Region Three Admin and Police share holiday cheer
DPI, Guyana, Friday, December 14, 2018
“This is the time of sharing and embracing with unity, love and togetherness. We must see ourselves as God’s creation and treat everyone with respect and decency especially in this joyous time of Christmas.”
Those were the words of Regional Executive Officer Denis Jaikaran as he delivered the feature address at the Night of Carols and Christmas Tree Light UP in the compound of the Regional Administration, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara which was held on Thursday.
This tradition began in 2015 and has grown significantly in terms of participation from the business, religious and wider communities. Over 1000 children ranging from ages one to ten received a toy from Santa Claus and his helpers.
Before the Christmas Tree Light up, patrons were entertained by a cultural presentation that saw participants from all across the region including the West Demerara Steel Orchestra, Ebenezer Congregational Churches, Region Three Teacher’s Choir among others.
REO Jaikaran in his presentation stressed the need for unity and cohesion among the people of Region Three and called for a greater sense of togetherness.
“We must work together for the sake of our offspring and develop a nation where they must be the ultimate beneficiaries… We need all our people to link our arms in unity as we fight the monster, poverty. The divide and rule mentality is a thing of the past, the present and future is all about love, unity and togetherness.”
In a separate celebration on November 12, the C-PETS (Creating Positive Environments through Safer Communities and Partnerships) members along with the administration of ‘D’ Division Guyana Police Force held their first evening Christmas Tree Light Up at Police Divisional Headquarters, Leonora.
The programme began with a prayer, there was singing and poetry performed by police ranks and scout members. The Guyana Police Force Steel Orchestra was also present.
Commander E. Cooper in his address called for collaboration with civilians as the fight to reduce crime in all its forms continue.
“We cannot do it alone and often times our success is because of you the civilians. We must work as a team to stamp out reckless and unseen behaviour or crime in its entirety. Onwards as we move forward with togetherness we will succeed,” said Commander Cooper.
The event was well attended by both ranks and members of the public who enjoyed the evening’s proceedings.
Story and Images: Ganesh Mahipaul