Redemption Farm Programme Commences

July 16, 2019 | 22 Comments

The Redemption Farm Programme commenced today, with eight at risk young men joining the programme.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of National Security’s Gang Violence Reduction Team is pleased to announce that the therapeutic form of the Redemption Farm Programme commenced in earnest today, with eight at risk young men joining the programme.

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“The initiative is funded by the Bermuda Government and will involve partnerships with private and public entities which include the Bermuda Farmers Association. The Redemption Farm will provide successful engagement of at-risk young men in a socially restorative, incentivized employment training programme.

“Operated from a holistic approach, the programme will give participants the ability to obtain vocational and entrepreneurial skills through various forms of farming.

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“Today, the men were introduced to the farm and met the key players involved in the programme. Following this, they attend Cabinet Building and met with Premier David Burt and the members of cabinet, where Minister Caines shared his vision for the programme and the Premier and Cabinet members gave the men their support and encouragement.”

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The Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, “While much emphasis has been placed on the physical farm itself, it must be stated that the concept for Redemption Farm is greater than just the physical location.

“Rather it is an environment that cultivates our young men’s minds, souls and spirits. The farm will provide the tools that will allow these men to be trained in life skills, business etiquette, management and marketing, which will undoubtedly prepare them to be successful in any future business endeavor.”

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Minister Caines continued, “I would like to thank those businesses and individuals who helped bring this initiative to fruition. The donation of your machinery, time and experience has proved invaluable to launching this initiative.”

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“I must also single out one individual that has lead the development of this initiative from inception. Pastor Leroy Bean has put his heart and soul into this initiative and tirelessly worked to find and fit all the pieces together.”

“Through this and other initiatives, Pastor Bean’s drive and determination has never wavered. Bermuda, we owe Pastor Bean our deepest gratitude.”

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  1. Question says:

    Did Arbitrade pay for this as Burt promised? Or was Burt suckered about that?

  2. Onion Peels says:

    Where’s the chicken farm?

  3. Kimberley Smith says:

    Congratulations in launching this programme! I believe it has the potential to reap many rewards for the participants.

  4. Joe Bloggs says:

    I like the idea but sadly I shudder at the thought of public reaction should the other political party have introduced such a programme. I guess that is what Bermuda has become. Sad.

    • David says:

      100% spot on

    • Mark says:

      You got that right. If this was under the OBA Onion Juice would be spouting his usual slavery / colonialism speech.

  5. Bill says:

    Tell me if I am wrong, but isn’t that minister caines on the tractor?

    Has he been sent to the farm?

    WOW!!

  6. watching says:

    This seems like a very positive initiative.
    The negatives seem to come from those that either want the government to fail, or from those who don’t care about the redemption or reform of a certain demographic.
    Either way, it is very sad.

    • Mark says:

      You’d be leading the Peoples Campaign to march on Parliament if anyone but the Pee Ell Pee suggested this programme.

    • Same type of people that wanted Obama to fail.

      • Mark says:

        Nope -he’s better that Trump and way better than you.

      • BB says:

        Hilarious OJ.
        Obama likes gay people and foreigners. He’s the OPPOSITE of YOU and the PLP.

    • Question says:

      You didn’t notice that many questions related to the promise Burt made that Arbitrade would pay for it.
      Why is it that a certain demographic won’t answer simple questions about how borrowed taxpayer money is being used?

    • Anbu says:

      Dont need to “want” the government to fail. They do it just by waking up every morning.

  7. LaV says:

    ” I guess that is what Bermuda has become. Sad.”

    No, the majority of bermuda has always been racist.

  8. Pangaea says:

    You can tell how wealthy a country is by the amount of cut lawns you see at well known Government and private locations around the Island.

    How about carrots and cabbage ,we should at least be able to feed ourselves if nothing else.

    We don’t need lawn mowers we need an army of goats.

  9. chicken n gravy says:

    paid for out of the Public Purse despite what de plp might try to tell you.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Actually, Minister Caines acknowledged that the programme is publicly funded. If it keeps even half of the 8 initial members out of gangs it will be money well spent.

  10. Ringmaster says:

    You can’t make this stuff up. I recall an election when the PLP tried to scare voters that to vote UBP meant back to the Plantation. Many of the ex UBP MPs are now in the PLP Government and were front and centre in the UBP, one even being the Leader. I guess it’s OK when the PLP with help from the UBP take you back to the Plantation. Back to the future.

  11. Mark says:

    Oh and Cains says we owe Pastor Bean our gratitude?? Isn’t he getting paid for nothing?

    • Rockfish#1 and#2 says:

      Why is Caines constantly defending and promoting Bean? Given his (Bean)salary,this is the very least he should be doing.

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