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Members of the United National Congress Women’s arm light candles during a vigil for murder victim Keithisha Cudjoe and other women murdered in this country. The vigil was held at the corner of the Heights of Aripo Road and the Eastern Main Road, Valencia, on Saturday.

One year after the body of Andrea Bharatt was found in the Heights of Aripo, her family returned to the area and laid a wreath. Her emotional grandmother expressed just how difficult it was to revisit the site.

Moments after they laid the wreath, a bright rainbow appeared in the sky.

But the anniversary of Andrea’s death was not the only reason the relatives returned to Aripo on Saturday. They also joined the United National Congress (UNC) Women’s arm for a candlelight vigil for Keithisha Cudjoe, 21, whose decomposing body was found in the area on January 28, and for all the other women who were murdered in this country.

Scores of people dressed in black and equipped with placards lit candles at the bottom of the village. They asked for protection and justice from God and those in authority.

“We are here to stand up for the numerous women that lost their lives by monsters,” chair of the Women’s arm Kenya Charles said.

Charles said they want a police post, lights and CCTV camera in the area.

“We just want to feel safe in this country,” she said.