As the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to enforce the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic intent on focusing on talent management and national youth development, members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) Squadron Department visited the island of Cat Island to support students who recently participated in a national competition.
Led by Senior Lieutenant Alexis Brown, the Commanding Officer of patrol craft HMBS LEON LIVINGSTONE SMITH and his crew, the team of Officers and Marines assisted with the 14th Annual Short Story/Poetry Competition presentation of certificates and awards on November 30th, 2020. This event, which attracts the brightest students throughout the country, is coordinated by Ms. Vera Chase, president and published author of Historian of the Early Bahamas.
Making the presentations at the Eris Moncur Resort Center in Knowles’, Cat Island was Ms. Olivia King, Principal of Old Bight Primary School. RBDF personnel assisted with the presentation of accolades to the overall winning students from various primary and high schools throughout the island. Aiden King and Aerius Smith from Old Bight Primary School took first place in their respective categories, Malia Thacker from Orange Creek Primary School placed first in her group and Marcus Thacker from Arthur’s Town High School came first.
As the Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrols and protect the territorial integrity of the Bahamas, the organization also focuses on community building.