Minister Wayne Caines On Recent Shootings

February 16, 2020

“We will not let the destructive few wreak havoc in our community,” said Minister of National Security Wayne Caines today, following a series of shooting incidents this week, with the most recent happening this morning.

Minister Caines added, “All of Bermuda should be outraged that gun shots are being sprayed indiscriminately into to private residences. We are acutely aware of the tensions in our community in the wake of the recent gun activity, which should cause us all concern.

“These recent acts are a somber reminder for us all that there is still much work to be done. The Government will continue to support the enforcement efforts of the BPS.

“For our part, the Ministry’s Gang Violence Reduction Team [GVRT] has been busy this weekend continuing its outreach efforts in the affected neighbourhoods.

“They are providing a reassuring presence and affording those impacted an opportunity to speak to us directly about the safety issues that concern them. But we are encouraging anyone who has any information about these latest acts to please share what you know.

“I echo the Police Commissioner’s plea – as a community let’s band together to fight against the elements which seek to destroy our community – because the bleak reality is that these random acts of cowardice will end up causing serious injury to, or the death of, an innocent person. And we just simply cannot allow that to happen,” he added.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the police on 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.

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  1. @1 says:

    I am very concerned that guns are able to enter an island that has 0% tolerance for it, seeing that they are illegal.. I am very concerned that police are not beefing up their efforts to seize all guns and all entry points of the island and all people need to be searched for these guns coming in.. How are young people able to secure weapons and artillery to commit such crimes, when they don’t even have jobs? who are supplying guns for these young people? Where is the intervention from Pastor Bean and other groups on seizing first of all the weapon of choice! there should be a LOUD appeal for ALLLL guns to be brought in or a penalty of imprisonment or an extremely heavy fine imposed for the possession on top of the charges. Legislation needs to stop favoring the perpetrator. This appeal needs to be on going an with the history and data that officials have also persons already imprisoned should be able to assist surely..

  2. Jeff Baron was never like this. Thank you, Minister.
    The PEPPER SPRAYING ISSUE rests in our precious minds for decades to come..Thank you.
    Jeff BARON was not pro Bermudian-born. His agenda was DIFFERENT.Thousands will not forget his irresponsible stand concerning the pepper spray…etched in thousands’ minds for a long time!!No accountability, he had!!

  3. Ya boy says:

    Minister Caines needs to start thinking outside the box. Actions speak louder than words. He can talk a good game though. Loves a mic!!