‘Exercise Greenheart’ in progress

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) wishes to advise residents of the Upper Berbice River communities that it is currently engaged in ‘Exercise Greenheart’ in the areas between Mara Settlement and Tacama Waterfront.

The aim of this exercise is to practise the GDF in Close Country Operations, as such, there is no need for alarm or panic due to the increased presence and passage of uniformed ranks throughout the communities, farms and along the river.

Additionally, during the exercise, the GDF will be conducting medical outreach programmes for riverain communities between Mara Settlement and Tacama Waterfront from August 10 to August 12.

‘Exercise Greenheart’ commenced on Monday August 5 and will conclude on Friday, August 16, 2019. ‘Exercise Greenheart’ is like any other annual Force Tactical Exercise intended to assess and test the preparedness of our troops to conduct operations in the jungle, and at the same time, identify deficiencies which could be corrected to ensure full competency in the environment.