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US$15 million anti-crime project launched

Guyana Monday launched a US$15 million Citizen Security Strengthening Program (CSSP) to reduce the crime and violence levels in Guyana over the next five years. The US$15 million project is being funded by the inanced by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The hemispheric bank says the Guyana government is placing significant resources to address challenges such as rising homicide rates robbery rates ...

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Guyana People’s Militia re-established

Eighteen years after it was disestablished by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration, the Guyana People’s Militia (GPM) has been re-activated and hopes to recruit an additional 1,500 persons as reserves. Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips has announced that the GPM has been re-established with effect December 1, 2015 in keeping with the defence policy ...

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GDF to buy offshore patrol vessel, aircraft

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is to acquire another offshore patrol vessel, a decision that has been partly influenced by impending commercial oil production in a deep sea concession, Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips said Thursday. “I would say that the soon to be drilled well and exploitation itself perhaps would have accelerated the need for the acquisition of more vessels ...

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