Today’s Editorial October 17: Keep Estella’s memory alive

It’s tragic enough that we have to set aside a day to remember women who have died through violent means.

It’s even more tragic that this year’s march has to be dedicated to Estella Scott-Roberts. By all accounts, she should be walking along with her colleagues; not being remembered by them.

Estella tragically and horrifically died last Friday night.

We don’t know who did it or why.

Everyone in the Cayman Islands who is capable of walking is being urged to commit to the Silent Witness March tomorrow.

It’s going to start promptly at 12.30pm at the Glass House and walkers will trek by the Immigration Building, the George Town Police Station, the Courthouse and end on the steps of the Legislative Assembly.

A brief ceremony is planned about 1.30pm at the LA.

Through this march we can show solidarity within our community and make a point to her killer(s) that just because Estella is no longer with us physically, she will remain in our hearts and minds forever.

Estella left a legacy of good and her work with women and children had a positive effect on countless people, including men.

Those who attend the march are being asked to wear brown or red shirts only – red because that is the official colour for the Silent Witness March and brown because that was Estella’s favourite colour.

Purple, white and brown ribbons are being distributed and donations are being taken in support of the Women’s Resource Centre and the Crisis Centre, two causes that weighed heavy on Estella’s heart. The purple and white colours represent violence against women and children, two issues Estella worked tirelessly to combat.

It is our hope that thousands of people turn out for the Silent Witness March tomorrow.

In addition to the march, there will be a vigil, Remembering Estella Scott-Roberts, at 6pm at the Lions Centre tonight.

Please do your part to help keep Estella’s memory alive.

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