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Brit praised for contribution

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Georgetown, Guyana (CMC):

The Guyana government says it is elated at the release of British national, Peter Moore, who had been held captive in Iraq since 2007.

"We are extremely thrilled by the news of his release and we are following the developments as they unfold. We understand that he is in what they call decompression before he rejoins his family in England," said Transport and Hydraulics Minister, Robeson Benn.

Benn noted that Moore, through his involvement in the Volunteer Services Overseas, had significantly contributed to the technical development of Guyana.

He said the Lands and Survey Commissions and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) were privileged to have benefited from his technical knowledge and skills.

Relief efforts

"During his tenure he aided in the development of the Geographic Information Systems - GIS Techniques and Programming. He also contributed to Guyana tremendously through the 2004/2005 flood whereby he developed the database and programming for flood relief efforts in Guyana," the Government News Agency reported on Wednesday.

Benn said he hopes to make contact with Moore soon.