Photos: ‘Stand Up Bermuda’ May 24th Float

May 24, 2011

[Updated with video] The newly formed Stand Up Bermuda group entered a float in today’s [May 24] Bermuda Day parade which displayed the names of the island’s murder victims from recent years, and garnered a third place award in the Best Community/Volunteer/Political Division of the Bermuda Day Float contest.


Members of Stand Up Bermuda walked along with the float, as well as friends and families of murder victims including Maxine Puckerin – whose son Perry Puckerin was shot dead in January of last year. Nkosazana Wilson and her 4 year old daughter Ny’Ashia -whose father Colford Ferguson was killed earlier this year – also joined the group.

The group was also seeking to use today’s parade to promote the upcoming ‘Stand Up For Change Peace Rally‘ on June 26. The event will see two groups marching from both Dockyard and St.George’s starting at noon.


The marches will end at City Hall, where the group will be addressing the Government, presenting motivational speakers as well as playing anti-violence themed music from local artists. You can visit Stand Up Bermuda’s website here.

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  1. don`t believe it says:

    Neva thought in my 59yrs that we would have a float in the 24th of May Parade for ppl that was Murdered nt gonna lie i cryed my Butt off when they came past me my baby cuz was Murdered on my Job. George so so said in the wrong place @ the wrong time bullets don`t have eyes!!!!!!!!!!!! R.I.P. ALL OF U GUYS!!!!!!!!!!! Tears again!!!!!

  2. Stop the Madness says:

    My sentiments the same “Don’t believe It” never in a million years would I have thought that we would have such a float in our Bermuda Day parade.Although it was a good thing on the same token it was kinda sad to see so many young men just snuffed out.

    All The best to “Stand Up” If we don’t stand for something we will fall for anything.

  3. Dawn N says:

    I agree with you both. This is a sobering reminder of our sad state but a very necessary and powerful message. Well done Stand Up Bermuda.

  4. Shawnette Somner says:

    It was our intention to honor the families of the murdered men and the idea was received well by the families. One mother asked that her son’s name be covered so she would not see it along the route and we respectfully complied. We had a few families walking with us. One of the most heart-wrenching moments was when a mother asked that we stop the float so that she could place her hand on the name of her deceased son. She was so overcome with emotion but she thanked us over and over.