I’m past the point of expressing shock every time I hear of a violent incident involving youth on our island. I am angry. I am sad. I think it’s deplorable that another family is forced to endure unnecessary pain. As a community, we can no longer sit by and complain and point fingers. The blame game is old. We have to put our heads and hearts together and find solutions to this violent scourge that is impacting our beautiful island.
We cannot bury our heads in the sand. Family and friends of those committing heinous acts such as this must speak up and hold them accountable. We must commit to social responsibility—our community is depending on it.
On behalf of the One Bermuda Alliance, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of the young man who lost his life way too soon.