Hard on the heels of another community outreach event to stem the tide of gun violence and antisocial behavior in Bermuda, the head of YouthVision Promotions issued a heartfelt appeal today, to those still “living a notorious lifestyle”.
Members of the community were urged to come out as a show of support for the cause on Saturday night (March 24), at Glory Temple New Testament Church in St David’s.
The event, entitled ‘Redeemed: From Jail to Jesus’, was also attended by acknowledged guests, including National Security Minister Wayne Caines, Pastor Leroy Bean and PLP MP Renee Ming.
In a follow-up statement issued today, Mr Crockwell appealed to the community at large, and those involved in gang and gun related violence to keep putting the guns down, in light of the fact that no gun murders were committed within the past few months.
“We would like to take this time to speak to those who are living a notorious lifestyle, as it has been no gun-related murders in the last few months,” said Mr Crockwell.
“Bermuda says thank you for putting guns down. Now the next step is to get involved with positive organizations and talk to positive people. There are people who can help you, and if you want, the exit plan is always available.
“Don’t wait until it’s too late.”
He also extended a big ‘thank you’ to entertainers Riche and Nathan Robinson, Larrita Adderley, Charo Hollis, the Dellwood Middle School, Glory Temple Dance Team, and Raymond ‘Whoppa Benz’ Symonds.
Guest speakers included Minister Lee Todd, Pastor Clarke Minors, Pastor Dwain Smith, George ‘Scott’ Smith, Raymond Symonds and Andre Minors.
On behalf of YouthVision Promotions, which also produces Visionz Magazine, he also thanked all involved for promotion throughout the community; including social media, leading up to the event.
“We look forward to hosting more events of the like,” said Mr Crockwell. “For when the streets are quiet, we have to raise our voices.”
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