PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The state-owned Caribbean Airline (CAL) today said it would “work closely” with all authorities after the United States Embassy in Guyana warned Americans against travelling on the airline because of “unconfirmed threat information” relating to its flights destined for the United States.
“Caribbean Airlines will like to advice the travelling public that we are working closely with all authorities to ensure that security protocols are followed,” CAL head of Corporate Communications, Clint Williams, said in a brief statement.
“All Caribbean Airlines flights will operate as scheduled and we thank the travelling public for their understanding for any inconvenience at this time and special security measure will be put in place at this period,” he added.
The United States Embassy in Guyana in a statement posted on its website today said that the threats were for flights “departing on Monday, February 10, 2014.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy advises all U.S. Citizens in Guyana traveling on Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to the United States from Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 12, 2014, to make alternate travel arrangements.
“We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Guyana enrol in the Department of States Smart Trabeler Enrolment Programme (STEP). STEP enrolment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enrol directly with the U.S. Embassy.”
The Embassy gave no details of the “unconfirmed threats information” but said it was urging Americans to regularly monitor the State Department’s website, “where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution”.
It urged them to read the “Country Specific Information for Guyana”.