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Ameer Ali to perform duties of Assistant Chief Education Officer
Traffic lights to include sound signals for visually impaired
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Deputy CEO appointed for Amerindian and Hinterland Education Development
Attorney-at-Law James Bond arrested concerning land deals; police deny lie-detector claims; Harmon defends Bond
Housing Ministry takes outreach to Linden
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US CDC warns against travel to Guyana due to “very high” COVID-19 risk
Guyana to decide on ongoing use of Remdesevir in COVID treatment after latest WHO warning
ExxonMobil deal leaves Guyana in a debt trap for decades
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Suriname law demands competitive transactions in oil sector – but Guyana open to abuse
Guyana Gets New Multi-million Dollar Hotel
New York-bound Guyanese woman held over cocaine
Guyana signs MOU for construction of 289-room hotel
Guyana, Suriname working to resume ferry service
Bridge linking Guyana and Suriname one step closer to reality as formal agreement signed
Mother of two launches a marketplace “I’m Plastic Free” after a life changing volunteering experience in the Whitsundays
Suriname-based Guyanese busted with 1.9kg of cocaine at CJIA
Guyana, Suriname Presidents agree to resume ferry service after Canawaima goes to drydock
Suriname-based Guyanese food vendor held with cocaine at Cheddi Jagan Airport- CANU
Guyana records 147th COVID-19 death
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guyana and Suriname ink MoU for bridging of Corentyne river
Guyana may introduce visa system for Haiti soon
NY-bound Guyanese woman busted at CJIA with coke stashed in book, make-up
587 Guyanese re-employed at Aurora Gold Mine – talks start on building capacity for underground mining
Private sector aid to be sought for temporary operation of Guyana-Suriname ferry
The Reason starring Oscar Winner Lou Gossett and Tatyana Ali releases Dec 15th Film will feed hungry children
Expanding and developing the Guyana economy
Emerging relationship between UWI, Guyana can only positively affect inter-university partnership
Suriname, Guyana border issue will not stop development
Future of Guyana, Suriname economies intertwined - -Ali says in address to National Assembly
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guyana, Suriname to invite investors to build Corentyne River bridge, US$1 billion offshore base
Today
Heavy Rain
High:85°F (29°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:ENE 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:23.1
Tomorrow
Moderate Rain
High:85°F (30°C)
Low:74°F (23°C)
Winds:E 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:16.3
Saturday
Moderate Rain
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:ENE 6 MPH (10 KPH)
Precipitation:10.3
Sunday
Patchy Rain
High:89°F (32°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:ENE 6 MPH (10 KPH)
Precipitation:4.5
Monday
Moderate Rain
High:85°F (29°C)
Low:74°F (23°C)
Winds:ENE 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:9.4
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana
Current News in Guyana
  • Trinidad PM: ‘We can’t open borders to 34 million Venezuelans’
  • MIT student who won 2021 Rhodes Scholarship has Jamaican heritage
  • How to hand over the world’s most powerful job
  • Sir David Attenborough quits his record breaking Instagram account
  • CAL offering weekly service between Guyana and Cuba
  • Exclusive: Elliott Management invests in small Guyana oil explorer - sources
  • CAL to Offer Weekly Flight between Guyana and Cuba
  • 100 police officers to receive forensic training
  • Eazley Releases Babylon Weak on Watership Rec's
  • AG floats possibility of tougher laws against domestic violence
  • Suspect in Albouystown shooting still to be apprehended
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • 47 new Covid cases recorded; total deaths now 149
  • Ameer Ali to perform duties of Assistant Chief Education Officer
  • Traffic lights to include sound signals for visually impaired
  • GuySuCo to miss 90,000-tonne production target due to weather conditions
  • Deputy CEO appointed for Amerindian and Hinterland Education Development
  • Attorney-at-Law James Bond arrested concerning land deals; police deny lie-detector claims; Harmon defends Bond
  • Housing Ministry takes outreach to Linden
  • Bristol Development Group LLC Launches Website by Spherexx.com® for Vista Brooklyn High Rise
  • US CDC warns against travel to Guyana due to “very high” COVID-19 risk
  • Guyana to decide on ongoing use of Remdesevir in COVID treatment after latest WHO warning
  • ExxonMobil deal leaves Guyana in a debt trap for decades
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Suriname law demands competitive transactions in oil sector – but Guyana open to abuse
  • Guyana Gets New Multi-million Dollar Hotel
  • New York-bound Guyanese woman held over cocaine
  • Guyana signs MOU for construction of 289-room hotel
  • Guyana, Suriname working to resume ferry service
  • Bridge linking Guyana and Suriname one step closer to reality as formal agreement signed
  • Mother of two launches a marketplace “I’m Plastic Free” after a life changing volunteering experience in the Whitsundays
  • Suriname-based Guyanese busted with 1.9kg of cocaine at CJIA
  • Guyana, Suriname Presidents agree to resume ferry service after Canawaima goes to drydock
  • Suriname-based Guyanese food vendor held with cocaine at Cheddi Jagan Airport- CANU
  • Guyana records 147th COVID-19 death
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guyana and Suriname ink MoU for bridging of Corentyne river
  • Guyana may introduce visa system for Haiti soon
  • NY-bound Guyanese woman busted at CJIA with coke stashed in book, make-up
  • 587 Guyanese re-employed at Aurora Gold Mine – talks start on building capacity for underground mining
  • Private sector aid to be sought for temporary operation of Guyana-Suriname ferry
  • The Reason starring Oscar Winner Lou Gossett and Tatyana Ali releases Dec 15th Film will feed hungry children
  • Expanding and developing the Guyana economy
  • Emerging relationship between UWI, Guyana can only positively affect inter-university partnership
  • Suriname, Guyana border issue will not stop development
  • Future of Guyana, Suriname economies intertwined - -Ali says in address to National Assembly
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guyana, Suriname to invite investors to build Corentyne River bridge, US$1 billion offshore base
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