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Coast Guard Patrol Over Cup Match Holiday

Coast Guard Patrol Over Cup Match Holiday

Bermuda’s soldiers were on high alert over the Cup Match holiday – on shore and out on the water. Soldiers attached to the Coast Guard joined forces with police to carry out patrols around the island, including the traditional raft-up at Mangrove Bay, the former site of the Non-Mariners’ Race. RBR soldier Private Keeshun Best, 27, said yesterday,... Read more of this article

Minister: Overview Of Coast Guard Activities

Minister: Overview Of Coast Guard Activities

The Bermuda Coast Guard did “over 1,942 hours of engine time” and performed a number of tasks including issuing 69 summons for Covid-19 breaches, arresting 11 individuals for suspicion of operating a vessel under the influence, issuing 73 tickets for marine violations, the search and rescue of a lone kayaker, 9 responses to gang related... Read more of this article

Injured Soldier’s Family Extend Their Thanks

Injured Soldier’s Family Extend Their Thanks

The family of Private Ndavyah Williams, who has undergone surgery since being flown to Boston after being struck by a vehicle while manning a checkpoint on June 29, is offering thanks for the support received following the incident. The collision also injured Private Wilkes, resulting in a broken ankle. A member of the family said, “On June 29th at... Read more of this article

Major Ratteray Appointed Second-In-Command

Major Ratteray Appointed Second-In-Command

Governor John Rankin announced the appointment of Major Larenzo Ratteray as the new Second-in-Command of the Royal Bermuda Regiment. A Government spokesperson said, “His Excellency the Governor and Commander in Chief of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Mr John Rankin CMG, is pleased to announce that Major Larenzo Ratteray has been appointed as the Second-in-Command... Read more of this article

Ben Beasley Sworn In As Commanding Officer

Ben Beasley Sworn In As Commanding Officer

Former Royal Bermuda Regiment Training Officer Ben Beasley yesterday took over command of the island’s military. The new Lieutenant Colonel Beasley was sworn in at a small ceremony at Government House by Governor John Rankin, rather than the normal parade at the RBR’s Warwick Camp because of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Lt Col Beasley, at... Read more of this article

Longest Regiment Embodiment Since WWII

Longest Regiment Embodiment Since WWII

The island’s soldiers have notched up their longest continuous period on duty since World War II because of the coronavirus crisis. Troops from the Royal Bermuda Regiment have been embodied for 67 days as part of the fight against Covid-19 – and counting. But some of the RBR’s newest soldiers, who have been based at Warwick Camp for up to a month... Read more of this article

RUBiS Donates 200 $20 Fuel Cards To Regiment

RUBiS Donates 200 $20 Fuel Cards To Regiment

An energy company has stepped up to help Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers stay on the roads. Fuel supplier RUBiS has donated 200 $20 fuel cards to the RBR – enough to give one to every soldier embodied over the Covid-19 crisis. Jermaine Simons, the sales manager at RUBiS and a former RBR Sergeant Major, said: “RUBiS Bermuda is pleased to show our... Read more of this article

VE 75th Anniversary Observed At Warwick Camp

VE 75th Anniversary Observed At Warwick Camp

Earlier today [May 8], Governor John Rankin and the Minister of National Security Wayne Caines visited Warwick Camp to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE [Victory in Europe] Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe. The Governor said, “Current circumstances mean that we cannot mark the event with a parade or a large ceremony. But it is right that... Read more of this article

Fairmont Hotel Provides Free Meals For Soldiers

Fairmont Hotel Provides Free Meals For Soldiers

A luxury hotel has thanked soldiers on duty over the Covid-19 crisis with two dinners for 200 prepared by its top chefs. The Fairmont Southampton cooked the meals for the troops at Warwick Camp and forward operating bases yesterday [Sunday] – the second time the hotel has ensured soldiers dined in style. Kiaran MacDonald, Fairmont’s regional... Read more of this article

Digicel & One Donate Cell Service To Soldiers

Digicel & One Donate Cell Service To Soldiers

The island’s two biggest telecommunications companies have donated almost $30,000 worth of cell phone services to help soldiers on the Covid-19 frontline keep in touch with their loved ones. Digicel and One Communications said they decided to support the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s efforts to control the spread of the disease and give about 200 soldiers... Read more of this article

Chefs & Medics Back Up Front Line Soldiers

Chefs & Medics Back Up Front Line Soldiers

Soldiers on the streets to enforce the state of emergency regulations are backed up by a support team based at Warwick Camp. Royal Bermuda Regiment chefs and medics are working overtime to keep about 200 soldiers fed and fit – part of the engine room of the Regiment that powers its large scale provision of support to the civil authorities. Colour... Read more of this article

‘Regiment Were Conducting Firearms Training’

‘Regiment Were Conducting Firearms Training’

Police received a report that gunshots were heard in Warwick and “upon investigation it was discovered that the Royal Bermuda Regiment were conducting firearms training at Warwick Camp at the time the report was made.” A police spokesperson said, “At 10:23am on Saturday 18th April, police received a report that two gunshots were heard in the... Read more of this article

Covid-19: Coast Guard On Patrol On Land & Sea

Covid-19: Coast Guard On Patrol On Land & Sea

Coast Guard personnel from the Royal Bermuda Regiment were keeping tabs on boat movements and coastal areas. The soldiers mounted boat patrols around the island to enforce the Government’s shelter in place regulations on the water and on land. Corporal CJ Richardson, 32, who is in his third week of embodiment, said: “It’s pretty good – I’ve... Read more of this article