By: Juelanda Thompson/The Freeport News

Rotarians and guests of the five clubs on the island came together yesterday – Thursday, August 15 – at the Ruby Swiss Restaurant for a special meeting, where they heard the role and responsibilities of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) in the Bahamian waters. RBDF Lieutenant Commander Clint Johnson, who was the guest speaker, also shared on the history and the revitalization of the Force’s decentralizing operation.
 
Johnson noted that while the decentralizing process is not new, there has been a regional command with an effort of setting up sub-bases throughout The Bahamas. “The decentralizing process was something that started a while ago. It is still in its infancy stages, but because you have 700 islands and you have them spread over 100,000 square miles of ocean, the process has been split up into Northern Command, Central Command and Southern Command."

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