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GCAA bans drones during Elections Period

The piloting of unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, will be restricted from Sunday, March 1st to Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 in Guyana. According to a statement from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, the purpose of the directive is to enhance national security during the upcoming elections period.
More specifically, the GCAA has restricted its use only to members of the Disciplined Forces who are acting in an official capacity, and those who have specifically been granted permission by the Authority to do so. The statement also noted that a person that commits an offence will be subject to the penalties outlined in Section 88 of the Civil Aviation Act of 2018. A conviction could result in a $3million Guyana Dollar fine and up to 2 years in prison for individuals and a $5 million Guyana dollar fine for corporations. It should be noted that this is the latest in several security measures established prior to the elections. GECOM headquarters on High Street is under 24-hour guard. Also, the police have restricted access to the compound and the surrounding streets.

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