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Jamaican soldiers in Belize for joint military training

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 4:02 PM
Jamaica Defence Force soldiers take a break. – File Photo

Security forces from Jamaica, Canada and the United States are participating in joint military training exercise that ends at month end, the Belize Ministry of Defence announced Wednesday.

It said that the Belize Defence Force is also participating in the joint military training exercise code-named 'Tropical Dagger' and will end on November 30.

“The aim of this training is to enhance interoperability, operational readiness and effectiveness within partner nations. The areas of focus during the month-long training are both conventional and non-conventional tactics including combating terrorism and fighting transnational organised crimes,” the Ministry of Defence said.

It said that instructors are being provided by the Canadian Land Forces with observers from Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana and Jamaica.