Special Operations Minor Tactics Course 19/01

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Headquarters Barbados Defence Force and the Caribbean Special Tactics Centre (CSTC) successfully conducted an inaugural Special Operations Minor Tactics Course in Barbados, which ran from March 4 to April 10. CSTC is one of the Jamaica Defence Force’s six Centres of Excellence that operate under the newly established Caribbean Military Academy in Kingston, Jamaica. The course was geared at enhancing …

Workers Walk & Give To HIV Food Bank

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Over the past decade, the Labour Department has been actively raising HIV awareness and advocating for the protection of the rights of workers, including those living with HIV and other life threatening illnesses. Recently, the department, which falls under the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, marked this significant milestone by collaborating with the Barbados Defence Force to host a 5K …

Security Summit From March 26-28

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The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and Defence IQ will, in a few days, jointly host the Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Summit 2019 (CABSEC 19) and the South American Security Summit 2019 (SAMSEC19). The conference will be held at the Hilton Barbados Resort, from March 26 to 28, under the theme: Promoting Regional Cooperation and Countering Transnational Threats. …

Prince Charles Lauds BDF Field Medical Facility

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The Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Field Medical Facility came in for high praise from the Prince of Wales, during a tour of the facility at the Garrison on Tuesday. Flanked by Chief of Staff of the BDF, Colonel Glynne Grannum, and the Chief Medical Officer of the BDF, Major Dr. Rene Best, Prince Charles was briefed about the facility, and …

Security Summit In Barbados Next Month

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The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and Defence IQ will jointly host the Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Summit 2019 (CABSEC 19) and the South American Security Summit 2019 (SAMSEC19) next month. The conference will be held at the Hilton Resort Barbados, from March 26 to 28, under the theme: Promoting Regional Cooperation and Countering Transnational Threats. It will …

Government Declares War On Gun Crime

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Attorney General, Dale Marshall and members of the Royal Barbados Police Force on a tour of Bridgetown today. (Photo courtesy of the Barbados Defence Force) Government has declared war on the upsurge in gun violence that is now described as a scourge on the Barbadian landscape. And, Attorney General, Dale Marshall, today disclosed that the Royal Barbados Police Force will …

More Improvements Coming For Law Courts

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An increase in the number of judges and additional resources for the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are just some of the initiatives on the cards to assist with the growing incidents of crime across Barbados. Attorney General, Dale Marshall, today took issue with the fact that Barbados had in some cases as many as 1,000 matters on indictment waiting …