Stop using my name to beg money, says mother of dead Clan Carthy student

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Japhene Campbell, the mother of seven-year-old Benjamin Bair, who was recently crushed to death by an unmanned garbage truck at Clan Carthy Primary School, is calling on people requesting money on her behalf to “cease and desist”.

“It has come to my attention that unscrupulous persons have been soliciting items and money purporting to be on my behalf arsing from the death of my son,” Campbell said in a statement today.

“I have not asked anyone to make such requests and I urge them to cease and desist,” she said.

Campbell said that she was grateful for the generosity of the Ministry of Education in providing for the funeral home and burial expenses.

She further noted that the only other person she asked to seek assistance on her behalf is her attorney, Jacqueline Cummings of Archer Cummings and Corporation.

The funeral service for Benjamin is set to take place at the North Street Seven Day Adventist Church on Sunday, December 8, at 10:00 am with the interment at Dovecot Memorial Park, Campbell said.


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