The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information on Wednesday has dispatched its grief and trauma team to support school staff and students at Red Hills Primary in St. Andrew, following the tragic death of eight-year-old Chantae Skyers.
The girl’s body was found Tuesday, April 16, about a mile from her home in Sterling Castle, St. Andrew with wounds to the head.
Minister of State Alando Terrelonge has expressed shock and sadness at the passing of young Chantae who went missing last Thursday April 11 while on her way from school.
Minister Terrelonge says he is deeply concerned about the manner in which the child’s body was found and says it is extremely troubling that someone would seek to harm an innocent child as she tried to make her way home.
He says this incident along with several others, should leave all Jamaicans with the resolve to eliminate crime and violence from the country once and for all by speaking with the Police when they see any suspicious activity.
The State Minister has called on the community members of Sterling Castle where the young girl resided, to continue their partnership with the Police to assist in investigations to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Police said they have set up a special team to investigate the girl’s murder.