The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : International : Caribbean News Last Updated: Jun 20, 2014 - 5:05:44 PM


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

Email this article
 Printer friendly page
Oak.jpg

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).


Bookmark and Share


© Copyright 2013 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Caribbean News
Latest Headlines
Haiti to launch cholera vaccination with PAHO/WHO support
Caribbean Export Awards €2.9 Million to Firms in CARIFORUM
1 Million Awarded to Increase Foreign Direct Investment into the Caribbean
Pan American Development Foundation and the Royal Bahamas Police Force Launch Anti-Violence and Crime Program
Bahamas seeks to host Taste of the Caribbean
Caribbean Export Creates Business Opportunities‏
TCI top model Brielle Swann graces the cover of Times of the Islands magazine
Caribbean Export Invests in Market Intelligence
Caribbean Days Parade and Food Festival returns to Vancouver, Canada
Health City showcases facility to OT Council members
"Trinidad and Tobago name not for sale"
ASDC partners seek ways to make SXM a more effective hub
10th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Achievements
Quotable Caribbean: Chef Nina Compton, Ralph 'Bizzy Williams, Michele Paige, and more...
Quotable Caribbean: Gaston Browne, Yolande Selman, Donna Christensen and more...
Judge Imposes Reporting Restrictions on Turks And Caicos Islands Media in Case Against Prominent Attorneys
Quotable Caribbean: Perry Christie, Adam Stewart, Maya Angelou and more...
Turkish Investors Targeted to Invest in the Caribbean
Global Coalition Calls on Haiti to promptly ratify Rome Statute of the ICC
NBA Champion Dwyane Wade and Wade’s World Foundation partners with Sandals Foundation
Caribbean Sports Journalists’ Association officially launched
Quotable Caribbean: Yolande Selman, Perry Christie, Alvin Jemmott, and more...
Grants to Region’s Food Producers offered by Caribbean Export and the EU
Exercise TRADEWINDS 2014 Underway in the Caribbean
Vincent McDoom faces the biggest loss of his life
Bahamas Tourism Minister Raises the Roof in Key Trade Address
New “90-90-90” targets for controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Caribbean and Latin America
Dominica’s Michele Henderson wins CARICOM song competition
Caribbean Export extends the evaluation process of the direct assistance grant scheme
Fisheries Ministers consider Regional Coral Reef Plan of Action Friday‏
Tower communications wins silver in prestigious advertising awards
Jeanille Bonterre and filmmaker Sean Michael Field position network as the Caribbean connection to the world
Vandalism Halts TCI’s Programme to Trap Stray Dogs
Miss Universe TCI 2014 to Spark Canada’s Luxury Pie Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Swimsuit Edition
Sports media training offered to TCI Football Association
Saint Lucia’s Culinary Ambassador exhorts students to stay focused
Saint Lucia’s Culinary Ambassador exhorts students to stay focused
Quotable Caribbean: Sanovnik Destang, Senator Ricky Skerritt, Evelyn Smith and more...
TCI's Billy Forbes signs pro soccer deal with San Antonio Scorpions
JetBlue Airways Brings Its “Inspiring Humanity” Mission to Life with A Humanitarian Effort to Haiti