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PPP/C tells APNU/AFC: Respect the people who voted on March 2
Region 5 recount completed but APNU/AFC refuses to sign off
Dr. Ramesh Sugrim discharged from Rehab Center in NY after recovering from COVID-19
Guyana is fighting existential battle with people who are incapable of being shamed
Guyana does not need a leader without voice and agency
Woman dies following Rupert Craig Highway accident, others injured
Returning Guyanese can pay to be quarantined at two hotels – ministry
Air Link announces Guyana expansion – 90 days Free TV for GTT Blaze customers
FieldVibe Launches 1.5 Version of Their Scheduling App for Field Services
CARICOM mourns as Guyanese-born diplomat, Miles Stoby, dies
Guyana active COVID-19 cases now at 68
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
AIR Link Guyana Partners with GTT to offer premium quality IPTV services to Guyana.
Guyanese-born American student receives scholarships to 6 universities
UK envoy stresses need for credible election process for new President - -says whoever takes charge has to govern for all Guyanese
Granger urges Guyanese to await declaration of results
Family seeks answers from Registrar General on unauthorised release of death certificate
COVID-19 cases jump to 150
Safety a priority as Caribbean weighs reopening of borders – CARICOM Chair
Blue Sky Specialty Pharmacy Joins Turning Point’s Specialty Pharmacy Network
1 dead, 3 injured in East Coast Demerara accident
National COVID-19 Task Force says ‘no’ to more vote recount workstations
Scotiabank to cease non-customer transactions
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Woman dies in Lilliendaal accident
BREAKING | 11 new Coronavirus cases recorded
Small states require extraordinary financing in COVID-19 fight-President Granger
Gold mining essential for economic growth, foreign exchange despite COVID-19 spread- GGDMA President
Recount and final declaration could be completed by June 11th – PPP
Multiple new cases of COVID-19 recorded at Moruca
Vaxine Pty Ltd Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Collaboration with Leading South Korean BioPharma Company, Medytox Inc
COVID-19 Task Force considers phased reopening of airports
Foster earns USTFCCCA all-American honours
Guyana Situational Report Mar 2020 - R4V Response for Venezuelans
GRA reflects on Khurshid Sattaur’s “sterling contribution” to tax administration in Guyana
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
OPINION: The parallels of Guyana and Suriname elections
COVID-19 Advisory for Guyanese stranded overseas
Guyana will “reopen” when pandemic is under control -President Granger
Stranded Guyanese face 14 days of quarantine on return home
Thanks to ExxonMobil… Guyana among world’s top ten oil producing countries realeasing toxic chemicals into the atmosphere
Hong Kong Commentary by Michael J Jordan
Stranded returning Guyanese must be quarantined
International environment group calls on Exxon to cease gas flaring - -‘more carbon emissions than Guyana produces in 3 months’
Guyana’s ‘associated gas’ has no market value
We strongly urge our Canadian Gov’t to stay the course on Guyana’s elections and support the High Commissioner
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
As Brazil becomes epicenter for COVID-19… CMO lambasts Guyanese who brazenly continue to flout health guidelines
Today
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:88°F (31°C)
Low:74°F (23°C)
Winds:SE 3 MPH (4 KPH)
Precipitation:10.9
Tomorrow
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:82°F (28°C)
Low:74°F (24°C)
Winds:E 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:41.6
Monday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:82°F (28°C)
Low:65°F (18°C)
Winds:ENE 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:26.8
Tuesday
Patchy Rain
High:88°F (31°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:ENE 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:3.7
Wednesday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:72°F (22°C)
Winds:ENE 3 MPH (5 KPH)
Precipitation:16.8
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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
  • PPP/C tells APNU/AFC: Respect the people who voted on March 2
  • Region 5 recount completed but APNU/AFC refuses to sign off
  • Dr. Ramesh Sugrim discharged from Rehab Center in NY after recovering from COVID-19
  • Guyana is fighting existential battle with people who are incapable of being shamed
  • Guyana does not need a leader without voice and agency
  • Woman dies following Rupert Craig Highway accident, others injured
  • Returning Guyanese can pay to be quarantined at two hotels – ministry
  • Air Link announces Guyana expansion – 90 days Free TV for GTT Blaze customers
  • FieldVibe Launches 1.5 Version of Their Scheduling App for Field Services
  • CARICOM mourns as Guyanese-born diplomat, Miles Stoby, dies
  • Guyana active COVID-19 cases now at 68
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • AIR Link Guyana Partners with GTT to offer premium quality IPTV services to Guyana.
  • Guyanese-born American student receives scholarships to 6 universities
  • UK envoy stresses need for credible election process for new President - -says whoever takes charge has to govern for all Guyanese
  • Granger urges Guyanese to await declaration of results
  • Family seeks answers from Registrar General on unauthorised release of death certificate
  • COVID-19 cases jump to 150
  • Safety a priority as Caribbean weighs reopening of borders – CARICOM Chair
  • Blue Sky Specialty Pharmacy Joins Turning Point’s Specialty Pharmacy Network
  • 1 dead, 3 injured in East Coast Demerara accident
  • National COVID-19 Task Force says ‘no’ to more vote recount workstations
  • Scotiabank to cease non-customer transactions
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Woman dies in Lilliendaal accident
  • BREAKING | 11 new Coronavirus cases recorded
  • Small states require extraordinary financing in COVID-19 fight-President Granger
  • Gold mining essential for economic growth, foreign exchange despite COVID-19 spread- GGDMA President
  • Recount and final declaration could be completed by June 11th – PPP
  • Multiple new cases of COVID-19 recorded at Moruca
  • Vaxine Pty Ltd Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Collaboration with Leading South Korean BioPharma Company, Medytox Inc
  • COVID-19 Task Force considers phased reopening of airports
  • Foster earns USTFCCCA all-American honours
  • Guyana Situational Report Mar 2020 - R4V Response for Venezuelans
  • GRA reflects on Khurshid Sattaur’s “sterling contribution” to tax administration in Guyana
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • OPINION: The parallels of Guyana and Suriname elections
  • COVID-19 Advisory for Guyanese stranded overseas
  • Guyana will “reopen” when pandemic is under control -President Granger
  • Stranded Guyanese face 14 days of quarantine on return home
  • Thanks to ExxonMobil… Guyana among world’s top ten oil producing countries realeasing toxic chemicals into the atmosphere
  • Hong Kong Commentary by Michael J Jordan
  • Stranded returning Guyanese must be quarantined
  • International environment group calls on Exxon to cease gas flaring - -‘more carbon emissions than Guyana produces in 3 months’
  • Guyana’s ‘associated gas’ has no market value
  • We strongly urge our Canadian Gov’t to stay the course on Guyana’s elections and support the High Commissioner
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • As Brazil becomes epicenter for COVID-19… CMO lambasts Guyanese who brazenly continue to flout health guidelines
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Currency Exchange Rate
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