Live Firing Exercise Next Week Saturday

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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

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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 …

Register For BDF’s Charity Walk & Run

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Members of the public can now register for the Digicel/Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Charity Walk and Run on Saturday, July 14, at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. Volunteers from Precious Touch Foundation Inc. and representatives from the BDF’s Morale Welfare Recreation Committee will be at Sky Mall between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to register persons for the walk …

BDF To Name New Coast Guard Vessel

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The Barbados Defence Force will formally name and bring into service a new 958Y inshore vessel on Friday, July 20, at the Barbados Coast Guard’s HMBS PELICAN. The vessel, to be named ENDURANCE, is part of the military equipment package donated by the People’s Republic of China. It will join three others in the inshore patrol class fleet of vessels …

Boot Camp Series Going To Town

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Bridgetown will be a hive of activity on the evening of Friday, June 29, when approximately 150 persons walk/run through the City as part of the Barbados Defence Force’s Boot Camp Series. Boot Camp participants, along with members of the Barbados Regiment and the Barbados Coast Guard, will gather in Independence Square at 5:00 p.m. and another group at 6:00 …

Sargassum: A National Emergency & Energy Source

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The influx of sargassum seaweed on beaches across Barbados is being treated as a national emergency by Government. Topping the priority list in tackling the issue is its removal from seven beaches along the east and north coasts, but Government is also exploring alternatives for which it can be used, including converting it to a viable energy source. “We believe …

Collaboration Key In Sargassum Battle

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Government has adopted a “holistic approach”, inclusive of the private sector, to deal with the influx of sargassum seaweed affecting coastal areas. This was revealed last Friday by Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, as he expressed concern about the impact of the seaweed on the shoreline and marine life, during a press conference at Bath Beach, St. …