T&T troops return from Bahamas disaster relief mission


    100 Defence Force personnel deployed to the Bahamas last month for disaster relief have returned home.

    The troops left for the country on September 8th in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

    They spent 30 days on the ground performing specific duties in the Grand Bahama area, including: damage assessments in Freeport, High Rock, Pelican Point and McLeans Town on Grand Bahama Island; security assistance at critical locations; clearing fallen trees; and the packaging and distribution of hurricane relief items.

    The troops arrived at the Piarco International Airport around 7:30 last night, and were welcomed home by Chief of Defence Staff, Air Commodore Darryl Daniel.

    Bahamas Task Force Commander Major Derron McClean described their experience as humbling, as the level of devastation witnessed on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama was extensive.