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Videos/Photos: Vigil Held For Rudy Smith

Videos/Photos: Vigil Held For Rudy Smith

[Updated with videos] Over 100 people have turned out for the vigil for Rudy Smith, which is just getting underway this evening [July 24] at the Evening Light Church Parking Lot on Parsons Road. People are continuing to arrive and both political parties are represented, with PLP MP Michael Weeks and OBA MP Glen Smith in attendance. The two MPs are... Read more of this article

Candlelight Vigil To Mark Rudy Smith’s Birthday

Candlelight Vigil To Mark Rudy Smith’s Birthday

Colford’s Family Against Violence and the family of Rudy Smith will be holding a candle light vigil in honour of Rudy Smith this coming Wednesday [July 24] at the Evening Light Church Parking Lot on Parsons Road from 8:30pm. The date was chosen as it marks Mr Smith’s birthday. Music will be provided by Star Lyfe — a sound sound founded... Read more of this article

Hundreds Gather Outside Belvin’s For Vigil

Hundreds Gather Outside Belvin’s For Vigil

[Updated] Three days after a brutal double murder took place inside the establishment, people gathered outside Belvin’s on Happy Valley Road for a vigil held in memory of Haile “Star Child” Outerbridge and Ricco Furbert. On Wednesday evening the two men were chased into Belvin’s and gunned down. Their deaths marked the first murders... Read more of this article

Vigil To Be Held In Memory Of Murder Victims

Vigil To Be Held In Memory Of Murder Victims

On Saturday evening [Jan 26] there will be a Candlelight Vigil for Haile “Starr Child” Outerbridge and Ricco Furbert at the Belvin’s Store on Happy Valley. The Vigil will start at 7pm, and everyone is invited to attend. The two men were gunned down at Belvin’s on Wednesday night, after being chased into the store by a gunman... Read more of this article

Videos & Photos: Tributes Paid Two Years Later

Videos & Photos: Tributes Paid Two Years Later

Area residents, friends and family members of Kenwandee “Wheels” Robinson gathered last night [May 22] in the St Monica’s area to pay tribute to Mr Robinson – who was shot dead in the same area two years ago.Two years ago to the day – on May 22, 2009 – Mr Robinson was fatally shot while in the St. Monica’s Road... Read more of this article

Candlelight Vigil For “Wheels” Robinson

Candlelight Vigil For “Wheels” Robinson

At 8:30pm this coming Sunday [May 22], a candlelight vigil in memory of Kenwandee “Wheels” Robinson will be held in the St. Monica’s Road, Pembroke area. Two years ago – on May 22, 2009 – Mr Robinson was fatally shot while in the St. Monica’s Road area. The 27-year-old father was socializing with friends when two men... Read more of this article

Vigil Held In Memory Of George Lynch

Vigil Held In Memory Of George Lynch

Around 20 people gathered last night [May 6] for a candlelight vigil in memory of George Lynch who was gunned down last year while standing outside a Hamilton parish home. Born in Jamaica and later moving to Canada, Mr Lynch settled in Bermuda and worked at King Edward Hospital as a houseman. He and his Bermudian wife Nekesha Holdipp had three daughters... Read more of this article

Vigil Tomorrow: In Memory Of George Lynch

Vigil Tomorrow: In Memory Of George Lynch

Tomorrow evening the community action group ‘Colford’s Family Against Violence’ will be hosting a Candlelight Vigil in memory of George Lynch who was gunned down one year ago today [May 5]. Mr Lynch, a born Jamaican, moved to Canada when he was 25, later moving to Bermuda. He held a degree from York University, and worked at King... Read more of this article

Online Petition Started To Ban Dark Visors

Online Petition Started To Ban Dark Visors

[Updated] As many locals are aware, it is not unusual for the perpetrators of crime to be described as wearing a helmet with a dark visor, and a move is underway to urge the Government to ban the use of them. The online petition is spearheaded by the group ‘Colfords Family Against Violence,’ which was formed after 29-year-old Colford Ferguson... Read more of this article

Eight Years Later: Vigil For Shaundae Jones

Eight Years Later: Vigil For Shaundae Jones

Eight years ago today [Apr.27], 20-year old Shaundae Jones was fatally shot after leaving a nightclub in Dockyard. His murder remains unsolved. Tonight at 8pm there will be a vigil at the Rubber Tree in Warwick in his memory. In the early hours of Sunday, April 27 2003, Mr. Jones travelled with friends by car to Club Malabar in Dockyard. He left... Read more of this article

Videos: Vigil In Memory of Kimwandae Walker

Videos: Vigil In Memory of Kimwandae Walker

Last night [Apr.2] there was vigil at Victor Scott School in memory of Kimwandae “Biggs” Walker, who was gunned down in front of his two young children during a Good Friday kite flying event one year ago to the day. The event also called for peace in the community, and for a stop the increasing gun violence.There appeared to be close to... Read more of this article

Scott Smith: “Another Candle Is Lit”

Scott Smith: “Another Candle Is Lit”

“Another Candle is Lit” is a poem penned by community activist Scott Smith, who has been involved with the recent candlelight vigils held both in memory of murder victims as well as to call for an end to gun violence. The poem speaks of shootings, not being able to say goodbye, and then lighting another candle.One passage of the poem says,... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid On Murder Victim’s Birthday

Tributes Paid On Murder Victim’s Birthday

Close to one hundred people gathered last night [Mar.26] on Hermitage Road in Devonshire to pay tribute to Jahmiko Leshore, and to call for an end to all gun violence. On March 1st, 2011, Mr Leshore was leaving a residence in the Boundary Crescent area of Devonshire – yards away from where the vigil was held – when he was shot multiple times,... Read more of this article