Live Firing Exercise Next Week Saturday

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Seafarers are reminded that the Barbados Coast Guard will be conducting a Live Firing Exercise at sea on Saturday, October 20. The area designated for the exercise will be five to eight nautical miles west of the Arawak Cement Plant, and it will be conducted between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. All firing will be done at surface level, and …

Coast Guard Live Firing Exercise In October

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Seafarers are advised that the Barbados Coast Guard will be conducting a Live Firing Exercise at sea on Saturday, October 20. The area designated for the exercise will be five to eight nautical miles west of the Arawak Cement Plant, and it will be conducted between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. All firing will be done at surface level, and …

Cadets Attending All Arms Drill Instructor Course

bgis Ministry News

Thirty-six cadets from the Barbados Cadet Corps (BCC) are currently undertaking an All Arms Drill Instructor Course at HMBS PELICAN, Spring Garden, St. Michael. The aim of the two-week course, which started on Monday, August 20, is to teach the senior cadets how to effectively use Methods of Instructions in relation to the Drill Phraseology and how to become competent …

BDF Structure To Be Reviewed

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

The structure of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) will be reviewed in the coming months to ensure that it is best placed to treat to the current and emerging threats to the island’s national security. This was announced by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs during the Barbados Defence Force’s 39th anniversary parade and sunset ceremony at St. Ann’s …

Renovations To Geriatric Hospital Under Way

Joy Springer Ministry News

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 …

BDF’s 39th Anniversary Parade On Saturday

bgis Ministry News

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

Sharon Austin Ministry News

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

bgis Ministry News

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

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

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 …