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Another major victory for Jamaican man against Bahamian government
Jamaican man’s photo ends up on Most Wanted list by mistake
My life expectancy: Pity I’ll never… - Concerning Sugar, Oil and Gas
Another dolphin washes up on Essequibo foreshore
Trio charged with murdering Henry cousins
Trio remanded for brutal murders of Henry boys
Single window approval system for construction permits – President
60 new Covid-19 cases recorded
Preparing for a Travel Comeback, AirAsia Boosts Supply Chain Capabilities and Agility With AC2 Group
Guyana: Maduro’s New Target
The Caribbean Community stands with Guyana in Venezuela border dispute
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Over 500 children tested positive for Covid-19 in Guyana
Guyana, India sign US$12.7M contract for ocean-going vessel
Venezuela’s Syndicato Gang remains a threat to Guyana – GDF
GNBS destroys 4800 substandard electrical switches
BREAKING: Three to be charged for murder of Henry cousins
Guyana: How Disaster Resilient is Guyana’s Public Financial Management?
‘We are going to reconquer it!’ - CARICOM concerned about Venezuela’s plan to establish territory in disputed region of Guyana
God The Father, His Son Jesus, and The Father's Holy Spirit Speaks To Us All - Nine Sovereign Kings: The Return Of God
‘Diplomacy’ stalls resumption of Guyana/Suriname ferry service
The wrong people in the world, found in Guyana in 2020
GRSE signs USD 12.7-million contract with government of Guyana
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guyana should pay keen attention to what Guaido has to say
Commonwealth SG `deeply concerned’ at Venezuela decree
Youth of Guyana must stand up against Venezuela’s outrageous claims
Woman arrested over 8 grams of marijuana
Models for a better Guyana are out there but do we want to change?
President lauds “great progress” in Henry boys murder probe
The World Happiness Awards - Highlighting the Good of the World
UG to launch programme in echocardiography
US securities commission probing Exxon over Permian Basin asset valuation – WSJ
Guyana and United States sign defense and cooperation agreement
India, Guyana sign agreement to build US$12 million ferry vessel for North West District, Kwakwani
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guyana hires US lobby firm to focus on business, democracy, regional stability
Over 500 children have tested positive for COVID-19 in past 9 months in Guyana
UK bans arrivals from Guyana, other parts of South America over Brazil virus variant
Venezuelan gangs still remain a threat at Guyana’s borders – Army Chief of Staff, Bess
US takes sterner action against Exxon’s Chinese partner in Guyana, unlikely to affect local operations
Ben Corpus, Higher Education Executive and Consultant, Believes Change is Here: The Need for Income Sharing Agreements
GUYANA: Three remanded for brutal murder of Henry cousins
UK bans arrivals from several South American countries including Guyana over Brazil COVID Variant
Guyana-Venezuela Border Controversy: Case management hearing postponed to Jan 25 
Guyanese officials “very concerned” about virus variant in Brazil
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Letter: Guyana needs to be wary of so-called foreign experts pronouncing on its economic affairs
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
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
  • Another major victory for Jamaican man against Bahamian government
  • Jamaican man’s photo ends up on Most Wanted list by mistake
  • My life expectancy: Pity I’ll never… - Concerning Sugar, Oil and Gas
  • Another dolphin washes up on Essequibo foreshore
  • Trio charged with murdering Henry cousins
  • Trio remanded for brutal murders of Henry boys
  • Single window approval system for construction permits – President
  • 60 new Covid-19 cases recorded
  • Preparing for a Travel Comeback, AirAsia Boosts Supply Chain Capabilities and Agility With AC2 Group
  • Guyana: Maduro’s New Target
  • The Caribbean Community stands with Guyana in Venezuela border dispute
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Over 500 children tested positive for Covid-19 in Guyana
  • Guyana, India sign US$12.7M contract for ocean-going vessel
  • Venezuela’s Syndicato Gang remains a threat to Guyana – GDF
  • GNBS destroys 4800 substandard electrical switches
  • BREAKING: Three to be charged for murder of Henry cousins
  • Guyana: How Disaster Resilient is Guyana’s Public Financial Management?
  • ‘We are going to reconquer it!’ - CARICOM concerned about Venezuela’s plan to establish territory in disputed region of Guyana
  • God The Father, His Son Jesus, and The Father's Holy Spirit Speaks To Us All - Nine Sovereign Kings: The Return Of God
  • ‘Diplomacy’ stalls resumption of Guyana/Suriname ferry service
  • The wrong people in the world, found in Guyana in 2020
  • GRSE signs USD 12.7-million contract with government of Guyana
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guyana should pay keen attention to what Guaido has to say
  • Commonwealth SG `deeply concerned’ at Venezuela decree
  • Youth of Guyana must stand up against Venezuela’s outrageous claims
  • Woman arrested over 8 grams of marijuana
  • Models for a better Guyana are out there but do we want to change?
  • President lauds “great progress” in Henry boys murder probe
  • The World Happiness Awards - Highlighting the Good of the World
  • UG to launch programme in echocardiography
  • US securities commission probing Exxon over Permian Basin asset valuation – WSJ
  • Guyana and United States sign defense and cooperation agreement
  • India, Guyana sign agreement to build US$12 million ferry vessel for North West District, Kwakwani
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guyana hires US lobby firm to focus on business, democracy, regional stability
  • Over 500 children have tested positive for COVID-19 in past 9 months in Guyana
  • UK bans arrivals from Guyana, other parts of South America over Brazil virus variant
  • Venezuelan gangs still remain a threat at Guyana’s borders – Army Chief of Staff, Bess
  • US takes sterner action against Exxon’s Chinese partner in Guyana, unlikely to affect local operations
  • Ben Corpus, Higher Education Executive and Consultant, Believes Change is Here: The Need for Income Sharing Agreements
  • GUYANA: Three remanded for brutal murder of Henry cousins
  • UK bans arrivals from several South American countries including Guyana over Brazil COVID Variant
  • Guyana-Venezuela Border Controversy: Case management hearing postponed to Jan 25 
  • Guyanese officials “very concerned” about virus variant in Brazil
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Letter: Guyana needs to be wary of so-called foreign experts pronouncing on its economic affairs
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  • Georgetown 86°F
  • Linden 86°F
  • New Amsterdam 85°F
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  • 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
  • Come Visit Guyana!
  • View of Georgetown Guyana
  • Guyana Yours To Discover
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