Suicide suspected in death of high school student

High School student Romario D. Sayers is believed to have killed himself Wednesday night (Internet photo).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — A 16-year-old student of the St. Vincent Grammar School, the nation’s leading all-male high school, has died in a suspected suicide, well-placed sources tell I-Witness News.

Belvedere resident Romario D. Sayers was found dead around 8 p.m. Wednesday at Arnos Vale, where he lived with a member of his extended family.

His death came two days after he wrote on Facebook “Live every thought you’ve dreamed of”, his last post on the social networking website, where persons have been expressing their surprise at his death and leaving condolences.

“We lost a friend … We lost an athlete … we lost a brother,” one poster said, while another asked — in dialect — “souljah wey d hell yuu do dah fah?” — a strongly disapproving, “Why the hell did you do this?”

Sayers is the nation’s second student to commit suicide in just over two years.

Aldan Richards, 11, died on Oct. 2, 2010, days after the act that led to his death.

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12 thoughts on “Suicide suspected in death of high school student

  1. CONDOLENCES. I wish to take the opportunity here to express my deep regret and heartfelt condolences to the immediate and extended families of ROMARIO SAYERS on his tragic passing. May you all find the resourcefulness, endurance and courage to cope with this great bereavement. A special word to Romario’s school-mates and friends in this time of grieve and mourning. Let us pick ourselves up and live useful and productive lives. Life is just for living. The problems, trials and set-backs make living far more exciting, meaningful and interesting. There is always hope for all of us, my fellow Vincentians.

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | April 26, 2012, 03:27
  2. this is soo sad….. we need qualified school counsellor,just as much as we need teachers…….parents pay attention to your kids!!!!! and kids what ever it is you are going through please know it gets better,its not worth taking your life,you will grow up and look back at your struggles and say i got past it all..

    Posted by mo | April 26, 2012, 06:53
  3. look here mon….i didn’t know you personally but i saw you under the tree a few times…..smiling and laughing….jus wanna say you WILL be missed Romario R.I.P….. nd to all the pplz out there with these thoughts, let them pass you by!…..the devil will look for ways to break you down…..he wll place seemingly unbearable trials before you to reach his ultimate goal…’s up to wether or not YOU let him break you down or YOU beat him to his own game…..i know there are alot of teenagers out there who have thoughts like ” no one cares anyways, it’s my life i’ll do what i want with it! ” RAIN CHECK!!…..there is ALWAYS SOMEONE WHO CARES wether you know them or not, even your enemies since they stop to say….”oh….watch he/she gon dead”…. plz i BEG our youths today plz THINK BEFORE YOU ACT……ur evey action has a reaction….. i hope all of my friends and foes could overcome their individual trials and be the best they can be!

    Posted by Shirnet Callender | April 26, 2012, 07:53
  4. oh my heart goes out to the family.

    Posted by fay | April 26, 2012, 08:32
  5. I’m still sadden by the immediate passing of one of my pass classmate, May the nation and all the students of St Vincent Grammar School come together and realize that this can happen to any body(we are all humans being right?)! Condolences to the family of Romario Sayers. Many shall learn many shall get a hold of their selves! R.I.P bro:((

    Posted by Ɲΐηΐ™♡ (@Narna_GBz) | April 26, 2012, 08:59
  6. My condolences to the family and close friends (especially classmates of the Grammar School) of Romario. It is a sad thing to lose a friend. Young people i urge you to speak to someone, you may think that things are not geting better and there are no good solutions but your experiences in life helps to mould you into better young people. PRAY without ceasing God answers prayers, you may not get your answer soon but he always come through. Young people talk to someone even if its another class mate and remember God loves you despite of everything thats why he send his Son Jesus to die for all our sins. Jesus has already paid the ultimate price for our sins accept him today to cleanse and heal your broke and contrite hearts and you can be a blessing to someone else who is hurting worst that you. Always remember that someone loves you.

    Posted by Debon | April 26, 2012, 09:01
  7. sigh…what is life? sometimes we see people and we think that they have life so easy…but deep down their hurting and we can’t see the pain…and it hurts you even more when you know that this person had a choice…to live,TO GET HELP,TO CRY TO GOD…but instead decided to follow the devil and it drives you crazy that you dont know why? why? someone would do this

    personally i never knew Romario .D.Sayers but i somehow felt connected…i saw him yesterday and numerous times before with these red headphones…we would glance at each other and never said a word…and i feel bad that i never said hi when i had the chance

    Posted by shecs | April 26, 2012, 10:13
    • The human in us let us feel that no one cares about us. We are afraid to tell others about our problems because we believe that they will broadcast it to others. But there is a man called Christ Jesus. He is our burden bearer . If we meet him at the foot of the cross and tell him our every need and cast all our burden on him, he promise to supply not some ,but all of our needs.He will bring deliverance to all. We just have to trust him enough . My sympathy goes out to the entire family in this their time of grief. May their son find eternal rest and the family finds comfort.

      Posted by Shermine Rose | April 26, 2012, 11:44
  8. I really appreciate the comments above. It would be an idea that Romario’s classmates, and school mates of other children/students who tragically die so young, be directed to your fine responses. These comments bear testimony to grief counselling, and even like tragic loss. I, too, experienced some heart-rending loss of school chums and former class mates. Luckily, two classmates, two eleven plus girls from New Grounds, now in England, directed me in a helpful direction. Partly as a result of their influence, among other factors, I came to develop a reliance on regularly, daily, reading the Proverbs of Solomon, the Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. I credit this healthy practice with giving me inspiration in meeting and coping with many of life’s functions. It was particularly more relevant to me when I later came to research the possible ancestral ties between Emperor Haile Selassie I, via his ancestors Meneluk and the fabled Queen of Sheba.

    More specifically in our teen or adolescent years, on into young adulthood, we often entertain highly important questions of identity, and “soul-searching” with questions pertaining to the real meaning and purpose of life. We invariably want to know who we are, why human life, where we are really going, what is the meaning and purpose of life. These ‘wisdom’ books, along with the other Judeo-Christian books, I found to be fabulously helpful in my life-long search for the answer, tentative solutions, and confirmation/ re-confirmation of my current conclusions. Truly, there is a whole life of education, edification, and inspiration, to be found in those ancient pages. They ought to be personally required reading, as also may be the complete works of Shakespeare.

    Contemporary Vincentians would do well also, to avoid being too fixated on certain material pursuits, and endeavour to balance our short lives with engaging in a judicious mix of wholesome activities, including moderate exercise, swimming, tree climbing, skipping, safe rock climbing, canoeing/boating, cuatro/guitar/banjo playing, singing, and decorous dancing. Every vacation, it seems, the National Olympic Committee and the SVG Coast Guard, among others, organize and arrange exciting training, gratis, in various activities, sports, etc. I know that a lot of the church groups also hold several youth-oriented activities. Make use of these helps and other positive, constructive, and pleasant activities. Just remember to build a well balanced life, of a smart blend of wholesome activities. For those with love ‘trajedies’, there are, indeed, many fish in the Caribbean Sea. We seem to recover so perennially, no matter the number or incidences of love break-ups and disappointments. This human body, and mind, is a truly amazing, absolutely resilient machine. LIFE IS TRULY WORTH LIVING, no matter the warts, bumps, or even heart-aches along the ever challenging way. It is the most difficult and trying times and experiences, no matter how tragic, the really, really, help us to build far better moral characters and attractive personalities. I thank my two high school classmates with ironically assisting in my ‘parental’ guidance. They, at that particular point in time, helped fill a breach in my psychological development. Romario’s sad demise has at least provoked some positive, I hope, reminiscences and self-reflections. That’s at least one GOOD result. May he rest in peace. I do believe from those same teen-aged reading of the scriptures, that he will have another better opportunity to learn and live out the true lessons of a full life. It is for us, now, to learn the important lessons related to his experiences so far, in order to, ourselves, live more full and complete, successful and meaningful lives. R.I.P., youthman.

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | April 26, 2012, 16:07
  9. nobody knows what he was going through,and we cant really blame him for not speaking to anybody about his problems,because we learn over the years to be catious with what we tell our”friends”i spent my primary schools years with him and he was the class”clown”as you would put it,always cheering up others,people are going to want to blame themselves for not doing this and not doing that,but he wasnt a talkative type to talk about his’s so hard to believe that he is gone..but he is certainly not forgotten.R.I.P mario

    Posted by gucci parts | April 26, 2012, 17:04
  10. Feeling it for Romario, he had alot of heart to take his own life .jus hadda acept the fact that problem comes and problem goes u just hadda live and cherish ur life no matta wat comes ur way may his soul rest in peace .

    Posted by Myzz Diamondzz | April 26, 2012, 17:46
  11. ohhhhhhhhhh dats why he hang his self.he’s a complete don’t even think of having a young generation uhh.Life is like the most important thing that ever happen.

    Posted by dellog kasmir | April 26, 2012, 21:16

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