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High suicide rate still plagues Baramita in Guyana
Letter to the Sports EditorEnding the foreign vs local player debate in Guyana Football Fraternity
Use more than face mask to protect Guyanese
Guyana: Money changer was robbed, killed by men in Muslim attire (update)
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Exxon installs first subsea tree for Liza Phase 1 offshore Guyana
No application filed by JetBlue for operations in Guyana - -GCAA Director General
Do not lock up persons for “behaving bad”- Guyana Police Commissioner
Guyana: Money changer killed on High Street
Guyana: Fungus-infected manganese mine workers did not wear safety gear — officials
Jamaicans Gore, Daley Jr return for Georgetown Grand Prix in Guyana
Handyman arrested for robbing trainee nurses
Pope’s symbolic feet kissing, Sahara Energy’s $600m facility boosts S’Sudan Peace Process
Teixeira, Anamayah resign as MPs
22 persons die in workplace accidents last year
Police question Jagdeo about “chase them out” call
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Police question Opposition Leader over Babu John statements
PPP’s $34Million hiring of US lobbying firm funded by donations -Jagdeo
RHTYSC cricket teams to host historic Day of Sports for NAMILCO 50th Anniversary
American Airlines to begin direct New York service in December, while expanding Miami schedule
Ansa McAl, Bartica Development Business Association on board
Parliament to sit on April 26; no request for elections funds
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Jagdeo says fund-raisers helping to pay top US lobbying firm; shuts down persistent questions on deal
Jagdeo hints at welcoming back Robert Persaud into PPP
Guyana: New fees at Cheddi Jagan International Airport “to support improvements”
How Scotland erased Guyana from its past
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Suriname, Guyana seek Islamic funding for development
Guyana: Mother of 4 stabs policewoman with broken bottle
Guyana to know opponents for CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers today
Guyana’s 21-strong CARIFTA Games contingent off to Cayman Islands
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First Performance Announces New Chairman
Greenidge, Guyanese envoy to lead talks for new negotiations EU/ACP pact
Guyanese diplomat accredited non-resident Ambassador to France
UK-based Guyanese pensioner asks High Court to quash GECOM’s house-to-house registration
Overseas-based Guyanese takes GECOM to court to block house-to-house registration
American Airlines for daily non-stop NY flights to Guyana from December - -expanding Miami service
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guyana: Woman accused of fatally cutting mother’s throat faints in court, rushed to hospital
Guyana's Opposition Leader to respond to claims he incited supporters at rally
Guyana: Man gets 3-year jail sentence for less than one ounce of marijuana
Guyana: Man charged for allegedly forging $20.4M cheque
Guyana: Police question Jagdeo about calling president and prime minister ‘jackasses’
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Today
Light Rain Shower
High:89°F (32°C)
Low:74°F (24°C)
Winds:NE 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:5.2
Tomorrow
Patchy Rain
High:93°F (34°C)
Low:78°F (26°C)
Winds:S 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:4.5
Saturday
Clear/Sunny
High:91°F (33°C)
Low:77°F (25°C)
Winds:E 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:0.4
Sunday
Patchy Rain
High:92°F (34°C)
Low:77°F (25°C)
Winds:ENE 6 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:1.2
Monday
Clear/Sunny
High:94°F (35°C)
Low:78°F (26°C)
Winds:E 6 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:0.5
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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
  • High suicide rate still plagues Baramita in Guyana
  • Letter to the Sports EditorEnding the foreign vs local player debate in Guyana Football Fraternity
  • Use more than face mask to protect Guyanese
  • Guyana: Money changer was robbed, killed by men in Muslim attire (update)
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Exxon installs first subsea tree for Liza Phase 1 offshore Guyana
  • No application filed by JetBlue for operations in Guyana - -GCAA Director General
  • Do not lock up persons for “behaving bad”- Guyana Police Commissioner
  • Guyana: Money changer killed on High Street
  • Guyana: Fungus-infected manganese mine workers did not wear safety gear — officials
  • Jamaicans Gore, Daley Jr return for Georgetown Grand Prix in Guyana
  • Handyman arrested for robbing trainee nurses
  • Pope’s symbolic feet kissing, Sahara Energy’s $600m facility boosts S’Sudan Peace Process
  • Teixeira, Anamayah resign as MPs
  • 22 persons die in workplace accidents last year
  • Police question Jagdeo about “chase them out” call
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Police question Opposition Leader over Babu John statements
  • PPP’s $34Million hiring of US lobbying firm funded by donations -Jagdeo
  • RHTYSC cricket teams to host historic Day of Sports for NAMILCO 50th Anniversary
  • American Airlines to begin direct New York service in December, while expanding Miami schedule
  • Ansa McAl, Bartica Development Business Association on board
  • Parliament to sit on April 26; no request for elections funds
  • Find Grapevine Texas Realtor Presented Best Real Estate Agents Near Me Grapevine - Odom Grapevine TX Real Estate Agents
  • Jagdeo says fund-raisers helping to pay top US lobbying firm; shuts down persistent questions on deal
  • Jagdeo hints at welcoming back Robert Persaud into PPP
  • Guyana: New fees at Cheddi Jagan International Airport “to support improvements”
  • How Scotland erased Guyana from its past
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Suriname, Guyana seek Islamic funding for development
  • Guyana: Mother of 4 stabs policewoman with broken bottle
  • Guyana to know opponents for CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers today
  • Guyana’s 21-strong CARIFTA Games contingent off to Cayman Islands
  • Payless Variety Store, Guyana Committee of Services support Fisherman Masters
  • First Performance Announces New Chairman
  • Greenidge, Guyanese envoy to lead talks for new negotiations EU/ACP pact
  • Guyanese diplomat accredited non-resident Ambassador to France
  • UK-based Guyanese pensioner asks High Court to quash GECOM’s house-to-house registration
  • Overseas-based Guyanese takes GECOM to court to block house-to-house registration
  • American Airlines for daily non-stop NY flights to Guyana from December - -expanding Miami service
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guyana: Woman accused of fatally cutting mother’s throat faints in court, rushed to hospital
  • Guyana's Opposition Leader to respond to claims he incited supporters at rally
  • Guyana: Man gets 3-year jail sentence for less than one ounce of marijuana
  • Guyana: Man charged for allegedly forging $20.4M cheque
  • Guyana: Police question Jagdeo about calling president and prime minister ‘jackasses’
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  • Guyana in ‘Group A’ of CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship
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Current Weather & Forecast
77°F
25°C
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Currency Exchange Rate
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Guyanese Dollars
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