Family and Friends of Haile Clacken March in his Honour


The family of a former teacher, Haile Clacken, who was shot and killed allegedly by Guardsman security guard on the weekend this afternoon marched in his honour.

Mr. Clacken taught at Hampton High School and Munro College, in St. Elizabeth.

He was allegedly shot and killed after he reportedly hopped onto a Guardsman truck in St. Elizabeth.

Mr. Clacken’s mother, Lilieth Clacken, says the walk started close to the Junction Police Station.

She says it’ll end where her son was shot and killed in Cheapside in the parish.

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Mr. Clacken had suffered from bi-polar disorder. His mother says her family will today launch a bi-polar foundation in his honour.

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Members of the community had protested against the security guards, after Mr. Clacken was shot and killed. But Mrs. Clacken is today encouraging participants in the march to act peacefully.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.