WATCH: Hundreds turn out for Bulgin brothers’ funeral in St Catherine
Photos of Tavaris and Tavaughn Bulgin are displayed during the brothers' funeral at the the New Testament Church of God Convention Centre in Old Harbour, St Catherine on Saturday. (Photo: Llewellyn Wynter)

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica - Hundreds of mourners have gathered at the New Testament Church of God Convention Centre in Old Harbour, St Catherine, to pay their respects to Tavaris and Tavaughn Bulgin, the two brothers who drowned at the Jaws Bridge on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, on August 14.

In attendance are several ministerial colleagues and friends of Reverend Keith and Jacqueline Bulgin, parents of the young men, as well as old classmates and friends from Denbigh High School, where both brothers completed their secondary education. Batchmates from the University of Technology, Tavaris's alma mater, and the University of the West Indies, Mona, where Tavaughn would have graduated this November, were also in attendance.

Also present are political representatives, including Member of Parliament for Clarendon South Eastern, Pearnel Charles Jr, and Mayor of Spanish Town, Councillor Norman Scott, who is representing the Opposition leader.

The two brothers were supporters of the Barcelona Football Club (FCB), as is observed from the colour choice of their caskets, as well as the club's flag that is used to drape them.

In giving tribute, Reverend Mark Fairweather, representing the New Testament churches in the diaspora, said that the overseas community has pledged to support the Tavaris and Tavaughn Memorial Scholarship that was established recently by their father.

A second thanksgiving service will be held on October 4 at the Hastings Baptist Church in Deeside, Trelawny. Intermittent will follow at the family plot in the parish.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at https://bit.ly/epaper-login

HOUSE RULES

  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy