Renovations To Geriatric Hospital Under Way

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Members of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) today began a five-month assignment at the Geriatric Hospital, Beckles Road, St. Michael, which will significantly upgrade the physical conditions for the 286 residents. Hospital Manager, Heather Payne-Drakes, said that the BDF’s involvement in the project was facilitated by Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, who is a former member …

Barbados Defence Force’s 39th Anniversary Parade on Saturday

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The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) will commemorate the 39th Anniversary of its establishment with a parade, and sunset and renaming ceremonies this Saturday, August 18. It is being held under the theme: A United Force – One Vision One Journey, at St Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St Michael. The BDF’s Headquarters building will be renamed the Leonard Banfield House, after Colonel …

31st Caribbean Commandants’ Conference This Week

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Ten commandants from the region and their assistants will gather in Barbados this week to participate in the 31st Caribbean Commandants’ Conference. Learning To Do Today, For A Successful Tomorrow is the theme of the biennial conference, which will be held from Wednesday, August 15 to Saturday, August 18, at the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. …

Barbados Defence Force Community Project

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The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) will officially hand over the renovated home of double amputee Eustace Forde, on Thursday, August 16, at Lot 3, Pipers Avenue, Lodge Hill, St. Michael. Mr. Forde has been living in very challenging conditions and utilising outdoor facilities. BDF’s Building Rehabilitation Projects Manager, Major Lubin Maxwell, said that the BDF team had converted the two-bedroom …

Government Committed To Providing Equipment For Police

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Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, has reaffirmed Government’s commitment to providing the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) with the necessary equipment to effectively carry out its duties. Commending the RBPF and the Barbados Defence Force for “a job extremely well done” during the recent Crop Over Festival, Mr. Hinkson said: “We are committed as a Government to equipping the …

Sign Up Now For Digicel & BDF’s Walk And Run

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Members of the public, including fitness enthusiasts, are being encouraged to register for the upcoming Digicel & Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Have A Heart Charity Walk and Run. Persons may register at Lingwood Hall, Barbados Defence Force, St Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. Michael, on Thursday, August 9, and Friday, August 10, between 10:00 a.m. and noon, and again from 2:00 …

Caribbean Cadet Camp In Barbados Next Month

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Over 200 cadets from across the region will gather in Barbados next month for the Caribbean Cadet Camp (CCC). Cadets from the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are expected to participate in the camp. It will be held from August 5 to 18, at …

Register For BDF’s Charity Walk & Run

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Members of the public can now register for the Digicel/Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Charity Walk and Run on Saturday, July 14, at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. Volunteers from Precious Touch Foundation Inc. and representatives from the BDF’s Morale Welfare Recreation Committee will be at Sky Mall between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to register persons for the walk …

BDF To Name New Coast Guard Vessel

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The Barbados Defence Force will formally name and bring into service a new 958Y inshore vessel on Friday, July 20, at the Barbados Coast Guard’s HMBS PELICAN. The vessel, to be named ENDURANCE, is part of the military equipment package donated by the People’s Republic of China. It will join three others in the inshore patrol class fleet of vessels …