Spicemas 2015 is over but not without its negatives as there was one death and one near death experience during the festivities.
Dead is 29 year old Kelvin Glud of Pomme Rose, St David who succumbed to injuries received in an incident during the hosting of St David’s J’ouvert on Carnival Tuesday.
Glud was reportedly run over by one of the trailer trucks seen on the road during the J’ouvert while attempting to climb onto it.
A release from Community Relations Department (CRD) of the Royal Grenada Police Force on Monday explained what happened.
“The Royal Grenada Police Force wishes to inform the general public that Carnival events have been running free of major offences, incidents so far save and except for a few minor harm offences.
“The Royal Grenada Police Force confirms the death of a 29 year old man of Pomme Rose, St David during the St David J’ouvert who was ran over by a trailer truck in the La Tante area while attempting to climb the truck and fell sometime this morning.
Investigation continues into the incident.”
THE NEW TODAY Newspaper spoke Tuesday evening with father of the deceased Seon Morain who said he cannot understand the circumstances surrounding the death of his son.
“Everybody find it looks funny and I find it’s more funny because I put out myself to see that boy before they leave with him and all of my people are sad and all of them coming and say we can’t leave it so,” he said.
According to the father, he cannot even touch the body of his son and that is frustrating.
Another incident, which happened during the St David’s J’ouvert left one man hospitalised.
THE NEW TODAY Newspaper spoke with Officer in Charge of the Community Relations Department, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvan McIntyre on Wednesday about the incident.
According to Officer, the victim was brought to the General hospital with stab wounds and was said to be in critical condition but could not say if he was in a stable condition at present.
He said there were two other incidents during the staging of the St George’s J’ouvert but dubbed them as mere harm offences.
This newspaper was told by an eyewitness of seeing a man being beaten on the back with a heavy chain that is often used to tie-out animals like a cow
The eyewitness said that the injured man was bleeding heavily in the area of the back which seemed to have opened up from the wound.
The injured man had to be rushed to the St. George’s General hospital for urgent treatment.