Minister of National Security, the Hon. Wayne Munroe spoke to the reporters while attending the Christmas tree lighting event of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. He was asked about pending resignations of Royal Bahamas Defense Force officers who have applied to leave the organization.

The Minister said, “if you have persons who wish to resign, they would have to apply to resign. If they have outstanding bonds with the government then I will not let them resign while the bonds are unsatisfied, they’re required to come to work until they are released. If they are soldiers and they no longer wish to be soldiers and we discharge them then we will look for two hundred three hundred good Bahamians who want to replace them. Every recruitment exercise we do, we recruit one hundred, we have about five hundred applications.”