Based on questions posed by the parliamentary Opposition about the Guyana People’s Militia, the National Assembly was told that 1608 persons have been recruited into the resuscitated group. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said these persons were recruited at various levels, and they were between the ages of 18 and 35, and physically and mentally stable for entry. These persons, he said, are not forced to join the Militia, but do so of their own free will and are paid $2829 per day.Thus far, 36 persons have been recruited from Region One (Barima-Waini); 154 from Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara); 365 from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); 204 from Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); 405 from Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne); 93 from Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni); 42 from Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni); 45 from Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and 264 from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).According to the Minister, recruitment teams are deployed to the various regions to sensitise persons on the programme and to recruit those interested. Special consideration is given to highly-skilled retired military personnel and skilled professionals. Advertisements are also placed on social media, radio, and television and flyers are distributed to attract interest.The officers are required to attend specialised training three times per week in the regions. The training entails personal drills, map reading and navigation, jungle and weapons training, internal security, national policy and more.Eighteen years after it was disbanded, the Guyana People’s Militia was reactivated on December 1, 2015 in keeping with the defence policy of the six-month-old administration.At the relaunching, the then Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Mark Phillips explained the advantage of having the Militia as a separate entity rather than being part of the GDF as the 2nd Infantry Battalion, as since August 1997.The Chief-of-Staff said several drill halls countrywide would be rehabilitated and Regional Companies would be strengthened through recruitment and the provision of more leadership training for officers and senior non-commissioned officers.The Militia was first established in 1976 in accordance with the Defence Act at a time when the country had been facing internal and security threats.An estimated 1000 persons have been recruited in 2014 and 2015. Phillips said a number of the 55 persons who went Absent Without Leave (AWOL) have since been taking steps to return to duty.Government also expects to boost the GDF’s Engineer Corps to be involved in infrastructural development in the hinterland. The GDF plans to acquire more aircraft and patrol vessels during the next few years.
This week I am heading on my holidays… yay me!!We are in peak season for sun holidays and anyone who is heading abroad will be looking forward to relaxing for a few days.However, it is very easy to pile on a few kilogrammes while away. The extra calories you take in through food and drinks can soon add up.But, you are on holidays and no-one is going to blame you for relaxing your nutrition for a bit.If you want to try and keep the extra calories in check and you have no intentions of going to find a gym, here are two simple workouts that you can do first thing in the morning (so no-one thinks you are mad) which should provide some damage limitation.The first is a bodyweight circuit that can be done on the beach and will set you up for the day by the pool. FIT IN FIFTEENA1) Squat (30 seconds) A2) Push ups ( 30 seconds) A3) Mountain Climbers (30 seconds) Perform these 3 exercises 1 after the other with no rest in-between them. Rest for 1 min then repeat 2 more times. After that rest for 1 mins and proceed to workout BB1) Alternating Lunges (30 seconds) B2) Decline Push up (30 seconds) B3) Burpees (30 seconds)Perform these 3 exercises 1 after the other with no rest in-between them. Rest for 1 min then repeat 2 more times.The next workout is a resistance band workout. Bands are a great and simple workout tool that are easily packed and can add a nice bit of resistance to your workout. This workout is 6 minutes long, but for those of you with some exercise experience you can repeat it 2-3 more times to make it a 12/18 min total body workout. 6 MINUTE SHREDA1) Squat to forward raise (30 seconds) A2) Band resisted Push ups (30 seconds) A3) Band resisted Squats (30 seconds) A4) Resistance Band Rows (30 seconds) A5) Burpees (60 seconds, no bands) A6) Band resisted Push ups ( 30 seconds) A7) Bands resisted Reverse Lunge ( 30 seconds each leg) A8) Resistance Band Rows (30 seconds) A9) X-Body Mountain Climbers ( 60 second, no bands)Perform these 3 exercises 1 after the other with no rest in-between them. Rest for 1 min then repeat 1-2 more times.This is not a nice workout; one time through this is enough for beginners. For more advanced exercisers, running through this 2-3 times will leave you pretty well spent, but will give you a nice pump for laying by the pool catching a few rays. Enjoy! 😉 #TrainSmart For further information on how to get sexy for summer, contact me through the link below. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118 * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessExercise descriptionsA1) Squat to forward raise Grab the band in both hands and stand in the middle of the band with your feet wide. Squat down with your arms between your legs and as you stand up, raise your arms out straight in front of your face, then return to the start and repeat for 30 seconds fast.A2) Band resisted push ups With the band in both hands, wrap the bands around your back just below your shoulder blades. Perform the push up as normal; the band will act as resistance on the push part of the exercise.A3) Band resisted squats Stand on the band with feet wide. Put your hands at the sides of your shoulders and hold tight. Lower yourself into a squat to your preferred depth and return to the starting point. Repeat for 30 seconds.A4) Resistance band rows Grab the band in both hands and loop the band around something solid just below chest height. Pull both handles back until your arms are at 90 degrees and your shoulder blades are pulled back. Return to the start and repeat.A7) Resistance band reverse lunge. With the bands in the same set up as the rows, stand straight with your feet shoulder distance apart. Step back into a lunge all on the right leg for 30 seconds, then repeat with your left leg for 30 seconds.EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: SUN, SEA AND BURPEES was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:beach work-outsDonegal Dailyemmet rushefitness column