Plans to build a DNA database in the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda were announced by Prince Andrew in 2005. The contract to establish and maintain a Bermuda criminal DNA database and a Bermudian general population database is with Florida-based firm Trinity DNA solutions. Bermuda has begun to implement a DNA database of arrested persons and to keep samples and DNA profiles indefinitely from innocent people, but it has not yet attempted to build the proposed general population database. In early March 2011 there were 2,500 people on Bermuda's DNA database.
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- Bermuda Sun: Shadow AG sets record straight on police powers (19th February 2013)
- The Royal Gazette: Where the parties stand on crime (10th December 2012)
- Bermuda Sun: Government Contracts Awarded For The Month Ended March 31, 2012 (27th June 2012)
Contract Awarded To Trinity DNA Solutions. Total Value of Contract USD550,000.00 (March 27, 2012).
- Bermuda Sun: Forensic experts detail tests helping cops win the war against gun crime (3rd February 2011)
Reports that there are about 2,500 DNA profiles on the database.
- The Royal Gazette: DNA database links 10 suspects to past crimes (30th August 2010)
Reports that between January 1 and July 31 2010, a total of 1,190 DNA samples have been received by the Forensic Support Unit of the Bermuda Police Service from 1,155 people detained under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 2006. Starting in September 2008, everyone detained by Police for a recordable offence is required to provide a DNA sample.
- Royal Gazette: Island courts are set to use newly created Bermuda DNA database (13th February 2010)
- Royal Gazette: DNA expert gives presentation on local statistics (18th September 2009)
- The Royal Gazette: DNA samples to stay on Police database, says Burch (4th June 2009)
- Royal Gazette: People line up in the rain for DNA swab, $40 (2nd June 2009)
- Royal Gazette: Crime-fighting DNA database is to be set up in Bermuda (7th May 2009)
Reports that last week, the Police signed a 987,000 dollar three-year contract with Florida-based firm, Trinity DNA Solutions, to set up the project and do the profiling work.
- Royal Gazette: Unsolved murder cases could be cracked, detectives hope (7th May 2009)
- Royal Gazette: GlobalHue to get $28m to promote Island (2nd May 2009)
Reports that the Ministry of Labour, Home Affairs and Housing handed out a $987,000 contract to Trinity DNA Solutions to establish and maintain a Bermuda criminal DNA database and a Bermudian general population database.
- Royal Gazette: Police get increase in fingerprint and DNA powers (9th September 2008)
- Royal Gazette: Police: DNA database ready as early as next year (21st April 2008)
- Royal Gazette: At a glance - bringing in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (21st April 2008)
- Royal Gazette: PACE: A long time coming? (13th December 2005)
Reports Cole Simons, Shadow Minister of the Environment, asking what happens when an accused person is found innocent: is that person's DNA profile removed from the database?
- Royal Gazette: A Bermuda for everyone (5th November 2005)
The Duke of York's speech at the Cabinet Office includes: "Throughout Bermuda's history, crime detection and evidence analysis has faced numerous challenges.To ameliorate current conditions, the Government will bring forward legislation to establish a DNA database in Bermuda."