LATEST NEWS, inside the BPS

Sudden Death of Mr. Sotunji Burgess

Tue, 2017-12-12

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 37 year old Sotunji Burgess and extends sincere condolences to his family & friends.

Mr. Burgess became unresponsive while a passenger aboard a scheduled Jet Blue flight from New York USA to Bermuda on Sunday, December 10th and despite lifesaving efforts by the airline’s crew as well as local EMTs transporting him to hospital, he was later pronounced dead.

Sudden Death of 37 Year Old Bermudian Man

Mon, 2017-12-11

Around 10:10pm Sunday, December 10th police and first responders attended a reported medical emergency onboard a scheduled Jet Blue flight arriving from New York USA.

CPR was being performed on an unresponsive 37 year old man believed to be from Smith’s parish by the airline’s cabin crew and lifesaving efforts continued as he was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance.

However, sadly he was later pronounced dead.

10 Weekend Collisions Reported – Down From 21 Last Weekend

Mon, 2017-12-11

The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the public for their cooperation on the roads over the weekend, as the number of reported collisions was down from 21 last weekend to 10 this weekend.

In addition, 8 people were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving this past weekend, with seven individuals failing the alco-analyser test and one passing it.

The police will continue their highly visible presence on the roads.

Recruit Foundation Course #78 Passing Out Parade

Thu, 2017-12-07

At 4pm today (Thursday, December 7th) the Passing Out Parade for Recruit Foundation Course #78 took place at Police Headquarters in Prospect, Devonshire. In attendance at the ceremony were several dignitaries including:

His Excellency, The Governor, Mr. John Rankin CMG

Condition Update: 16 Year Old Girl Remains in the Intensive Care Unit

Thu, 2017-12-07

At last check earlier this morning (December 7th) the 16 year old girl hurt when the auxiliary (50cc) cycle she was riding went over an embankment along South Road, Paget in the vicinity of Southcote Road around 7:55pm Friday remained in stable condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

2017 Christmas Road Safety Press Conference

Thu, 2017-12-07

Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs The Hon. Walter Roban, JP, MP: Good morning: Road safety is a very serious issue and I have a simple message for all drivers, but especially for young male drivers. Slow down. Our roads have no room for error.

Stop making other drivers react to your excessive speed. Many don’t have your highly-tuned reaction times. In addition…and this is something you will hear again and again today…do not drive when impaired.

Road traffic accidents are taking a terrible toll on Bermuda…and they mostly affect younger people in the prime of life. The number one external cause of death in Bermuda, (i.e. death that is not from illness or disease), is transport accidents at 34.8%.*

Update: Two Car Collision on North Shore Road in Smith’s Parish

Wed, 2017-12-06

A two car collision that occurred around 7:45pm Sunday, December 3rd on North Shore Road, Smith’s parish in the area of Flatts Village resulted in no serious injuries.

The two cars were apparently being driven in opposite directions at the time.

It is now confirmed that three people were involved.



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