Posts Tagged "violence"

More than just nurses — Specialized group recognized

Posted by on Nov 8, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

More than just nurses — Specialized group recognized

WHILE many people think the solution to violence occurs in police stations, courtrooms and prisons; there is a dedicated group of nurses who understand “Violence is a Health Care Issue.” Forensic Nurses are lead responders to victims of violence and abuse once they enter the healthcare system. On November 8-12, the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) will celebrate “Forensic Nurses Week” to recognize the nurses who provide exceptional care to survivors and perpetrators of abuse and violence. “Studies show that nearly 40 percent of people are impacted directly or...

Read More

Police tackle rumors of gang violence during Halloween

Posted by on Oct 28, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Police tackle rumors of gang violence during Halloween

FEARS that violent gang members could spoil Sunday’s Halloween event are being taken very seriously, Police say. Bermuda has a history of hoodlums causing trouble over the period through vandalism and other crime. Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Wright is warning would-be thugs that Police will be out in force over the weekend and their behavior will not be tolerated. He said at a news conference today: “For those who celebrate Halloween, the intention is for it to be a fun event — an opportunity for harmless family fun dressing up in costumes, going through the...

Read More

Female duo jailed for ‘merciless’ beating over cell phone

Posted by on Oct 22, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Female duo jailed for ‘merciless’ beating over cell phone

TWO young women, one heavily pregnant, have begun two-year prison sentences for viciously attacking an innocent schoolgirl. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons called the armed attack against Brittany Symonds, 17, “vindictive and merciless” before handing down the sentence plus two years probation upon release, according to ZBM. In August, a jury unanimously convicted Garrina Cann, 21, and Trimiea Roland, 22, of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Cann is from Pembroke, Roland from St. David’s. Their trial heard how on February 2, 2010, near Luke’s Lane in...

Read More

Fifthteen women to examine issues facing Bermuda’s women

Posted by on Oct 18, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Fifthteen women to examine issues facing Bermuda’s women

WOMEN’S issues are very important in Bermuda — that’s why Government has appointed the first-ever 15-member Women’s Council. Culture Minister Neleetha Butterfield announced the scheme Monday. She pledged that the Council will focus on outstanding women’s issues. The Council’s mandate will be to empower women to work together toward improving the quality of life for women, families and society, said Ms. Butterfield. It is expected that the group will urgently examine the findings of a 1997 women’s issues report looking at equal pay, maternity leave,...

Read More

St. Monica’s residents’ hypocrisy over shootings

Posted by on Sep 25, 2010 in Opinion | 1 comment

St. Monica’s residents’ hypocrisy over shootings

WATCHING Friday evening’s edition of ZBM TV News, I was surprised to see some residents at St. Monica’s Road outraged over witnessing a Police car flee the area immediately after Thursday’s shooting there. In that incident in which the culprits drove by on a motorcycle, a 29-year-old man was shot in the back and was last reported to be in the hospital’s intensive care unit – it was his second time being shot. Of course, if residents really did see unarmed police officers flee the scene after the shooting, they have a right to voice concern. But I found it...

Read More