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28654: Chamberlain (news) US-Haiti (fwd)

From: Greg Chamberlain <GregChamberlain@compuserve.com>

   WASHINGTON, July 18 (AP) -- Security problems at Haiti's Port-au-Prince
airport have been resolved, the U.S. government said Tuesday.
   On Dec. 22, 2004, the Transportation Security Administration announced
that the airport's security measures didn't meet international standards.
   Airlines and airports were asked to tell passengers traveling between
the United States and Haiti that there were security lapses at the airport.
   "Now that the government of Haiti has made the appropriate corrective
actions, the Secretary of Homeland Security has notified Haitian government
officials that the public notification requirements are being lifted," the
agency said in a statement.
   TSA spokeswoman Amy von Walter said the agency worked with Haitian
authorities to bring the airport up to international security standards.
   She would not discuss the nature of the problems or what was done to
address them.
   TSA assesses security at foreign airports. If the agency finds
inadequate security, the Homeland Security secretary must tell the foreign
government and recommend changes.
   In late 2005, the agency determined that the airport in Bali didn't meet
those standards, von Walter said.
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   Transportation Security Administration: http://www.tsa.gov