garbage were attributed
to strike action being taken by daily
paid workers over the past few days.
The workers were protesting hos-
pital management's failure to provide
them with proper Personal Protective
However, after a meeting yesterday,
National Union of Government and
Federated Workers (NUGFW) branch
president Roger Roach said the 250
daily paid workers would return to
work by nightfall.
Roach said the workers were pro-
vided with 385 pieces of shirts, pants
and coveralls that they had called for.
While Roach said the workers still
have to collect more PPE, including
rubber boots, they were willing to
take what they had been given in good
"We are in the process of handing
out uniforms and coveralls to workers
right now," Roach said in an interview
around 5 pm. "Evening shift workers
are getting their uniforms and when
they are done, they will go up to the
wards and get the garbage.
"The rest of workers will get their
things in the morning."
Roach confirmed the strike action
was being brought to a halt and the
situation had been resolved.
will be collected
Stink at Sando hospital as strike continues
An overflowing garbage bin in a ward at the San Fernando General Hospital
yesterday. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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