Waheeda Ganesh broke down in tears, shaking and wailing loudly, as the body of her only child- murdered teenager Eric Ganesh was brought up the street in St Charles to the surprisingly sombre sounds of tassa drumming.
Mourners wore special tee-shirts emblazoned with Ganesh's smiling face and the words "Our Angel, Our Legend."
The funeral attracted hundreds of people who spilled from the houses of mourning, onto the streets.
“Enough is enough; time for tough action on crime.”
These were the words of Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar as she delivered a tribute to Christopher Mohammed, who was found murdered in St James on Friday.
Christopher, 28, worked as a sous chef aboard an oil rig and was a part-time Uber driver.