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

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23 years for killer of home-alone granny
Body in Triumph cemetery… Cops seek publichelp to find BV teen’s killers
Eco Announces Guyana Operations Update
Do pensioners have an entitlement or does the GRA have discretion?
GBI/Conquerors ink multi-million dollars sponsorship deal
Depleted Pride hoping to see off Kent threat as final beckons
Williams, Skeete among athletes making Carifta Games qualifying standards
Barama’s exit hasn’t had big impact on timber industry, Singh says
Greater Help is on the Way: WORLDWATER® & SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES CONTINUES TO SEND AID TO PUERTO RICO
Murder accused Marcus Bisram renews challenge to extradition treaty, evidence
Carjacker was dismissed as a recruit – Crime Chief
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
US$500M PetroCaribe fraud at GRDB… SOCU pursues possible charges for E’bo rice miller
Chinese bank cannot save BaiShanLin – Concessions will be reallocated – GFC
After several days of uproar in Ghana… Leaked ExxonMobil contract sent to Parliament for better deal
More than two months later… Cabinet still to review outstanding forensic audit reports
Is this local content? ExxonMobil hires Texas-based Chopper Co. for Guyana operations
Voter registration reflects apathy
Upgrades, extensions and revetments prominent at Tender Board
EVOLIO Marketing’s Federbush to Lead Flash Talk at HCEAInnovate
Invite allies to set up military bases in Essequibo
Security net to stay in East Port of Spain following unrest
Govt to borrow $10-$15 billion to reopen Skeldon, Enmore Sugar estates
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Father of 2 trailed from bank, shot at, robbed by armed bandits
Kohli closing on Viv Richards record
Reunion Gold provides an update on activities in Guyana, South America
Guyana: Auto mechanic pleads guilty to $3.3M robbery
Mazaruni Prison upgrade moving apace- Samuels
Mashramani traffic advisory from Police
Traumatic Brain Injury - Companies Involved in Therapeutics Development, H1 2018
Guyana: Boy, 15, committed for murder of top cop’s brother
Agri Ministry condemns poisoning of coconut trees at Hope Estate
Roads that will be closed to facilitate Mashramani float parade
Minister decries poisoning of Coconut Trees at Hope Estate
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Carjacking ring: Ex-cop identified as mastermind was dismissed as recruit- Crime Chief
Vandalism of Coconut Trees at Hope Estate worrying -Minister Holder 
Fmr Wales sugar workers picket MOTP, Agriculture Ministry over severance plight
Work commences on Mabaruma’s Solar Farm
Govt’s track record proves they don’t intend to comply with the Constitution- PPP
Global Vertigo Market Competition by Manufacturers Opportunities and Forecast To 2021
Children’s Court to be established after passage of new Juvenile Offences Bill – Acting Chancellor
Govt to borrow GY$15 billion to fund operations of Skeldon, Enmore estates
Guyana Goldstrike Announces Founding Membership in Ethereum Blockchain Strategic Alliance
Guyana pushes ahead with single clearance system for exports, imports
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
EYEWITNESS: Return of…
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
  • 23 years for killer of home-alone granny
  • Body in Triumph cemetery… Cops seek publichelp to find BV teen’s killers
  • Eco Announces Guyana Operations Update
  • Do pensioners have an entitlement or does the GRA have discretion?
  • GBI/Conquerors ink multi-million dollars sponsorship deal
  • Depleted Pride hoping to see off Kent threat as final beckons
  • Williams, Skeete among athletes making Carifta Games qualifying standards
  • Barama’s exit hasn’t had big impact on timber industry, Singh says
  • Greater Help is on the Way: WORLDWATER® & SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES CONTINUES TO SEND AID TO PUERTO RICO
  • Murder accused Marcus Bisram renews challenge to extradition treaty, evidence
  • Carjacker was dismissed as a recruit – Crime Chief
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • US$500M PetroCaribe fraud at GRDB… SOCU pursues possible charges for E’bo rice miller
  • Chinese bank cannot save BaiShanLin – Concessions will be reallocated – GFC
  • After several days of uproar in Ghana… Leaked ExxonMobil contract sent to Parliament for better deal
  • More than two months later… Cabinet still to review outstanding forensic audit reports
  • Is this local content? ExxonMobil hires Texas-based Chopper Co. for Guyana operations
  • Voter registration reflects apathy
  • Upgrades, extensions and revetments prominent at Tender Board
  • EVOLIO Marketing’s Federbush to Lead Flash Talk at HCEAInnovate
  • Invite allies to set up military bases in Essequibo
  • Security net to stay in East Port of Spain following unrest
  • Govt to borrow $10-$15 billion to reopen Skeldon, Enmore Sugar estates
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Father of 2 trailed from bank, shot at, robbed by armed bandits
  • Kohli closing on Viv Richards record
  • Reunion Gold provides an update on activities in Guyana, South America
  • Guyana: Auto mechanic pleads guilty to $3.3M robbery
  • Mazaruni Prison upgrade moving apace- Samuels
  • Mashramani traffic advisory from Police
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Companies Involved in Therapeutics Development, H1 2018
  • Guyana: Boy, 15, committed for murder of top cop’s brother
  • Agri Ministry condemns poisoning of coconut trees at Hope Estate
  • Roads that will be closed to facilitate Mashramani float parade
  • Minister decries poisoning of Coconut Trees at Hope Estate
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Carjacking ring: Ex-cop identified as mastermind was dismissed as recruit- Crime Chief
  • Vandalism of Coconut Trees at Hope Estate worrying -Minister Holder 
  • Fmr Wales sugar workers picket MOTP, Agriculture Ministry over severance plight
  • Work commences on Mabaruma’s Solar Farm
  • Govt’s track record proves they don’t intend to comply with the Constitution- PPP
  • Global Vertigo Market Competition by Manufacturers Opportunities and Forecast To 2021
  • Children’s Court to be established after passage of new Juvenile Offences Bill – Acting Chancellor
  • Govt to borrow GY$15 billion to fund operations of Skeldon, Enmore estates
  • Guyana Goldstrike Announces Founding Membership in Ethereum Blockchain Strategic Alliance
  • Guyana pushes ahead with single clearance system for exports, imports
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • EYEWITNESS: Return of…
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Current Weather & Forecast
77°F
25°C
93%
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Currency Exchange Rate
204.64
Guyanese Dollars
per US Dollar
U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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