Upgrade and refurbishing of Timehri Rifle Ranges underway

first_imgWITH the Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) set to celebrate their historic 150th Anniversary in the month of October by welcoming the Caribbean and the world to the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) Championships, the upgrade and refurbishing of the Timehri Rifle Range has commenced.The local association which has been the #1 team at the Short and Long Ranges in the Caribbean for many a years would be leaving no stones unturned to ensure that all coming to Guyana later this year leaves short of having a fantastic time on and off the range.To this end, a consorted effort to bring the range up to international standards has commenced with the extension of the 300, 500 and 600 yards ranges which would have been completed. Attention would shortly be turned to the 900 and 1000 yards ranges.On Sunday last, work would have commenced on removing the old targets which would all be refurbished and increased from 14 to 24. Leading marksman Lennox Braithwaite informed that work would also be done on improving the roads in and around the range.“All the works we would be doing to ensure that the range is the best in the Caribbean would take into account all the requisite safety factors. We would also be installing wash room facilities, a flag raising site with the requisite poles for the flags as well as a car park.”Braithwaite also informed that the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Defense Force have already been contributing to the upgrade as Guyana would be on show in October.He noted that they are aiming to complete works by the end of March so that the Guyana team can commence training in early April ahead of the defense of their Long and Short Range Caribbean titles.The WIFBSC Championships are set to take place from October 9-15 next with the Caribbean expected to invade in full numbers, the likes of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda and Bermuda, among others.International confirmation would have also been received from Canada, Great Britain and the United States of America Rifle Associations to date.last_img

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