Corporate B’dos & Public Urged To Give

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Corporate Barbados and members of the public are being encouraged to support charitable organisations that daily touch the lives of local citizens. This encouragement came today from Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Barbados Limited, Alex Tasker, as he addressed a ceremony for the Digicel and Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Second Charity Walk and Run, where Precious Touch Foundation Inc. was …

Independence Parade Preparations Under Way

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Preparations for the ceremonial parade to mark Barbados’ 51st Anniversary of Independence are under way. Earlier today, representatives from various Government departments, including the Prime Minister’s Office, the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), the Royal Barbados Police Force, the Ministry of Culture and the Department of Emergency Management, gathered for site visits at the Historic Garrison Savannah and the alternate locations, …

Over 100 Evacuated From Dominica

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The Barbados Coast Guard has evacuated over 100 persons from Dominica to date, and it is anticipated that its disaster relief operations would continue into November 2017. This disclosure has come from the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Public Relations Officer, Captain Maria Moore, who said the Barbados Coast Guard vessels were continuing to transport disaster response personnel and relief supplies …

A Long Road To Recovery For Dominica

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Residents walking through the streets of debris in Roseau, Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria on September 18. (M. Elcock/BGIS) Dominica, the Caribbean’s Nature Isle, was stripped of its natural beautiful green trees and shrubs gracing the mountain side when Hurricane Maria slammed into it on September 18. The powerful Category Five hurricane stripped trees, downed poles, destroyed homes …

Registration For New Cadets Soon

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Barbados Cadet Corps will be conducting registration sessions over the next two weekends for a new intake of students from public and private secondary schools for the current academic year. They will be done on Saturday, September 23 and 30, at the Barbados Defence Force Headquarters, St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. Michael, beginning at 9:00 a.m. However, students must …

BDF & Fire Service Assisting Dominica

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The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) is deploying a contingent to assist the Commonwealth of Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This disclosure has come from the BDF’s Public Relations Officer, Captain Maria Moore, who said humanitarian assistance and disaster relief would be provided to the island, which was extensively damaged following the passage of the category five hurricane on …

BDF To Work With Police To Fight Crime

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Soldiers in the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) may be called upon more to assist the Royal Barbados Police Force in ensuring public safety and conducting general anti-crime patrols. This was announced by Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, as he delivered the feature address at the BDF’s 38th anniversary parade and sunset ceremony at St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. Michael, last Saturday. …

BDF Ready To Respond To Disasters

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

This island is well served by the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) in its national response to disasters. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, was full of praise for the island’s soldiers, who he said continued to excel in the area of disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Speaking during the BDF’s 38th anniversary parade and sunset ceremony at St. Ann’s Fort last Saturday, …

BDF Camp Starts On Monday

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Eighty children will get an opportunity to learn vital life skills during the Barbados Defence Force’s annual summer camp, which will run from August 14 to September 1. Camp Energy, which is in its 11th year, has as its theme: A Day in the Life. In addition to presentations on various professions, campers will visit organisations to receive information and …