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Hundreds take part in candlelight vigil for Everton McMaster

- McMaster was shot in Baughers Bay on November 6, 2020
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. Photo: VINO
A woman is consoled at the candlelight vigil for the late Everton McMaster Jr on November 15, 2020. Photo: VINO
A woman is consoled at the candlelight vigil for the late Everton McMaster Jr on November 15, 2020. Photo: VINO
A large number of persons attended the candlelight vigil for the late Everton McMaster Jr on November 15, 2020. Photo: VINO
A large number of persons attended the candlelight vigil for the late Everton McMaster Jr on November 15, 2020. Photo: VINO
Mr Everton McMaster Jr was fatally shot in Baughers Bay after 3:00 pm on November 6, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Everton McMaster Jr was fatally shot in Baughers Bay after 3:00 pm on November 6, 2020. Photo: Team of Reporters
Police on the scene of the fatal shooting in Baughers Bay on November 6, 2020. Mr Everton McMaster Jr was killed. Photo: VINO
Police on the scene of the fatal shooting in Baughers Bay on November 6, 2020. Mr Everton McMaster Jr was killed. Photo: VINO
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- 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.

'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.

'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.

10 Responses to “Hundreds take part in candlelight vigil for Everton McMaster”

  • everything (16/11/2020, 08:21) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply

    The gathering was very emotional and straight from the heart.

  • Local Boy (16/11/2020, 08:26) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's very sad indeed ET was my boy, he was a well jovial spirited person a fun person to be around. I will miss him a lot. RIP my friend ET.
    • Sue (16/11/2020, 09:47) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      I have to agree with local boy, that's the true facts about him he was a very friendly and jovial person.
  • A good king gone (16/11/2020, 15:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    A good king gone. Sadly we will not have many like him around. He's one that will look out for an individual was he knows you. Because he was brought up in the old skool era.

    People will say a lot of bad about him.

    But to me he's a great person gone too soon.

    On that note why men keep dropping and women stand strong.

    Why why why
    • Good soul (16/11/2020, 18:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      He was indeed a good soul that looked out for everyone around him. Even strangers. Once he could help consider it done. Say no more as he often said.
    • Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo (17/11/2020, 10:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      So let me get this straight .....he is good and honest with poor people ugly people and bang tights but the total OPPOSITE with the people who could snatch your soul? Growing up in the BVI don't make sense sometimes the sun hot
  • RIP cuz (16/11/2020, 18:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    I feeling it from a distance....I could of always depend on u fam. safe bless peaceful journey ET. .....there never can kill u ....u were only borrowed unto us and ur works done welcome back home ....for only he give and take ........remember playing marble boi ....catching joe fowl and sh** ....hmmm tell them kill that ..cant memories live beyond us in our track we leave behind on our journey.....good man brother father ...and son

  • LLE (16/11/2020, 21:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I know its hard to say your in a better place but u are. You lived one hella life here on earth and just know you will forever be in our hearts and to his kids don't worry things will get solve the real street way just now
  • LLE (16/11/2020, 21:26) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Continue to sleep on until one day.sleep in peace
  • S (16/11/2020, 21:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Security lady J.E @ RTW ,ET you were truly a good friend when ever see me weather at rtw or anywhere you always shout out to saying my girl everything safe? I will answer yes me big friend ,you will say once you safe i feel good , i will miss you , avery good and kind young man gone too soon may your soul rest in the arms of sweet deliverance.mu condolences to the entire family


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