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Saint Lucia Demands Justice for Botham Jean & his Family

Image: A few words from supporters who Stand With Botham

The family of Botham Shem Jean, arrived in St. Lucia on Friday, and was greeted by a chorus of ‘Justice for Botham’ chants and placards emblazoned with the same, from an enthusiastic group of students who attend the Beanfield Comprehensive Secondary School.

Image: Nurses of St. Jude Hospital Stand With Botham
Nurses of St. Jude Hospital Stand With Botham

About 50 students of all forms, made their presence felt at the airport, accompanied by their teachers.

Annika Joseph, one of their teachers, spoke about how all this came about.

Image: Saint Lucian colours worn with pride for Botham
Saint Lucian colours worn with pride for Botham
Image: A few words from supporters who Stand With Botham
A few words from supporters who Stand With Botham

“We were asked to send a group of students to show support and we asked the students who wanted to go, and they all volunteered to go so that they can show support for the family.”

Image: Beanfield Secondary School students in solidarity
Beanfield Secondary School students in solidarity
Image: In Micoud they were standing with Botham
In Micoud they were standing with Botham

Along the Vieux Fort to La Clery route, Saint Lucians assembled on the road side with placards and clenched fists chanting one chorus, “Justice for Botham”.

Image: In Micoud they were standing with Botham
In Micoud they were standing with Botham
Image of WASCO workers calling for swift justice
WASCO workers calling for swift justice

The death of Botham has sparked outrage and questions over what happened the night he was killed in his apartment by a Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, who has since been charged with manslaughter and is now out on bail.

Image: More support for Botham
More support for Botham
Image: Building a Billboard for Botham
Building a Billboard for Botham

Dean Nestor is from Choiseul but from young adulthood, his years were spent in Castries. He studied at St. Mary’s College from 1999 to 2004 and later pursued a college education in English Literature, History and Sociology at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College from 2004 to 2006.

After graduating from Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, he began working as a teacher from 2009 until 2016...Read full bio...

 

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