Information, Products and Services for Expats in New Amsterdam, East Berbice-Corentyne, Guyana

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Gibran Sarfaraz off to ParaPan America Games  - —In a bid to qualify for Paralympics in Tokyo
Sod turned for $1.2B GCAA headquarters at Providence - -source of funding still to be finalised
‘Elections will be held this year’ - -minister tells Corriverton outreach
PM CELEBRATES RAKSHA BANDHAN
Guyana predicting economic growth of 4.5 per cent this year
Three new primary schools for Reg. 7
Maritime regulatory, enforcement agencies need more resources – Safety Director tells inquiry
Indigenous stakeholders launch Amerindian Land Titling Project
Next Generation Network OSS/BSS Market unveiled by Mind Commerce
Bids received for upgrade of zoo
Min. Cummings distributes school bags, sports gear in Indigenous communities
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Jeffrey, Ramdhani reach CAREBACO quarter-finals
Magistrate strikes out charges against Superbet owners for unlicensed operations
$7.7 B spent to advance agriculture – Finance Minister
WPA renews call for PPP to extend time for election
Junior TT players set to depart Monday for Mini, Pre-Cadet C/ships - —Dick to serve as coach
WPA to contest elections as part of the APNU+AFC
Is Guyana courting international sanctions?
2C2P unveils "easy2send" — a fast, secure, affordable and easy-to-use cross-border remittance service
GCF’s Burrowes grateful to all as Guyana stood tall in hosting 13th JCCC
Guyana introduces HIV transmission countermeasures
Over 100 karateka expected for Guyana Caribbean Karate Cup
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Nicolette Fernandes to spearhead host Guyana at senior CASA
Tullow find puts Guyana’s oil sector future beyond ExxonMobil
Papua New Guinea sends team to Singapore to improve poor LNG deal -Meanwhile, Guyana unmoved on lopsided Exxon contract
Guyana needs to learn quickly how to manage oil wealth
Guyana records improved performance at CSEC
‘Utterly false’
Global Respiratory Disposables Market Is Expected To $1.49 Billion Till 2022
Guyana already reaping benefits of oil
Guyana raked in US$459M in foreign investments last year——ECLAC reports
Trans Guyana Airways introduces new route to Europe
Guyana, Britain deny Russia claim of military base being constructed on Essequibo island to destabilise Venezuela
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Felix says majority of Haitians reported to Brazil authorities after leaving Guyana
Granger lauds army for preparedness to defend Guyana
Guyana lands its first UCI Commissaire course 
Organisers expect record breaking Guyana Cup event
Records show majority of Haitians reported to Brazil authorities after leaving Guyana – Felix
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Honors Robert Graham and Sol Trujillo at Their Annual Gala
Virgin Atlantic expresses interest in Guyana
Guyanese heading new UWI Antigua campus
UK Govt denies Russian claim of military base construction in Guyana
Venezuelans being trained for sabotage… Guyana, Britain refute Russian claims on military base in E’bo
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guyana calls on Russia to retract claim of British-built E’quibo military base
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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New Amsterdam, East Berbice-Corentyne, Guyana
Current News in Guyana
  • Gibran Sarfaraz off to ParaPan America Games  - —In a bid to qualify for Paralympics in Tokyo
  • Sod turned for $1.2B GCAA headquarters at Providence - -source of funding still to be finalised
  • ‘Elections will be held this year’ - -minister tells Corriverton outreach
  • PM CELEBRATES RAKSHA BANDHAN
  • Guyana predicting economic growth of 4.5 per cent this year
  • Three new primary schools for Reg. 7
  • Maritime regulatory, enforcement agencies need more resources – Safety Director tells inquiry
  • Indigenous stakeholders launch Amerindian Land Titling Project
  • Next Generation Network OSS/BSS Market unveiled by Mind Commerce
  • Bids received for upgrade of zoo
  • Min. Cummings distributes school bags, sports gear in Indigenous communities
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Jeffrey, Ramdhani reach CAREBACO quarter-finals
  • Magistrate strikes out charges against Superbet owners for unlicensed operations
  • $7.7 B spent to advance agriculture – Finance Minister
  • WPA renews call for PPP to extend time for election
  • Junior TT players set to depart Monday for Mini, Pre-Cadet C/ships - —Dick to serve as coach
  • WPA to contest elections as part of the APNU+AFC
  • Is Guyana courting international sanctions?
  • 2C2P unveils "easy2send" — a fast, secure, affordable and easy-to-use cross-border remittance service
  • GCF’s Burrowes grateful to all as Guyana stood tall in hosting 13th JCCC
  • Guyana introduces HIV transmission countermeasures
  • Over 100 karateka expected for Guyana Caribbean Karate Cup
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Nicolette Fernandes to spearhead host Guyana at senior CASA
  • Tullow find puts Guyana’s oil sector future beyond ExxonMobil
  • Papua New Guinea sends team to Singapore to improve poor LNG deal -Meanwhile, Guyana unmoved on lopsided Exxon contract
  • Guyana needs to learn quickly how to manage oil wealth
  • Guyana records improved performance at CSEC
  • ‘Utterly false’
  • Global Respiratory Disposables Market Is Expected To $1.49 Billion Till 2022
  • Guyana already reaping benefits of oil
  • Guyana raked in US$459M in foreign investments last year——ECLAC reports
  • Trans Guyana Airways introduces new route to Europe
  • Guyana, Britain deny Russia claim of military base being constructed on Essequibo island to destabilise Venezuela
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Felix says majority of Haitians reported to Brazil authorities after leaving Guyana
  • Granger lauds army for preparedness to defend Guyana
  • Guyana lands its first UCI Commissaire course 
  • Organisers expect record breaking Guyana Cup event
  • Records show majority of Haitians reported to Brazil authorities after leaving Guyana – Felix
  • The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Honors Robert Graham and Sol Trujillo at Their Annual Gala
  • Virgin Atlantic expresses interest in Guyana
  • Guyanese heading new UWI Antigua campus
  • UK Govt denies Russian claim of military base construction in Guyana
  • Venezuelans being trained for sabotage… Guyana, Britain refute Russian claims on military base in E’bo
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guyana calls on Russia to retract claim of British-built E’quibo military base
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Current Weather & Forecast
77°F
25°C
93%
Videos
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  • Indo-Caribbean Neighborhood Tour 3: Nightlife at Singh's Roti Shop
  • Come Visit Guyana!
  • View of Georgetown Guyana
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Currency Exchange Rate
208.575
Guyanese Dollars
per US Dollar
U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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