61st Intake for Belize Defense Force

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Updated: January 29, 2016

bdf graduation 5The 61st Intake for the Belize Defense Force had their graduation ceremony this afternoon at Price Barracks in Ladyville Village, Belize District.  Brigadier General David Jones spoke of this intake and how crucial the additional numbers are to the force.

Love News asked the BDF Commander to comment on the training curriculum for the recruits in terms of how sensitized they are to deal with border issues and other current affairs as they relate to the country’s national security.

Of the seventy eight recruits graduating today, only four of them were women; we asked Jones to explain the major gap in gender for this intake.

Also present at today’s intake were the Minister of National Security, John Saldivar; the Chief Executive Officer, Retired Colonel George Lovell; the Chief Justice, Kenneth Benjamin and the Ambassadors of Mexico and of Taiwan to Belize.