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Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat #94211
04/14/2016 02:30 PM
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Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: tradewinds] #94212
04/14/2016 02:51 PM
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I just read that too Chris ... BVI is not immune I guess ...

Of note to anyone travelling this weekend

"" Though the airports will continue with “business as usual,” passengers are asked to arrive three hours before their departure times through the weekend, police said.""


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Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: Sandsailsun] #94213
04/14/2016 04:36 PM
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Great, I fly in this weekend!

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: socalnewf] #94214
04/14/2016 05:10 PM
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Wow....


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Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: Winterstale] #94215
04/14/2016 05:39 PM
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Maybe that explains the 25 minute search of my luggage last time I was there. It took them almost a half hour to search my duffel bag carry-on for my two week excursion. the contents of my bag? 2 bathing suits, 5 shirts, 3 pairs of shorts, and two flash lights, keys to car/boat, and my BVI phone...they even checked the call log. they even noted that my passport had over 50 BVI/USVI stamps on it. They ran EVERY piece of clothing through the scanner...separately. Then I had to sign a document that I "had been thoroughly violated" They were so intent on me I thought my next step ...was into the back room.

Oh, yeah, and I'm global entry and TSA-pre.

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: hallucination] #94216
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Maybe that explains the 25 minute search of my luggage last time I was there. It took them almost a half hour to search my duffel bag carry-on for my two week excursion. the contents of my bag? 2 bathing suits, 5 shirts, 3 pairs of shorts, and two flash lights, keys to car/boat, and my BVI phone...they even checked the call log. they even noted that my passport had over 50 BVI/USVI stamps on it. They ran EVERY piece of clothing through the scanner...separately. Then I had to sign a document that I "had been thoroughly violated" They were so intent on me I thought my next step ...was into the back room.

Oh, yeah, and I'm global entry and TSA-pre.


You obviously fit the profile!

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: socalnewf] #94217
04/14/2016 05:56 PM
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Robert, all they had to do is look at your shirt and they should have known you were safe <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: sail2wind] #94218
04/15/2016 12:35 AM
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now - or when ?
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Isn't driving on the roads here... terrorism enuff?
Why would anyone bother....hilarious
But.. should things get out of hand... Grenada.. tell us your experience...
((sigh))

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: Sandsailsun] #94219
04/15/2016 08:30 AM
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BVI is not immune I guess...

NOWHERE is immune! Sad to say.

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: denverd0n] #94220
04/15/2016 09:13 AM
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While I think that TSA and airports could be more efficient at security screening, as the wife of someone who travels for business every week, I appreciate the extra diligence.

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: CottageGirl] #94221
04/17/2016 09:57 PM
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If like to hear more on this. Is this ALL travel to and from BVI or just the airport leaving?

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: CottageGirl] #94222
04/17/2016 11:21 PM
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Seriously? Terrorists are gong to target a potential 42 people traveling from EIS?

Just silliness.

I recently passed through security at EIS with two cell phones in my pockets.

The BVI only aspires to have the security issues of its bigger sisters.

...like everything else.

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: YachtReprise] #94223
04/18/2016 11:00 AM
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now - or when ?
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YachtR....here's another way of looking at this:
Consider the "security" measures - or more accurately- "security motions" at the ferry terminals
Perhaps we should tip our hat to BVI for recognizing the silliness of it all

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: CGB] #94224
04/18/2016 11:38 AM
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Must say STT aiport was horrendous on Saturday..pat down searches..everyone was rude and surly and the place was packed..long lines for the ladies room and to get food and absolutely nowhere to sit..at Red Hook ferry dock they had padlocked the usual gate and made you go through the main terminal past a guard..hmmm

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: Manpot] #94225
04/18/2016 07:13 PM
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Your analysis is logical and thoughtful.
The problem is, terrorists are neither.

Mike

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: Manpot] #94226
04/18/2016 08:29 PM
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Must say STT aiport was horrendous on Saturday..pat down searches..everyone was rude and surly and the place was packed..long lines for the ladies room and to get food and absolutely nowhere to sit.


You mean, "Saturday as usual." <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />

I try to avoid Saturdays at STT like the plague- have sat on my duffle bag for too many hours to voluntarily sign up for it if it's at all avoidable.


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Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: SuburbanDharma] #94227
04/20/2016 09:11 AM
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The following is sourced from the Flight Service Bureau Midweek Operations Briefing.

TIZZ/U.S. Virgin Islands authorities, assisted by the FBI, began investigating reports of a plot to attack airports on the Virgin Islands, notably the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (Beef Island Airport). The U.S. Coast Guard first received information of a terrorist attack plot circulating on social media. The threat focused on Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport but also mentioned airports on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John as possible targets. No information is available on what level of credibility authorities attach to these threats.

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: c388791] #94228
04/20/2016 09:57 AM
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Hard I'm sure for authorities to know whether a totally bogus rumor or when these things have a grain of truth.

As far as I know there are no Mosques in the BVI, that well could be wrong, just never heard of any. If is the case, it is less likely a radicalized group in the country to commit acts or aid outsiders in carrying out attacks.

There is not a large number of immigrants given status to stay in the islands on welfare as is the case in Europe. There are no weapons readily
available for sale.

So terrorists would likely have to come by water, have everything they need with them and have little chance of escape if escaping was their plan.

Reading I see accounts that there are areas of the Caribbean that have sent an estimated 150 to join ISIS. In addition Hezzbolah and the Iranian Quds force is active in South America and the Caribbean which I found surprising and scary.

Resort communities have been somewhat popular targets in the Mideast and Far East for this ilk. There is no limit to the depravity of the crazies. Though I doubt the threat is valid, I'm sure glad it is taken seriously and one more reason to not get too complacent.

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: c388791] #94229
04/20/2016 05:11 PM
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Terrorists might have a hard time targeting the St. John, USVI airport. As far as I know, there isn't one! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

Shari

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: CaribSoul] #94230
04/20/2016 07:29 PM
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... it might take a bit of time
but, the bureau will eventually figure that out
lol

Re: Virgin Islands Possible Terrorist Threat [Re: CGB] #94231
04/21/2016 09:14 AM
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Just back from Tahiti where security is virtually non-existent on inter-island flights...it was nice being able to bring unfinished bottles of booze to the next resort! Although I did mange to create a security issues with my jumbo Toblerone candy bar in the bag scanner at LAX! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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