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Daily Archives: Thursday, 7 December 2023, 19:43

President, Prime Minister, Opposition Leader, Home Affairs Minister mourn loss of GDF servicemen in helicopter crash

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 December 2023, 19:46 by Denis Chabrol The death of five Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers in Wednesday’s helicopter crash has sent shockwaves throughout the country. Those who perished in the crash of the Bell 412 helicopter, bearing registration marking 8R-AYA were veteran helicopter pilot of 40 years, Lt Col. Michael Charles, Retired Brigadier Gary Beaton, ...

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Five soldiers perish in GDF helicopter crash

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 December 2023, 19:13 by Denis Chabrol Five Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers died in Wednesday’s helicopter crash in Guyana’s Essequibo county about 30 miles east of the border with Venezuela, the GDF said. “The next phase of the operation involves the extraction from the area, followed by the commencement of an investigation into the incident,” ...

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UN Security Council to consider Guyana’s request for intervention

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 December 2023, 14:39 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) would on Friday consider Guyana’s request for intervention into Venezuela’s violation of the International Court Justice’s (ICJ) order that prohibits that country from taking any action against Guyana’s administration and control of the Essequibo County. “Tomorrow, the United ...

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BREAKING: GDF helicopter spotted, “signs of life seen”

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 December 2023, 11:02 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) helicopter that went down on Wednesday was spotted Thursday morning and a rescue team was being inserted into the mountainous and forested area, the defence force said in a statement. “The crash site where a Guyana Defence Force Bell 412 helicopter went down yesterday, ...

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US military to conduct flight operations in Guyana’s airspace

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:20 by Denis Chabrol The United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) will Thursday conduct flight operations within Guyana, in collaboration with the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the American Embassy here announced. “This exercise builds upon routine engagement and operations to enhance security partnership between the United States and Guyana, and to strengthen regional cooperation,” ...

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APNU+AFC calls for international condemnation of Venezuela’s militarisation efforts of Essequibo

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 December 2023, 7:05 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s parliamentary opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Wednesday rejected Venezuela’s creation of the integral defence zone named ‘Guayana Esequiba’ and called for international condemnation of efforts to militarise the disputed region. The Parliamentary Opposition called on the local, regional and the international ...

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US reaffirms “unwavering support” for Guyana’s sovereignty

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 December 2023, 5:54 by Denis Chabrol United States (US) Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken has reaffirmed his country’s “unwavering support” for Guyana’s sovereignty, in a conversation with President Irfaan Ali. Mr Blinken and Dr Ali noted the International Court of Justice order issued on December 1, which called for parties to refrain from any ...

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