Gov’t House Takes Part In May Measurement Month

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As part of its activities for May Measurement Month and to mark World Hypertension Day, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB), partnered with the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), to establish a blood pressure monitoring site at Government House today. Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, who is also the Patron of the HSFB, participated in the event, along with …

Stronger Cyber Security Paramount

Nya Phillips Top Stories

An appeal has gone out to Barbados and the region to strengthen their cyber security, especially in light of the recent introduction of the cyber security legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), by the European Union. It came from Business Development Officer at the Caribbean Israel Centre for Cyber Defense (CICCD), Daidre Leacock, during a press conference at the …

Press Conference On Cyber Risk Next Week

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Cyber risk, threat intelligence and the General Data Protection Regulation will come in for discussion when a press conference is held next Tuesday, May 15. Hosted by the Data Processing Department (DPD), the Telecommunications Unit, and the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), in collaboration with the Caribbean Israel Center for Cyber Defense (CICCD), the press conference will take place at the …

Excellent Response To Boot Camp Series

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) has reported an “excellent response” to its recently started boot camp series. Coordinator of Social Services at BDF, Harriet Clarke, said more than 50 persons had registered for the two sessions which were held on Monday evening. Ms. Clarke said the response leading up to the start of the series and also during the assessment …

Boot Camp Sessions To Start April 16

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Those persons who wish to participate in the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) boot camp may now sign up for the exercise sessions, which will begin next Monday, April 16. Registration takes place daily from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Lingwood Hall, St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. Michael. Persons may also pay the nominal fee on the …

Barbados Facilitates Joint Military Exercise

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Barbados will provide logistical and staging support to portions of exercise Fused Response, which is being hosted by Trinidad and Tobago from April 16 to 26.  This is the first time Trinidad and Tobago will host the annual multilateral exercise. Defence, interagency and law enforcement partners from the United States will participate in the exercise. It combines simulated computer-based and …

Boot Camp Exercise Sessions Starting April

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Members of the public will soon have an opportunity to improve their physical fitness while contributing to a worthwhile cause. The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) will be hosting five six-week boot camp exercise sessions shortly in preparation for the Digicel/BDF Have A Heart Charity Fun Walk & Run on Saturday, August 11, as well as to encourage healthy lifestyles. Series …

3rd Digicel/BDF Charity Walk & Run In August

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) is on a mission to raise $25,000 in this year’s Digicel & BDF Have A Heart Charity Walk and Run on Saturday, August 11. Coordinator of Social Services and Chairperson of the BDF’s Morale Welfare and Recreational Committee, Harriet Clarke, made this disclosure today as she addressed the Sponsors’ Breakfast and official launch of the …

BDF Receives Equipment From China

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The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) has received a boost for its disaster preparedness and response capabilities with a donation of equipment from the People’s Republic of China. The BDS $6 million worth of equipment, donated by the People’s Liberation Army, comprises 4×4 vehicles, a mobile kitchen, a refrigerator van, a tractor and a vessel. The items were officially handed over …

Issuing Directions For Assistance Is Standard

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The Governor General has been issuing directions to the Chief of Staff to provide military assistance to the civil power and authorities twice a year for over two decades. This assertion has come from Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), Colonel Glyne Grannum, in response to an article appearing in the Wednesday, February 21, 2018, edition of …