US Embassy warns of possible Guyana threat

-A A +A

Monday, February 10, 2014


GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The U.S. Embassy in Guyana warned Sunday that it had received "unconfirmed threat information" about a regional airline's flights from the South American country to the United States on Monday and urged Americans to avoid using the carrier.

The terse message about flights of Caribbean Airlines was unusual for being so specific about a potential threat. It was posted Sunday on the embassy's website.

It advised all U.S. citizens in Guyana to make alternate travel arrangements through Wednesday if they were planning on traveling home on flights with Caribbean Airlines.

The airline's representative for Guyana, Carl Stuart, said the company has elevated "our level of security involving the police, the military and other agencies."

"We are on top of this and flights will continue as normal, but we are taking no chances," Stuart said.

In 2007, a former member of Guyana's parliament and a naturalized U.S. citizen from Guyana were among four people convicted of participating in a failed plot by a small group of militant Muslims to firebomb John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. (AP)

DISCLAIMER: Sun.Star website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessary reflect the views of the Sun.Star management and its affiliates. Sun.Star reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules: Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent and respectful. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!

Sun.Star Jobs
  • Filipino Abroad
  • tell it to sunstar
  • Technology
  • Obituary
  • Pacman blog
  • goodearth
  • Pnoy
  • Philippine Polls
  • ePaper
  • Habemus Papam
  • SunStar Celebrity
  • Calamity Report
  • Festivals
  • Sunstar Multimedia
  • Sun.Star Zup!
  • Sinulog