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 …

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 …

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 …

PM Stuart Praises Outgoing BDF Chief

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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

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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

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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 …