Around 20 people gathered last night [May 6] for a candlelight vigil in memory of George Lynch who was gunned down last year while standing outside a Hamilton parish home.
Born in Jamaica and later moving to Canada, Mr Lynch settled in Bermuda and worked at King Edward Hospital as a houseman. He and his Bermudian wife Nekesha Holdipp had three daughters together, with the youngest daughter born after Mr Lynch’s murder. Mr Lynch was also stepfather to Ms. Holdipp’s oldest son Enharo, and played an active part in his life.
His children, wife, community activist Scott Smith, and Keona Smith of the group Colfords Family Against Violence are pictured below left to right:
The event was held in the My Lords Bay area, and organised by the group ‘Colfords Family Against Violence,’ which was formed after 29-year-old Colford Ferguson was murdered earlier this year. The family said they “decided that we as a community need to take a stand and come together to put an end to this senseless violence that is plaguing our small island.”
Mr Lynch was shot while standing outside a Midland Heights, Hamilton parish residence. Two men were arrested in connection with the murder, but charges were never laid. The case remains open, and anyone with any information about the murder of George Lynch is asked to contact Serious Crime Unit investigators on telephone number 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-8477.
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