All systems are go for tomorrow’s funeral of crash victims,
Waveney Johnson and Shakira and Shameka Shepherd, with a number of dignitaries expected to attend the service at the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.
Head of the planning committee Senator David Durant told Barbados TODAY this evening that members of parliament amd several national icons will sit in the audience, with some offering tributes.
“All systems are in place and we have been working today. We are ready for tomorrow by the grace of God,” Durant said.
Viewing of the bodies will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 12:55 p.m. and the service is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
Durant said transportation provided by the Barbados Transport Board will be available from different areas in St Philip where the girls resided, to the Gymnasium.
“A bus will be leaving Bayfield via the Bayfield Bus Route, stopping at Six Road’s and then on to the Gymnasium. The second bus will be travelling on the Sam Lord’s Bus route, leaving Bayley’s car park, stopping in Long Bay by the Salvation Army church and then follow the bus route to the Gymnasium.
“The third one will be leaving Church Village via Padmore Village and Bushy Park to travel via the St Patrick bus route to the Gymnasium. All buses are leaving at 10:30 a.m. sharp,” Durant announced.
The young women who were said to be inseparable in life will be buried side by side at the Bushy Park Cemetery.
They died when the car in which they were travelling crashed into a guard wall along Two Mile Hill, St Michael in the early hours of Sunday October 25. The fourth victim Carey Brathwaite will be buried at the St Barnabas Anglican Church cemetery on Thursday, following a service at the church.
Meanwhile, the fifth person in the car and the only survivor Nakisha Shepherd remains warded at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. (AH)