British warship to visit Dominica

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The HMS Severn will visit Dominica on the weekend


British warship HMS Severn is visiting Dominica this weekend as part of her visits schedule in the Eastern Caribbean.

The UK-based River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel is currently based in the region, in order provide to reassurance, conduct Counter-Narcotics tasking whilst also being prepared to conduct Disaster Reconnaissance and Reporting following any natural disaster, for which she is fully prepared.

The ship’s company will have a full schedule in Dominica, including formal calls by the Commanding Officer, Lt Cdr Steve Banfield, on HE the President and the Commissioner of Police, visits on board by youth groups, community outreach work by the ship’s company and training sessions with the Marine Unit of the police force.

On Monday 20 April, the Commanding Officer will visit the Charlotte Pre-School to see the work done at the school by the crew and to meet the children, as well as other local dignitaries.

Principal of the school, Mrs Glenda Bertrand, will host the programme.

Parliamentary representative Joshua Francis and British Honorary Consul Mrs Tina Alexander will also take part.

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  1. Boyie
    April 19, 2015

    The British should not be welcome in Dominica. Say no to the former Slave Master!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. The Facts
    April 19, 2015

    You have read and noted the nature of their mission. My instinct informs me the British still has its designs on the Caribbean; no exception Dominica. They are keeping close tabs in that region and on Dominica for future enemy infiltration. Should there be some who are planning it, they will know that D/ca will be protected. Their presence is enough to deter enemies.
    Dominicans think they are alone but the British know very well why they send their warship, to take a count of what is occurring in this region. They will report back to their authorities.
    Keep in mind the British has an Ambassador to Dominica who is stationed in Barbados. Remember her when she visited with the PM? The one who said, she wants to know what makes D/ca tick. It was just a figure of speech by one who is British. I thought it was funny. It made me laugh. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  3. pm stay away
    April 18, 2015

    please do not let the P M meet the crew…….remember that when he meet the U S high commissioner he the PM gave a bottle bowa banda rum and made joke when to drink it

  4. jury
    April 17, 2015

    They should visit Eugenia Charles Grave at La pointe.”The British were here ,thank de gods”

  5. John Doe From the US
    April 16, 2015

    Good to know that the Brits still know this island still exist. :)

    • Awesome Foursome
      April 18, 2015

      @John Doe: You would be surprised at how much the Brits and Americans know about us. Some of the specialized equipment these ships carry would make your eyeballs POP!

  6. calpit
    April 16, 2015

    Coming to do WHAT?………STUPES!!!!!

    • me
      April 17, 2015

      These people spend their time attempting to rescue the Caribbean from being a victim of drug trafficking. Some people can never be pleased – you are clearly one of them. You need an attitude transplant – that’s the only thing that can help. In the meantime, I will ask my local pastor to pray for you.

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