DJ Bravo reiterates call for love, togetherness in T&T; to host peace walk on May 18

By Sports Desk April 25, 2024
BRAVO...Come out and let’s re-inject love, peace, unity and togetherness in our beautiful twin island. BRAVO...Come out and let’s re-inject love, peace, unity and togetherness in our beautiful twin island. file

Former West Indies cricket captain Dwayne Bravo is again hoping to use his status and influence to shape a safer Trinidad and Tobago, as he is set to host a peace walk to raise awareness about crime in the twin island republic.

The event, Unity Walk 2024 – A Mother’s Cry, is scheduled to start at Memorial Park in Port of Spain, on May 18, at 10:00 am.

“Come out and let’s re-inject love, peace, unity and togetherness in our beautiful twin island,” Bravo said in a short video.

“Don’t miss out, get your crew, come out in your numbers. Walk for unity, walk for peace,” he added.

The walk is being held to raise awareness of domestic violence, drug abuse, gang warfare and murder.

This is another attempt by Bravo to not only encourage the youth of Trinidad and Tobago, in particular, to follow their dreams, but more importantly, to stay away from a life of crime.

Last year, Bravo, known for his electrifying all-round performances for West Indies and in franchise cricket, took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the crime situation.

"To the youths out there, please find your passion and follow your dreams! Drugs and guns (are) not the way forward,” he said then.

The two-time T20 World Cup winner made the plea under an excerpt of his song "Sad Place".

While the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) reported a five percent decrease in homicides — 577 in 2023 as compared to 605 in 2022 — citizens remain concerned about a high level of violent crime in and around the city centre of Port of Spain.

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