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

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Rystad expert opinion burnishes Guyana’s global O&G profile
Guyana to have new DNA testing system - -reagents no longer available for machine acquired in 2019
International Fixture! Guyana’s DC Caesar Fox and T&T’s St. Benedict’s battle for KFC Football supremacy
I urge more young Guyanese to take up the teaching profession
Venezuelan found hanging in Timehri Prison
Inmate found dead in cell at Timehri Prison
Drunk firewoman arrested after toddler killed, 2 other children injured in Berbice accident
“We’re not in the business of real estate” – GLSC Head
SongStarz Launches New Record Label to Release 'Freak On' by F.J.Lily & The SongStarz House Band
More than 52,000 Public Servants benefit from 8% salary increase, bonus – Finance Ministry
Guyanese Soldiers Get One-month Bonus, Free Cement and Steel
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guyana leads region in enactment of bills this year
Guyana: Young boy’s Christmas wish for mom with cancer comes true
London-based group wants Guyana to declare death penalty unconstitutional
Death penalty remains Law in Guyana
“The Quest to Defuse Guyana’s Carbon Bomb”: Meet the Environmental Lawyer Taking on ExxonMobil
Guyanese Christmas dishes to add to your holiday menu
Guyanese court reduces jail term for pastor convicted of rape
10 Reasons Why crypto users will migrate to ROVA Token Crypto Ecosystem
Digital medical records for Guyana in three years – Health Minister  
Guyana aiming to set up system for electronic medical records
One Guyana President’s Cup: Region Three and Five play to draw; Region Six victorious
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
‘Lion’s share’ of oil production in 2023 to come from Guyana & Brazil
London-based NGO to challenge lawfulness of Guyana’s death penalty at CCJ
London-based group urges Guyana to declare death penalty unconstitutional
Foreign group urges Guyana to declare death penalty unconstitutional
President praises `massive’ Cuban contribution to Guyana’s development
Some cultural areas Guyana must get to if it is to achieve minimal success in a highly globalized world economy
NISHOHI Forms a Partnership With the Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation
The process followed by Jamaica in 2002 is not much different from that followed by Guyana in 2020
Guyana Legislation for Electronic Medical Records being developed
The things I miss about a Guyanese Christmas
 Preparatory work to establish Law School in Guyana to start next year
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
2017 Lusignan prison escapee handed over to Guyanese police
Guyana still has numerous opportunities to increase influence over Exxon’s spending despite fatal flaws in Stabroek Block deal – T&T Expert, Anthony Paul
Caribbean Christmas Memories-Children's wish list-Guyanese edition
Guyana, Brazil have lion’s share of oil production in Latin America
One Guyana President’s Cup: Region Four extends unbeaten streak
GAMECHANGERS Country Awards 2022 awarded Lucas Blantford the UK Rising Talent of the Year (Sport & Entertainment)
Prisoner found dead in cell in Guyana
Guyanese must respect all religions and all ethnicities
Busy Christmas, Boxing Day for One Guyana President’s Cup
Guyanese Christmas traditions unlike any other country – PM
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
President Ali hails Cuba’s “huge contributions” to development of Guyana
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Heavy Rain
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Low:71°F (22°C)
Winds:ENE 9 MPH (14 KPH)
Precipitation:23.5
Tomorrow
Moderate Rain
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Winds:ENE 8 MPH (13 KPH)
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Wednesday
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Low:72°F (22°C)
Winds:ENE 9 MPH (14 KPH)
Precipitation:11.6
Thursday
Moderate Rain
High:84°F (29°C)
Low:72°F (22°C)
Winds:ENE 8 MPH (13 KPH)
Precipitation:9.2
Friday
Moderate Rain
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Low:72°F (22°C)
Winds:ENE 7 MPH (12 KPH)
Precipitation:10.7
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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
  • Rystad expert opinion burnishes Guyana’s global O&G profile
  • Guyana to have new DNA testing system - -reagents no longer available for machine acquired in 2019
  • International Fixture! Guyana’s DC Caesar Fox and T&T’s St. Benedict’s battle for KFC Football supremacy
  • I urge more young Guyanese to take up the teaching profession
  • Venezuelan found hanging in Timehri Prison
  • Inmate found dead in cell at Timehri Prison
  • Drunk firewoman arrested after toddler killed, 2 other children injured in Berbice accident
  • “We’re not in the business of real estate” – GLSC Head
  • SongStarz Launches New Record Label to Release 'Freak On' by F.J.Lily & The SongStarz House Band
  • More than 52,000 Public Servants benefit from 8% salary increase, bonus – Finance Ministry
  • Guyanese Soldiers Get One-month Bonus, Free Cement and Steel
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guyana leads region in enactment of bills this year
  • Guyana: Young boy’s Christmas wish for mom with cancer comes true
  • London-based group wants Guyana to declare death penalty unconstitutional
  • Death penalty remains Law in Guyana
  • “The Quest to Defuse Guyana’s Carbon Bomb”: Meet the Environmental Lawyer Taking on ExxonMobil
  • Guyanese Christmas dishes to add to your holiday menu
  • Guyanese court reduces jail term for pastor convicted of rape
  • 10 Reasons Why crypto users will migrate to ROVA Token Crypto Ecosystem
  • Digital medical records for Guyana in three years – Health Minister  
  • Guyana aiming to set up system for electronic medical records
  • One Guyana President’s Cup: Region Three and Five play to draw; Region Six victorious
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • ‘Lion’s share’ of oil production in 2023 to come from Guyana & Brazil
  • London-based NGO to challenge lawfulness of Guyana’s death penalty at CCJ
  • London-based group urges Guyana to declare death penalty unconstitutional
  • Foreign group urges Guyana to declare death penalty unconstitutional
  • President praises `massive’ Cuban contribution to Guyana’s development
  • Some cultural areas Guyana must get to if it is to achieve minimal success in a highly globalized world economy
  • NISHOHI Forms a Partnership With the Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation
  • The process followed by Jamaica in 2002 is not much different from that followed by Guyana in 2020
  • Guyana Legislation for Electronic Medical Records being developed
  • The things I miss about a Guyanese Christmas
  •  Preparatory work to establish Law School in Guyana to start next year
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • 2017 Lusignan prison escapee handed over to Guyanese police
  • Guyana still has numerous opportunities to increase influence over Exxon’s spending despite fatal flaws in Stabroek Block deal – T&T Expert, Anthony Paul
  • Caribbean Christmas Memories-Children's wish list-Guyanese edition
  • Guyana, Brazil have lion’s share of oil production in Latin America
  • One Guyana President’s Cup: Region Four extends unbeaten streak
  • GAMECHANGERS Country Awards 2022 awarded Lucas Blantford the UK Rising Talent of the Year (Sport & Entertainment)
  • Prisoner found dead in cell in Guyana
  • Guyanese must respect all religions and all ethnicities
  • Busy Christmas, Boxing Day for One Guyana President’s Cup
  • Guyanese Christmas traditions unlike any other country – PM
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • President Ali hails Cuba’s “huge contributions” to development of Guyana
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