BDF Barbados China Returned Scholars Partnership

BDF Media Release | 04 SEPT 18
Photography credit:  Lt S  Gollop

Barbados Defence Force personnel who attended training courses in the People’s Republic of China participated in the launch of the Barbados China Returned Scholars (BCRS) celebration on Saturday 1 September 2018. The event was held at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, under the patronage of Ambassador His Excellency Yan Xiusheng.

The BCRS initiative is intended to provide returned scholars with an opportunity to network in order to enable the delivery of enhanced service to Barbados. Studying in China offers individuals and organizations a unique opportunity of navigating Chinese culture, practicing Chinese language up to and including become fluent in speaking it, in addition to the acquisition of knowledge in specific areas of study.

Diplomatic relations between Barbados and the People’s Republic of China were established in 1977 and the Barbados Defence Force has participated in training courses there since 2000.

BDF  and Barbados China Returned Scholars;  Lt (CG) Shawn Hazelwood, Lt Cdr  Graham Rocheford Executive Officer (Ag) BCG, Captain Shane Drakes, Captain Jamal Sobers, Lt Cdr Jerome Belle and Asl Jamal Wiggins. (left to right)