Last Updated on Friday, 1 April 2016, 17:18 by Jomo Paul
Members of the British Royal Navy that recently arrived on the HMS Mersey docked in Ruimveldt, have taken up some humanitarian work and placed smiles on the faces of the residents of Joshua House in Georgetown.
Over the past few days several members of the crew have been painting the inside of the home giving it new life.
The walls which were once filled with graffiti, some innocent, some lewd, are now speck and span in light green.
With two different teams vising on two different days, the children at the orphanage were able to interact with the sailors.
Some looked on with keen expressions of interest as the paint was dabbed on the walls of their dormitories.
For one of the sailors, it was a learning process but his colleagues were there every step of the way ensuring he got the dab and strokes correctly.’
That sailor was Sub Lieutenant David King who explained that the painting exercise was merely a “smooth” offering of what help the United Kingdom can actually provide to smaller countries like Guyana.
“It’s just part of what we can do to help out. They Royal Navy is here to show that we can do things to help out Guyana and this is a very smooth gesture of the help our government is willing to offer and the help the Royal navy is willing offer,” said the Royal Navy Sailor.
The ship, HMS Mersey left the United Kingdom in January and will continue its journey with stops planned at several Caribbean Islands before making its way back to the UK in July.