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PRIDE Bermuda Launches Red Ribbon Week

PRIDE Bermuda Launches Red Ribbon Week

“I encourage us all to make talking about drugs a part of our general health and safety conversations with our children and let’s join with PRIDE Bermuda in growing stronger so that our children can be drug free,” Minister of Social Development and Sports Zane Desilva said today as PRIDE launched their Red Ribbon week campaign. Speaking at today’s... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Conspiracy To Import Drugs

Court: Man Denies Conspiracy To Import Drugs

In today’s [Oct 2] Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments session, Dwayne George Watson pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to import a controlled drug and possession with intent to supply, with the Court hearing the drug was allegedly cocaine. [Note: Due to legal reasons there are very specific rules about commenting on court stories, and as such comments... Read more of this article

‘Plant Material’ Seized From Unattended Cycle

‘Plant Material’ Seized From Unattended Cycle

A “small quantity of plant material” was seized from an unattended auxiliary cycle on the property of Mount Saint Agnes Academy earlier this month, the police have confirmed. A police spokesperson said, “On Friday the 22nd of September police attended the Mount Saint Agnes Academy as a result of information received. This led to a... Read more of this article

HSBC & Pathways Addressing Substance Abuse

HSBC & Pathways Addressing Substance Abuse

HSBC Bermuda and Pathways Bermuda, [formerly Caron Bermuda], is marking its seventh year of partnership with an effort to address the “critical issue of the disease of addiction on the island.” HSBC continues to support Pathways Bermuda’s adolescent and family outpatient programmes which since inception, has helped 74 adolescents and 73... Read more of this article

‘Ensure Safer, Drug-Free Working Environments’

‘Ensure Safer, Drug-Free Working Environments’

The Construction Association of Bermuda [COAB] will be holding a dinner and presentation by Vaughn Mosher on September 13, with the presentation to focus on how companies can establish policies to help ensure safer, drug-free working environments.“Researchers in the USA have determined that heroin usage has increased five-fold in the last decade. Historically,... Read more of this article

Police Seize Cannabis Plants In St. George’s

Police Seize Cannabis Plants In St. George’s

Police have seized “several mature cannabis plants” which were located on Smith’s Island in St. George’s. The seizure took place on Wednesday [June 7] and police have confirmed that “no one has been arrested in connection with the matter”. A police spokesperson said, “On Wednesday, June 7th police officers attended Smith’s... Read more of this article

National Survey On Drug Use And Health

National Survey On Drug Use And Health

Minister of National Security Jeffrey Baron said in the Senate that the fifth administration of the National Household Survey on Drug Consumption and Health among Bermuda’s adult residents has been completed. Minister Baron said, “This survey serves to update information collected in the last survey, which was conducted in 2013 and provides... Read more of this article

Expert: ‘Addictions Affect The Whole Family’

Expert: ‘Addictions Affect The Whole Family’

Addictions affect everyone in a family, creating havoc for children, according to an expert visiting Bermuda. Jerry Moe, National Director of Children’s Programmes at the Hazeldon Betty Ford Center, led a series of workshops recently organised by PRIDE Bermuda, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. He told the audience that it was vitally important... Read more of this article

DNDC Observes National Drug Prevention Week

DNDC Observes National Drug Prevention Week

The Ministry of National Security advised that the Department for National Drug Control [DNDC] is currently observing National Prevention Week, from May 14th – May 19th. The observance is in keeping with the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA] recognition of the occasion. This year’s National Prevention Week... Read more of this article

Court: 24-Year-Old Denies Possessing Cocaine

Court: 24-Year-Old Denies Possessing Cocaine

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 24-year-old man denied possessing cocaine and obstructing a police officer. Detre Ford pleaded not guilty to possessing cocaine in September 2016, and also pleaded not guilty to obstructing a police officer who was acting under the Misuse of Drugs Act, with this obstruction alleged to have also happened on the same... Read more of this article

“Addiction Through The Eyes Of A Child”

“Addiction Through The Eyes Of A Child”

International author and top expert on children’s issues, Jerry Moe, is to lead a series of workshops in Bermuda as part of a charity’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Pride Bermuda is bringing Mr Moe to the Island to hold ‘Addiction Through the Eyes of a Child’ workshops and training on May 15 and 16. “We have an increase in the use of ‘smack’... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Supplying Fentanyl

Court: Man Charged With Supplying Fentanyl

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Jan 23] a 33-year-old man was charged with conspiring with others to supply Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. Pembroke resident Maurice Martin, who was said to be a Jamaican national, was not required to enter a plea as the charge that faced was deemed to be indictable and must be tried in the Supreme Court. The charge... Read more of this article

Court: Two Charged With Importing Fentanyl

Court: Two Charged With Importing Fentanyl

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Jan 5], two people from Canada were remanded into custody after facing indictable charges relating to allegedly importing the drug Fentanyl. 25-year-old Ms Jacqueline Robinson and 35-year-old Craig Lawrence, both of Ontario Canada, were not required to plead. They were charged with, between a date unknown and December... Read more of this article