Caribbean Airlines warns of Guyana flights threat
By Neil Marks
GEORGETOWN, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Authorities in Guyana and the
U.S. Embassy there have warned of an unspecified "threat" to
Caribbean Airlines flights out of the South American nation.
Extra security measures were put in place at Cheddi Jagan
International Airport outside the capital Georgetown, but the
Trinidad and Tobago-based airline was operating normally out of
Guyana on Monday with a flight to New York departing at dawn.
"The officials assessed the threat and put in place a number
of measures to prevent any untoward occurrence," the airport
authority said in a statement late on Sunday.
"Passengers and other airport users are asked to be on the
lookout for any suspicious activities or occurrences and report
same to an airport security official."
"A heightened security posture will remain in place over a
number of days until such time as the threat is no longer deemed
The U.S. Embassy in Guyana, a former British colony on the
northeast shoulder of South America, warned citizens not to use