||Last Updated: Mar 30, 2020 - 9:28:58 AM
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...
BISX Quarterly Statistical Report
- Jan 28, 2020 - 7:07:00 PM
BISX is pleased to announce its BISX All-Share Index and trading
statistics for the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2019 with
comparison to the same period of 2018.
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX
the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2019 the BISX All-Share
Index closed at 2,231.60. This represents a year to date increase of
122.19 or 5.79%...
RBDF discovers another body on Cay
- Jan 28, 2020 - 12:40:58 PM
Another body believed to be of a Haitian national that was part of a
vessel that reportedly capsized a week ago was brought into the capital
early Tuesday morning by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
am, HMBS MADEIRA brought the badly decomposed body of a male into the
Defence Force Base and handed it over to the coroner’s office for
processing. It was retrieved off Double Breasted cay by RBDF Military
divers. Also, a shipwrecked vessel was also found on the northern tip of
RBDF: Bodies brought into the capital
- Jan 26, 2020 - 9:39:41 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is continuing its search in the Ragged
Island chain after 3 male bodies believed to be Haitian nationals that
were part of a vessel that reportedly capsized several days ago were
brought into the capital Sunday morning.
Around 8:45am, HMBS
Maderia under the command of Lieutenant Alexis Brown along with the
Police Crime Scene Investigators brought the bodies into the Defence
Force Base. The bodies which wre badly decomposed were handed over to
the coroner’s office for processing.
RBDF Participates in Marathon Bahamas 2020 (Sunshine Insurance)
- Jan 26, 2020 - 3:37:06 PM
Kudos go out to the Officers and Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force (RBDF) for a great showing at The 11th Annual Sunshine Insurance
Marathon Bahamas (Race Weekend) race on Sunday January 19th, 2020.
RBDF had a total of 2 relay teams and 3 individual half-marathon
runners in the competition. The RBDF Road Runners 1 Team consisting of
Able Seamen Gharvis Sturrup and Michael Gibson and Marine Seamen
Wellington Ramsey and Marvin Minns finished with an overall time of
three hours, twenty-eight minutes and eighteen seconds (3:28:18)...
British High Commissioner pays Courtesy Call on Acting Commander Defence Force
- Jan 26, 2020 - 1:16:56 AM
Mrs. Sarah Dickson, High
Commissioner to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas recently paid a courtesy
call on Acting Commander Defence Force, Captain Raymond King at the
Defence Force Base.
During her visit, Mrs. Dickinson and Captain
King discussed matters of mutual interests, following which, both
parties exchanged pleasantries.
Appointed as the British High
Commissioner to The Bahamas in 2019, Mrs. Dickson has served in many
noteworthy capacities over the span of her career...
RBDF Investigates discovery of bodies in Ragged Island Chain
- Jan 25, 2020 - 11:30:11 PM
Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force along with members of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force CDU are in the Ragged Island Chain
investigating the discovery of three bodies washed ashore; 2 on Double
Breasted Cay on Friday and another on a nearby cay.
after a group of 31 migrants were discovered between Maycock Cay and
Double Breast Cay after their vessel reportedly capsized and were
subsequently rescued by HMBS L. L.Smith, arriving in the capital on 21
Royal Bahamas Defence Force pledges to remain vigilant: Looks forward to drone acquisition
- Jan 21, 2020 - 9:57:07 PM
The leadership of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is anticipating that
2020 will be a year well suited for improving its enforcement footprint
and capitalizing on remaining vigilant as the primary agency tasked with
border protection in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The Force's
Command Team has been welcoming fresh perspectives and initiatives,
particularly technology to respond to the changing climate of maritime
business and crimes. The RBDF is poised to employ a number of new
initiatives and strategies geared at increasing detection levels and
deterring would be organized criminals from wreaking havoc within its
expansive maritime borders.
RBDF Apprehends Haitian Migrants
- Jan 20, 2020 - 12:50:15 PM
A total of 31 Haitian migrants have been apprehended in the Ragged
Island chain by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence early this
Acting on information received, HMBS L. L. Smith under
the command of Senior Lieutenant Shawn Adderley commenced
investigations confirming suspected migrant sightings on an uninhabited
cay, north of Ragged Island. A search of the cay uncovered just over
30 migrants, who all appeared to be in fair health...