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One Hundred Thousand Square Miles under the Radar of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force

One Hundred Thousand Square Miles under the Radar of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force

By Geraldine Cook
February 07, 2013

The 700 islands and 2,000 rocks and cays of the Bahamas offer a paradise for tourists and a maritime heaven for drug traffickers, human smugglers and illegal fishermen. In an interview with Diálogo, during the Caribbean Nations Security Conference, held in Miami, Florida, in December 2012, Commodore Roderick Bowe talked about his role as the Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the changes the force is implementing, and the importance of regional cooperation and training for the men and women who keep a close eye on the 100,000 square miles of Bahamian waters.

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