US military in Guyana for New Horizon Project

Minister of Education, Dr. the Hon. Nicolette Henry in conversation with Captain Solomon Bannister of the US Army

The United States Security Cooperation is on its third mission to Guyana, to execute its New Horizon Project, which will see three community centres and one women’s centre benefitting from humanitarian, engineering and medical outreaches.

A release from the Ministry of Education said that in addition to the centres, medical outreaches will also be conducted in Linden and surrounding villages in Region 10, as well as in New Amsterdam, Region Six.

Minister of Education, Dr. Nicolette Henry, during a ceremony on March 13 for the signing of the agreement to formalize the project’s negotiation and planning process, related that the ministry is providing support for the project’s activities, as well as spaces for outreaches.

The release also noted that there are currently 65 ranks from the Guyana and US military working jointly on the project.

It was reported that US Military Captain, Solomon Bannister, stated that the engineering-related projects began in February, while the actual exercise is scheduled to begin in May and conclude in August. The release added that the exercise has been in the planning phase for more than a year, with the Education Ministry and other stakeholders being contributors.

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