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New Defence Force Commodore To Be Announced By May 1

THE government will announce the new commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force by May 1, State Minister for National Security Keith Bell told the Senate yesterday.

However, he did not reveal who will succeed former Commodore Roderick Bowe.

On March 9, Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage admitted to reporters that Mr Bowe was still attached to the RBDF despite having started a job at mega-resort Baha Mar a week earlier.

At the time, Dr Nottage said Mr Bowe’s contract expired in January, but he had not officially left the RBDF. He said the government did not seek to keep Mr Bowe on because the commodore advised him in 2012 that he did not wish for his contract to be renewed.

Dr Nottage declined to answer whether Mr Bowe was still receiving a salary from the government, nor did he give a date for Mr Bowe’s official last day.

Later, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis told The Tribune that “something does not feel right about the situation” and an investigation is needed.

Comments

birdiestrachan 5 years, 7 months ago

Dr: Minnis "something does not feel right and investigation is needed" for what? does he believe Mr: Bowe who is an outstanding civil servant is stealing something or doing something wrong Mr. Bowe knows the law and he will not break any laws of the Bahamas.

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birdiestrachan 5 years, 7 months ago

Dr: Minnis "something does not feel right and investigation is needed" for what? does he believe Mr: Bowe who is an outstanding civil servant is stealing something or doing something wrong Mr. Bowe knows the law and he will not break any laws of the Bahamas.

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duppyVAT 5 years, 7 months ago

We do not know why the present Commodore decided to move on ........ but he did........................ So, Godspeed!!!!

We just hope and pray that the RBDF gets a proactive, politically independent leader who will inspire the marines and lift their morale to do their national duty to secure our borders.

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