BDF Praised For Efforts Over The Years

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

There may be no wars to fight but the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) continues to remain relevant in today’s society. This assertion was made by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, as he addressed a Presentation of Medals ceremony at the BDF’s St. Ann’s Fort base recently. “While we may not be fighting a war in the …

Training Course Soon On Counter Terrorism

bgis Ministry News

The United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence will deliver a five-day training course next week entitled: Counter Terrorism: Psychology – The Human Factor. It will be held from Monday, November 5, to Friday, November 9, at the Hodgson Hall Conference Centre, St Ann’s Fort, The Garrison. Colonel (Rtd), Ronnie McCourt, a member of the directing staff at the Royal Military …

Geriatric Services National Appeal Day

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The management and staff of the Geriatric Hospital, in partnership with the registered Charity – Association of Friends of the Geriatric Hospital, is inviting organizations to participate in a National Appeal Day under the theme: Caring For Those Who Cared For Us: Returning The Favour. The Appeal Day will be held on Wednesday, October 31, at the Geriatric Hospital, Beckles …

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 …