Head of the ABDF joins Caribbean military leaders in UK discussions

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Chief of Defence Staff of Antigua and Barbuda, Colonel Telbert Benjamin, and Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Trevor Pennyfeather, met with the United Kingdom’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter and other Caribbean Chiefs of Defence (CHODS) for a Conference for CHODs in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, and other islands across the region on Monday.

The two-hour virtual forum, hosted by General Carter provided an opportunity for high level engagement between the UK and regional defence chiefs, with a focus on advancing discourse on strategic priorities between the UK and Caribbean militaries.

Colonel Benjamin said that the forum was very informative and will result in significant benefits for the military in Antigua and Barbuda and across the region. 

“The outcome of this forum will ensure the advancement of the ABDF and the development of our officers and other ranks, particularly in the fields of training and mutual cooperation,” Colonel Benjamin stated.