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Bahamas to join over 200 Law Enforcement Officers from Caribbean at Tradewinds 2013 in St. Lucia
By US Embassy
May 17, 2013 - 2:52:18 PM

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St. Lucia will host representatives from 16 partner nations and the United States for the multinational exercise Tradewinds 2013, from May 20 until May 31, 2013.   U.S. Marine Corps Forces South, the executive agent of Tradewinds 2013 for U.S. Southern Command, will conduct the maritime training exercise in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and other facilitating agencies.

Tradewinds 2013 focuses on increasing regional cooperation in the effort to counter illicit trafficking and build participating nations’ capacity to plan and execute complex multinational security operations.  The training also provides an emphasis on reinforcing human rights awareness in the conduct of security operations.

Tradewinds 2013 will bring together more than 260 law enforcement officers, military personnel, and government representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States.  Participants from the RBDF will include: Midshipman Darron Bethel, Petty Officer Glenward Colebrook, Petty Officer Kevin Fountain, Chief Petty Officer Gordon Roberts and Sub Lieutenant Edward Fritz.

The objective of the exercise is to strengthen existing regional partnerships and encourage the establishment of new relationships through the exchange of focused knowledge and expertise, while allowing each participating country an opportunity to improve capabilities in what it considers key security mission priorities. In preparation for Tradewinds 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter OAK will arrive at the port in Castries on May 19.  The USCGC OAK is a state of the art USCG cutter that is designed to execute the full spectrum of Coast Guard operations but primarily functions as a logistical and maintenance platform for other vessels.  The USCGC OAK will be heavily involved in training partner nations on maritime law enforcement tactics, search and rescue techniques and engineering administration procedures.

Interceptor vessels from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia will also play key roles in the maritime training exercise of Tradewinds 2013.  The Interceptors from outside of St. Lucia will also arrive to port Castries on May 19.  These vessels are part of a US$ 18.9 million program funded by the United States under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).


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