With the view to curb the ongoing issue of illegal immigration, boat thefts and poaching of local marine resources North Abaco Minister of Parliament Renardo Curry said that he is seeking to have a Royal Bahamas Defence Force station located in Abaco on a permanent basis.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Rangers Program organized a Family Fun Day to raise funds for a bus that is needed to transport the participants to various locations on Abaco.
On Feb. 18, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers received a $1,000 cheque to assist in acquiring a bus to better accommodate the students involved in the program.
The Royal Bahamas Defense Force Rangers came out early Saturday morning on November 22 to assist the Marsh Harbour / Spring City Town Committee with picking up garbage off the roadsides on the bypass road.
As part of The Bahamas’ 40th Independence Celebrations, Retired Defence Force Chief Petty Officer Peterson D. James, was honoured as one of the survivors of the HMBS Flamingo vessel on May 10, 1980. Mr. James received a commemorative set of stamps depicting the crewmembers of the ill-fated voyage from the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, in New Providence in July.
A large group of Royal Bahamas Defense Force Cadets from seven local schools met during the morning of December 1 to participate in a survival training exercise. Fifty seven new recruits and sixteen installed cadets, altogether seventy four children, met Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of South Side Road and SC Bootle Highway in Murphy Town. They were supervised not only by their local advisors, but also by a group of Defense Force Officers who had come from Nassau on November 29 to coordinate the operation.