July 29, 1997 in Nation/World

Bahamas Declared Safe For Travel

Compiled From Wire Services

The U.S. government on Monday canceled a 10-day-old travel warning that criminal elements were plotting attacks on American interests in the Bahamas.

The July 18 travel announcement from the State Department, published without advance notice to Bahamian officials, has angered and puzzled islanders who consider their country, 200 miles east of Miami, one of the world’s safer tourist destinations.

Andy Miller, a spokesman at the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs in Washington, said the warning was lifted after a team of U.S. State Department officials visited the Bahamas over the weekend and determined that the source of the information “was, in fact, unreliable.”

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