[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1757 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979GEORGE00447_e.html.]
GEORGE 00447 291715Z
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 ICA-20 PA-02 CIAE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 VOE-00 FBIE-00 INSE-00 CA-01 /049 W
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P 291636Z JAN 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8854
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 0447
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: OVIP, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJ: TRAVEL PLANS OF MINISTER OF INFORMATION
REF: GEORGETOWN 0390
1. Minister of Information and Culture Shirley Field-Ridley scheduled to depart Georgetown Jan 30 via Pan Am 228 arriving New York same day. Minister will proceed directly to San Francisco for the February 1 and 2 “Consultation on the Black Church and the Implications of the Jonestown Tragedy”, sponsored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLOC) whose president, Dr. Joseph Lowery, invited Ms Field-Ridley during his December visit to Guyana.
2. During her eleven day stay in the US, Ms Field-Ridley is expected to visit with Guyanese nationals in San Franciso [Francisco], Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. according to local press reports.
Dwyer [Richard Dwyer, Deputy Chief of Mission, American Embassy, Georgetown]