US Embassy heightens security after threats against “interests”
The United States Embassy in Georgetown has heightened security at its Kingston headquarters after receiving threats against “US interests” and is working with local authorities to monitor the situation.
This is according to a security alert issued by the Georgetown Embassy on Wednesday.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we want to inform U.S. citizens that the embassy has increased security protocols due to receiving threats against U.S. interests,” the embassy said on its website.
Additionally, the US is also urging its citizens in Guyana to “stay alert” and “exercise heightened caution.”
When contacted on Wednesday for more details on the matter, Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy, Kelly McCray, indicated that she cannot divulge any additional information regarding this issue.
However, she did relate that “We are working with local authorities to monitor the situation.”
Calls to Home Affairs Minister, Robeson Benn for a comment proved futile.
Previously, the US Embassy in Georgetown has issued security alerts, advising its citizens here to avoid public specific spaces like the Stabroek Market area and during certain events such as planned protest actions. Travel advisory had also been issued in the past, warning its citizens to avoid travelling to Guyana during specific periods.(G8)