Premier Addresses Three Attacks on Tourists

October 17, 2010

This evening [Oct 17] the Ministry of Tourism and Transport issued a brief statement in response to today’s early morning assaults on three visitors with the Premier saying he joins “with residents in condemning such cowardly acts.”

The victims, a 60 and 61-year-old American married couple and a 28-year-old Australian man, were injured in two separate attacks which took place at The Wharf Hotel in Paget and the Grotto Bay Hotel. They were all taken to the hospital for treatment; thankfully their injuries are not believed to be life threatening. In both cases the suspect escaped with money.

The full statement is below:

The investigations of both events are in the early stages, however the Ministry has strongly condemned the acts and is monitoring both situations very closely.

This evening the Premier and Minister of Tourism and Transport, Dr. the Hon. Ewart Brown JP, MP said, “These were terrible and unfortunate incidents. And I join with residents in condemning such cowardly acts. I’m am confident that the BPS is devoting all the necessary resources to apprehend those responsible.”

As a note, the Bermuda Department of Tourism is maintaining regular contact with the Bermuda Police Service and is being appraised of the latest developments regarding both cases.

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  1. Crocodile tears ... says:

    As if the very man responsible for all of this ‘toxicity’ he likes to refer to has any credibility on such matters .

    • Um just sayin says:

      What about the man,I presume was Bermudian, that was robbed on Happy Valley Road by two men as he walked along the street the same night as the tourists were robbed! Why isn’t he mentioned here? Just askin

  2. Truth is killin' me says:

    And if and when these individuals are brought to justice…is the book going to be thrown at them or is the perpetrator going to be turned into the victim with statements like “I’m sorry your honor…I’m a heroin addict and I am willing to change my life around.It was a momentary lapse and I’ll never do it again!”
    Bermuda…you need some tough love and you need it now!

  3. joe says:

    Bermuda, quickly becoming the Jamaica of the north. This could have some real detrimental consequences as Bermuda relies heavily on tourism for a good quality of life existence.I am just saying.

  4. Brasco says:

    Hard On Traffic Warrants and Easy On Crack Heads= Continuation Of Crime Of The CrackHeads!!

    Like I said before, Police should start using decoys….something like Operation Cleansweep!!!

    • TOTALLY DISGUSTED! says:

      so true….will lock up a 16 year old for an outstanding speeding fine….but slaps the heroin addicts on the wrist! SO EFFIN BACKWARDS I CAN’T STAND IT!!!!!

  5. Future is bleak says:

    Have there been any comments from the Public Safety Minister?

    I guess not, the culprits were not expats !

  6. lets get serious says:

    Until the police/gov start being proactive these crimes will continue,too many guys staying at home doing drugs all day,too many guys working just so they can buy drugs at the end of the week and get high,,the police know who they are but say they cant arrest them because they havent done anything yet,then a year or a few months later that person either kills someone or seriously harms a tourist then they go ahead and arrest him,its the dumbest stupidest thing i have ever seen in my life and the police need to change thier ways asap before more people start getting hurt.

    • D says:

      “too many guys working just so they can buy drugs at the end of the week and get high”

      There you go. That is problem right there.

      • Crocodile tears ... says:

        Feel ya but let me clean that up a bit …

        The problem is the too many who refuse to work but need the drugs every day.
        These guys don’t work and they ‘aint waitin’ till the weekend .