Title: CARIFESTA security plan caters for any eventuality - Minister Rohee
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/CA00100668/00001
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Title: CARIFESTA security plan caters for any eventuality - Minister Rohee
Physical Description: Newspaper clipping
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana Chronicle, Wednesday, 18 June 2008, page 18
Publication Date: 2008
Subject: Caribbean
Abstract: During an interview on the National Communication Network TV programme "Close Up", the Hon. Clement Rohee, Minister of Home Affairs gives the assurance that the security plan prepared for the staging of CARIFESTA X 'caters for any possible eventuality.'
Funding: Digitized with funding from the Digital Library of the Caribbean grant awarded by TICFIA.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00100668
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA X 2008

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18 GUYANA CHRONICLE Wednesday, June 18. 2008

Carifesta security plan caters for any eventuality

MINISTER of Home Affairs
Clement Rohee is assured
-ist the security plans put in
place for CARIFESTA X to be
id in Guyana from August
Ti. to 31 is workable and ca-
r for any possible eventual-

ity. He gave this assurance
during an interview on the
National Communications
Network's 'Close Up' televi-
sion programme.
Rohee said that a committee
which has representatives from

the security, transport, Revenue
authority and airport sectors
among others was established to
cater for every aspect of the se-
curity arrangements for the del-

egations and visitors for
CARIFESTA X. This committee
meets regularly and has assured
that the plan is at the stage of
being presented to the oversight
committee which is headed by
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds
and then to Cabinet.
The minister said that the
security plan that was prepared
for the Cricket World Cup
(CWC) 2007 was used as the
prototype for the development
of the plan for Carifesta. He
however pointed out that the
challenges would he greater for
CARIFESTA X since unlike
CWC 2007. activities will be
held simultaneously at different
venues and both day and night.
The Home Affairs Minister

said that he has not received

- Minister Rohee

any expression of reluctance to
participate in the event because
of the security situation. This
he attributed to the successful
hosting of CWC 2007 and the
presentation made by former
Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Rudy Insanally to the
CARICOM ministerial meeting
in the Bahamas earlier this year.
Guyana will be hosting
CARIFESTA X 36 years after
the first Carifesta was held
here. To date 25 countries have
confirmed participation in the
biggest Regional Cultural event
held biannually.
Guyana's decision to host
CARIFESTA X resulted from
The Bahamas which was
scheduled to host the event
indicating its inability to do
so. (GINA)

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