As he paid his last respects of Joel and Isaiah Henry on Sunday morning at Sandy’s Funeral Parlour, President Dr. Irfaan Ali stated emphatically that such a heinous act of murder must never reoccur in Guyana.
As hundreds of Guyanese began the long journey to the West Coast of Berbice for the burial of the teens, he called on all of Guyana to reflect on the importance of love, peace and unity. He posited that justice must be sought for the young men, but it must be done in a peaceful and swift manner
He said, “Today, we should respect the family, have the family in our thoughts and prayers; to support them spiritually and mentally and to use the day for prayer and reflection for these two young men. We should use the day to understand how important, love, peace and unity is for our country.”
“In the memory of these two young men, all of Guyana should recommit to love, peace unity and to serve in God. Today I ask the rest of Guyana to reflect in a peaceful manner, to reflect in prayer and to hold up the families in prayer. I urge all of Guyana to reflect calmly today,” President Ali stated.