Let’s begin with ʽNo is no’

Uncategorized  |  January 26, 2022

Having read the article about the Supreme Court upholding the conviction of a man who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old schoolgirl almost 20 years ago, we hope and pray that this survivor receives the healing required to feel worthy and understand that the assault was not her fault. This case clearly demonstrates that we can still be affected 20 years later from an experience of childhood sexua... 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

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

Scars certifies 10,000th child advocate

News, Uncategorized  |  January 20, 2020

A charity dedicated to halting the sexual abuse of children crossed a landmark when it certified its 10,000th child advocate. Debi Ray-Rivers, the founder of Saving Children And Revealing Secrets, said that milestone, achieved on Saturday, reflected progress made on the issue by the Bermuda community. Ms Ray-Rivers said: “It’s a testament to our community, to our people, because we are not a... Read more

CHILD ABUSE REPORT: Child Sex Sentences Put Under Review • Do Punishments Reflect the Seriousness of the Crime? • The Chief Justice Has Ordered a Review of Sentencing

News, Uncategorized  |  March 8, 2013

Bermuda’s top judge has ordered a review of sentencing policy in child sex abuse cases. Chief Justice Ian Kawaley disclosed the move after concern was expressed by children’s rights advocates that some sentences do not reflect the gravity of offences. Jon Brunson of SCARS, which tackles child sex abuse, and Sheelagh Cooper of the Coalition for the Protection of Children, united to criticise ... Read more

SCARS Charity Gets a Boost from Argus

News, Uncategorized  |  January 11, 2013

The Argus group has partnered with SCARS Bermuda to help the charity reach more adults with its training programmes. Along with making a financial donation to make the ‘Darkness to Light Stewards of Children’ training programme free, Argus has allowed the charity to use its conference room facilities for the training. The programme is aimed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognise and ... Read more