Local Police En route to Bahamas to Assist With Security



A contingent of police officers of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda boarded an aircraft bound for the Bahamas on Friday 20th September, to assist Police in Bahamas with security. The aircraft departed V.C. Bird International Airport around 9:02am with six police officers, who will make their first stop in Barbados, before their final journey to the Bahamas.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Kelvin Thompson leads the contingent of officers, who will be on the ground for at least three weeks, in the first instance. The other members of the team are; Corporals Jess Bristol and Shawn Walsh and Constables Calvin Daley, Troy Willock and Joel Knight. Thompson is also expected to be the overall commander of an additional thirty police officers, who will assist the Bahamian authorities with the maintenance of law and order.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Atlee Rodney was present at the time of departure, and used the opportunity to express his profound gratitude to the men for unselfishly volunteering for the mission. He wished them a safe journey and a successful mission. The operation is in keeping with the mission of the Regional Security System (RSS), and its commitment to the region in matters of national security; especially following the aftermath of hurricanes or other natural disasters. In early September, hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas, causing widespread damage and the loss of many lives.

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  1. Why didn’t the authorities send men and women from the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force instead of Police Officers? In civilized countries, they normally sent military personnel to assist with the aftermath disasters security and in other areas.

  2. Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! “I want people to remember me as someone whose life has been helpful to humanity.” – Capitaine Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara was a Burkinabé revolutionary and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987 when he was assassinated!

    Good Speed and Be The Best You Can Be!

    Since 2010, this mere voice in the wilderness has been encouraging Barbudans and their Council to visit Grand Bahama to investigate the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of development on a flat Lucayan Island which has also of the geographical, demographic, socio-cultural and ecological features of a Caribbean island some 12 times more! Hopefully, this contingent of lawmen will, while carrying out their law enforcement duties, take time out to look at those other issues for learning opportunities and teachable moments for their fellow Antiguans and Barbudans on their return to the Rock!

    “The enemies of a people are those who keep them in ignorance. Without patriotic political education, a soldier is only a potential criminal.” – Capitaine Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara, President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987 when he was assassinated!

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