Fourteen-year-old Andy died without ever going to school

-aunt not even sure of surname

The role of the community in preventing the downward spiral of children in danger of falling through the cracks was highlighted yet again in the case of 14-year-old Andy, who was killed last week after a truck ran over him as he lay sleeping on the Foulis, East Coast Demerara roadway.

It would appear that with the death of his mother when he was just two years old, Andy was destined for a life of poverty, neglect and no access to basic education. A post-mortem examination revealed that at the time of his death he had drugs and alcohol in his system.

His aunt Ramrattie Ronie, who he had lived with for about 11 years,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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