||Last Updated: Jun 15, 2020 - 9:57:17 PM
RBDF sinks condemned dominican fishing vessel
- Jun 15, 2020 - 5:45:16 PM
The Dominican fishing vessel “DIGNA ROSA 1” was sunk by members of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force west of Coral Harbour on Thursday June 11,
The vessel was escorted to its watery grave by HMBS Lignum
Vitae, under the command of Lieutenant Owen Sands. A team of engineers
from the RBDF Engineering Department led the way in the sinking of the
This vessel was the last of 3 Dominican fishing vessels to be apprehended by the RBDF in 2018 for poaching in Bahamian waters...
RBDF Communications Engineers successfully complete Motorola Training
- May 17, 2020 - 5:25:04 PM
Six technicians from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force recently returned
home after successfully completing a 3-week Motorola Training course in
Schaumburg, Illinois, U.S.A.
Taught by US engineers during the
period of 17th February - 6th March 2020, this advanced class was
conducted at Motorola Solutions Learning Center. Some of the topics
covered included: Networking Essentials; Mototrbo Portable and Mobile
Train- the –Trainer, Mototrbo Subscriber Academy...
Contract signing for electrification of the base
- May 14, 2020 - 12:20:04 PM
A contract signing ceremony for the electrification of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force base as part of its ongoing Sandy Bottom Project to
modernize the force was held on Wednesday, May 13 at HMBS Coral Harbour.
the official contracts on behalf of the Bahamas Government was Mr.
Marco Rolle, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security
and the President of Flameless Electrical Contracting Limited (FEC
Ltd.), Mr. Quentin Knowles...
RBDF observes ceremony in observation of HMBS Flamingo
- May 10, 2020 - 6:05:03 PM
In a somber gathering at the Defence Force Base this morning, four
marines killed in action 40 years ago were remembered during a wreath
laying ceremony in commemoration of the bombing and sinking of HMBS
Flamingo on May 10, 1980.
The significance of the day soaked
through like the rainstorms that ensued as it happened. In attendance
were Minister of National Security, the Honourable Marvin Dames,
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security...
RBDF renders medical assistance on high seas
- Apr 17, 2020 - 10:27:32 PM
A Bahamian fisherman was taken to hospital after he received medical
assistance by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force's Sick Bay
medical staff on the high seas Friday morning.
Department received a call approximately 8:00 a.m. that one of the four
occupants aboard a 30-ft fishing vessel just off Green Cay required
medical assistance. Patrol Craft P-127 was dispatched with the medical
team led by Dr. Derwin Johnson, the force's Medical Doctor...
Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehends Cuban Migrants
- Apr 11, 2020 - 9:16:24 AM
Eleven Cuban migrants were brought ino the Defence Force base on Friday
morning after they were apprehended during a joint effort by members of
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the United States Coast Guard
(USCG) on Thursday past.
At about 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, HMBS
NASSAU along with a USCG cutter intercepted a small rustic vessel
migrant vessel with (11) Cuban male migrants onboard in the Anguilla Cay
BISX Trading Notice
- Apr 8, 2020 - 11:30:11 PM
The Bahamas International Securities Exchange Limited (BISX) wishes
to notify BISX Broker-Dealer Members and the general public that due to
the Emergency Powers (COVID 19)(LOCKDOWN)(No. 2) Order, 2020, there
will not be a trading session for Thursday 9 April 2020.
Trading will resume on Tuesday 14 April 2020 at 10 a.m...
Royal Bahamas Defence Force enforces COVID-19 Orders
- Apr 4, 2020 - 8:34:29 AM
In enforcing the Emergency Powers Order of COVID-19, the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force has stepped up seccurity efforts to ensure the safety of
the Bahamian residents.
Defence Force vessels have established a
blockade off the northern Bahamas to ensure the closure of harbours as
it relates to vessels entering or departing those inlets. Sections 10
and 11 of the COVID-19 Orders calls for the “Restriction...
RBDF apprehends foreign nationals
- Mar 30, 2020 - 9:15:06 AM
Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force brought 10 foreign fishermen
into the Defence Force Base Sunday evening after their vessel was
apprehended in the Ragged Island chain on Friday.
routine Patrol, HMBS CASCARILLA, under the command of Sub Lieutenant
Owen Sands boarded a Bahamian registered vessel off Water Cay, in the
vicinity of a ragged Island Chain. Aboard were 7 Dominican nationals, 1
Cuban, 1 Honduran and a Bahamian National...
RBDF Cocktail Reception and Silent Art Auction
- Mar 16, 2020 - 11:06:25 PM
An historical milestone in the history of the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force was observed as for the first time, the Officers and Marines
participated in a Cocktail Reception and Silent Art Auction on Friday
past at the Defence Force’s Coral Harbour Base.
As the force
celebrates 40 years under the theme “Beyond the Horizon, into the
Future,” a large crowd was in attendance to view an array of over 30
arts and paintings...
Defence Force participates in Police Sporting Events in Grand Bahama
- Mar 10, 2020 - 12:14:13 PM
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Officers and Marines attached to the
Northern Command recently supported the Police Force by participating in
a several sporting events over the past weekend
Lieutenant Commander Whitfield Neely, Commander, Northern Command, the
men and women took part in a basketball tournament at St. Georges’ High
School Gymnasium, Freeport, Grand Bahama...
RBDF females observe International Women’s Day
- Mar 10, 2020 - 11:50:57 AM
The women of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force joined the Bahamas and the
world in celebration of the International Women’s Day under the theme:
“I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights” by attending a
church service on Sunday March 8th.
Led by Lieutenant Commander
Natasha Miller, Assistant Military and Force Protection Unit Officer,
approximately 100 Officers and Marines worshipped at Evangelistic Temple
Assemblies of God, Collins Avenue...
RBDF recognizes contributions of corporate partners
- Mar 9, 2020 - 6:32:38 PM
Corporate partners and government officials were recently recognized by
members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Southern Command for their
continuous support and services to the organization’s operations.
the awards on behalf of Acting Commander Defence Force, Captain Raymond
King was Lieutenant Dominique Rigby, Officer in Charge of Southern
Command. The appreciation awards luncheon was held at Shenah’s
Restaurant, Matthew Town, Inagua...
Royal Bahamas Defence Force enlightened on the COVID-19
- Mar 8, 2020 - 12:28:46 PM
Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force are better equipped to deal
with the probability of a local COVID-19 outbreak, after a series of
preparatory and training seminars were hosted at the Coral Harbour Base
this past week.
Led by Doctor Derwin Johnson, the force’s
Medical physician, participants were updated on the effects of the virus
throughout the region and the world. They were also enlightened on the
signs and symptoms of the disease, which continues to make a threatening
journey across the world...
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Officers complete Naval Officer Training in England
- Mar 3, 2020 - 10:45:20 AM
Midshipmen Elcheano Edgecombe and Kenvardo Gibson of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force are the newest addition to the Officer’s Corps after
successfully completing Naval Officer Training in England. The rigorous
seven-month training course, which is designed to prepare naval/military
cadets for the important leadership and management positions they will
assume throughout their careers in the Defence Force, was conducted May
19th, 2019 – December 20th, 2019 at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC)
in Dartmouth, England...
BISX lists BB Global Fund Ltd.
- Feb 25, 2020 - 1:42:19 PM
The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to
announce that BB Global Fund Ltd. (the “Fund”) has successfully
completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process and has been listed on
BB Global Fund Ltd. has now been
added to the roster of funds listed on the Exchange...
USCG Officer pays Courtesy Call on Acting Commander Defence Force
- Feb 16, 2020 - 7:35:14 PM
Captain Joseph McGilley, Commanding Officer United States Coast Guard
Air Station Clearwater, Florida paid a courtesy call on Acting Commander
Defence Force, Captain Raymond King at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Headquarters on February 11th, 2020.
During the visit, Captain
McGilley and Captain King discussed matters of mutual interests. Also in
attendance were Lieutenant Commander Justin Matejka, US Coast Guard
Liaison Officer with the Department of Homeland Security Attaché...
RBDF Marines Given Recognition Awards
- Feb 9, 2020 - 8:54:21 PM
Marines attached to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Administration
Department were recognized for their commitmment and invaluable services
over the past year, on Friday February 7, 2020.
were: Leading Hands Osbourne Stuart, Darrin Young, Monique Deveaux ,
Claudine Percentie-Carey, Sandra King, Tamissa Finlayson, Able Hands
Davin Johnson, Marcus Haven, Ryan Ferguson and Antoine Cash...
St. Augustine’s University President makes call on Acting Commander Defence Force
- Feb 9, 2020 - 5:20:37 PM
Dr. Gaddis Faulcon, President of St. Augustine's University paid a
courtesy call on Acting Commander Defence Force, Captain Raymond King on
February 7, 2020 at the Defence Force Base.
Dr. Faulcon was
accompanied by Mrs. Bernadette Smith, Local Alumni President of the
school. During their visit, they were also introduced to the RBDF’s
Executive Command, following which, both parties discussed matters of
RBDF Unveils Plans for 40th Anniversary during Media Meet & Greet
- Feb 5, 2020 - 6:15:04 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force unveil events in observance of the
organization’s 40th anniversary celebrations during a Media Meet &
Greet on February 4th at the Coral Harbour Base.
attendance were the Acting Commander Defence Force, Captain Raymond King
along with his Command Team and Heads of Departments...