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US warns of threat to Caribbean Airline flights from Guyana

The US Embassy in the South American nation of Guyana has warned of a threat to Caribbean Airline flights from Guyana to the US. It urged Americans to find alternate travel arrangements for the next three days.

The Embassy warned it had received "unconfirmed threat information" about the regional airline's flights departing on Monday, February 10, 2014.

Caribbean Airlines has flights to New York, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando in the US and to Toronto in Canada.

#link:http://georgetown.usembassy.gov/sm2914.html:The statement issued on Sunday# said that "out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy advises all US citizens in Guyana traveling on Caribbean Airlines to the United States from Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 12, 2014, to make alternate travel arrangements."

The airline's representative for Guyana, Carl Stuart, said: "We have been on this since Friday. We are on top of this and flights will continue as normal, but we are taking no chances."

In 2007, a former member of Guyana's parliament and a naturalized US 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.

jm/jr (AP, US embassy Guyana)

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