In a heartfelt speech last night, Acting Prime Minister Steadroy Benjamin expressed condolences to the family and friends of Roudi Shmaly , a Syrian national who was killed on Monday.
Benjamin, who was accompanied by Education Minister Daryl Mathew and Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez told those assembled at the last night’s meeting that they should cherish the memories shared with Shmaly
They met at the at the Syrian Club on Blue Waters Road
The 25-year-old was killed from a gunshot wound to his head when a young man robbed the Pick ‘N Mix Mart on DeSouza Road where he worked
The incident happened shortly after 1 pm. The gunman fled the scene with an undetermined sum of money from the cashier in the mart.
Shmaly came to Antigua from Syria during the Covid-19 pandemic and was working towards his wedding. His fiancé lives in Syria.