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Aug 4, 2022

A New Bathroom Facility for the B.D.F. Officers

Simultaneously at the B.D.F. compound at Price Barracks, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the inauguration of a new bathroom facility for senior non-commissioned officers within the force. The ablution has a price tag of over two hundred thousand dollars and while some may say that it is a lot of money for a small building, Minister of National Security Florencio Marin Junior told the media today that the welfare of the B.D.F. soldiers is important.


Florencio Marin Jr., Minister of National Security

“We did a tour and a proper evaluation of the status of the force and at the same time, if you remember, the economic situation was dire. So sitting down we reflected on how we can move and what we found out is the first priority is that we must deal with the welfare of our soldiers – welfare, welfare, welfare. And so we started with the meagre resources we had and we figured let’s start with the ablutions where the soldiers have to go to shower and do their personal business every day. And figured that is where we start and we’ve been doing them little by little, one by one, wherever we can pull a little resource from here or there to get it done for them. We are looking forward to a rebound of the economy where we can do much, much more; there is a lot more work to be done.”


Florencio Marin Jr.

Duane Moody

“I understand that in the case of this one, it was knocked down completely and rebuild and no retrofitting took place.”


Florencio Marin Jr.

“Yeah because not all of them can withstand the retrofitting. Some of them quite frankly should just be knocked down and this is one of them.”


Duane Moody

“The cost of this building?”


Florencio Marin Jr.

“Just a little over two hundred thousand.”

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