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. …

Excellent Response To Boot Camp Series

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The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) has reported an “excellent response” to its recently started boot camp series. Coordinator of Social Services at BDF, Harriet Clarke, said more than 50 persons had registered for the two sessions which were held on Monday evening. Ms. Clarke said the response leading up to the start of the series and also during the assessment …

Boot Camp Sessions To Start April 16

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Those persons who wish to participate in the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) boot camp may now sign up for the exercise sessions, which will begin next Monday, April 16. Registration takes place daily from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Lingwood Hall, St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. Michael. Persons may also pay the nominal fee on the …

Barbados Facilitates Joint Military Exercise

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Barbados will provide logistical and staging support to portions of exercise Fused Response, which is being hosted by Trinidad and Tobago from April 16 to 26.  This is the first time Trinidad and Tobago will host the annual multilateral exercise. Defence, interagency and law enforcement partners from the United States will participate in the exercise. It combines simulated computer-based and …

Boot Camp Exercise Sessions Starting April

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Members of the public will soon have an opportunity to improve their physical fitness while contributing to a worthwhile cause. The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) will be hosting five six-week boot camp exercise sessions shortly in preparation for the Digicel/BDF Have A Heart Charity Fun Walk & Run on Saturday, August 11, as well as to encourage healthy lifestyles. Series …

3rd Digicel/BDF Charity Walk & Run In August

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) is on a mission to raise $25,000 in this year’s Digicel & BDF Have A Heart Charity Walk and Run on Saturday, August 11. Coordinator of Social Services and Chairperson of the BDF’s Morale Welfare and Recreational Committee, Harriet Clarke, made this disclosure today as she addressed the Sponsors’ Breakfast and official launch of the …

BDF Receives Equipment From China

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The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) has received a boost for its disaster preparedness and response capabilities with a donation of equipment from the People’s Republic of China. The BDS $6 million worth of equipment, donated by the People’s Liberation Army, comprises 4×4 vehicles, a mobile kitchen, a refrigerator van, a tractor and a vessel. The items were officially handed over …

Issuing Directions For Assistance Is Standard

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The Governor General has been issuing directions to the Chief of Staff to provide military assistance to the civil power and authorities twice a year for over two decades. This assertion has come from Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), Colonel Glyne Grannum, in response to an article appearing in the Wednesday, February 21, 2018, edition of …