Commander Defence Force Attends the Northern Caribbean Security Summit
The Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King, along with members from his Executive Leadership, attended the Northern Caribbean Security Summit in Miami, Florida from Wednesday, 8 March, 2023 – Friday, 10 March, 2023. Under the theme, “Modernizing Strategic Partnership from Florida to Haiti”, the summit focused on strengthening partnerships to address current and emerging regional threats. The for-mat included open forum discussions and presentations from partner nations and the host coun-try. Additionally, a selected delegation was taken on site visit to tour the Krome Detention Cen-ter facility.The three-day summit included presentations on the evolution of transnational organized crime, human smuggling networks across the region, and latest trends globally with regard to the illegal drug market. Partner nations shared views on how illegal firearms continue to fuel violence within their respective countries and prioritizing possible solutions to ensure the safety and security of their citizenry irrespective of bi-lateral and tri-lateral agreements.The Minister of National Security, the Honorable Wayne Munroe K.C., and the Minister of Labor and Immigration, the Honorable Keith Bell led the Bahamas’ contingent. Also attending were the Commissioner of Police, Clayton Fernander and Mrs. Cheryl Darville, Permanent Sec-retary Ministry of National Security and Mrs. Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Labor and Immigration.It is the intent of the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King to strengthen Security Cooperation relationships particularly with regional and international partners to ensure the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is manned, trained, and equipped, to accomplish its missions. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to the pursuit of excellence in guarding our heritage.