Daily Archives: Friday, 8 December 2023, 23:56

CARICOM leaders support World Court for settling Guyana-Venezuela border controversy; call for Ali-Maduro talks

Last Updated on Friday, 8 December 2023, 23:56 by Denis Chabrol Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders on Friday, backing Guyana’s position to resolve the border controversy with Venezuela through the International Court of Justice (ICJ), called for talks between Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali and the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro. “CARICOM calls for a de-escalation of the conflict and for appropriate ...

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Black box retrieved as investigation into deadly GDF helicopter crash begins

Last Updated on Friday, 8 December 2023, 21:25 by Denis Chabrol The investigation into Wednesday’s crash of a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) helicopter that claimed the lives of five servicemen and injured two others has begun and the black box containing flight data has already been retrieved, Aviation Minister Juan Edghill said Friday. “We had members of his team in ...

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6.5 percent salary back pay for government workers; tax-free bonus for Disciplined Services – Finance Minister

Last Updated on Friday, 8 December 2023, 21:38 by Denis Chabrol Some 54,000 public servants, teachers, members of the disciplined services, constitutional office holders, as well as government pensioners are set to benefit from a 6.5 per cent across-the-board retroactive salary increase, thereby putting $7.5 billion in disposable income into the economy, Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh announced on Friday. ...

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GDF soldiers still alive – senior security sector officials

Last Updated on Friday, 8 December 2023, 8:01 by Denis Chabrol The two Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers, who survived Wednesday’s helicopter crash deep in the country’s jungle, were Friday morning still alive and were waiting to be airlifted from the crash site once the weather improves, according to senior security sector officials. “Both are well,” according to a high-ranking ...

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Former President David Granger “saddened” at deaths of GDF members

Last Updated on Friday, 8 December 2023, 6:58 by Denis Chabrol Following is a statement by former President of Guyana, Retired Brigadier Arthur Granger on the passing of five members of the Guyana Defence Force in a helicopter crash on Wednesday. The incident occurred in bad weather about 30 miles from Arau near the Guyana border with neighbouring Venezuela. Following ...

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