Boy who lost arm triumphs at CSEC

Dakari Jordan
Dakari Jordan

Dakari Jordan who endured a challenging life after being badly burnt after he came into contact with a GPL wire in 2004, was successful at this year’s sitting of the CSEC exams having secured eight Grade Ones and four Grade Twos.

He attained Grade One passes in Mathematics, Biology, Social Studies, Human and Social Biology, Physical Education, Physics, Chemistry and Electronic Documents Preparation and Manage-ment (EDPM). He secured Grade Twos in Spanish, English A, English B and Information Technology.

Nigel Hughes the attorney who had filed a lawsuit on his behalf several years ago offered his congratulations to the child via Facebook.

A post on Hughes’ Facebook page stated that Jordan was only an eight year old St Gabriel’s Primary student when he was badly shocked and burnt by an exposed GPL electrical wire outside of his school on the 19th February 2004.

Jordan at the time was playing on the parapet of Oronoque Street, Queenstown, when he touched an electrical post and was knocked unconscious.

“Not only was he knocked unconscious for forty five minutes but he flat lined for ten minutes”, Hughes said in the post while adding that Jordan had to undergo six long surgeries, including medical treatment in Trinidad.

As a result of the accident he lost his entire right arm from his shoulder onwards.

GPL initially refused to compensate him and “we were forced to commenced proceedings against them. The hearing commenced before Justice Claudette La Bennett. GPL eventually settled”, the post said.

According to the attorney, the child’s circumstances were further complicated by the fact that he lived with  …To continue reading, login with an active account or subscribe now.

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