Security Summit From March 26-28

Sharon Austin Ministry News

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. …

BDF Praised For Efforts Over The Years

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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

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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 …

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 …

No Termination Of BDF Sports Programme

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Government has not terminated the Barbados Defence Force’s Sports Programme. Chief of Staff of the BDF, Colonel Glyne Grannum, explained today that the Barbados Defence Force would now absorb the budgetary costs associated with the programme, which was formerly funded by central government. Colonel Grannum stated: “The BDF will incorporate the sports programme under its operational budget, and fund it …

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 …

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 …