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Security top priority for 50th Jubilee celebrations

12801252_10153962215912604_7640196339420310808_nEnsuring the security of the thousands of persons expected to attend events for Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebration is a top priority for the organizers.

according to the Government Information Agency (GINA), Chairperson for the Golden Jubilee celebrations, Bobby Vieira, said apart from patrons, all other persons whether artistes, vendors or support staff, would have to be accredited.

“We’re going to introduce security to a level where the only way you could attend the festival, with a need to be involved; except being a patron, is that you must be accredited,” Vieira said.

Vieira said persons can apply online for accreditation. “We’re asking that everyone be accredited. So you literally have to go on our website and fill an accreditation form, an application form. Then you send a picture and you’re accredited, and you receive a badge …that badge will show which area is designated,” Vieira explained.

He said that the Guyana Police Force, the Guyana Defence Force and all the other Joint Services would be involved in providing security.”

Despite the heavy security arrangements, Vieira does not anticipate any issues or blockages when it comes to executing a successful festival.

A number of Heads of State and representatives of foreign governments are expected attend the celebration.

Guyana’s Golden Jubilee week of celebration starts on May 19 and ends on May 26. It will showcase the country’s development, history and talents.

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