Public Safety Minister’s Official Regiment HQ Visit

January 3, 2013

New Public Safety Minister Michael Dunkley paid his first official visit to the headquarters of the Bermuda Regiment  today [Jan 3]. Minister Dunkley and Permanent Secretary Mark Telemaque met with Regiment Commanding Officer Lt Col Brian Gonsalves, senior officers and members of the permanent staff before touring Warwick Camp.

Ministers Visit

Lt Col. Gonsalves said: “It was a good opportunity to brief the Minister on operations and current Regimental matters. It was also an ideal opportunity for him to meet and get to know the full-time staff, who are the core of the Regiment.

“Mr Dunkley was very interested in developments at the Regiment. We are pleased that he has paid us a visit so early and shows that we remain high on the agenda.

“We are all looking forward to working closely with the new Minister, as well as our other partners, to help maintain the safety and security of our Island home.”

Lt Col. Gonsalves concluded: “The Regiment doesn’t stand still – we are constantly evolving and improving so we can better face the challenges of the future, whether it be maritime, public order duties or disaster relief.”

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  1. welldone says:

    So what's the OBA gonna do about conscription Minister Dunkley?

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  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    Hope the Regiment was told to do alot more with much less for the 2013-14 budget year.

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  3. Time Passages says:

    Welldone: The OBA will leave conscription as it is - just as the PLP would have done.

    The PLP lied about ending it so they could get the young male vote DUH!

    Even that didn't work ha!

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  4. Bullseye says:

    I like conscription for bringing the youth of the island together and providing discipline and teamwork.

    I do however think that more skills than handling guns is needed. It may sound boring, but these guys could be doing some gardening and community work.

    As for those against discipline, well the gangs are highly disciplined and they seem to be growing their numbers.

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  5. originalponddog says:

    Congratulations BAD and the rest of The Regiment haters. This guy will see the end of it. Jumped on every anti-Regiment band wagon that rolled by.

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  6. MAKE MY DAY says:

    Leave the "Conscription Rule" in place as it the only thing that may contribute to keeping some people out-of-trouble - and also contribute to making *men* out of them - instead of some of the sorry excuses we have walking around today in the Island!!!

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  7. if you say so says:

    In this day and age the "men" are not the only ones getting in trouble. A few of these women could use a call up to the regiment. Conscription should not just be for the males of the society. It's not like they are going to be sent away to fight in some war. The most they would probably ever have to do is help in the cleanup of a hurricane that would come across the Island. Conscription should be for ALL young Bermudians not just males.

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  8. god1st says:

    Conscription will be romoved it is against human rights forcing grown men to warwick camp. As some of you see a need for forced labour why don't you go and subject yourself to verbal abuse.

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