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Military has an important role in maintaining Guyana’s territorial integrity – President Ramotar – 14th Feb 2013

shot0001Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Donald Ramotar said, the role of the military in maintaining a safe border remains critical as Guyana’ economy transitions from depending on traditional industries to one that is now, exploring of energy.

Delivering the feature address at the commissioning parade of the Standard Officers Course number 45 on Wednesday evening, the President told the newly appointed Second Lieutenants that the citizens of the country are depending on them to ensure peace and stability within the society.

He said also, that Guyana can only become attractive to foreign Direct Investment if there is a stable environment.

The President reminded the commissioned officers that the nature of trans-border crime has changed and so must the army’s role in combating these illicit acts.

Second Lieutenant, Godwin Cameron, was awarded the best graduating student and he received the President’s Sword of Honour. His runner up was Second Lieutenant, Marvin Dey, who also was awarded the prize for Best Military Knowledge.

The Standard Officers Course was first introduced in 1969 with the aim of providing commissioned officers to be leaders in and out of the army.

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