About the Author: Charlotte Hu is the Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana.
In Georgetown, Guyana, the U.S. Embassy's Military Liaison Office brought together the U.S. Navy Seabees, a millitary construction unit, with Guyana's Ministry of Amerindian Affairs. The Seabees arrived in Guyana on August 23, and have been repairing and updating the plumbing and electrical systems for the Amerindian Hostel in Georgetown, as well as providing general maintenance services. They will continue their work until their departure on September 10.
“This construction is purely functional,” explained Navy Lt. j.g. David Cazares, who is from El Paso, Texas. “We want to make the showers, toilets, plumbing and electrical system fully functional for the building's occupants.”
“This is really great,” said steel worker Josh Talsma, from Hazel, South Dakota. “I've never been to Guyana, and I love using my skills to do something good.”
You can read more about the U.S. Navy Seabees work on U.S. Embassy Georgetown's website.