The Bahamas High Commission London
Junkanoo - Da Cultural Village
The Bahamas High Commission London
Conch Fritters and Conch Salad

Statement from the Office of the Prime Minister on Relief Efforts Post Hurricane Dorian

  STATEMENT More than 900 Bahamian police, defence force officers on Abaco and Grand Bahama CARICOM security arrives to support local forces The Government of The Bahamas is providing the necessary resources to ensure safety and security on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. As of Saturday 7 […]

 

STATEMENT

More than 900 Bahamian police, defence force officers on Abaco and Grand Bahama
CARICOM security arrives to support local forces

The Government of The Bahamas is providing the necessary resources to ensure safety and security on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

As of Saturday 7 September, a total of 274 Royal Bahamas Police Force and Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers were on Abaco. On Grand Bahama, there were 666 Royal Bahamas Police Force and Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers on the island. These figures include police reserves.

The Government also wishes to advise that 120 security personnel from the Jamaican Defence Force, as part of a CARICOM force, arrived in The Bahamas on Saturday (7 September) evening. The team was met at the airport by Minister of National Security Hon. Marvin Dames and RBDF Commodore Tellis Bethel.

As part of the same CARICOM force, 100 security personnel from Trinidad and Tobago are scheduled to arrive in The Bahamas today.

Additionally, there are large numbers of security forces from the United States of America and the United Kingdom present on the affected islands involved in search, rescue and recovery efforts.

Breakdown of Bahamian Security Force Numbers (as of Saturday 7 September)
RBPF
Abaco
• Ordinary officers: 100
• Reserves: 40
Grand Bahama
• Ordinary officers: 400
• Reserves: 150
(Source: Royal Bahamas Police Force)
RBDF
Abaco • Ground troops: 87 • Ships crew: 47 (three vessels) • Total: 134
Grand Bahama • Ground troops: 65 • Ship’s crew: 51 (one vessel) • Total: 116
(Source: Royal Bahamas Defence Force)
________________
8 September 2019
Office of the Prime Minister
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Back to Home Page

The Bahamas High Commission,
10 Chesterfield St, Mayfair, London W1J 5JL

  • Tel: +44(0)20 7408 4488
  • Fax: +44(0)7499 9937
  • Email: information@bahamashclondon.net
  •  
  • Emergency Mobile: +44(0)734 882 551
    (After business hours emergency contact only.)

© The Bahamas High Commission, London