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Hundreds take part in candlelight vigil for Everton McMaster

Hundreds take part in candlelight vigil for Everton McMaster

Hundreds of residents took part in a candlelight vigil for the late Mr Everton McMaster on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the crime scene in Baughers Bay, Tortola.

“I am very sorry for your terrible loss, and I hope you get better days and keep praying and watch over your family. Never give up on your family, and that’s what matters most to all of us right now; family come first before anything," a young man said on the microphone in a strained voice.


A woman is consoled at the candlelight vigil for the late Everton McMaster Jr on November 15, 2020.

'Family loss is not new to me'


The young Baughers Bay man said he too is very familiar with the death of loved ones.

He said: “I know how it feels to lose a family member because I lost two of my family members – one this year and one last year and I just pretend I just see their face right in front of me. Every time I think of them, my blood just crawl my skin, and it warms my heart to see them by my side 24/7. Once they live on in our hearts, they will stay in our hearts forever.”

He ended his tribute to McMaster by wishing his family well.

“I hope the family live happy and in good heart and good peace that you all will have a good future,” he remarked.


A large number of persons attended the candlelight vigil for the late Everton McMaster Jr on November 15, 2020.

Mr Everton McMaster Jr was fatally shot in Baughers Bay after 3:00 pm on November 6, 2020.


'Family is not only blood'


Meanwhile, a woman with a Spanish accent also had some kind words for the grieving family.

“He teach me, family is not only blood, that’s what he teach me,” she said, referring to the late McMaster.

“He always say, until he is alive he will have my back so I hope he have it now. I am really sorry for his family, so tonight is for him,” she added.

In addition to the tributes, close family and friends released balloons in the air and lit candles at the area where McMaster was fatally shot after 3:00pm on November 6, 2020.

Police on the scene of the fatal shooting in Baughers Bay on November 6, 2020. Mr Everton McMaster Jr was killed.

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