BLDC mourns employee – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS

BLDC mourns employee

Mail

Print

Tweet

A young man who lost his life in a crash was a promising and well-liked member of the team at the Bermuda Land Development Corporation, colleagues have said.

Leric Lightbourn, 21, was killed after his bike was involved in collision last Friday on Middle Road in Devonshire near its junction with Vesey Street.

Mr Lightbourn was the third road fatality of the year.

The former pupil of the Whitney Institute Middle School and the Berkeley Institute worked as a landscaper for the BLDC, a government quango based in St George's.

Mr Lightbourn was awarded the outstanding achievement award when he graduated from the parks department's skills development programme and in 2018 undertook further studies in Bournemouth in England.

The BLDC said: “We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague, Leric.”

The corporation said he was “a quiet, well-mannered man who worked hard every day and did what he had to get the job done — he never minded the task”.

The statement added: “Leric was a respected and integral part of our BLDC landscaping team and he will be dearly missed by all of us. We send our sincere condolences to Leric's family and friends.”

Team player: Leric Lightbourn, the third road fatality recorded on Bermuda's roads in 2020, was a landscaper for the Bermuda Land Development Corporation, earning the outstanding achievement award when he graduated from the parks department's skills development programme and in 2018 undertook further studies in Bournemouth, England (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Mail

Print

Tweet

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published September 19, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated September 19, 2020 at 1:27 pm)

BLDC mourns employee

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon