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Jul 14, 2017

‘Hard Rock’ to be honored at next Days of Healing

The forty-sixth Day of Healing, a massive community event celebrating the life of fallen disc jockey and social activist Andrew ‘Hard Rock’ Bennett takes place this weekend.  A peace walk through the streets of Belize City, commencing at the location where the well-known entertainer was shot and killed several weeks ago, has been organized by Erwin X and Perry ‘Sticks’ Smith.  The day-long event will culminate at the A.B.S. Ball Park on Sunday where a number of activities have been scheduled.  This morning, Sticks and X stopped by our office to request your support and attendance at their upcoming Day of Healing.


Erwin X, Organizer, Days of Healing

Erwin X

“As I reach the boulevard and Vernon Street I get the sad news that my good friend that help we with the mother’s organize for peace bring out his sound system for free, is out there before we even reach inna areas weh some man noh want go, Hard rock just get the news that they shot ahn. That was the saddest night. So after that we organize, I contact brother Sticks the same night and I tell ahn well breds since yo the have the forty-fifth why we noh set the forty-sixth in honor of Hard Rock and all fallen Belizeans? Brother sticks say well brother that sound like a plan. After that we get down, we organize and we are here now to call out to our nation from Corozal to Punta Gordo to come out and join this community initiative. Join this initiative of healing, of love, of dedication to our children and our people’s success and of life because our message da make us live in peace and make us stop rest in peace. Life over death Belize the madness haffi stop.”


Perry Smith

Perry Smith, Organizer, Days of Healing

“We have wahn march plan and that wahn bee the first thing weh we lead off with and we invite every single community every single, bredren, sistren to come out and take part. You know when we usually bury wahn brother, bury wahn sister, we would walk with a stout inna the procession to the burying ground. Inna this march we the ask and we the beg the brothers they, hold uno self with water and conduct uno self rightfully. No drinking, brother and sisters no drinking, no smoking throughout the parade. Me, brother Erwin, brother Phillip, brother Reggie gan and gahn sign wahn bond and put fu we name pan this bond and we held accountable to this bond and we want show that we can hold fi we word. We as wahn people weh they label the worst of the worst; we can do things properly and respectfully. So we wahn lead off with wahn march, the march wahn start da the boulevard weh Hard Rock dead, ih wahn end up da the ABS court and during the course of the day, you done know with days of healing we have to have sports. Sports da how engage we youths they and we engage we adults. So we wahn have we sporting element of it. We wahn have we music, caz we have too much talent da Belize. every days of healing have music, we have we artist weh wahn come out and sing fi we, we have we poets weh wahn come give we poetry and we have our pastors weh wahn come give we some lee positive words of unification, we have the parents weh wahn engage with we, weh wahn cook the food behind the scenes fi we, who we wahn need fi referee some games fi we and we wahn extend the mic to all the parents, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, cousins, grandmothers who have lost a loved one.”


The peace walk commences Sunday at nine in the morning on Central American Boulevard in the city.


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