Cover Photo: The late Adlin Thompson of Cayon Village, who worked on the frontline in New York.
BY Erasmus Williams
, St Kitts, April 26, 2020 – Kittitian James McCall has informed the twin-island federation of the demise of nationals in New York who have fallen victims to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Just this afternoon (April 25, 2020), we have been notified of the loss of another of our nationals in New York City. Her passing brings to four, the number of our nationals in New York, whom we have lost thus far. They are all from the northern side of St. Kitts and, with one exception, their places of origin are no more than six miles apart. As a matter of fact, this last victim hailed from the village of Cayon, which is also where the first victim was from,” Mc Call posted in a Reflection and Commentary.
“Today’s victim was Adlin Thompson.
• The victim before her, Gregory James, a cousin of mine, was from Tabernacle.
• The one before him, Georgina Hart, was born in my village of Mansion, but moved to Molyneaux as a young girl. She was married to my high school classmate, James Lynch, to whom I again extend heartfelt condolences.
• Before her, there was Vincent “Ratty” Williams, originally of Sandy Point. I did not know him but a close friend of mine, who has lived in the metropolitan area, has mingled much with him and spoke of him quite often.
• The first victim was someone named Kevin “Ban” Farrell. While I did not know him personally, I am quite familiar with members of his family. So, within the space of a month or so, five nationals of St Kitts and Nevis, living in New York City, have gone by way of the same killer.”
“For those of you who may be taken in by the conspiracy theory that suggests that the numbers relating to COVID-19 are fake, take note of this fact; I am from the smallest nation in the West Hemisphere, St. Kitts and Nevis, where the population is a little over 50k,” Mc Call pointed out.