Corrections Department Holds GED Graduation

July 16, 2019

The Department of Corrections [DoC] celebrated the GED Class of 2019 with a graduation ceremony held at the Co-Educational Facility, with Minister of National Security Wayne Caines, Department of Corrections senior officials, and family members in attendance.

The successful graduates were:

  • Daymon Simmons
  • Dion Cholmondeley
  • Detre’ Ford
  • Andre’ Richardson
  • Mikiel Thomas

“Among the graduates is Daymon Simmons, who earlier this year successfully completed the DoP’s Violence Reduction Programme,,” a spokesperson said.

“The classes were taught using a combination of service providers and DoP’s education personnel, consisting of: Education Officer Shawnette Somner, Dr. E. Glen Bascome, Mrs. Erlor Dean, Mr. Oladapo Frederick, Ms. Tonisha Key-Holmes, Mr. Stephen Lewis, Mrs. Daltonell Minors, Mr. Amoti Nyabongo and Mr. Duval Robinson.”

At the graduation, Minister Caines said, “I want to congratulate you all on your accomplishments to date. We must all recognize the power of redemption and the importance of moving forward in a positive light.

“To the service providers and Department of Corrections officers and personnel that made this GED programme possible. Your support and commitment was integral to the success of these men, and I offer you my sincere thanks and appreciation”

The Department of Corrections offers the GED and Violence Reduction Programme to aid in the rehabilitation and eventual reintegration of individuals back into society.

Back Row: Assistant Commissioner Phillip Downie, Education Officer Shawnette Somner, Minister Caines, Chaplain Kevin Santucci, and Chaplain Milton Burgess. Front Row: Dion Cholmondeley, Detré Ford, André Richardson, Daymon Simmons, and Mikiel Thomas.

GED Class Of 2019 Group Photo Bermuda July 2019

Daymon Simmons  Minister Caines Bermuda July 2019

Dion Cholmondeley & Minister Caines Bermuda July 2019

Detré Ford & Minister Caines Bermuda July 2019

Mikiel Thomas & Minister Caines Bermuda July 2019

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  1. Good Stuff says:

    Congratulations gentlemen! Wishing you nothing but success for the future; you have my utmost respect.

  2. Warrior says:


  3. Catherine Dl says:

    News to be proud of. Well done to these guys!

  4. These young men will have great opportunities for themselves. Aim even higher, gentlemen.The world is yours. Never give up on your education.
    No matter what can happen to you in your precious lives,having an education is taken away fro, you by NO ONE. It is yours.
    Congratulations to all of you. You are smart, intelligent and very capable. Let your education continue and achieve all of your academic goals.

  5. So what says:

    Redemption? Got to do more than get an education while incarcerated boys! How about community service where you have to work to provide for the community you took from? Now that’s redemption!