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Drone Signing Contract
- Dec 17, 2019 - 7:15:21 PM
The fight against illicit activities received a boost with the official
contract signing for The Bahamas Unmanned Aerial System (BUAS) at the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Coral Harbour Base on Monday December 16,
The Permanent Secretary in the Minister of National
Security, Mr. Eugene Poitier and President and CEO of Swift Tactical
Systems, an American based company, signed contracts for the acquisition
of drones which will enhance the Forces' operational capabilities...
RBDF Senior Enlisted Bid Farewell to Organization
- Dec 15, 2019 - 4:34:24 PM
Chief Petty Officers Ian
Morley and Allan Francis were both hailed as Guardians of Our Heritage
after they officially retired from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
Senior Enlisted were recognized for their dedicated services during a
special ceremony on December 9 at Coral Harbour Base by the Officers and
Marines. Several individuals, including Lieutenant Commander Kenneth
Force, Commanding Officer, Base Maintenance Team (BMT); and Senior
Lieutenant Origin Deleveaux...
RBDF assists in joint operation in Grand Bahama
- Dec 15, 2019 - 3:22:05 PM
A total of 9 individuals were arrested in West End, Grand Bahama on
Wednesday 11th December during an ongoing joint operation by members of
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Police Force, Immigration and Customs
These individuals were taken in on charges ranging from dangerous drugs to immigration violations.
the island of Grand Bahama continues to recover in the aftermath of
Hurricane Dorian, law enforcement agencies are assuring a safe
environment for its residents...
ACDF visits Abaco Deployment
- Dec 10, 2019 - 7:26:10 PM
The hardworking Defence Force Troops assigned to assist with hurricane
relief efforts on Abaco welcomed Captain Raymond King, Acting Commander
Defence Force on Thursday December 5, 2019 during his tour of the
island, assessing the current status.
Simmons, Commanding Officer Northern Command and Commanding Officer
Hurricane Relief (Abaco and Grand Bahama) who has been appointed to lead
in disaster recovery in the Northern Bahamas...
HMBS LIGNUM VITAE Marines of the Year
- Dec 10, 2019 - 5:00:48 PM
Able Mechanic Joshua Taylor and Marine Seaman Eduardo Rolle of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) were recognized for their outstanding
performances and chosen as Marines of the Year on the Patrol Craft HMBS
As the Electrical Technician on the craft, Able Mechanic Joshua Taylor
has demonstrated his ability to assist in the efficient management of
the mechanical section onboard the Ship. He has sailed consistently,
particularly this year. Of note, he has acted as the Chief Mechanic and
demonstrated his capacity to perform at that level. A competent and
dedicated marine who makes a valuable contribution to the success of
HMBS LIGNUM VITAE’s operational capability, Able Mechanic Taylor’s
Search and Rescue operation successful with Interagency Cooperation
- Dec 10, 2019 - 4:25:14 PM
A couple is happy to be back on land after being rescued earlier Tuesday morning.
closely in a true display of interagency collaboration, a new Search
and Rescue (SAR) Team consisting of members of the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force, Royal Bahamas Police Force, Operations Bahamas Turks and Caicos,
and BASRA sprang into action after a call was placed by a concerned
relative, reporting their loved ones had failed to show up after a
RBDF Apprehends Haitian Migrants
- Dec 9, 2019 - 2:45:46 PM
A joint maritime operation between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force,
Police Force, Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos Islands (OPBAT), and
the United States Coast Guard on Saturday past resulted in the
apprehension of 39 Haitian nationals in the southern Bahamas.
migrants (26 males, 13 females) were spotted on an isolated cay off the
south eastern coast of Great Inagua earlier in the week. Because of the
rocky terrain, efforts to reach the migrants by land and sea proved
Cuban Ambassador makes courtesy call on Acting Commander Defence Force
- Dec 4, 2019 - 4:50:24 PM
His Excellency Alejandro Garcia del Toro, Cuban Ambassador to The
Bahamas recently paid a courtesy call on Acting Commander Defence Force,
Captain Raymond King, at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Coral
His Excellency Alejandro Garcia del Toro replaces
Mrs. Ismara M. Vargas-Walter, who demitted office in October after
serving as the Cuban Ambassador to The Bahamas for almost four years...
Warrant Officer speaks to RBDF Rangers
- Dec 4, 2019 - 11:35:48 AM
Warrant Officer Oral Wood, Command Force Chief at the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force, was a recent guest speaker for the RBDF Rangers on
November 23 2019 at the S.C. McPherson Junior High School.
Rangers celebrate Character Development Month in November, Force Chief
Petty Officer (FCPO) Wood addressed the young students on the importance
and benefits of having a bad character and a good character...
RBDF Marines complete Boat Handling Course
- Dec 3, 2019 - 12:16:56 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to ensuring its
servicemen and women undergo job specific training. As such, a total of
40 Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marines stationed at the Harbour Patrol
Unit (HPU) received certificates on November 29th 2019 after
successfully completing the Basic Small Boat Handling and the Small Boat
Coxswain Training courses.
The course, which was taught by
Senior Enlisted assigned to the HPU, enables Marines to improve their
navigating skills while serving aboard Defence Force patrol crafts...
Sporting Legends visit Defence Force Base
- Dec 2, 2019 - 9:30:16 PM
Organizers of the Members of the National Sports Hall of Fame 2019
Class, along with five sports aficionados were recent special guests of
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as they were hosted to a luncheon at the
Coral Harbour Base.
Spearheaded by organizers Bernadette
Davis-Smith and Oria Wood-Knowles, the delegation also included
representatives from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. The
national Hall of Fame honorees visiting the base included Jacklyn
January to September 2019 Statistical Report
- Dec 2, 2019 - 5:50:46 PM
BISX is pleased to announce its BISX All-Share Index and trading
statistics for the nine-month period ending September 30, 2019 with
comparison to the same period of 2018.
For the nine-month
period ending September 30, 2019 the BISX All-Share Index closed at
2,171.36 this represented a year to date increase of 61.95 or 2.94%...
Effectiveness of Coastal Radar
- Nov 29, 2019 - 9:52:30 PM
In April 2019, The Bahamas Maritime Surveillance System was installed
and commissioned at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base in Inagua, and
has proven to be a step in the right direction and necessary in the
fight against illicit activities.
As the Force prepares to
refine its multi-layered security network, the state of the art Kelvin
Hughes long range coastal radar that was handed over to The Bahamas by
the United States Government, will only maximize the Defence Force's
capabilities to detect, deter...
RBDF Participates in Bahamas Half Marathon (Bahamas Roadmasters)
- Nov 27, 2019 - 12:00:38 PM
Kudos goes out to the Officers and Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force for a great showing at The Roadmasters 7th Annual Bahamas (Bahamas
Half) Marathon race on Saturday November 23rd, 2019.
had a total of 2 relay teams in the competition. The team (RBDF
Commandos) of Marine Seaman Wellington Ramsey and Marvin Minns placed
1st overall with a total finish time of one hour thirty one minutes and
nine seconds (1:31:09) followed by team (RBDF) consisting of Leading
Seaman Quincy King,
Marines of the Quarter – Abaco Deployment
- Nov 26, 2019 - 11:55:46 AM
Marine Seaman Ashton Williams and Marine Seaman Johnny Rolle of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) were recognized for their outstanding
performances and were thus chosen as Marines of the Quarter for the
Abaco Deployment Team.
Both men, who are exceptional Marines, are members of the latest squad,
New Entry 56 and Woman Entry 25. They were recognized for the period
October - December 2019. In the midst of devastation, hardship and an
ever uncertain environment, they have worked and exceeded expectations
in the Galley section of the Supply Department.
According to Marine Seaman Rolle, “I never knew I would develop a passion for food preparation, but to also serve others...
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Officers complete overseas courses
- Nov 26, 2019 - 9:30:37 AM
Sub Lieutenants Antonio Adderley and Tiffilo Johnson are the newest
addition to the Officer’s Corp of The Royal Bahamas Defence Force after
successfully completing the Officer Candidate School in New London,
Connecticut. To continue its effectiveness in meeting its mandate, the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force has committed not only to expanding its
overall strength but its cadre of professionally skilled and trained
managers to lead the military entity...
RBDF Medic Conducts First Aid Workshop
- Nov 24, 2019 - 8:01:43 PM
Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) personnel and the staff members
stationed at the Cabinet Office are better equipped to render medical
assistance to those in need after recently attending a First Aid and CPR
Workshop by a member of the RBDF Medical Center.
Led by Petty
Officer Darrell Wright, the course was conducted at the Cabinet Office,
located in the Churchill Building, Downtown Bay Street on Tuesday
November 19th 2019. It was designed to help participants preserve life
until the patient receives higher medical attention...
ACDF attends CANSEC
- Nov 24, 2019 - 5:00:45 PM
Captain Raymond King, Acting Commander Defence and Lieutenant Commander
Floyd Moxey, Assistant Base Executive Officer were participants in the
Conference of Defense Ministers of The Americas Ad Hoc Working Group on
the “Evolving Role of the Armed Forces in Defense and Security Issues.”
meeting was held at the J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense
Studies, National Defense University, Washington D.C. November 21 – 22,
RBDF Personnel deployed to Abaco
- Nov 22, 2019 - 3:30:15 PM
Fourty-one RBDF Marines were deployed to The Abacos to assist in
disaster relief efforts on November 21, 2019. They will complement the
RBDF personnel that's already on the ground. The team left aboard RBDF
Auxiliary Craft Lawrence Major, under the command of Lieutenant
Commander Milton Munroe.
RBDF Photos enclosed...
RBDF apprehends male with stolen goods
- Nov 21, 2019 - 5:00:33 PM
A male adult was apprehended by the Operations Team of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force in Abaco Wednesday evening after stolen goods was
found in his home.
During a routine search patrol and search by
the team of RBDF Marines in Coopers Town, an assortment of suspected
stolen goods ranging from house appliances, groceries and vehicle tire
and other car parts were discovered in his house...