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GDF hosts artistes for LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS CONCERT at Base Camp Ayanganna

The Guyana Defence Force’s  “Love Is Contagious” concert is set to blast off tomorrow evening at the GDF Sports Ground at Base Camp Ayanganna. The Concert is titled as such because it aims to speak out against gender-based violence, stigma and discrimination in all forms.

Earlier today, Guyana Defence Force Chief of Staff, Brigadier Mark Phillips together with senior Officers, hosted the performing artistes of the concert to a welcome luncheon at Base Camp Ayanganna. Enjoying a warm Guyanese and GDF welcome were concert headliners, Jamaican Mega Stars Tarrus Riley and Tanya Stephens, along with supporting acts Timeka Marshall and Jackie Jaxx and some members of their entourage.

Following the luncheon, the artistes were presented with tokens of appreciation by the Chief of Staff, while concert partners Fly Jamaica, Insel Air and Caribbean Airlines presented tokens to the COS. The presentations followed a warm welcome by Lieutenant Colonel Julius Skeete who said that welcoming the Jamaicans to Guyana and the GDF was like welcoming them home. “We welcome you as our brothers and sisters. Jamaica and Guyana share a rich Caribbean history and deep cultural bonds. It is a well known fact that Jamaicans love their Guyanese brethren and vice versa. Additionally, the GDF and the Jamaican military also have a rich history of co-operation and collaboration for training and also in our participation in regional military exercises such as Exercise Tradewinds. We are happy that you have partnered with us for this event as part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations.”

The artistes interacted with the Officers and Soldiers and Civilians of the GDF. They promised electrifying performances at tomorrow night’s event which will be held at the GDF Sports Ground, Base Camp Ayanganna. Earlier in the day, the GDF in partnership with its HIV/AIDS PEPFAR Programme will host a Health Fair on Base Camp Ayanganna’s front lawns. The reasonably-priced concert tickets are already on sale at various venues.

The concert is just one of several events planned for the celebration of our 50th Anniversary. Others are: A Grand Route march, a Ms. GDF Pageant, a Military Tattoo and Military Command competition both of which will see Regional participation, numerous sporting activities, an Anniversary Church Service and a Drill Competition.