NASSAU, BAHAMAS– Several government agencies were applauded for their efforts during the closing ceremony of a Joint Combined Exercise Training 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.
This training was aimed at working together to address roles, responsibilities and key inter-agencies in the event of a national crisis in an independent Bahamas.
In attendance were representatives from each agency, including Commander Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel; Commander Kevin Self, Office of the Defence Corporation of the US Embassy, Police Superintendent Prince Charlton and Customs Excise Officer, Audrey Curry.
Bringing remarks at the closing ceremony, they all commended the successful training, which was conducted by the Special Operations Command (SOCNORTH), the Commando Squadron School of Naval Infantry and the Special Boat Team 22.
Training exercises were conducted here in the capital and Fresh Creek, Andros to ensure that the tourism industry was equipped to effectively respond, prevent and recover from any terrorist activity impacting the nation. All of the various agencies responded, and echoed the call for sustaining a mutual working relationship while combating the scourge of illicit activities in the country.