||Last Updated: Jul 14, 2019 - 4:15:16 AM
Joint Operation by Immigration and Defence Force nabs suspected human and drug smugglers
- Jul 13, 2019 - 12:50:46 PM
Thirteen suspects apprehended along with a quantity of suspected drugs
on Friday 12 July 2019 are in Police custody. The apprehension was the
result of a joint operation by Bahamas Immigration Department and Royal
Bahamas Defence Force personnel stationed in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
1 Bahamian and 12 foreign nationals from 5 foreign nations were
apprehended aboard a 25-foot go-fast vessel by a Defence Force patrol
craft with Defence Force Marines and Immigration officials around 5:00
BISX Lists World Oil Systems Fund Ltd.
- Jul 12, 2019 - 2:35:21 PM
The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to
announce that World Oil System Fund Ltd has successfully completed the
BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process and has been listed on the Exchange.
a result, the Fund’s shares have now been added to the roster of funds
listed on the Exchange. The fund is an open-ended mutual fund with
subscriptions and redemptions carried out by the relevant fund’s
British Legion-Bahamas Branch WW II Veteran Eulogized
- Jul 4, 2019 - 10:30:58 PM
A Royal Bahamas Defence Force bugler and drummer perform the last
post and reveille at the funeral service for Comrade Reuben Hamilton, a
member of the British Legion–Bahamas Branch (BLBB) who died on June
16th at the age of 94.
Comrade Reuben Hamilton was eulogized on June 28th at Our Lady’s
Catholjic Church, Deveaux and Young Streets. He initially joined the
Royal Bahamas Police Force as a Reservist as a young man and later
served served as a Military Officer in the Bahamas Battalion during the
period 1942 - 1945...
RBDF Rangers (Eleuthera) Passing out Parade
- Jul 2, 2019 - 1:18:57 PM
A total of 54 students became full-fledged Rangers on the island of
Eleuthera after they were recently inducted into the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force’s (RBDF) Rangers Program.
Held on the school
grounds of the North Eleuthera High School, Lower Bogue, relatives and
friends assembled to witness the induction of the young students who
successfully completed the training...
RBDF Engineering Team performs charitable work at Disability School
- Jul 2, 2019 - 10:00:34 AM
Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force's Electrical Engineering team
completed a community outreach project at the Bahamas Association for
the Physically Disabled School on June 28.
The team, led by Chief
Petty Officer Marchellow Charlow installed and repaired faulty switches
and lights throughout the home. The Engineering team also conducted
maintenance checks of other electrical apparatus to ensure the safety of
Bahamian Fishermen Apprehended for Fisheries Violation
- Jul 1, 2019 - 6:00:17 PM
A Bahamian fishing vessel with 29 Bahamians on board was apprehended on
Sunday afternoon by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force for fisheries
While on routine patrol, HMBS Rolly Gray, under the
command of Senior Lieutenant William Sturrup, apprehended a fishing
vessel named, Sweet Dreams, in the Cay Sal Bank area with a large
quantity of conch and a compressor on board...
RBDF Rangers in Summer Camp
- Jun 25, 2019 - 9:04:11 AM
Approximately 80 Rangers cadets from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Rangers are attending the 4th Annual Rangers Leadership Summer Camp at
the R. M. Bailey Senior High School.
The 3-week leadership
program is designed to develop character and leadership skills among the
high school students currently enrolled in the Rangers program. This
year's curriculum will cover three modules. These include: Photo
Journalism, Introduction to Foreign Languages, Band Camp and Bread and
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