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.