Bulgin brothers hailed as noble leaders; scholarship fund established in their memory
Scores of mourners showed up at the New Testament Church of God in Old Harbour St. Catherine today to support the Bulgin family, in the first of 2 funeral services for brothers Tavaris and Tavaughn.
The brothers drowned after they jumped into the sea from the popular Jaws Bridge, in the United States, last month.
Among those in attendance were representatives from the restaurant where they had been working as part of the seasonal summer programme in Marthas Vineyard, representatives of Denbigh High, the University of the West Indies and University of Technology, the Palmers Cross New Testament Church, and politicians.
Persons giving tribute noted that the 2 young men were upstanding, humble Christians, who had fulfilled their purpose.
Tavaris friends from UTECH, including his Falcon Hall brothers, pointed to his helpful nature.
While friends of Tavaughn, including his Chancellor Hall brothers from UWI, described him as a noble and talented leader.
In honouring the memory of the Bulgin brothers, the leadership of the New Testament church established a scholarship fund.
Member of Parliament for South East Clarendon, Pearnel Charles junior, in noting the strength of the Bulgin family, offered a contribution to the scholarship fund.
While Mayor Norman Scott said the country has lost 2 great young leaders.
The second funeral service, and interment, will be held in Deeside Trelawny next Tuesday October 4.