–as new British High Commissioner visits army’s headquarters
THE newly-accredited British High Commissioner to Guyana, Jane Miller, has engaged Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Godfrey Bess, on ways the existing relationship between the army and the United Kingdom (UK) could be enhanced.
Discussions on increased cooperation were held during the High Commissioner’s visit to the GDF’s Headquarters, on Tuesday.
High Commissioner Miller was welcomed by Brigadier Bess; Colonel (General Staff), Colonel Julius Skeete; Inspector General, Colonel Kenlloyd Roberts; Colonel (Administration and Quartering), Commander Vernon Burnette and Staff Officer One, Special Duties, Lieutenant Colonel Eon Murray.
High Commissioner Miller who took up her post in Guyana last month, was accompanied by Deputy High Commissioner, Ray Davidson.
The officials discussed a number of issues including the excellent relationship which the army and the High Commission share.
Brigadier Bess also updated High Commissioner Miller on the COVID-19 measures within the Force, as well as vaccination efforts.
Miller acknowledged the update and said she was pleased with the precautions being employed as well as the vaccination status of the army’s members. She noted too that she looks forward to continue building on the existing relationship.