Information, Products and Services for Expats in Linden, Upper Demerara-Berbice, Guyana

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Op-ed | Berbicians continue to pay for Jagdeo’s bad deal
Decision on GECOM appointment set for Thursday
Green State development report needs major improvements
Fruitful Guyana/ China relations
Guyana tops at CAPE, CSEC
Disclosures made to Integrity body, Cabinet -Minister Hughes says in response to conflict of interest concerns - -says she also sought legal advice on compliance requirements
Man gets bail on ecstasy possession charge
Accused to stand trial for rape of teen
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is secretly moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes
Senior cop charged with causing death of cyclist, driving under the influence
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Eight inmates shot during Monday’s Lusignan unrest - -prisons director meets with inmates on concerns
Gov’t vows to fight major hike in Berbice Bridge tolls
‘This going to kill us’ - -Berbicians outraged over planned hikes in bridge toll
Photos: Albion sugar workers protesting working conditions
Bolt A-League future remains unclear – FFA won’t help Mariners fund Jamaican’s salary
Brighton man found dead after setting family’s house ablaze - -had doused wife, children with gasoline
Gunmen apprehended after daring Parika bar robbery- Police
Three in custody over unlicenced guns in Bartica
Beyond “Us vs Them” In Sexual Assault
Armed bandits rob Bushlot restaurant
Bids received for Chiung River Hydro
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Handyman’s wife succumbs to injuries from West Ruimveldt fire
Demolition of San Jose-Kumaka bridge almost completed
Taxi driver to face trial over Kescia Branche murder
QC girl secures top CAPE award
Father of 1 gets 3 years for trafficking cannabis
Police seize guns from Agatash home
Five suspected bandits caught following Parika robbery
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Donor workshop hears of priority needs of police force
Gov’t seeking to create capacity to analyse oil field development plans
Wartsila successor to take over maintenance of GPL generators
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Nandlall to move for jailing of Finance Minister over non-payment of damages awarded by court - -in wrongful dismissal suits
Fireminds brings cloud services to Guyana
Guyana, EU in wide-ranging political dialogue - -death penalty, LGBTI among issues discussed
Appeal court set to rule on legality of GECOM Chairman’s appointment
GDF ranks who allegedly raped teenage girl, assaulted her boyfriend arrested
Three held with guns, stolen items following Parika robbery
Important items pertaining to Washington, JFK, Napoleon, Bob Dylan, others in University Archives online auction Oct. 31
Suspected bandits nabbed after robbery at Parika bar
Guyana Goldstrike Reports Visible Gold at Marudi
PPP ‘categorically opposed’ to rise in Berbice bridge tolls
Berbice Bridge company announces massive toll increases
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
EYEWITNESS: Desperation…
Today
Light Rain Shower
High:91°F (33°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:SSE 3 MPH (5 KPH)
Precipitation:3.8
Tomorrow
Light Rain Shower
High:94°F (34°C)
Low:74°F (23°C)
Winds:SSE 3 MPH (4 KPH)
Precipitation:11.2
Saturday
Patchy Rain
High:92°F (33°C)
Low:71°F (22°C)
Winds:E 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:2.9
Sunday
Light Rain Shower
High:92°F (33°C)
Low:71°F (22°C)
Winds:ENE 3 MPH (5 KPH)
Precipitation:5.6
Monday
Light Rain Shower
High:94°F (35°C)
Low:71°F (22°C)
Winds:E 3 MPH (5 KPH)
Precipitation:2.2
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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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Linden, Upper Demerara-Berbice, Guyana
Current News in Guyana
  • Op-ed | Berbicians continue to pay for Jagdeo’s bad deal
  • Decision on GECOM appointment set for Thursday
  • Green State development report needs major improvements
  • Fruitful Guyana/ China relations
  • Guyana tops at CAPE, CSEC
  • Disclosures made to Integrity body, Cabinet -Minister Hughes says in response to conflict of interest concerns - -says she also sought legal advice on compliance requirements
  • Man gets bail on ecstasy possession charge
  • Accused to stand trial for rape of teen
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo is secretly moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes
  • Senior cop charged with causing death of cyclist, driving under the influence
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Eight inmates shot during Monday’s Lusignan unrest - -prisons director meets with inmates on concerns
  • Gov’t vows to fight major hike in Berbice Bridge tolls
  • ‘This going to kill us’ - -Berbicians outraged over planned hikes in bridge toll
  • Photos: Albion sugar workers protesting working conditions
  • Bolt A-League future remains unclear – FFA won’t help Mariners fund Jamaican’s salary
  • Brighton man found dead after setting family’s house ablaze - -had doused wife, children with gasoline
  • Gunmen apprehended after daring Parika bar robbery- Police
  • Three in custody over unlicenced guns in Bartica
  • Beyond “Us vs Them” In Sexual Assault
  • Armed bandits rob Bushlot restaurant
  • Bids received for Chiung River Hydro
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Handyman’s wife succumbs to injuries from West Ruimveldt fire
  • Demolition of San Jose-Kumaka bridge almost completed
  • Taxi driver to face trial over Kescia Branche murder
  • QC girl secures top CAPE award
  • Father of 1 gets 3 years for trafficking cannabis
  • Police seize guns from Agatash home
  • Five suspected bandits caught following Parika robbery
  • Sodium Acetate Market: Classification, Opportunities, Types and Applications, Status and Forecast to 2025
  • Donor workshop hears of priority needs of police force
  • Gov’t seeking to create capacity to analyse oil field development plans
  • Wartsila successor to take over maintenance of GPL generators
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Nandlall to move for jailing of Finance Minister over non-payment of damages awarded by court - -in wrongful dismissal suits
  • Fireminds brings cloud services to Guyana
  • Guyana, EU in wide-ranging political dialogue - -death penalty, LGBTI among issues discussed
  • Appeal court set to rule on legality of GECOM Chairman’s appointment
  • GDF ranks who allegedly raped teenage girl, assaulted her boyfriend arrested
  • Three held with guns, stolen items following Parika robbery
  • Important items pertaining to Washington, JFK, Napoleon, Bob Dylan, others in University Archives online auction Oct. 31
  • Suspected bandits nabbed after robbery at Parika bar
  • Guyana Goldstrike Reports Visible Gold at Marudi
  • PPP ‘categorically opposed’ to rise in Berbice bridge tolls
  • Berbice Bridge company announces massive toll increases
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • EYEWITNESS: Desperation…
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Currency Exchange Rate
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