GREAT Graduation Ceremony At Prospect Primary

January 7, 2019

“Engaging with our young people at an early stage about the dangers of gangs, guns and violence is critical,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said earlier today at the latest Gang Resistance Education and Training Program [G.R.E.A.T.] at Prospect Primary.

“The GREAT programme has proven to be a vital and important partnership with our island’s schools in an effort to address the issues of gang culture in our community,” said Minister said.

During this morning’s event, Minister Caines presented 10 primary six students with certificates for completing phase one of the program, which is led by Customs Officers Heather Hollis, Willis Dill, Lalisha Simmons, and Tomika Harrell.

Prospect Primary now joins Victor Scott, Somerset Primary, West End Primary, Paget Primary, Northlands Primary, and West Pembroke Primary who have had GREAT graduations during the academic year.

Officer Lalisha Simmons, Principal Holly Richardson, Officer Willis Dill, Minister Wayne Caines and certificate recipients

Prospect Primary Bermuda Jan 7 2019

Today’s recipients were:

  • 1. Tharusha Amarasinghe
  • 2. Savion Benjamin
  • 3. Teresa-Rose Burchall
  • 4. Aniyah Gardiner
  • 5. Mycah Maragh
  • 6. Jai Simmons
  • 7. Isaiah Trott
  • 8. Jahziah Wade
  • 9. Makeila Wainwright
  • 10. Zion Williams

Minister Caines added, “I would like to thank all the school principals, teachers and educators for their hard work and dedication in guiding our young people through this incredibly meaningful programme.

“As I have recently shared, we are working hard to protect our neighbourhoods, families and young people against the ravages of gun and gang activity. Our Gang Violence Reduction Team continues to partner with the Ministry of Education, Bermuda Police Service and other community organisations to provide support services and deliver prevention programs.

“As we continue implementing the Ministry’s Gang Violence Reduction Strategy in our high schools, we are providing programs and support to students and families such as incident management support; mediation services; individual student support sessions; and group sessions.

“We are also in the process of delivering a 10 week pilot Excellence Programme with a focus on incident mediation, understanding risk levels, and encouraging self-reflection and introspection at Cedarbridge Academy. Our intent is to start a similar program at the Berkeley Institute.”

Minister Caines concluded, “Today, is a good day and each of the students who completed this phase of the programme should be proud of their achievement. I look forward to recognizing the next successful group of young people who are currently engaged in this programme.”

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  1. 2 Bermudas says:

    Good work, hopefully titty milk Caines spends as much effort on gang reduction in 2019 as he did Blockchain and Bitcoin last year!!

  2. Real Deal says:

    this only works if we have a stronger culture that the globalist agenda. the deeper we dive into capitalism unguarded the harder it will be each gen to resist conforming to the agenda. in order to guard our selfs we need stronger culture. we need things that pop us out of the brain washing and remind us that we are in Bermuda. things like Gombeys, churches, cross walks, kites, rock fishing, cliff diving,fish sandwiches,KBB, fish charter, old fashion manners. school uniforms ect ect. These things stop the brain washing because we and the kids wont relate to what we see on tv there for we wont adapt it.

  3. Hopeful says:

    Congratulations to all of the students who graduated from the G.R.E.A.T. programme. You are our country’s future leaders!! Keep persevering and striving forward!!!

    2 Bermudas, You praise by saying “good work” then you name call and are critical of Minister Caines.

    The students have shared that the G.R.E.A.T. programme was a “life-changing experience”.

    Perhaps you also could learn from this programme especially what it means to be a bully.

    Minister Caines and team thank you. The strategy is working. Keep focused and continue to persevere.