Maldivian candidates complete US coastguard programme

Five students from countries including the Maldives, the Bahamas and Jamaica have completed a 17-week instruction course designed to train officers in the United States Coast Guard.

The five candidates were trained along with 37 US students at an Officer Candidate School as part of a programme that aims to verse participants in a military lifestyle along with dealing with “highly technical information” required by coastguards as part of their duty, reports the New England-based newspaper, The Day.