Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Heavy security in Guyana after unusual U.S. warning
Georgetown, Guyana • International flights are departing from Guyana under heavier than normal security following an unusual threat warning from the U.S.
Police and soldiers joined regular airport security at the main international airport in the South American country. Transportation Minister Robeson Benn says authorities are conducting 100 percent security checks on passengers and luggage.
The first of three Caribbean Airlines flights departed for the U.S. without incident Monday.
The U.S. Embassy said on its website Sunday it had received "unconfirmed threat information" relating to Caribbean Airlines flights bound for the U.S. It advised U.S. citizens to make alternate travel arrangements through Wednesday.
Guyana is hosting international visitors this week for an Islamic conference, but Ben said he did not know if there was a connection to the warning. The embassy declined comment.