Heads Of UK And Antigua Defence Force Discuss Heightened Cooperation


On 31 January 2020, the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force (ABDF) welcomed UK Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Sir Nicholas Carter with a Guard of Honour parade at Camp Blizard.

Following the parade, General Carter and other British officials, namely the Designate-Resident-British High Commissioner, Lindsey Thompson, and UK Defence Attaché to the Caribbean, Lieutenant Colonel Anton Gash met with CDS ABDF, Colonel Sir Trevor A. Thomas, Vice CDS ABDF, Lieutenant Colonel Telbert Benjamin, and other senior members of ABDF to discuss areas of mutual cooperation and support from the British Military.

The discussion included ways for partnership between ABDF and the British Military through mentoring and Regimental affiliation.  They also discussed the possibility of the British Military lending support to capacity building at all levels from senior leadership to mid-level management within the Law Enforcement Organizations throughout the Regional Security Systems.  Col Sir Thomas also sought support in the form of subject matter expertise for the completion of the ABDF Strategic Defence Review.

The meeting ended with both CDS’ reflecting on the historical relationship between the ABDF and the British Military sharing the desire to continue building on the foundation already established.

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    To what Good Fortune does Antigua and Barbuda owe this un-publicized visit from the UK Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)! They say he was invited to Jamaica by his Jamaican Counterpart! The first Time in British Colonial History! Seems like it was exactly the same with his Antigua and Barbuda Counterpart!Could it be that The FIRM was making clear its intentions on the Army and Coast Guard with the investiture of the Deputy, while taking a hands off position on the COMPANY’s control of the ONDCP!

    Neither both the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda nor Jamaica have deemed it necessary to advise their Citizens and residents, and in particular the People of African descent, how such a Historical Event could have been an un-publicized visit! Such is reserved for Afghanistan and Iran! Not these Paradises!

    On Emancipation August 1, 1834, The British Government through its Administration in Antigua made Henry Loving, A high-brow of African Descent Chief of Police to keep the Peace! He kept the celebrants well behaved! The Planters and Ecclesiastics were most pleased!

    AT CHOGM15 Elizabeth signaled that her heirs and the British Government had full control on the Commonwealth! January 31, 2020, the UK departed from the EU!

    Just as it was in the Beginning, So shall it be in the End! It’s as if we are incapable of freeing ourselves from subjugation and mental slavery! Such are the psychological dislocations, black disorientation, decenteredness, and lack of agency the institution of slavery exact on the enslaved!

    Have Mercy Pon Us!

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