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RBDF Rangers (Exuma) Passing out Parade
- Jun 24, 2019 - 9:00:03 PM
Saturday 15 June was a historic day on the island of Exuma, as 38
students for the very first time were inducted into the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force’s (RBDF) Rangers Program, following a Passing Out Parade
The students represented 3 Secondary schools on the
island, namely; the L. N. Coakley High School, St. Andrew’s Anglican
School and Exuma Christian School. This latest addition in Exuma brings
the total to 24 schools in New Providence and 25 schools in the Family
Haitian Migrants Apprehended
- Jun 21, 2019 - 11:50:54 AM
A joint operation by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Operation
Bahamas Turks and Caicos with the support of Bahamas Immigration
Department resulted in the apprehension of a Haitian sailing vessel with
100 undocumented Haitian nationals on board approximately 30 nautical
miles northwest of Inagua around 2:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
OPBAT helicopter spotted the vessel and the Defence Force interceptor
stationed in Inagua subsequently apprehended it...
Defence Force Personnel Complete Business Development Progam at BAIC
- Jun 17, 2019 - 10:26:55 AM
Nineteen Warrant Officers, and Non-commissioned Officers from the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force are better equipped for future careers after
successfully completing a one-week Transitional Entrepreneurial Training
Held at the Bahamas Agricultural &
Industrial Corporation (BAIC) Training Center, the Senior Enlisted
participated in the program designed to assist them with transitioning
back into main stream society when they complete their final tour of
duty. All having served over 25 years...
RBDF assists in Joint Operation
- Jun 13, 2019 - 8:03:03 AM
A joint combined operation between Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos
(OPBAT) HELO, a United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter, a USCG
aircraft, and two Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft resulted in
the arrest of of a motorized wooden vessel that was smuggling
undocumented migrants in waters southwest of The Bahamas during the
afternoon of Wednesday 12 June 2019.
Information about the
suspicious vessel was initially received by the Defence Force Operations
Command Center from the United States Coast Guard earlier during the
RBDF Rangers (Abaco) Passing out Parade
- Jun 12, 2019 - 2:40:32 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) Rangers Program on the island
of Abaco was recently strengthened with the addition of 21 students
during a recent Passing out Parade ceremony.
The Passing Out
Parade ceremony took place at the government complex, Marsh Harbour.
Attending the ceremony was Miss Maxine Duncombe, Island Senior
Administrator. Also in attendance were the Rangers Senior Supervisor,
Petty Officer David Turner...
Be A Hero Campaign Issues Last Call for Entries
- Jun 12, 2019 - 9:32:16 AM
Ministry of Environment officials today issued a last call for entries
from schools for its popular touring campaign #BeAHero, taking colourful
capes and a strong message to students that clean communities are
everyone’s business and no one is too young to get in the game.
seen amazing enthusiasm at every school we’ve visited. From the
youngest child who just learning how to read to students who are
raising and selling chickens and eggs, from schools in the most
challenged areas to those in gated communities...
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Military Ball
- Jun 5, 2019 - 11:26:41 AM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force hosted its Annual Military Ball at the
Imperial Ball Room in the Atlantis Hotel on Saturday 1st June 2019. The
event was held under the patronage of Her Excellency The Most Honourable
Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas and under the theme: “Celebrating the Past, Securing Our
In attendance were the Most Honourable Marguerite
Pindling; the Minister of National Security the Honourable Marvin Dames;
the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Darren Henfield...
Joint Combined Exercise Training Graduation
- Jun 4, 2019 - 3:38:50 PM
Several government agencies were applauded for their efforts during the
closing ceremony of a Joint Combined Exercise Training exercise at the
Defence Force Base on May 24th.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force
along with members of the Police Force, Customs Officials and United
States counterparts conducted a one-week training exercise dubbed
“OPERATION MARLIN SHIELD” from May 17th – 24th...
Nyah Bandelier named Miss World Bahamas
- May 27, 2019 - 1:21:53 AM
Eighteen year-old Nyah Bandelier has been named Miss World Bahamas.
The honour was bestowed upon the young Bahamian beauty who represented
the island of Eleuthera on Sunday, May 26 at Atlantis on Paradise
When asked about a proud moment in your life, Nyah says, "Aside from graduating high school, my
proudest moment would be overcoming bullying which made me more
confident and how I grew stronger from that experience..."
RBDF Rangers (Grand Bahama) Passing out Parade
- May 19, 2019 - 9:30:25 PM
Enthusiastic parents and loved ones showed their appreciation with loud
applause for 71 students who graduated from the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force’s (RBDF) Rangers recruit training program in Grand Bahama on
The Passing Out Parade ceremony took place at the
St. Georges High School gymnasium in Freeport. Attending the ceremony
were Mr. Earle Neely, representing the Island’s Local Government and Ms.
Tammy Mitchell, representing the National Emergency Management Agency...
Her Excellency rides Aboard RBDF Craft
- Apr 26, 2019 - 4:38:21 PM
Senior Lieutenant Samantha Hart, the commanding officer, and the the
crewmembers of Her Majesty's Bahamian Ship MADEIRA, hosted Her
Excellency the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling aboard the
100-foot patrol craft on Wednesday 24 April in Elizabeth Harbour.
Governor General was transported from the Marina at Emerald Bay, Great
Exuma to the site of the 66th Annual National Family Island Regatta in
Georgetown, Exuma to view the Governor General's Challenge Cup Race held
in her honour...
Coastal Radar Commissioning
- Apr 22, 2019 - 8:57:01 PM
The Bahamas Government acknowledged what it anticipates will be a
significant boost for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the country in
the fight against illicit activities with the handover of a long range
coastal radar to The Bahamas by the United States Government.
radar was installed at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base in Inagua.
The significant milestone was marked by an official handover ceremony
hosted by the Defence Force and attended by senior Government officials
from The Bahamas and the United States. Included among officials from
The Bahamas were the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis...
Defence Force continues search for missing man
- Apr 20, 2019 - 11:00:10 AM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is continuing its search for Mr. James
Green, a boater who went missing after leaving Sandy Point, Abaco on
April 16, 2019.
Mr. Green, a resident of Sandy Point, was last
seen on a 17-foot open hull boat. An initial search was launched by
members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Police, Bahamas Air Sea
Search and Rescue Association (BASRA), the United States Coast Guard and
Defence Force Conducts Search for Missing Man
- Apr 18, 2019 - 8:49:19 AM
An ongoing search for a missing boater is being conducted by members of
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Police, Bahamas Air Sea Search and
Rescue Association (BASRA), a United States Coast Guard helicopter and
After receiving initial reports of a boater who
went missing after leaving Sandy Point, Abaco on April 16, RBDF assets
were immediately dispatched to the surrounding area...
Scotiabank using technology to help customers control their money
- Apr 11, 2019 - 4:25:56 PM
Scotiabank announces new enhancements to its Alerts feature to give
customers more control of their banking. In addition to Transaction
Alerts and Security Alerts, the Bank now offers Credit Card Controls.
Credit Card Controls is an innovative feature that gives customers the
ability to turn their credit card off or deactivate international or
online transactions. A notification can also be sent when a customer
reaches their maximum limit...
RBDF Apprehends Haitian Migrants
- Apr 10, 2019 - 11:30:49 AM
A total of 40 migrants are being detained after they were
apprehended in the southern Bahamas on Tuesday morning by members of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
Acting on information received,
HMBS Durward Knowles, under the command of Senior Lieutenant Bertram
Bowleg, apprehended a 35-ft Haitian sloop off the south coast of Little
Inagua Island. A further search of the uninhabited Island and
surrounding area led to the apprehension of 34 males and 6 females, who
all appeared to be in good health.
RBDF and Customs Officers complete Joint Combined Exercise Training
- Apr 3, 2019 - 11:00:25 AM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Naval-Infantry School recently held a
graduation ceremony for the Joint Combined Exercise Training (JCET)
program for 19 Bahamas Customs and Excise Officers at the Defence Force
Base on Thursday March 28, 2019.
Participants of the two-week
training exercise consisted of Officers from the Customs Marine Unit and
the Tactical Unit. The training was designed to enhance future joint
mission success for both Defence Force and Bahamas Customs members...
RBDF observes Annual Church Service
- Apr 2, 2019 - 12:08:27 PM
Minister of National Security, the Honourable Marvin Dames commended the
Commander Defence Force, Officers and Marines of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force for a "productive year" and for their continued success in
protecting the country’s territorial borders during the Force’s Annual
Church Service on March 31, 2019.
Also in attendance at the
service were the Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Her Excellency The Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling, heads of
the Royal Bahamas Police Force (Commissioner Anthony Ferguson)...
BISX lists 7 Winterbotham Funds
- Mar 26, 2019 - 6:20:38 PM
The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to
announce that seven new Investment Funds (some with sub-funds) have
successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process and have
been listed on the Exchange. These newly listed funds are:
• Patrimondial Fund Ltd.
• The A Series Fund Ltd., SAC
• UCAP AA Leverage Fund Ltd. – Class A Shares...
IDB Changes Location of Annual Meeting
- Mar 25, 2019 - 7:50:21 PM
The board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development
Bank, (IDB) resolved that the Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors
will not be held in Chengdu, People’s Republic of China, from March 28
to 31, 2019.
The Board also resolved that Management
will present its recommendations for the location and date of the 2019
Annual Meetings of the IDB within a period of 30 days...