Shemar Alleyne reports on the strong criticism voiced by Opposition Parliamentarian Roysdale Forde, SC, regarding the financial settlement offered by the government for the Mahdia Secondary School dormitory fire. Forde has expressed that the settlement insulted the Indigenous community affected by the tragedy.
According to Forde, monetary compensation is merely a “token presentation” of the larger compensation package that should be offered to the affected families. He contends that the current offering falls far short of what is necessary to compensate the families for their loss and suffering truly.
This critique highlights the importance of ensuring fair and adequate compensation for those impacted by the tragedy, particularly the Indigenous community that was directly affected.