Nov 19, 78 • 1720 • Georgetown-State • 3782

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 8 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978GEORGE03782_d.html.]

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Z 191720Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC FLASH 8069
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E.O. 11652: NA
TAGS: CASC, OREP(RYAN, LEO) GY
SUBJ: CODEL RYAN: SECURITY OF “CONCERNED RELATIVES” AT PEGASUS HOTEL.
REF: GEORGETOWN 3780.

1. SINCE REFTEL CONSUL HAS VISITED THE GROUP OF “CONCERNED RELATIVES” AT THE PEGASUS HOTEL.

2. CONSUL REPORTED TO THEM THE SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS THAT WERE IN EFFECT AND RELAYED ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE [C.A. “Skip”] ROBERTS’ FEELING (REFPORTED REFTEL. HE ALSO OFFERED THEM IMMEDIATE PASSAGE OUT OF THE COUNTRY ON TODAY’S PANAM FLIGHT WICH [WHICH] THEY DECLINED. HE THEN OFFERED THEM ALTERNATIVE PASSAGE ON LATER FLIGHTS BUT ALLMEMBERS OF THE GROUP INDICATED THAT THEY WANTED TO REMAIN HERE TO AWAIT FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS.

3. CONSUL’S APPEARANCE OBVIOUSLY RELIEVED MUCH OF THE TENSION AND, WHILE THEY ARE STILL CONCERNED FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY, EACH HAS ELECTED TO REMAIN AT PEGASUS WHERE AT LEAST SIX ARMED POLICEMEN ARE PROTECTING THEM.

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BURKE [John Burke, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]

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Originally posted on March 1st, 2020.

Last modified on June 23rd, 2022.
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