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The Bahamas Financial Services Union (BFSU) President, Theresa Mortimer, having lost four persons  in  the Labour Day tragedy, said she and her members are trying to cope with the situation as best as possible. 

Four women died when a truck ran into them on East Street near Shirley Street during the Labour Day march.

“We are taking this and we’re building on it, because we believe our four sisters would not want the union to be halted or stopped in any way, but they would want it to go on. 

“And so that’s what we’re doing, we’re carrying on for their name sake, she said.”

“This is not the first tragedy that we would have faced.

“In 2009, we lost both our Vice President and our Assistant Secretary General, and we bounced back from that; so we intend to bounce back from this,” she added.

“As best as we could, we’re trying to cope with our situation. I want to walk in it, walk straight through it, I cannot linger on it. 

“It’s an accident, it’s a tragedy and we have to move on.”

Tami Gibson was the BFSU’s Assistant Secretary General, Diane Gray-Ferguson, was the mother of the Union’s Trustee; Tiffany Moss, Tabitha Bethel-Haye was a former BFSU Member and Kathleen Rodgers-Fernander, an avid BFSU supporter and Mrs. Mortimer’s close friend. 

In a statement, Mrs. Mortimer added that while many were injured, the Union gives thanks for the spearing of so many lives and for the privilege to join together for the betterment of the nation and the BFSU. 

As for the negativity circulating social media, the Union leader says they’re just not interested.

What they are grateful for are the prayers, support, calls, texts and other gestures of kindness. 

In the face of it all, The BFSU has vowed to continue to stand together, pray and support the family members of their bereaved sisters, those who are still hospitalized, as well as their Secretary General Lashon Sawyer and her son, Travis as they weather this storm.

When contacted, Christian Council President, Bishop Delton Fernander said no date has been selected just yet for a National Day of Prayer. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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