Flight with Guyanese arrives from Barbados; passengers whisked away to undisclosed location


A group of Guyanese who were stranded in Barbados arrived via a chartered flight Wednesday evening and were immediately whisked away to an undisclosed location.

There were 14 adults and three children on the flight. Some of them were students while others were on vacation.

They were stranded in Barbados for several days given the closure of airports in Guyana and Barbados as measures are implemented to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

One of the passengers arranged the charter with Trans Guyana and they pooled to pay the cost. The flight was able to enter Guyana after the passengers petitioned the Guyana Consulate in Barbados and the Civil Aviation authorities in Guyana.

The passengers told the News Room that when they got off the aircraft, their body temperature was checked and there was no concern raised about any of them.

Once that was done, they said they were simply told to “get on the bus.” The bus was outside waiting for them and they were not allowed to see their relatives and friends who were desperately awaiting their arrival. The relatives were given no information.

The passengers said they were told that they were being taken to an undisclosed location and no other details were provided.

They told the News Room that the bus then sped off, “driving wild, wild” under Police escort.

The News Room will bring you further details as the story develops.

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