A number of children facing certain court proceedings are now without legal representation after litigation guardian Tiffanne Thomas quit the role pending resolution of payment for her services over the last four years. Thomas announced last week that she planned to take legal action to resolve the matter once and for all. Government meanwhile has…...
Premier dissolves ministry probing child abuse allegations, sacks minister
Minister "disappointed" but vows to work diligently in the backbench
Premier David Burt has dissolved the ministry of social development and sports, and fired its head Michael Weeks, raising concerns about an ongoing investigation into the department of child and family services. In a wide-ranging cabinet “reconfiguration” the Premier also assumed responsibility for the nascent fintech industry, handed finance to newcomer Curtis Dickinson and brought…...
Government continues stonewalling on DCFS investigation
Claims answering questions will 'prejudice' the probe; key people yet to be contacted
Days after casting its investigation into the Department of Child and Family Services as purely a human resources matter, the Social Development Ministry has suggested it is looking into several matters including child abuse allegations we brought to their attention. And, despite insisting the investigation is “ongoing”, there are no indications that an inquiry has […]
DCFS Director Maybury narrowly evaded court ordered arrest
An exasperated family court was forced to issue a warrant ordering the arrest of Child and Family Services Director Alfred Maybury after he repeatedly failed to attend court for a case involving a child in his official care. That is just one of several claims about the director’s performance of his duties detailed in lawyer…...
Tiffanne Thomas: “Somebody help these children”
On July 19, Tiffanne Thomas wrote an open letter to the Premier alerting him to the fact that, for the past 20 years, Bermuda has failed to protect the rights of vulnerable children who have no where else to turn to but the state. In this July 20 interview she explains the situation and urges […]
Open Letter to the Premier
A fresh perspective on the 'two Bermudas'
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