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

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West Indies coach Law suspended for two ODIs
Corentyne man throws gasoline on wife, 3 children, sets house alight
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Senior cop granted bail in Boerasirie Bridge fatal accident
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Deputy Police Superintendent charged with drunk driving and causing death by dangerous driving
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Berbice River Bridge Company announces big increases in tolls despite Government’s objections
Corentyne man who set house alight commits suicide
Chinese restaurant owner beaten, robbed by armed bandits in Corentyne
Lindener arraigned with 3 counts of armed robbery
Woman dies 1 month after setting house, husband on fire
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Superintendent Todd receives $200,000 bail on causing death, DUI charges
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Mocha resident to stand trial in High Court for rape
Updated: Steep increase in Berbice Bridge tolls
BREAKING: Berbice Bridge announces increase in tolls
Man killed in hit-and-run yet to be identified
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Govt will look at all possible options to stop increases – Patterson
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Lusignan prison riot sparked off by poor food, conditions; injured prisoners identified
Government says No to “unconscionable” Berbice Bridge toll increases; Currently weighing legal and other options to block move
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Lusignan Prison returns to calm after night of riotous behaviour by protesting prisoners
Taxi Driver committed to stand High Court trial for murder of school teacher
Normalcy restored at Lusignan Prison after riot on Monday evening
CID ranks benefit from training in forensic science
Govt exploring all options to block increase in Berbice Bridge tolls…”there will be no fare increases to the people of Berbice”- Patterson
“I will not be approving any toll increases for the Berbice River bridge crossing”: Patterson
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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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New Amsterdam, East Berbice-Corentyne, Guyana
Current News in Guyana
  • Update: Six prisoners at Lusignan Prison injured in unrest following escape of trio
  • High Court orders State to pay former High Commissioner to Canada GY$24.7 million for wrongful dismissal
  • No special favours for oil and gas businesses- Head of Energy Department
  • Stabroek News has attacked me
  • West Indies coach Law suspended for two ODIs
  • Corentyne man throws gasoline on wife, 3 children, sets house alight
  • Berbice Bridge Company announces high increase in tolls
  • Senior cop granted bail in Boerasirie Bridge fatal accident
  • Global Mass Notification Market Research and Analysis 2015-2022
  • EYEWITNESS: Trumped up…
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Deputy Police Superintendent charged with drunk driving and causing death by dangerous driving
  • Steep increase in Berbice Bridge tolls
  • Berbice River Bridge Company announces big increases in tolls despite Government’s objections
  • Corentyne man who set house alight commits suicide
  • Chinese restaurant owner beaten, robbed by armed bandits in Corentyne
  • Lindener arraigned with 3 counts of armed robbery
  • Woman dies 1 month after setting house, husband on fire
  • Turkey widens search for clues in disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
  • NoviFlow Selected Best New Innovative Vendor in SDN Cybersecurity by the 2018 GEC Awards
  • Superintendent Todd receives $200,000 bail on causing death, DUI charges
  • Holder moves up in ICC Test rankings
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Taxi driver to stand trial in the High Court for teacher’s murder
  • Mocha resident to stand trial in High Court for rape
  • Updated: Steep increase in Berbice Bridge tolls
  • BREAKING: Berbice Bridge announces increase in tolls
  • Man killed in hit-and-run yet to be identified
  • Nicaragua frees protesters after international outcry
  • Govt will look at all possible options to stop increases – Patterson
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo is secretly moving convicted sex offenders from prisons into group homes
  • Guyana: Senior police officer granted bail in death of elderly cyclist
  • Lusignan prison riot sparked off by poor food, conditions; injured prisoners identified
  • Government says No to “unconscionable” Berbice Bridge toll increases; Currently weighing legal and other options to block move
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Lusignan Prison returns to calm after night of riotous behaviour by protesting prisoners
  • Taxi Driver committed to stand High Court trial for murder of school teacher
  • Normalcy restored at Lusignan Prison after riot on Monday evening
  • CID ranks benefit from training in forensic science
  • Govt exploring all options to block increase in Berbice Bridge tolls…”there will be no fare increases to the people of Berbice”- Patterson
  • “I will not be approving any toll increases for the Berbice River bridge crossing”: Patterson
  • Beyond “Us vs Them” In Sexual Assault
  • ICC Women’s World T20: Period for vending opens at Providence
  • PPP says it’s ‘categorically opposed’ to any increase in Berbice Bridge tolls
  • Guyanese students bag top regional CXC awards
  • GO-Invest conducts investment promotion during Lethem Town Week
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guyana : Guyana Sees Export Growth in Rice, Other Commodities to Cuba
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Current Weather & Forecast
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25°C
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Currency Exchange Rate
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Guyanese Dollars
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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