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Bermuda Violence | bus driver beaten in broad daylight

February 12, 2014 - Author: bdadmin
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Violence on a Bermuda Bus

More Violence in Bermuda.

From The Royal Gazette
By Gareth Finighan
Published Feb 11, 2014

Juliet Pearman-Tucker, who has worked as a bus driver for 15 years, suffered from facial bruising and a sprained shoulder in the attack and is likely to be off work for the rest of the week.

Ms Pearman-Tucker said she was heading into Hamilton from the west end when she stopped to pick up two passengers outside the Henry VIII Pub shortly after 11am.

A woman believed to be in her 20s boarded the bus and told the driver she was transferring from another vehicle.

Bermuda Public Transportation

Hamilton Bus Depot in Bermuda.

When Ms Pearman-Tucker pointed out that she would have to pay a fare, the passenger ignored her and sat down.  The confrontation escalated after Ms Pearman-Tucker said she would call the police if the passenger did not disembark.

The driver claims that when she took out her cell phone and began dialing a number, the passenger got up from her seat, ran to her and began trying to wrestle the phone from her.

In the ensuing violence, Ms Pearman-Tucker was punched in the face.

“I was completely shocked, I just didn’t see it coming. I just feel so embarrassed and humiliated by the whole experience.

“We had tourists on-board and they felt embarrassed for me.”

The Royal Gazette understands that a suspect has been arrested and is expected to appear before the courts shortly.

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No Bermuda Bus Or Ferry Service This Morning (Feb 6)

February 6, 2014 - Author: bdadmin
Bermuda Bus Service

Not running this morning?

No Bermuda bus or ferry service this morning.

February 6, 2014 – Royal Gazette says:

The row surrounding the sacking of ten hotel workers has escalated and residents will have to find their own way to work and school today (Feb 6).

Bus and ferry workers have opted to strike in support of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess staff members, and will attend a meeting at the Bermuda Industrial Union this morning.

While recognising the chaos their action is likely to cause Chris Furbert, the Bermuda Industrial Union president, defended the stance, claiming he was acting in the interests of future generations.

“We understand that these are difficult times but you can be assured of this, if this organisation is gone tomorrow the wrath that you will feel from the employers in this country, and others, you won’t want to know that,” said Mr Furbert. [more]

February 5, 2014 – Bernews says:

As it stands now [5.00pm], the buses are running, but will not be running tomorrow.

Marine & Ports Staff will return to work to provide ferry services at 5.30pm – but only on the Pink and Green routes…

Govt. confirm “there will be no bus or ferry service tomorrow morning (Feb 6) and until further notice.”  [more from bernews]

Expedia.comFebruary 5, 2014 – Royal Gazette says:

Public transport services have been scrapped for tomorrow (Feb 6) as the dispute over sacked hotel workers rumbles on to a third day.

Services were thrown into chaos today when hundreds of unionised workers marched in a show of support for the ten staff who were made redundant from the Fairmont Hamilton Princess hotel last month.

And tonight a Transport Ministry spokesman confirmed that bus and ferry services had been cancelled tomorrow (Today) after Public Transport Department staff said they would not be showing up for work. [more from the royal gazette]

  • Commenter 32n64w at Bernews says (in part):
  • “…The implied reality and true intent of their decisions would lead any reasonable observer to conclude the BIU executive are more concerned with creating havoc and unrest for political gain at the expense of the Government, taxpayers and voters’ interests; which is particularly relevant in advance of the upcoming (truly) maiden OBA budget and necessary cuts as suggested in the SAGE Commission report…”

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