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

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From GWI’s standpoint there is no water problem at Diamond Isolation Facility
Aide Memoire binds Claudette Singh and GECOM to a declaration based solely on the recount
We must confront the pushback against social distancing
Gratitude and Positive attitude needed in sports
Await the elections declaration – Pres David Granger
GECOM has a responsibility to inform Guyanese as events unfold
GECOM Chair allowing frivolities to delay Recount
GECOM takes up 85% of recount time to process 50% of ballot boxes
Dominion Cartridge Company ammunition board, produced in Canada in the 1930s, brings CA$4,500 in Miller & Miller auction
Ramdhani siblings turn to home training in face of COVID-19 restrictions
US Secretary of State urges gov’t to respect wishes of voters
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
US wants APNU/AFC to “respect voters’ wishes”
Guyana Needs A Coalition Government By Dr. Ken Danns
‘Remember their sacrifice’
Gran Colombia walks away from Guyana Goldfields, terminates Gold X deal
Guyana has eight new COVID-19 cases
Dutch Company to recover full cost for Liza Destiny by next year, other Guyana oil ships in two years  
Angus is only Guyanese to make First-Class debut as Captain
Blue Sky Specialty Pharmacy Joins Turning Point’s Specialty Pharmacy Network
‘I will give my all to give Guyana a World title’ – Elton Dharry – Biggest disappointment was being robbed in Australia
Guyana records 8 more COVID-19 cases
The Lady Jaguars, Guyana’s fact or fiction
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guyanese cricketers stranded in TT expected to return - -says Steve Ramdass
Kaie Kellough’s Magnetic Equator: An Appreciation in Guyanese-Diasporic-Quarantine
Guyana: 8 new cases of COVID-19; total jumps to 135
Singers Davonna Bess and FuegoSan of Guyana join IICA’s tribute to agrifood chain workers
Guyana received $4.9 million in royalties in first quarter: finance ministry
CARICOM pledges support for Guyana on its 54th Independence Anniversary
Vaxine Pty Ltd Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Collaboration with Leading South Korean BioPharma Company, Medytox Inc
COVID-19: Guyana records 11th death; cases now stand at 137
Guyana well advanced in “bringing gas to shore” – Energy Director
Why is there only one real oilman in Guyana?
Guyanese stuck overseas… Don’t try to come without Govt. approval – Foreign Ministry warns
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
PPP plans “inclusionary approach” in ensuring better days are ahead for Guyana – Ali
CARICOM pledges support for Guyana on its 54th Independence Anniversary
PNCR pledges to work with all Guyanese to forge social cohesion
PPP recommits to development of Guyana
PAC hails Guyana on 54th Independence Anniversary
FieldVibe Launches 1.5 Version of Their Scheduling App for Field Services
Return of “stranded” Guyanese will be done in phases
World Bank approves US$1 Million to assist Guyana in COVID-19 Fight
Gran Colombia terminates bid for Guyana Goldfields
REGIONAL: U.S Secretary of State urges Gov’t to ‘respect the wishes of Guyanese voters’
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guyana’s 11th COVID-19 victim identified as former teacher
Today
Torrential Rain Shower
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:75°F (24°C)
Winds:ENE 4 MPH (7 KPH)
Precipitation:22.1
Tomorrow
Light Rain Shower
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:72°F (22°C)
Winds:ENE 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:20.5
Friday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:80°F (27°C)
Low:74°F (23°C)
Winds:E 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:41.9
Saturday
Light Rain
High:84°F (29°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:ENE 3 MPH (5 KPH)
Precipitation:9.1
Sunday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:85°F (30°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:ENE 3 MPH (5 KPH)
Precipitation:10.4
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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
  • From GWI’s standpoint there is no water problem at Diamond Isolation Facility
  • Aide Memoire binds Claudette Singh and GECOM to a declaration based solely on the recount
  • We must confront the pushback against social distancing
  • Gratitude and Positive attitude needed in sports
  • Await the elections declaration – Pres David Granger
  • GECOM has a responsibility to inform Guyanese as events unfold
  • GECOM Chair allowing frivolities to delay Recount
  • GECOM takes up 85% of recount time to process 50% of ballot boxes
  • Dominion Cartridge Company ammunition board, produced in Canada in the 1930s, brings CA$4,500 in Miller & Miller auction
  • Ramdhani siblings turn to home training in face of COVID-19 restrictions
  • US Secretary of State urges gov’t to respect wishes of voters
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • US wants APNU/AFC to “respect voters’ wishes”
  • Guyana Needs A Coalition Government By Dr. Ken Danns
  • ‘Remember their sacrifice’
  • Gran Colombia walks away from Guyana Goldfields, terminates Gold X deal
  • Guyana has eight new COVID-19 cases
  • Dutch Company to recover full cost for Liza Destiny by next year, other Guyana oil ships in two years  
  • Angus is only Guyanese to make First-Class debut as Captain
  • Blue Sky Specialty Pharmacy Joins Turning Point’s Specialty Pharmacy Network
  • ‘I will give my all to give Guyana a World title’ – Elton Dharry – Biggest disappointment was being robbed in Australia
  • Guyana records 8 more COVID-19 cases
  • The Lady Jaguars, Guyana’s fact or fiction
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guyanese cricketers stranded in TT expected to return - -says Steve Ramdass
  • Kaie Kellough’s Magnetic Equator: An Appreciation in Guyanese-Diasporic-Quarantine
  • Guyana: 8 new cases of COVID-19; total jumps to 135
  • Singers Davonna Bess and FuegoSan of Guyana join IICA’s tribute to agrifood chain workers
  • Guyana received $4.9 million in royalties in first quarter: finance ministry
  • CARICOM pledges support for Guyana on its 54th Independence Anniversary
  • Vaxine Pty Ltd Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Collaboration with Leading South Korean BioPharma Company, Medytox Inc
  • COVID-19: Guyana records 11th death; cases now stand at 137
  • Guyana well advanced in “bringing gas to shore” – Energy Director
  • Why is there only one real oilman in Guyana?
  • Guyanese stuck overseas… Don’t try to come without Govt. approval – Foreign Ministry warns
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • PPP plans “inclusionary approach” in ensuring better days are ahead for Guyana – Ali
  • CARICOM pledges support for Guyana on its 54th Independence Anniversary
  • PNCR pledges to work with all Guyanese to forge social cohesion
  • PPP recommits to development of Guyana
  • PAC hails Guyana on 54th Independence Anniversary
  • FieldVibe Launches 1.5 Version of Their Scheduling App for Field Services
  • Return of “stranded” Guyanese will be done in phases
  • World Bank approves US$1 Million to assist Guyana in COVID-19 Fight
  • Gran Colombia terminates bid for Guyana Goldfields
  • REGIONAL: U.S Secretary of State urges Gov’t to ‘respect the wishes of Guyanese voters’
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guyana’s 11th COVID-19 victim identified as former teacher
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