As a part of Commander Defence Force, Commodore, Dr. Raymond King’s strategic plans for community relations as a socially corporate partner, members of Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship (HMBS) BAHAMAS recently participated in Environmental Clean-up Efforts.
On June 12, the Commanding Officer and crew joined members of the Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation (BREEF) at Saunders Beach, West Bat Street, to participate in a beach cleanup effort. Also in attendance were Mallory Raphael, Research & Environmental Education Officer, along with BESS Scholars Antonia Ferguson and Dominique Bowleg.
Following an insight and appreciation for the roles which the environment group performs on a daily basis, Commanding Officer of the craft, Lieutenant Commander Valentino Rolle decided as a crew, that their community involvement would also be environmentally focused.
The following week, they went to the Coral Harbour Beach and proceeded to remove unwanted trash and debris from along the beach and sea-side, including clearing fallen trees and branches from the area. This initiative by the men and women presented the opportunity to serve the community and show what it means to be responsible, civic-minded, and grateful citizens.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to “Guarding our Heritage” through opportunities like these, Commodore Raymond commend the dedicated men and women who also perform community services.