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Berbice Regional Authorities want independent probe into “corrupt police” allegations
8000 cannabis plants destroyed at Ituni 
Centre of Excellence in Information Technology opened at University of Guyana
US State Dept. lauds Guyana’s “serious and sustained efforts” to fight Trafficking in Persons
CJIA says taking steps to immediately tackle issue of sexual harassment, assault
Trinidad boy, 13, drowns after being pulled out to sea
Singapore reception
Hamilton out to make history with Mercedes after dominant France win
Liver Cancer explained by medical consultant Dr. Sohail Aman in a new article
Slain Venezuelan mom’s kids face eviction from Trinidad apartment
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Linden teen struck by car succumbs
Trinidad: Prisoner tries to rob prison guard in prison
Nature is amazing
The consequential orders
Guyana may collaborate with other CARICOM countries on drugs procurement–Volda Lawrence
Human trafficking report testament of Guyana’s work to reduce – Ramjattan
Guyanese have no understanding of liberal democracy
Team Mohamed’s white GTRresets drag strip record
LEBEN - Entitle Everyone to Better Medical Service with Big Data Technology
Eccles Housing Scheme
Farmer’s brutal chopping of wife: Video of confession disappears
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
President and Opposition Leader to meet after Monday’s orders from CCJ
House-to-House Registration not catered for under law – GECOM Commissioner
PNC tries to disavow rejection of CCJ’s jurisdiction by Minister
Balwant Singh Hospital files criminal complaint against social media activist over “horror testimonials”
President requests meeting with Opposition Leader on CCJ ruling
WPA prefers Granger-Jagdeo agreement on cleaning voters’ list over CCJ-ordered claims and objections
GECOM’s house-to-house registration decision invalid; Granger’s “bloated” voters’ list claim “not true”- ANUG
Congressional Men’s Health Caucus Briefing Sheds Light on State of Men and Women’s Health
CONCACAF Gold Cup: Panama gets past Guyana
Soccer-Panama beat Guyana 4-2 at Gold Cup
First Lady commissions ExxonMobil’s first FPSO for Guyana
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Coss Cutters brings brand to Guyana in over $500M supermarket
Revision of Exxon-Guyana PSA… Pres. Granger might have been kept in the dark—Dr. Mangal
Guyana…the digital state
Overseas based Guyanese painter honoured by Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
Let every Guyanese over 18 be allowed to vote
First Lady commissions ‘Liza Destiny’ for Exxon’s Guyana oil production
Claudette Roche Talks the Changing of Communication Through Texting and Messaging Services
Exxon’s first FPSO vessel to depart for Guyana next month
U.S TIP report flags Guyana over lack of protection for victims outside Georgetown
Bury's Neil Danns captains Guyana on Gold Cup debut
Guyana dedicates oil production ship
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Exxon’s oil production vessel for Guyana Commissioned
GT, Georgetown, Guyana, South America
Local Tourism Project: Guyana
Mash 2014 in New Amsterdam, Guyana
Guyana-Sheet Anchor To New Amsterdam-Bernice- Corriverton- Orealla Guyana
Visit Guyana - South America best kept little secret
Indo-Caribbean Neighborhood Tour 3: Nightlife at Singh's Roti Shop
Come Visit Guyana!
View of Georgetown Guyana
Guyana Yours To Discover
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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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Current News in Guyana
  • Berbice Regional Authorities want independent probe into “corrupt police” allegations
  • 8000 cannabis plants destroyed at Ituni 
  • Centre of Excellence in Information Technology opened at University of Guyana
  • US State Dept. lauds Guyana’s “serious and sustained efforts” to fight Trafficking in Persons
  • CJIA says taking steps to immediately tackle issue of sexual harassment, assault
  • Trinidad boy, 13, drowns after being pulled out to sea
  • Singapore reception
  • Hamilton out to make history with Mercedes after dominant France win
  • Liver Cancer explained by medical consultant Dr. Sohail Aman in a new article
  • Slain Venezuelan mom’s kids face eviction from Trinidad apartment
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Linden teen struck by car succumbs
  • Trinidad: Prisoner tries to rob prison guard in prison
  • Nature is amazing
  • The consequential orders
  • Guyana may collaborate with other CARICOM countries on drugs procurement–Volda Lawrence
  • Human trafficking report testament of Guyana’s work to reduce – Ramjattan
  • Guyanese have no understanding of liberal democracy
  • Team Mohamed’s white GTRresets drag strip record
  • LEBEN - Entitle Everyone to Better Medical Service with Big Data Technology
  • Eccles Housing Scheme
  • Farmer’s brutal chopping of wife: Video of confession disappears
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • President and Opposition Leader to meet after Monday’s orders from CCJ
  • House-to-House Registration not catered for under law – GECOM Commissioner
  • PNC tries to disavow rejection of CCJ’s jurisdiction by Minister
  • Balwant Singh Hospital files criminal complaint against social media activist over “horror testimonials”
  • President requests meeting with Opposition Leader on CCJ ruling
  • WPA prefers Granger-Jagdeo agreement on cleaning voters’ list over CCJ-ordered claims and objections
  • GECOM’s house-to-house registration decision invalid; Granger’s “bloated” voters’ list claim “not true”- ANUG
  • Congressional Men’s Health Caucus Briefing Sheds Light on State of Men and Women’s Health
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup: Panama gets past Guyana
  • Soccer-Panama beat Guyana 4-2 at Gold Cup
  • First Lady commissions ExxonMobil’s first FPSO for Guyana
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Coss Cutters brings brand to Guyana in over $500M supermarket
  • Revision of Exxon-Guyana PSA… Pres. Granger might have been kept in the dark—Dr. Mangal
  • Guyana…the digital state
  • Overseas based Guyanese painter honoured by Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
  • Let every Guyanese over 18 be allowed to vote
  • First Lady commissions ‘Liza Destiny’ for Exxon’s Guyana oil production
  • Claudette Roche Talks the Changing of Communication Through Texting and Messaging Services
  • Exxon’s first FPSO vessel to depart for Guyana next month
  • U.S TIP report flags Guyana over lack of protection for victims outside Georgetown
  • Bury's Neil Danns captains Guyana on Gold Cup debut
  • Guyana dedicates oil production ship
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Exxon’s oil production vessel for Guyana Commissioned
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Current Weather
  • Georgetown 77°F
  • Linden 77°F
  • New Amsterdam 77°F
Videos
  • GT, Georgetown, Guyana, South America
  • Local Tourism Project: Guyana
  • Mash 2014 in New Amsterdam, Guyana
  • Guyana-Sheet Anchor To New Amsterdam-Bernice- Corriverton- Orealla Guyana
  • Visit Guyana - South America best kept little secret
  • Indo-Caribbean Neighborhood Tour 3: Nightlife at Singh's Roti Shop
  • Come Visit Guyana!
  • View of Georgetown Guyana
  • Guyana Yours To Discover
Currency Exchange Rate
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Guyanese Dollars
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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