‘Exercise Tradewinds’ to Prepare Guyana For Natural Disasters, Other Threats

Some of the troops from participating nations at the launch of the event. (Photo via DPI)

The other participating nations are the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, the Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, Jamaica, the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

(Department of Public Information Press Release) Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Brigadier Godfrey Bess says the US-sponsored multinational event ‘Exercise Tradewinds’ will build Guyana’s capacity to respond to natural disasters and other threats.

The two-week exercise was launched on Sunday at Base Camp Ayanganna.

Brigadier Bess said the Caribbean security-focused exercise will include land, air, sea and cyberspace training.

The army chief also noted Guyana’s unprecedented rainfalls and the resulting floods as an area that could attract some attention.

“During this exercise we are hopeful that the training engaged will aid in troops determining the best practices of handling such occurrences.”

Read more at: Department of Public Information

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