Bermuda descends into lawless ghetto under Ewart Brown's Govt.
TEN MONTHS OF MAYHEM
Bermuda has been hit by an unprecedented wave of gun crime since May 22 last year. Here are the details:
In 2009 17 people were shot.
In 2010 as of March 21, two people have been murdered and seven people have been wounded.
In 2010, there have been 38 Firearms incidents to date, compared to 92 for all of 2009.
Cervio Cox, 26, of Clarendon Road, Smith's, denied seven charges including conspiracy to murder and using a firearm to commit an indictable offence in relation to shootings that took place on Court Street in May.
Anthony Levon Swan, 21, was charged yesterday at Magistrates' Court with possessing a firearm, possessing three 9 mm rounds, discharging ammunition, possessing a firearm to endanger lives, shooting at Raymond Troy "Yankee" Rawlins and stealing a motorcycle and driving it recklessly.
May 22, 2009: Kenwandee (Wheels) Robinson, 27, was killed when two men on a motorbike barreled down St. Monica's Road, Pembroke, at 2.45 p.m., spraying bullets as they passed. He was pronounced dead at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital that evening. His friend Mikey Adams, 24, was also shot in the chest but survived. Nine people have been arrested in connection with the May 23 and 24 shootings though no one has been charged.
May 23, 2009: Three men were shot in Court Street, all survived their injuries. J-Dun Thompson was hit in the street, while Raymond Burgess, 68, and his son Raymond Burgess, 31, were injured in the C&R Discount Store.
July 22 2009: A 25-year-old man was shot in his upper torso in broad daylight in Warwick near to the junction of Spice Hill Road and Khyber Heights Road at 3 p.m. His name has not been revealed by Police nor has anyone been charged.
August 4, 2009: Nineteen-year-old Damien Morris, of Paget, was shot in the leg after a gunman on a bike sped through Tribe Road No. 5 pelting shots at unsuspecting men as they ran for cover. No one has been charged yet.
September 6, 2009: Richard Gaglio, 62, was shot after two men burst into his home demanding cash before one of them pulled the trigger from almost point blank range. Originally his chances for survival were considered slim but Mr. Gaglio has since recovered.
October 31, 2009: Jah-Lario Samuels-Dill, 21, was hit in the chest on Glebe Road, Pembroke, shortly before 4 p.m. as children play nearby. He ran into a nearby house yelling: "Help me, I've been shot" before collapsing on the floor. Mr. Samuels-Dill undergoes surgery and is released from King Edward VII Memorial Hospital two days later. Two men from Pembroke, aged 29 and 30, were arrested but no one has charged.
November 7, 2009: Jermain Lovell, 31, and Kenneth Caines, 24, are shot in the Rubber Tree area of Middletown at 6 p.m. Police arrest a 26-year-old man from Pembroke in connection with the incident.
November 13, 2009: Shaki Minors, 26, from Pembroke, and Renee Kuchler, 24, from Warwick were shot as they left Southside Cinema, St. David's, at 11.30 p.m. Detectives arrested a 28-year-old man from Pembroke and an 18-year-old from Devonshire. A firearm is also seized in connection with the incident.
December 5, 2009: Kumi Harford was gunned down at 5 a.m. on St. Monica's Road and died shortly after at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
December 15, 2009: Gary (Fingaz) Cann, 22, was murdered outside a private home on Southview Road, Sandys.
December 16, 2009: 25-year-old Quinton Baisden was shot in the hand at 1.35 a.m. near Warwick Lanes Bowling Alley.
December 17,2009: Shane Minors shot dead on Friswell's Hill at 6.30 a.m.
January 3, 2010: Perry Puckerin shot dead at Hamilton Workingmen's Club at 9.30pm.
January 10, 2010: A man was shot in the leg on Park Lane near the junction of St. John's Road in Pembroke at 7.20 p.m.
February 3,2010: A 24-year-old Sandys man was shot in the right hand at 1.15 a. m. in the Scotts Hill area of Somerset, near St. Joseph's Church.
March 20, 2010: James Lawes, 26, (Jamaican) died overnight on Saturday, March 20 after a shooting in Dundonald Street on Friday, March 19. Two other men, Maurice Martin and Robin Stovell, were wounded in the incident.
Following the triple shooting on Friday night, the Police released some statistics:
- In 2009 17 people were shot, and there were 92 reported firearm incidents
- In 2010 to date, nine people have been shot, killing two, and there have been 38 reported firearm incidents
This means that last year we had a gun incident about every 4 days. And so far this year, we are having a gun incident every two days.
That’s a lot worse than most people assume, particularly given the small size of this rock and the even smaller neighbourhoods that are being scarred by this violence. It ties my stomach in knots.
Many people know who is up to no good in this little community. It is one thing for shots to be fired in isolated side streets, but now the attacks are boldly taking place in public spaces with lots of witnesses. It seems they do not care who they hit, and that represents a serious escalation in our problem.
From time to time you hear folks saying “the violence will scare away the international business and tourists.”
We’re past that now: the violence is starting to scare away Bermudians.
While Bermuda rachets up its payroll taxes, there are repeated warnings from the international sector that this will lead to additional jobs being moved to more friendly jurisdictions.
Witness this news from Nova Scotia, where yet another fund company run by ex-Bermuda hands is setting up shop:
Castle Hall Alternatives, which helps investors identify and manage hedge fund operational risk, plans to create up to 50 jobs in Halifax with help from the provincial government. The company, headquartered in Montreal, has signed a $1.42-million, six-year payroll rebate agreement with Nova Scotia Business Inc., the provincial business development agency. The agreement is tied to job creation targets. Castle Hall is also getting up to $150,000 for training from the Economic and Rural Development Department’s Industrial Expansion Fund.
Todays Breaking News:
Bermuda-based reinsurer Flagstone Holdings Ltd. is set to move its place of incorporation to Luxembourg, citing the need to "settle" the company's identity "as a European company". ...........
Ewart Brown's corrupt and incompetent PLP govt. have knocked the last nail in Bermuda's coffin
The full scale destruction of BDA's "bread and butter" is underway ,more and more international reinsurance firms are pulling out, as local firms close or go under.
People will lose their jobs ,as more and more International Insurance as well as local business will hunker down even more than they have been,or go out of business or just go bankrupt,there will be no business start-ups to generate jobs,taxes will keep rising, as gov't income keeps falling,more cheap labor Asians will be imported to do grunt work.
Massively enlarged Government,and taxes, slamming the business entrepreneurs crushing small businesses that create jobs
Gambling casinos will be built as the new cure-all ,as night life in Hamilton will shut down from roaming gang violence.
Business planning is a long-term affair and businessmen will know that in a few years Bda Inc. will be no different than a Jamaican ghetto or a segregated community in South America, with the few wealthy gated behind security guards and walled off communities,and the masses fighting for survival in drug-gang infested ghettos .
PLP Politicians will continue looting,pillaging and raping Bermuda,while telling the dumb masses the cause of their misery is the white man and that gambling casinos and independence is their savior .