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Much to ponder and debate in Rohee’s autobiography
Successful governance of oil sector hinges on clear policies and accountability – Chatham House
Edghill commissions eight roads in Region Two
GFF inducts new coaches with first online “introduction to coaching” course
Two new applications made for East Bank wharves
Updating of law volumes to be first task of newly sworn in Law Reform Commission – AG
Over 25 African nations failed to reap benefits from oil sector
Govt rejects claims made at New York rally
THE WEREWOLVES WITHIN: Arab Shi’a clerics are in Iran, never of Iran
Opening of schools is vital but depends on successful vaccination of adults, students
THE ART OF STARING – GT STYLE
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Six men executed for the year so far
Public servants dismissed by administration need alternative employment
When the media descends to disgraceful levels, it vulgarises its mission
Beyond frontiers: Indigenous encounters with our Haitian neighbours
DDL’s Demerara Rum achieves major milestone with EU Registration
Surinamese President, Ministers to visit Guyana next week
President Ali calls on Caribbean Airlines to involve more Guyanese in its operations
114 VIETNAMESE ORGANIZATIONS TO SEEK INJUNCTION TO STOP THE 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS IN BEIJING
GUYANA RECORDS THREE FURTHER DEATHS; 111 NEW INFECTIONS
My long-term views are shaped by results from the US EIA’s long-term projections to 2050 - Guyana’s Oil and Gas Sector:
Motorcyclist dies after reportedly trying to escape from police
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
My few comments on mental health
Guyana Shore Base seeking IDB loan for US$130M Houston expansion
Guyana loses US$1M daily in rental for 24 supply boats for Exxon
Loophole allows US $Bs to be withheld from Guyana to pay oil costs — Sanzillo
Retired US-based Guyanese naval officer gives back in service to domestic violence survivors
US-based Guyanese killed in Queen’s road rage shooting
Space View Pte. Ltd. Has Launched Japan’s Largest Information Portal
A CREATIVE ERA BETWEEN GUYANA AND ITS DIASPORA BEGINS
Suriname’s President for official visit to Guyana Tuesday
Guyana needs ‘cadre of skilled thinkers’ to lead its modernisation
Guyana pledges assistance to Haiti following earthquake
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
External actors control Guyana’s oil and gas industry
Guyana to support relief, recovery efforts of Haiti after 7.2 magnitude quake
Guyana and CARICOM offer assistance to earthquake ravaged Haiti
Guyana’s 2018 EITI Report (Part II)
Guyana to host CAC 2024 - —Says GBBFF’s Keavon Bess
RISE OF A CULTURE (An AMGHBO Original Documentary)
Identify the genuine issues that affect Afro and other Guyanese
Guyana secure hosting rights for 2024 CAC bodybuilding C/Ship
Guyana can demand Field Development plans boost local capacities – Expert
Top US Democratic Congressman calls for end to discrimination in Guyana
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guyana govt criticises US Democratic Congressman’s remarks at opposition rally in New York
Today
Heavy Rain
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:71°F (22°C)
Winds:NW 6 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:29.7
Tomorrow
Heavy Rain
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:SW 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:55.7
Thursday
Heavy Rain
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:S 5 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:34.6
Friday
Moderate Rain
High:87°F (31°C)
Low:71°F (22°C)
Winds:SSE 4 MPH (7 KPH)
Precipitation:14.3
Saturday
Heavy Rain
High:83°F (28°C)
Low:72°F (22°C)
Winds:SSE 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:27.7
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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
  • Much to ponder and debate in Rohee’s autobiography
  • Successful governance of oil sector hinges on clear policies and accountability – Chatham House
  • Edghill commissions eight roads in Region Two
  • GFF inducts new coaches with first online “introduction to coaching” course
  • Two new applications made for East Bank wharves
  • Updating of law volumes to be first task of newly sworn in Law Reform Commission – AG
  • Over 25 African nations failed to reap benefits from oil sector
  • Govt rejects claims made at New York rally
  • THE WEREWOLVES WITHIN: Arab Shi’a clerics are in Iran, never of Iran
  • Opening of schools is vital but depends on successful vaccination of adults, students
  • THE ART OF STARING – GT STYLE
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Six men executed for the year so far
  • Public servants dismissed by administration need alternative employment
  • When the media descends to disgraceful levels, it vulgarises its mission
  • Beyond frontiers: Indigenous encounters with our Haitian neighbours
  • DDL’s Demerara Rum achieves major milestone with EU Registration
  • Surinamese President, Ministers to visit Guyana next week
  • President Ali calls on Caribbean Airlines to involve more Guyanese in its operations
  • 114 VIETNAMESE ORGANIZATIONS TO SEEK INJUNCTION TO STOP THE 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS IN BEIJING
  • GUYANA RECORDS THREE FURTHER DEATHS; 111 NEW INFECTIONS
  • My long-term views are shaped by results from the US EIA’s long-term projections to 2050 - Guyana’s Oil and Gas Sector:
  • Motorcyclist dies after reportedly trying to escape from police
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • My few comments on mental health
  • Guyana Shore Base seeking IDB loan for US$130M Houston expansion
  • Guyana loses US$1M daily in rental for 24 supply boats for Exxon
  • Loophole allows US $Bs to be withheld from Guyana to pay oil costs — Sanzillo
  • Retired US-based Guyanese naval officer gives back in service to domestic violence survivors
  • US-based Guyanese killed in Queen’s road rage shooting
  • Space View Pte. Ltd. Has Launched Japan’s Largest Information Portal
  • A CREATIVE ERA BETWEEN GUYANA AND ITS DIASPORA BEGINS
  • Suriname’s President for official visit to Guyana Tuesday
  • Guyana needs ‘cadre of skilled thinkers’ to lead its modernisation
  • Guyana pledges assistance to Haiti following earthquake
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • External actors control Guyana’s oil and gas industry
  • Guyana to support relief, recovery efforts of Haiti after 7.2 magnitude quake
  • Guyana and CARICOM offer assistance to earthquake ravaged Haiti
  • Guyana’s 2018 EITI Report (Part II)
  • Guyana to host CAC 2024 - —Says GBBFF’s Keavon Bess
  • RISE OF A CULTURE (An AMGHBO Original Documentary)
  • Identify the genuine issues that affect Afro and other Guyanese
  • Guyana secure hosting rights for 2024 CAC bodybuilding C/Ship
  • Guyana can demand Field Development plans boost local capacities – Expert
  • Top US Democratic Congressman calls for end to discrimination in Guyana
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guyana govt criticises US Democratic Congressman’s remarks at opposition rally in New York
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  • Come Visit Guyana!
  • View of Georgetown Guyana
  • Guyana Yours To Discover
Currency Exchange Rate
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