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American citizens warned of possible 'unfriendly' Caribbean skies

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The U.S. Embassy in Guyana, South America issued a warning on their website early Monday morning to Americans abroad not to fly Caribbean Airlines flights due to unspecified terroristic threats through Wednesday.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the embassy advises all U.S. 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 warning said.

Despite the unprecedented warning by the U.S. Embassy in Guyana, Caribbean Airlines continues to operate on a regular schedule, including two flights on Monday to New York City without incident.

In a statement on Sunday night, Cheddi Jagan International Airport officials said after assessing the threat, several security measures have been added to prevent any "untoward occurrence."

"Passengers and other airport users are asked to be on th lookout for any suspicious activities or occurrences and report same to an airport security official."

Caribbean Airlines acknowledged that extra security measures are in place, however, in a statement on its website, the Airlines said flights are leaving normally. The statement further read:

"We thank the traveling public for their understanding of any inconvenience as special security measures have been put in place."

ABC News reports that Transport Minister, Robeson Benn said officials have been aware of the potential threat since Friday, and that heightened security posture will remain in place "until such time as the threat is no longer deemed valid."

Perhaps the fact that Americans have largely ignored the latest "unspecified threat" warning issued by the United States government indicates the traveling public has grown weary of such vague potential threats to homeland security, especially the lack of specifics coupled with non-action that follows.



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