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FOOTBALL coach at St Anthony’s College Ronald Daniel shared fond memories of Micah Payne, who died in Cascade, on Thursday.

Payne, 16, was a fourth form student at St Anthony’s. He was one of two people murdered.

This is the third St Anthony’s College student murdered over the past year.

Akil Phillips, 16, was killed in Laventille near his home on April 5, 2019. He was in form three.

Weeks later, Luke Williams was murdered on April 29 in St James. Williams, 14, also played football for the school.

Daniel, in an interview with Newsday, said, “It is a sad thing what happening, not only in Micah’s area but in the country.”

Daniel, who coached Payne at the Under-14 level in 2018, said Payne was part of the Under-16 squad last year.

Daniel said Payne was a willing and respectable young man. “A very nice boy (and) quiet. He was always interested in helping around football. You could’ve called on him to do anything. I spoke to the principal (Maurice Inniss), it was a brief discussion and the principal spoke highly about him.”

Daniel said the college is experiencing a tough time over the past year.

“The school is going through trying times. The world is going through (a tough time), not only the school. We all have to pray.”


SOURCE: T&T Newsday