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Heightened security at Cheddi Jagan International Airport

imagesAs the terror threat against Caribbean Airlines continues to occupy the attention of local and international authorities, security is heightened at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Today Caribbean Airlines cancelled one of its outbound flights, while an incoming one was delayed by several hours.

Passengers who are eager to get on with their business said the airline is keeping them in the dark. This morning when this newscast visited the Guyana office at Avenue of the Republic it was business as usual for passengers.

It was the United States embassy in Georgetown on Sunday that issued an advisory that indicated they had received a phone call detailing an unspecified threat relating to a Caribbean Airlines flight. The US also advised its citizens to make other travel arrangements between Monday to Wednesday of this week.

Guyana’s Transport and Home Affairs Ministers said the call in question came from overseas and they were taking the threats seriously. Guyana has asked security agents in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to investigate and pursue the threats to determine who made the threat and the specific nature.

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