Dec 12, 78 • 1021 • Georgetown-State • 4223

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GEORGE 04223 122224Z
ACTION SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 L-03 CA-01 H-02 SS-15 /043 W
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R 121021Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8419
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4223

E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJ: USG CONSULAR RESPONSIBILITY VIS-A-VIS THE ASSETS OF THE PEOPLES TEMPLE IN GUYANA.
REF: A. GEORGETOWN 4048 B) GEORGETOWN 4069

DURING A MEETING WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER RASHLEIGH JACKSON THE MORNING OF DEC. 11, THE AMBASSADOR ONCE MORE REITERATED TO HIM THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE EMBASSY TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE ASSETS OF DECEASED AMERICANS ABROAD POINTING OUT THAT IN RELATION TO THE JONESTOWN INCIDENT THIS RESPONSIBILITY APPLIED TO PEOPLES TEMPLE ASSETS IN JONESTOWN ITSELF, GEORGETOWN, AND ALSO TO LIQUID ASSETS WHICH MIGHT EXIST IN VARIOUS BANKING INSTITUTIONS WITHIN GUYANA. THE FORMIN ACKNOWLEDGED HIS UNDERSTANDING OF THE EMBASSY’S CONSULAR RESPONSIBILITY AND HE INFORMED THE AMBASSADOR THAT THE EMBASSY’S EARLIER NOTE ON THIS SUBJECT HAS BEEN PASSED TO THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

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Originally posted on March 24th, 2020.

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