Tradewinds Volunteers Coming Forward

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Over 100 persons answered the national call to be a part of Exercise Tradewinds 2017 by signing up during a volunteer drive across Barbados on Saturday. That figure will add to the growing number of persons signing up online for the regional exercise, which is being held in partnership with the US Southern Command and hosted by Barbados from June …

Exercise Tradewinds Information Online

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Information about the upcoming Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 is now just a mouse click away and those persons who are desirous of signing-up as volunteers are being invited to visit the official website at www.exercisetradewinds2017.barbados.gov.bb. They may also like the Facebook page by typing in Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 for more information and updates. The official website and Facebook page were officially …

Exercise Tradewinds Volunteers Needed

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are being encouraged to sign up as volunteers and role players as part of Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017. Persons interested in volunteering to be role players in Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 may do so by contacting the Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 Secretariat at 438-7575 or by visiting their website. Host Nation Co-Director, Major Carlos Lovell, issued the call for …

Tradewinds To Address Security Threats

Julia Rawlins-Bentham banner, Top Stories

Barbados’ emergency forces will grapple with staged situations dealing with the threats of transnational organised crime, terrorism and natural hazards when Exercise Tradewinds 2017 takes place across the country from June 6 to 12. Under the theme: Seamless States Partnership for a Secure Region, the length and breadth of the island will be tested during Phase One of the regional …

PM Stuart Praises Outgoing BDF Chief

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has praised Outgoing Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), Colonel Alvin Quintyne, for his significant contribution to the development of that institution. Colonel Quintyne’s 40-year career at the BDF, including 13 as Chief of Staff, ended on Tuesday, January 31. He ceremonially handed over the reins of the Force to his successor, Colonel …

Change Of Command Parade On Jan. 31

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

A Change of Command Parade for the appointment of the Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), will take place at St. Ann’s Fort, The Garrison, next Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. At that parade, the command of the BDF will be handed over from Colonel Alvin Quintyne to Lieutenant Colonel Glyne Grannum, who will be promoted …

New BDF Chief Of Staff & Deputy

bgis Top Stories

Barbados will soon have a new Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF). The new Chief of Staff will be Lieutenant Colonel Glyne Sinatra Grannum, while the Deputy Chief of Staff will be Acting Commander Aquinas Joseph Clarke. In addition, with effect from Wednesday, February 1, Lieutenant Colonel Grannum will be promoted to …

Officials Sign Military Aid Protocol

Kim Ramsay-Moore Top Stories

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados, Wang Ke, on Monday, signed a protocol between the Barbados Defence Force and the People’s Liberation Army of China. During the signing, which took place in the Ministry’s conference room, Senator McClean explained that the initialisation of the document followed …

Cadet Corps Change Of Command

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Principal of Ellerslie Secondary School, Lieutenant Colonel Errol Brathwaite, will take command of the Barbados Cadet Corps with effect from tomorrow, Saturday, October 1. Lieutenant Colonel James Bradshaw will hand over command to the newly- promoted Lieutenant Colonel Brathwaite, after serving as the Commandant of the Barbados Cadet Corps from October 2014. Lt. Colonel Brathwaite attended Parkinson Memorial School, where …