#Bahamas, August 30, 2017 – Nassau – Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel was teacher and mentor on Monday when he welcomed over 40 BTVI students to the base at Coral Harbour. The Defence Force reports that Commodore Bethel gleaned the opportunity “to deposit positive nuggets into the lives of the young persons, #CommodoreBethel personally met with them and candidly shared some of his personal life experiences with the group, relating with their struggles and challenges.”
Commodore Bethel encouraged the young people in their quest to get training and advised them to develop their problem solving skills. There was warning too, “be careful how they chose to navigate life, and assured them problems will arise and if not approached correctly, their reaction will deter them from being the best version of themselves. He also spoke about perfecting the right mindset in order to realize their dreams despite their individual circumstances.”
The students got a tour of the base, including some of the vessels and witnessed the marines and officers at work. The Commodore explained that both the Defence Force and the Police Force welcome these opportunities and the #RBDF considers a part of their mandate to guard our heritage.
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