Dinthill mourns teacher's death
The untimely death of Everton Samuda, a veteran teacher of the Dinthill Technical High School in St Catherine, has left a state of shock and sadness at the Linstead-based institution.
"It was (last) Monday that he should have returned from leave and we were planning a welcome party for him. Now that will have to be changed to deal with his funeral," Monica Whyte, the school's vice-principal, said.
The police said that Samuda, who operated a taxi in Spanish Town, picked up two male passengers last Saturday night along Fairfield Road in the old capital. It is said that Samuda refused their demands to be taken to a particular location, and was shot and killed.
The St Catherine Major Investigation Division is
probing the incident.
Meanwhile, Whyte described Samuda as an extraordinary mathematics teacher. She said that he was head of the school's mathematics department for more than 20 years.
"He started at this school in 1987 and was always active until he went on leave a few months ago. His death hit us very hard," she told THE STAR.
"These are very sad times at Dinthill, and we don't know when we will get over it, this is very sad indeed," a member of the clerical staff said.
A number of students at the institution also spoke glowing of Samuda.
"He is always very approachable and even helped some students with lunch money," Michael Jonas said.