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I am taking this opportunity to inform you of my efforts to find answers to a very troubling series of events that have been impacting a cross section of the Bermudian community.
Over the years, there have been reasons for concerns as it relates to the sudden and serious illness along with the untimely and unexplained death that have been plaguing members of the Bermuda Police Service. As you will know over the last year the Bermuda Police Service had another three serving officers dying. These high rates of sudden illnesses and passive death (death not in the line of duty) have been growing problems that needs urgent attention.
We all know that in 1989, there were reports that give rise to concerns of ex-police officers becoming ill with and dying from cancer. This concern was so great that in 1990, the then Chief Medical Officer of Bermuda; Dr. Can, ordered and allegedly conduct an inconclusive, unscientific study of the problem.
In February of 2004, there were reports that workers at police administration came down with headaches and blurred vision; the cause which was attributed to the poor working condition of the poor structural environment of the condemn building they are forced to work in.
In May 14th 2007 a subsidiary of the Bermuda Police Service was closed after scientific test revealed, the presence of a high mold concentration in that building, was at a dangerous level, to facilitate prolong human presence. There was also the 2008 blog revelation of a similar situation at the Hamilton Police Station.
There is also the issue of the multi-satellite reception facility and the health problem that is associated with the radiation that is linked with such facility.
With the death of my good friend Andrew Thomas, I have commit to use my voice and energy to call for those responsible, to ensure that answer to the question are found and action is taken to reduce the health risk the members of the Bermuda Police Service is now facing and in the process promote longevity among the BPS members.
In order to achieve this objective, I have embarked on a 5 phase campaign; after a period of planning I put the first phase into effect 4th February 2009. This phase consist of writing letters to several key institution and individual in the Bermuda society to use their personal influence and office to bring about some meaningful change. I have written to the Governor and his deputy, the Commissioner of Police, Bermuda Police Association, the Premier, Minister of Health, Bar Association, Human Rights Commission, BDA Cancer Association, The Speaker of the House of Assemble, the leaders of the trade unions and many others. The second phase of this campaign is to bring this campaign and the action of the first phase to the press.
Unfortunately, in order to avoid stumbling blocks and sabotage I am unable to inform you of the up coming three phase of this concern, however I can assure you that each stage this campaign is more intense then the previous stage.
It is my hope that those who are responsible and are invested with the authority to ensure that the appropriate action is taken thus avoiding the prolong suffering of the people who protect the nation.