Bermuda Regiment Pursues Long Term Absentees

 

A Bermuda Regiment soldier absent without leave for seven years has been fined after returning home from overseas.  The individual was detained at Bermuda International Airport when he recently returned to the Island after an extended stay abroad.

 

Regiment Adjutant Major Benjamin Beasley said the soldier had been given a “substantial” fine after appearing in front of new Commanding Officer Lt Col Michael Foster-Brown and returned to the active duty list.

 

Maj Beasley added: “This is a good example of what can happen if people take it upon themselves not to turn up for Regiment duty. There are around 100 people on our list of those who have failed to fulfil their responsibilities to the Regiment and to the community we serve.  This case shows that you can run, but you can’t hide forever. Through the Joint Intelligence Unit we are receiving support from our sister services in helping clear up the absentee list.  The names on the list represent wasted tax payer money.  One’s personal view on conscription is irrelevant; the fact is: long term absentees are a financial burden on every resident and it is our job - especially in our current financial situation - to prevent money being wasted.”

“In addition, it is irresponsible for some young men to snub their lawful duties, while others will take it in stride and do what their country requires of them.

Lt Col Foster-Brown said: “The Regiment is a caring employer with the best interests of our soldiers at heart.  We help our soldiers whenever we can and if they have a genuine reason for being unable to serve, they are treated sympathetically. But it’s important they talk to us about it so we can find the best way forward for all concerned. I would urge those who have not completed their legal obligation to the Regiment to get in touch with us as soon as possible, and if you are a friend or relative of a long term absentee, please also encourage them to do so: the longer the absence the greater the crime and those who return voluntarily will have that fact considered in mitigation.”

“For those who may have legitimate reasons for being unable to serve there is a mechanism in place for deferment. The soldier who I saw earlier this week wrote asking for deferment before he absconded; however he didn’t show up for his interview.  There is a reasonable chance he would have had his service deferred, but instead he chose to be absent. It gives me no pleasure to punish soldiers, but I will not hesitate to apply the law; it is not fair on those that do carry out their duty if others who don’t are not held to account.”

Maj. Beasley added that, in some cases, soldiers who repeatedly fail to turn up for duty are prosecuted in Magistrate’s Court. And he said, if found guilty, they can face a large fine and imprisonment.  He added a criminal record can hamper not only prospects at home, but cause problems with overseas travel.  He added that this was not the preferred route of resolving absenteeism, but can be the only option left.  Maj. Beasley said: “It’s in everyone’s interests for people with outstanding time to serve in the Regiment to do something about it, rather than just hoping the problem will go away – it won’t.”

Lt Col Foster-Brown added that a security review was underway, which could lead to a change in the current conscription arrangements.  But he said: “This will not change the fact individuals have broken the current law and the Regiment will enforce it as it stands. Anyone called to serve must do so or tell us why they can’t. If the reason for not attending is concern over the military aspects of service, then they should rest assured: the vast majority of soldiers within the Regiment find it a hugely rewarding and positive experience which has also helped them in other aspects of their life including civilian employment.  The time commitment is also less than it has been in the past too – typically equating to 24 days per year and we offer a wide variety of worthwhile and interesting specialist roles.”

The Bermuda Regiment is looking for volunteers for a variety of roles. A Regiment career offers a soldier adventure, challenge, overseas travel, skills, competitive pay, a rewarding opportunity to serve your country while making new friends and having fun.  A $300 bonus will be awarded to all volunteers who enlist for Recruit Camp 2014. For more information, call 238-1045 or visit www.bermudaregiment.bm.

The below list contains those soldiers who are recorded as long term absentees along with their last known address.  Anyone having information as to their whereabouts or circumstances is requested to contact The Regimental Sergeant Major WO1 Rayner at 238-3921

LIST OF LONG TERM ABSENTEE SOLDIERS AS AT 2 JULY 2013

REGT #

RANK

SURNAME

FORENAMES

DATE OF BIRTH

LAST KNOW RESIDENCE

10628

Pte

ARMSTRONG

Ian Stuart

21-Oct-80

2 Cotswold Lane Smith's FL03

11210

Pte

ARMSTRONG

Kanhai Sean

14-Aug-85

133 Northshore Road Pembroke HM14

9612

Pte

ASCENTO

Stevon Andrew

19-Mar-79

8 Curving Avenue Pembroke HM19

10945

Pte

ATWOOD

Daniel Arthur

27-Apr-86

3 Wellington Park, St Georges GE 02

11123

Pte

AUGUSTUS

Che Wayne La Marr

17-Aug-90

61 Harrington Sound, Hamilton

11075

Pte

BALL

Joshua Timothy

17-Dec-91

16 Euclid Avenue Pembroke HM14

10993

Pte

BEAN

Randy Melvin

20-May-89

6 Harvey Rd, Sandys

9750

Pte

BEAN

Marcus Shawn

20-Sep-79

11 Red Coat Ln, St. Georges

11124

Pte

BEAN

Waymond Earlington Garfield

13-Feb-91

40 Ballast Point, St Davids DD02

11161

Pte

BEEK

Tuare Lewis

8-Jul-89

No Last Known Address

10478

Pte

BELL

Ronald

14-Jun-88

4 Cashew City Road, St David's DD 02 - 332-3408

10635

Pte

BOOTH

Dwyer Hassan

30-Jan-90

23 Ord Road Paget PG03

10636

Pte

BOWEN

Reyel Reynold Alfred

10-Jan-88

10 Park Hill Warwick WK03

10406

Pte

BRANGMAN

Derrick Lorenzo

24-Aug-87

76 Roberts Ave, Devonshire

10292

Pte

BRANGMAN

Trenton Royston

31-Oct-87

5 Bell Ln, Devonshire

10637

Pte

BRANGMAN

Tyrone Steven

25-Sep-86

5 Upper Apt Middletown Lane Pembroke HM17

11126

Pte

BROWNE

Tyahn Ojai Eugene

26-Jul-90

39 Sun Valley Rd, Warwick

9752

Pte

BURGESS

Miguel Johnathan

23-Oct-77

22 Ord Road Paget PG02

11419

PTE

BURNS

Salih Maurice

3-May-93

1 Frith Estate Warwick(last know Address)

10488

Pte

BURROWS

Tomeko Jerome

24-Feb-88

13 Middletown Lane Pembroke HM17

9958

Pte

BUTTERFIELD

Leonard Dayle Raemar

30-Apr-84

31 Burnt House Hill Warwick WK02

10776

Pte

BUTTERFIELD-WEBB

Lorance Teron Khiry

11-Oct-89

8 Schools Drive, Devonshire DV 02 - 541-8134

11368

Pte

BYRON

Michael Andell

17-May-93

25 Lighthouse Road Southampton SN02

9814

Pte

CAESAR

Gregory Roy

22-Nov-83

26 Marsh Folly Rd, Pembroke

11052

Pte

CUNHA

Nico Virginio

7-Jan-92

8 Spicelands Road Warwick WK02

9393

Pte

CURTIS

Kah-Li Floyd

15 Jul 80

6 North Shore Rd, Devonshire

10849

Pte

DAVIES

Nigel John

12-Jan-88

1 Georges Bay Ln Sandys SB02

10080

Pte

DESLIVA

Eric Carmel Tywon

17 Aug 85

45 Elliot Street, Pembroke

11065

Pte

DILL

Shannon Sakari

18-Aug-90

33 Angle Street Pembroke HM 17

11010

Pte

DUNLOP

Delonte Colin

30-Dec-88

16 Sinky Bay Road, Southampton SN02

11071

Pte

EASTON

Rickai Neville

31-Oct-90

11 Spring Hill Warwick WK08

10436

Pte

FOGGO

Warren Jode

17-Aug-88

117 Mullett Bay Rd St Georges GE01

11170

Pte

FUBLER

Eugene Jahson

7-Aug-91

1 Cove Valley St George's GE05

10679

Pte

FURBERT

Khiry Ondrey

03 Feb 90

5 Cherry Hill, Pembroke

10983

Pte

FURBERT

Joey Goolbeharry

21-Apr-90

7 Edgeway Lane Pembroke. HM15

9843

Pte

FURTADO

David Alberto

15 Jan 85

28 Poinciana Rd, Devonshire

10217

Pte

GARDNER

Germiko Cordell Charles

10-Feb-86

12 Railway Terrace, Palmetto Road, Pembroke HM19

9473

Pte

GIBBONS

Densil Anthony

21-Mar-83

90 Cobb's Hill Road

10688

Pte

HENDERSON

Leroy Samuel

24 Oct 89

45 Cambridge Rd, Sandys

10928

Pte

HODSELL

Kyle Christopher

24 Nov 88

47 Wellington Back Rd, St. Georges

10695

Pte

JAMES

Ricoh Lloyd

14-Apr-90

4 Warwickshire Road, Warwick WK02

9447

Pte

JOELL

Daniel Alexander

10-May-83

No Fixed Abode

11217

Pte

JOELL

Alan Wayne

25-Aug-89

5 Orange Hole Road St David's DD03

11201

Pte

JOHNSTON

Denzel Undre

3-Apr-92

3 Penhurst Lane Smiths FL01

10924

Pte

JONES

Kentwon Devaugh Dill

2-Jan-91

7 Ord Rd Valley Ln Warwick WK10

10325

Pte

LAGLE

Brien Frederick

20-Sep-87

3 Two Pieces of Eight Lane, St George's GE01

11177

Pte

LEE

Shannon Eugene

6-Nov-91

18 Valley Heights Devonshire DV05

11059

Pte

LEE

Jason Alexander

14-Apr-92

18 Valley Heights, Devonshire DV05

9601

Pte

LIGHTBOURNE

Devonne Terrance

3-Apr-79

14 Overview Hill Pembroke HM13

11077

LCpl

LINDSAY

D'Whyte Elroy

21 Dec 91

10 Rocklands Rd, Warwick

10330

Pte

LOWE

Adrian Arthur

9-Aug-88

7 Frolic Lane Scenic Heights, Southampton SN04

10611

Pte

MARTIN

Brian Levi

26 Jul 86

2 Mount Wyndham Dr, Hamilton

11193

Pte

MARTIN-LEWIS

Andre Mark

20-Jul-90

14 Spice Hill Road Warwick WK02

11178

Pte

MELLO

Jason Meshach

28 Feb 91

4 Clark's Ln, Pembroke

11018

Pte

MINKS

Herscheo

29-Mar-90

100 Southshore Road Smith's HS01

9593

Pte

MONIZ

Marcello David

15 Dec 82

2 Tatem Ln, Warwick

9166

Pte

OUTERBRIDGE

Brendon McNeil

22-Feb-82

143 Northshore Road, Crawl CR02

10236

Pte

PAYNTER

Donovan

21 Feb 84

20 Blue Hole Hill

10813

Pte

PHILLIPE

Roger Lauron

12-Feb-90

16 Devon Springs Lane Devonshire FL01

10558

Pte

RAYNOR

Davaughn Steven

3-Jun-79

13 Court Street, Pembroke HM10

11209

Pte

REID

Nelson Jorell

2-Mar-91

5 Pembroke Park Pembroke HM07

9708

Pte

RICHARDSON

Erin Lee

27-Sep-85

5 Woodlawn Road Pembroke HM11

11183

Pte

ROBINSON

Stacey Shannon

11-Nov-90

33 Angle Street Pembroke HM17

9627

Pte

SALTUS

Walde Andre

10 Aug 79

35 Devon Ln, Devonshire

10008

Pte

SANTUCCI

Henry Lincoln

17-Mar-84

1 Four spar Ln Dockyard MAO2

11258

Pte

SCOTT

Gregory Winston

12-Jan-91

5 Spice Hill Road Warwick WK03

10253

Pte

SCOTT

Che Michael

1-Oct-84

17 Becon Hill Ln Sandys MAO2

10872

Pte

SEYMOUR

Jessie James

11-Jun-89

89 Northshore Road Devonshire DV04

10899

Pte

SHAKIR

Jahi Rico

11-Jun-89

29 Marbelle Cottage Middle Road Smith's FL03

9712

Pte

SHOWERS

Kamar Jehrone

31-Aug-83

30 Horseshoe Road Southampton SN04

9907

Pte

SIMONS

Devon Peter

2-May-84

3 Rushy Lane Sandy's MA04

10816

Pte

SIMONS

Shauntino Reginald

21-May-90

Unit 4 11 Fisherman's Hill, Crawl CR04

10829

Pte

SIMONS

Larri Cito

7-Nov-90

36 Cedar Hill Warwick WK06

10366

Pte

SMITH

Jordan Brian

09 Feb 87

15 White Sands Rd, Paget

11195

Pte

SMITH

Jonte Vaughn

24 Mar 82

6 Camp Drive, Southampton

9429

Pte

SMITH

Anthony William

21 Jul 78

15 Princess Estate Rd, Pembroke

10751

Pte

SMITH

Shirwin Jared

19-Jan-88

65 North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish CR01

11083

Pte

SMITH

Samantha Debra

14-Oct-88

23 Allspice Gardens Warwick WK03

11192

Pte

SMITH

Lincoln Eugene

17-Nov-91

1 Newman Lane Pembroke HM01

11431

PTE

SMITH

Mandela Quincy

27-Aug-91

10 South Road Paget

10377

Pte

SUHARTANO

Tony Adik

23 Nov 85

25a Ramgoat Hill, Smiths

9988

Pte

SWAN

Shaun Amir

05 Oct 84

2 Cameron Close, Smiths

10954

LCpl

SWAN

Jason Albert

12-Dec-83

25 Radnor Rd Estate Rd Hamilton Parish CR01

10759

Pte

TACKLYN

Daneiro Reginald

29-Jan-89

13 Hillview Road Warwick WK05

10911

Pte

TANKARD

Miguel Stephon

14-Jun-91

36 Long Bay Lane Sandy's MA03

11155

Pte

THOMAS

Marcus Sean Shakhun

18 Sep 91

4 Railway Trail, Southampton

10946

Pte

THOMAS

Tyler Troy

23-Nov-89

11 Watlington Lane Devonshire DV06

9718

Pte

TROTT

Everest John

28 Feb 78

11 Redcoat Ln, St Georges

10777

Pte

TROTT

Richard Arnold

6-Jun-90

79 Southside Road St George's DD01

11118

Pte

TROTT

Gregory Daniels

17-Sep-91

46 Happy Valley Road Pembroke HM20

9779

Pte

TUCKER

Zedric Kareem

22-Aug-75

No Known Address

10997

Pte

TUCKER

Gregory Armando

17-Jul-91

74 Robert's Avenue Devonshire HM15

10951

Pte

TUCKER

Wayne Howard

15-Aug-86

5 South Bend Ln Beacon Hill Sandys MA03

11212

Pte

USHER

Jermaine Taure

5-Dec-91

8 Fisherman's Hill Crawl CR04

8653

Drmr

WILLIAMS

Tyrone Jermaine Dewight

10-Feb-75

3 Middletown Drive Pembroke

9772

Pte

WILSON

Shane Robert Lee

18 Nov 84

5 Wellman's Ln, Southampton

10592

Pte

WOLFFE

Kishauni Kevoni

13 Oct 85

41 Dundonald St, Pembroke

11321

Pte

WOLFFE

Akeem Kenneth

14-May-92

18 Summit View Drive Crawl CR03

10594

Pte

WOODS

Sinday Harold

22-Mar-88

76 Lakeside Cottage Middle Road Warwick WK07