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Saint Lucia Police Get Basic, Advanced Weapons Training At TRADEWINDS 2023


On Wednesday, the Saint Lucia contingent at the regional security exercise TRADEWINDS 2023 received basic and advanced weapons training to sharpen their marksmanship.

According to a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) release, Wednesday’s training saw ranks from Saint Lucia, the Dominican Republic, Belize, and the Bahamas participating in a live firing session.

The GDF release said the ranks engaged targets and examined best practices from the Kneeling, Prone, and Standing firing positions at various distances, using both primary and secondary weapons.

It said an experienced team of Specialists from the 7th Special Forces Group, US Army, administered the tactical training.

More than 1500 military personnel from 21 nations are in Guyana for the United States-led Caribbean security exercise.

TRADEWINDS 2023 aims to strengthen partnerships and interoperability, promote human rights, and increase all participants’ training capacity and capability to mitigate, plan for and respond to regional crises and security threats.

The two-week security event officially commenced with an opening ceremony on July 15 at Camp Ayanganna, Guyana.

Guyana last hosted the exercise in 2021.

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  1. Just a stupid thought…but I am thinking that the United States considers that it is easier (or more profitable) to train St. Lucian police to kill St. Lucian citizens who are killing each other, than to STOP flooding St. Lucia with guns!

    But, then again, I am no smarter than the St. Lucian government officials who think it is easier to use St. Lucian police to kill St. Lucian citizens, instead of STOPPING the United States from flooding St. Lucia with guns!



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