Photos/Video: Break The Silence Candlelight Vigil

August 30, 2018 | 9 Comments

Another ‘Break the Silence’ Candlelight Vigil is being held in Southampton this evening [Aug 30], with organiser Antonio Belvedere saying the event is “all about unity and coming together.”

This evening’s event follows after the fatal stabbing of 25-year-old Danshun Swann in Southampton on August 27th, and speaking this morning, Mr Belvedere told Bernews, “I’m just trying to encourage people to bring their families, bring their loved ones, especially those that have been affected by the 51 men that have been murdered in our streets since 2003 to date. Bring a candle, and it’s just all about unity and coming together.”

We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below.

Update: The live broadcast has ended, and the 1-hour replay is below

Candlelight Vigil in Southampton Bermuda August 30 2018

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  1. Paget says:

    These vigils are nice and they do help. Every little bit helps. But unfortunately the individuals we need to reach are not going to come to this or listen to these message.

    It frustrates me that this government and others before them throw tons of money into helping those that do bad and f up while the kids that work hard and do the right thing get left behind.

    I’m all for forgiveness and appreciate that we all make mistakes. I’m all for giving some one a hand out. BUT I hate that we keep throwing money at the punks to fix them time and time again instead of putting the money into programs for kids that consistently work hard and deserve it

    • Retro says:

      That is a very keen observation. I hope somebody of influence reads your post and gives thought to your suggestion of supporting the good kids that all too often,and unfairly, get lumped in with the bad ones. The cynic in me doubts that would appeal to our politicians but nevertheless it was nice to read something genuine for a change.

    • Why measure someone's efforrs says:

      I’m sorry, but what suggestions have you made? What have you done to make a difference? Government is a part of the solution but as a citizen or resident rather, we can do something too. This is a resident who took the initiative to organize this? Why look down on his efforts?

      • Retro says:

        I’m not sure if your post was directed at me or Paget but to clarify I am not criticizing the vigil or the organizers.just commenting on the collective attitude of the island towards gang violence.

  2. Stinky D. says:

    Let’s be real here. Who does these Vigils help. Maybe they help the families mourn. They definitely help the people who sell candles, tee shirts and signs. They don’t appear to be affective at all.
    The Gentlman says its about unity and coming together.
    Someone tell me how are these vigils helping or is it a wasted effort.

  3. Stevie says:

    Regardless of events like this, nothing will change. Same old b***** from the government too in saying they will stop the violence. Will never happen.

  4. And you suggest what? says:

    What do you suggest?
    Typical. Nothing.
    This is a start.
    You can show leadership by doing it the way you feel it should be done. Find the people money and time and do it.

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