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Prime Minister Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips on Tuesday promised injured Sergeant Gordon Cornette that the State would continue to take care of his medical treatment and welfare.

Sergeant Cornette suffered burns to his hands and face during an explosion while on duty at the Guyana Defence Force, Coast Guard base in Ruimveldt, Georgetown in February of this year.

“GDF and the state of Guyana will look after him for the rest of his life…I spent 36 years in the GDF and I myself was responsible for the care of people who got injured and the families of people who got injured”. The PM said.

The sister of the injured rank, Anya Cornette, said, “This was much appreciated, you taking time out of your busy schedule to visit and listen…it was in the press that the army will visit and you showed up, so it will show that you kept your promise, I just want to encourage you to continue putting your best foot forward”


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