Superintendent Sean Field-Lament – “With the National Heroes’ Day holiday weekend almost upon us, the public can look forward to a host of social events, including carnival type activity starting Thursday, 15th June 2023 and ending on National Heroes’ Day, Monday 19th June 2023.
The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) will maintain high visibility during these festivities.
We urge members of the public against engaging in criminal activity or anti-social behaviour during these parties, or any of the numerous other social gatherings set to take place during the holiday weekend.
Of particular note are three carnival themed events scheduled for the holiday Monday:
There will be two J’ouvert events, which take place between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., followed by Revel de Road.
One J’ouvert will take place at Bernard’s Park between 3:00am and 9:00am. The other J’ouvert will take place at City Hall car park between 3:00am and 9:00am and will have a moving element to it.
The music and crowd will move off at 8:00am from City Hall, west on Church Street, north on Par-La-Ville Road on to Woodlands Road, taking the right on to Canal Street. The event will finish in the area of Bulls Head car park.
The Corporation of Hamilton and the Ministry of Public Works have issued traffic notices permitting the closure of the roads mentioned, during the event.
Next up will be Revel de Road. This will be in three stages:
- (1stmove) 12 noon – Starting at Dundonald Street next to Victoria Park, north on Cedar Avenue, east on Marsh Folly Road, east on Palmetto Road, stopping at Barkers Hill roundabout at 3:30pm.
- (2ndmove) 3:30pm – heading west on North Shore Road, south on Black Watch Pass, south on Marsh Folly Road and south on Cedar Avenue, stopping at Victoria Park at 7:30pm.
(3rd move) 8:30pm – heading south on Cedar Avenue, west on Victoria Street, south on Wesley Street, west on Church Street and north on Par-La-Ville Road, ending at BAA at 9:45pm. Music will continue until 11:30pm.
For additional information about the Carnival in Bermuda events, please visit their Instagram page: @carnivalinbermuda, website: www.carnivalinbermuda.com or contact them via e-mail: email@example.com.
Motorists should expect delays and there will be traffic diversions as a result of road closures and large numbers of people expected to be in attendance. We ask that you exercise patience and caution. Event organisers will have marshals on the roads for these events, supported by the BPS where required.
It should be noted that although the scheduled carnival events have obtained noise permits, the BPS will still monitor noise levels and use authority under the law to address any noise related complaints, if necessary.
Members of the public planning to attend any of these events should travel with a group or in pairs, avoid parking or walking in dimly lit or isolated areas and let someone know of their whereabouts and when they plan to return.
The parked vehicles of patrons attending scheduled events should not obstruct any surrounding roads or driveways.
For those headed out on the water, please file a float plan. Do not go boating alone. Ensure your radio is working and all the requisite safety equipment on-board is up-to-date.
When swimming, do not swim alone and please ensure that your boat’s registration decal is current and prominently displayed.
Do not consume alcohol and drive, ride or operate a watercraft.
We also ask that you cooperate with our BPS officers, as we aim to ensure minimal disruption and that everyone is able to enjoy the holiday, without fear for their safety and wellbeing.
From a policing perspective, the public can expect road sobriety checkpoints starting the evening of Friday, 16th June through Monday, 19th June 2023 in all nine parishes.
Once again, don’t drive, ride or operate a watercraft intoxicated and have a plan to safely arrive at your intended destination after taking part in any of the celebrations.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents and visitors a safe holiday weekend and urge you to enjoy yourselves responsibly.”
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