March 16, 1979 • 1100 • Georgetown-State • 1170

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O 161100Z MAR 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9194
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E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: OREP, GY
SUBJECT: STAFFDEL BERDES, SPALATIN, SMEETON & MCCARTHY
REF: STATE 062734

1. HOTEL RESERVATIONS MADE FOR STAFFDEL AND MS BAUMANN OF L AT TOWER HOTEL. FULL STAFFDEL CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED AT PEGASUS HOTEL DUE TO WEST INDIES CRICKET MATCHES BEING HELD GUYANA. TOWER ALSO LIKELY TO PROVE MORE COMFORTABLE IF MORE SIMPLE AS AIR CONDITIONING IN PEGASUS HAS FAILED AND UNLIKELY TO BE REPAIRED BY ETA STAFFDEL. FINALLY, TOWER IS LITTLE MORE THAN BLOCK FROM CHANCERY AND FROM AID BUILDING WHERE WE HAVE ARRANGED FOR STAFFDEL OFFICE SPACE.

2. CONTROL OFFICER FRANKLIN ENGLISH WILL MEET AND ASSIST THROUGH CUSTOMS.

3. AIRCRAFT HAS ALREADY BEEN RESERVED FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 22 FOR TRIP TO PORT KAITUMA. THIS HAD BEEN LAID ON SEVERAL DAYS PRIOR TO RECEIPT REFTEL (PARA 3). WRITTEN REQUEST TO GOG FOR PERMISSION TO VISIT JONESTOWN WAS ALSO SUBMITTED MARCH 12 SPECIFYING MARCH 22. UNLESS THERE ARE OVERRIDING CONSIDERATIONS OF WHICH EMBASSY UNAWARE BELIEVE THEREFORE WE SHOULD HOLD ON THAT DATE RATHER THAN ATTEMPT TO RESCHEDULE NOW FOR MARCH 19.

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