first_img…reveals comprehensive plan to tackle cJoining ranks with the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), Brigadier Mark Phillips delivered his maiden political address on Sunday afternoon during the party’s 2020 elections campaign launch, where he urged Guyanese to use their vote wisely.PPP/C Prime Ministerial Candidate, Ret’d Brigadier Mark Phillips“I will be the next Prime Minister of Guyana,” he declared to the hundreds of supporters who gathered at the Kitty Market Square.“I will be a Prime Minister for all Guyanese, regardless of race, religion or political persuasions!”A former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Phillips will be running alongside the party’s Presidential Candidate Dr Irfaan Ali.“You may want to know what I may bring to the PPP/C as the prime ministerial candidate,” Phillips reasoned.“Well, I am bringing years of experience in the public service and sound leadership…my solid combination of experience and leadership will help the new PPP/C Administration to move Guyana forward,” he posited.“The team approach to nation-building is not a new concept to me comrades. I have led teams of various sizes and I have worked on teams as a member, what has always been important to me is the satisfaction of knowing that my team has created positive changes in the lives of ordinary people. What has always been important to me is making a positive difference in the lives of others so they can pursue their dreams of a better life,” Brigadier Phillips explained.He reflected on when he retired from the GDF in 2016, after serving some 36 years as a soldier, that he had committed to finding an appropriate “civilian type job” to continue to serve the people of Guyana.“With your votes, I will find the appropriate job to continue to serve!” he expressed, noting that he will serve with integrity and fairness, as he did during his time at the GDF.“As your prime ministerial candidate and soon to be Prime Minister, I can assure you that the PPP/C has a vision and strategy to lead the people towards prosperity,” he explained.Brigadier Phillips said there is an anti-crime and security strategy, which will address the current and future security concerns of the country.“This anti-crime and security strategy will be linked to other strategies for employment creation and poverty alleviation throughout Guyana and it will help to open the gateway to prosperity,” he said.In fact, he urged Guyanese, both supporters and non-supporters of the PPP/C, to take some time to review the party’s plans and strategies, assuring that there is a proposal for everyone, from the young to the elderly.“There is no time to hurt or destroy each other during this political season. Let us stick to the issues…let us remain steadfast. Let us stay focus,” Brigadier Phillips said.He further told the gathering that he will work closely with Ali and the rest of the PPP/C to ensure all Guyanese are in a position to elevate themselves, to live a more comfortable life.“I will work together with our next President Dr Irfaan Ali to implement our plan for equal opportunity and racial harmony for all Guyana,” he posited.The prime ministerial hopeful encouraged Guyanese to come out early on elections day, and mark their ‘x’ on the cup.“We will return the PPP/C to Government!” he declared.“Use your vote to send a strong message, comrades, vote for democracy, vote for unity, vote for youths, vote for strong leadership, vote for development, vote for Guyana, vote for the PPP/C!”Brigadier Phillips was unanimously endorsed as the prime ministerial candidate for the PPP/C on January 3, 2020.As a member of the army, Phillips held a number of crucial leadership positions at various levels and ranks and his consistent upward mobility clearly demonstrated that he carried himself with distinction in every position held.Academically, Phillips possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management, a Master’s Degree in Public Management and several post-graduate diplomas in Defence Planning and various areas of management.rime, securitylast_img read more

first_imgPALMDALE – Valencia-based Delta Scientific said it has sold more than 1,000 of its DSC501 counterterrorist barriers since 2001. The DSC501 was designed for the U.S. Navy and has also been selected for use at U.S. embassies. “We sold the first DSC501 on Feb. 28, 2001, and installed it at Washington Navy Yard,” Delta Scientific Senior Vice President David Dickinson said. “Our most recent installation is at a U.S. Air Force base in the Southwestern United States. The DSC501 will ultimately be used at every U.S. Air Force base in the world.” One of 30 kinds of Delta vehicle barriers, the DSC501 barricade is designed to stop and destroy a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling 50 mph and to survive the impact. It is set in a foundation only 18 inches deep. Delta has supplied counterterrorism barricade systems to over 160 U.S. embassies and consulates as well as those of the United Kingdom and other nations. In the United States, Delta barriers are installed at more than 110 federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI offices. More than 85 percent of U.S. nuclear power plants have Delta vehicle barricades. Delta Scientific systems are also at the U.S. Capitol, along Broadway sidewalks in New York City, and at European castles. Delta Scientific has its corporate headquarters in Valencia. Its manufacturing plant is in Palmdale. Delta also makes parking-control equipment and guard booths. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more