We are deeply saddened by the national tragedy that unraveled during the Labour Day Parade earlier today. It is indeed with a heavy heart that we join the rest of the nation in mourning the loss of lives at an event that highlights the struggles, strength, and resilience of the labour movement.
The important role of the labour movement in our journey to nationhood and independence cannot be denied. However, more important is the indomitable spirit of the Bahamian people which continues to be the driving force for the success of our commonwealth. It is this rich legacy, tradition, and ethos that the victims of this unfortunate incident came out to honor and celebrate today. We salute their courage, sacrifice, and dedication.
Our condolences go out to the families, loved ones and friends of those that lost their lives in this tragic event. Please rest assured that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We pray for God’s grace, healing, and strength for those that were injured in the accident. May they feel the warmth of God’s embrace and be comforted on their way to recovery.
May the souls of the dearly departed rest in peace.
Arinthia S. Komolafe
Deputy Leader, Democratic National Alliance