RBDF Choir Members recognized For Committed Work

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Leading Woman Marine Nydia Farrington receiving a certificate from Captain Shonedel Pinder, the Deputy Commander Defence Force, and Captain Shawn Adderley, Acting Captain Coral Harbour, during a brief presentation on Friday, May 21, 2021, at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR. (RBDF Photo by Able Seaman Pau; Rolle II)

In keeping with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic objective of talent management which seeks to recognize and reward organizational members for their invaluable contributions to the organization’s success, members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force choir were recognized for their services on Friday, May 21, 2021, at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR.

Organized by Chief Petty Officer Shamica Duncombe, who currently serves as the RBDF Choir Director, certificates were presented to past and current members in appreciation for their long service and dedication over the years.

Making the presentation was Captain Shonedel Pinder, the Deputy Commander Defence Force, assisted by Captain Shawn Adderley, Acting Captain Coral Harbour. Among the honorees were Chief Petty Officer Yvette Minnis, past Choir Director, and Petty Officer Eunice Rolle, Assistant Choir Director.

Over the years, the RBDF Choir has stood as a strong prayer backbone for the organization and the wider community. Some of the events in which they have participated included concerts and formal ceremonies hosted by the Defence Force, events by the combined uniform branches, choir workshops, and performances led by the National Opera Choir.

In his remarks, Captain Pinder thanked the choir for their work over the years and noted that this unit continues to be a powerful asset that tends to be overlooked at times, but in recognizing these individuals, everyone plays a specific role which ensures that the Force functions as a well- oiled machine. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to rewarding the efforts of excellence in the workplace while guarding our heritage.

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