Liberty Employees Participate In Kayak4Kids

News  |  September 27, 2021

Ten Liberty employees recently took part in the annual SCARS Kayak4Kids event, an undertaking aimed at raising money for the charity. A spokesperson said, “Team Liberty took to the waters this weekend to participate in the annual SCARS Kayak4Kids event, a two day event which saw individuals and teams kayak around the island to raise money for the charity SCARS. “Ten Liberty employees wo... Read more

Paddle power raises $160,000 for prevention of child sex abuse

News  |  September 27, 2021

Kayaks, paddleboarders and a rower completed a marathon circuit of the island yesterday to raise almost $160,000 for a charity focused on the prevention of child sex abuse. The money will be used to help fund free training for adults by Saving Children And Revealing Secrets (Scars). Debi Ray-Rivers, the founder and executive director of Scars, said: “These funds are a huge help and wi... Read more

Par 5 Golf Club raises $5,000 for SCARS

News  |  September 13, 2021

Par 5 Golf Club raises $5,000 for SCARS ... Read more

Child Abuse Awareness Campaign

News  |  June 9, 2021

SCARS, The Coalition for the Protection of Children, and The Family Centre are collaborating on a child sexual abuse awareness campaign this month. A spokesperson said, “The message of the campaign is to discuss child sexual abuse and to illustrate the connection between many afflictions we see in some adults. These afflictions include how coping with eating disorders, drug abuse, violence, ... Read more

Paul Njoroge Donates To Local Charities

News  |  March 11, 2021

In an incredibly gracious gesture, Paul Njoroge — who lost his wife, three children and mother-in-law in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash two years ago today — has facilitated a donation of more than $440,000 to Bermuda charities in appreciation for the outpouring of support he received from the people of Bermuda. The Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after take-off on Mar... Read more

Zoom talk about child sex abuse

News  |  February 12, 2021

Parents and teachers have been invited to join an international online talk about child sex abuse tonight. The Zoom discussion is also open to other members of the public, including police and anyone who works with children. Shervonne Hollis, one of the hosts, said the event was designed to highlight “the importance of prevention, recognising and supporting victims of sexual abuse”. She adde... Read more

Man admits touching 12-year-old girl

News  |  February 11, 2021

A 24-year-old Devonshire man was remanded in custody yesterday after he admitted repeatedly sexually exploiting a 12-year-old girl. Shundray Gilbert pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to three counts of touching the pre-teen for a sexual purpose while in a position of trust. All of the incidents took place between August 5, 2015, and July 10, 2016, at which time Gilbert was 19. The c... Read more

How does a five-year sentence for child sex abuse become 18 months? We must do better

News  |  January 7, 2021

A 43-year-old child sex offender, who used a child for his own sexual gratification, was released on Christmas Eve after serving only 18 months of a five-year sentence handed down in November 2019. The community has a right to know some important details such as: Why were the public not informed in advance of his release? Was it because he was not deemed “dangerous” towards chi... Read more

What message are we sending to other sex addicts?

News  |  December 16, 2020

I have the utmost respect for our lawyers and judges. Some of the brightest and wisest minds sit on the bench. What is baffling to me is the lack of knowledge for some when it comes to the minds of child sex offenders. Or is it that they must use past cases — that could have been argued without real facts — to determine present judgments? Those who are sexually attracted to children and ac... Read more

Child advocates condemn court decision on child pornography case

News, Uncategorized  |  December 16, 2020

wo children’s advocates have condemned a suspended sentence handed down in the Supreme Court to a man who admitted accessing thousands of items of child pornography. Wong Li Shan, 43, was spared prison last week with a ten-month suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to three counts of accessing child pornography, including images, videos and written material, as far back as 20... Read more

Man sentenced for sex offences has conviction quashed due to trial delays

News  |  November 23, 2020

A man jailed for three years for a string of sex offences against a schoolgirl has had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal. Kenneth Williams was found guilty of offences against a child under the age of 14 last year. But lawyers asked for the verdict to be overturned and argued that Williams was denied a fair hearing because his trial was plagued by delays and dragged on for almos... Read more

Paddleboarder to attempt 50-mile trip across open ocean

News, Uncategorized  |  October 12, 2020

A paddle boarder is to take on his next feat in a 50-mile trip from an offshore buoy to a bay. Matt Carr plans to make his way from a marker south-southeast of Bermuda back to shore on a stand up board. He said: “I have made it around the island non-stop on three occasions, a distance of 40 miles, which takes about ten hours to complete. “I also raced around Manhattan several years a... Read more