Hon. Wayne Caines

Minister of National Security, with responsibility for ICT Policy & Innovation | Government of Bermuda

Hon. Wayne Caines

Minister of National Security, with responsibility for ICT Policy & Innovation | Government of Bermuda

Biography

Born and raised in Bermuda, Wayne graduated Oakwood University in 1993, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Minor in Political Science. He is also a graduate of the University of Kent, School of Law and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), where he was trained as an infantry officer as part of the Territorial Army Officers Commissioning Course.

A willing servant, Wayne’s tour of duty in the Bermuda Regiment spanned nine years. He was at once the Second in Command of Alpha Company; twice a Platoon Commander; endured attachments in Scotland and Jamaica; and was also the Public Relations Officer. The one-time Private soldier, rose to the rank of Captain before his retirement from the local defense force.

Wayne was employed for seven years as a Crown Counsel at the Bermuda Department of Public Prosecutions, successfully arguing several high-profile murder and drug cases. He was also the Senior Counsel on the Drug Court Prosecution.

In November 2006, Wayne was appointed to the posts of Chief of Staff and Senator for the Bermuda Government, with responsibilities as the Junior Minister of Tourism, Transport, Environment and Sport, by Bermuda Premier, Dr the Honorable Ewart F. Brown JP MP.

Mr. Caines was also appointed as a Justice of the Peace the same year. Following on the heels of such appointments Wayne accepted the role of keynote speaker at the 4th International Institute for Peace Through Tourism Conference in Kampala, Uganda and again at the African Tourism Conference (2008) in Tanzania. He was also called to address the Council of Europe,Strasbourg, France, voicing the attributes and pitfalls regarding ‘Alternative Methods to Drug Treatment and Incarceration’. In 2012, Mr Caines chosen to be the Commencement Speaker, at the Oakwood University Graduation.

A highly sought after guest speaker, Wayne has spoken at numerous churches, school and civic organizations both in Bermuda and Internationally. Most notable in 2012 Wayne was the Commencement Speaker at Oakwood University in Huntsville Alabama. In 2003, he was bestowed the ‘Community Leader Award’ by Detroit, Michigan based non-profit organization Operation ReachBack Inc (ORB).

Wayne is the former Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Bermuda and CEO of SENIAC Consulting.

In 18th July 2018, Mr Caines was elected as the Member of Parliament for Constituency 14 Devonshire North. Mr Caines is the Minister of National Security, having responsibility for the Bermuda Police Service, the Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Customs, the Bermuda Fire, Rescue Service, the Bermuda Department of Corrections, ICT, Policy, Innovation and ecommerce.

He also sits on various boards, including Stevedoring Services, ILS Capital, Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Incorporated. Wayne is married to Maxanne Anderson, Family Court Magistrate . The pair have a daughter, 21-year-old Maxanne II, who will commence Graduate School in the UK in Sept 2018

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