Murder victim Haile Outerbridge leaves behind a legacy of music, including one song he recorded in memory of past murder victims. In a ‘dub’ for OGS Genesis, he paid tribute to the island’s murder victims and called for Bermuda to be a better place.
Audio of Mr Outerbridge’s ‘dub’:
The song lyrics said, “Although you are gone you can’t be replaced, we see you like a star shining out of space. Although we know you are in a better place, we still cry tears when we see your face…we love them so.”
“We need to make Bermuda a better place….although times are hard we have to hold the faith,” he sang. “Don’t let the devil rule your destiny, cause Jah will set you free.”
The song lists names of past murder victims including Perry Puckerin, Shaundae Jones, Gary ‘Fingas’ Cann, Jason Lightbourne, and Kumi Harford. It also lists people not killed by gun violence including traffic collision victim Earl Ingemann and the late Nelson Bascome and Dame Lois Browne Evans.
Jamaican reggae star Luciano sends sympathies to Mr Outerbridge’s family at the recent concert:
On 23 January 2013, Mr Outerbridge and Ricco Furbert were chased into Belvin’s on Happy Valley Road and gunned down, in a brutal double murder that shocked the community.
Two men were arrested in connection with the murders and subsequently released on bail. Speaking last month, Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “It is important to note; an arrest does not mean the matter is closed, and we urgently need people to come forward with any information that can assist.”
Anyone with any information regarding the murders is encouraged to contact the Serious Crimes Unit on 247-1739 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers Bermuda hotline on 800-8477.