Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Civil Unrest on Beetham Highway

Location: Beetham Highway, East Port of Spain

Event: Please be advised that individuals are blocking the road with debris on Beetham Highway, East Port of Spain. There are reports of rioting and gunfire exchange in the area. U.S. citizens are advised to stay west and avoid East Port of Spain, Morvant, Laventille areas.

Actions to Take:

·        Avoid walking or driving near the areas of East Port of Spain

·        Exercise caution if in the vicinity of demonstrations or large gatherings

·        Monitor local media for updates.

·        Be aware of your surroundings

 

For Assistance:

The U.S. Embassy is located at at 15 Queen’s Park West, Port of Spain and can be reached at 868 622 6371

State Department – Consular Affairs (888)407-4747 or (202)501-4444

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