[www.inewsguyana.com] – The government of Guyana has asked Venezuela to explain why one of its helicopters landed at an airstrip at Kaikan, in Region Seven on Thursday, December 03.
iNews was reliably informed that a Note Verbale was sent to the Ambassador of Venezuela. Reports reaching iNews revealed that the chopper landed at the Kaikan Airstrip yesterday afternoon and occupants inquired from two women of the community if it was San Juan, Venezuela.
When the women replied in the negative and informed that they were in Guyana, the craft took off almost immediately. It was noted that troops from the Guyana Defence Force had noticed the chopper but before they could reach the area it took off.
Guyana and Venezuela are currently involved in a bitter border controversy with the Guyana government lobbying for a juridical settlement. The border controversy escalated in May this year when Venezuela issued a maritime decree claiming most of Guyana’s Atlantic waters. Since then Guyana has mounted an intense international campaign to rebuff Venezuela’s claims.