Bermuda Premier announces plan for national service

| 05/02/2010

(The Royal Gazette): The Premier today announced a detailed national service plan for young adults. The programme is voluntary, but possible incentives including better loan rates and reduced TCD fees have been proposed as a means of getting men and women between the ages of 24 and 30 to commit to complete 16 hours of service a month for two years. Dr. Brown told the House of Assembly this morning: “The recent acts of senseless violence that have rocked Bermuda, together with the release of the Mincy Report highlighting the plight of our young men, have clearly underscored the need for mentoring and other creative strategies to restore Bermuda’s harmony and peace.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Some form of national service should be compulsory and include men and women starting at a younger age, before age 24.