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

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GRA takes no blame for delay in MovieTowne’s opening; refused to grant backdated concessions
Guyana abandons current Demerara Bridge proposals; goes after four-lane, fixed bridge
ZAGG Network pitches way to BEF 2018; becomes Silver Sponsor
U.N. rights boss calls for end to Trump’s policy of family separation
Wakenaam inundation: Contractor blamed for sea defence breach
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Younger brother of popular Chutney singer killed in accident
GRA has no part to play in MovieTowne Guyana being delayed- Statia
EYEWITNESS: Unfettered unilateralism…
BREAKING: Venezuela will not participate in International Court Case on border controversy with Guyana
Dr. Prem Misir resigns as Vice Chancellor of University of Fiji
Venezuela will not participate in World Court case on Essequibo border controversy
24 months in jail for father of three who stole from girlfriend to support his children
MHRMI Condemns the West's Portrayal of Potential Macedonia Name Change as a "Victory"
Region Five Officials sent away from PAC meetings over lack of preparation
Four years in jail for Albouystown man who sold marijuana to maintain three daughters
Super Bet cashier granted $100,000 bail over larceny charge
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Taxi driver to spend 3 yrs behind bars for sexually grooming teenager
4 years jail for father of 4 who admitted to trafficking cannabis
UPDATE: Inebriated joint services officer was driver in fatal WCD accident – Police
Region 5 REO, team expelled from PAC over drug purchases
World Cup 2018: Belgium beat Panama 3-0
Tuschen man knocked dead by car driven by joint services officer
Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market Opportunities by Key Players, Regional Segmentation & Forecasts 2018 – 2021
Sri Lanka and West Indies draw 2nd test
Venezuela opts out of border case at ICJ
Venezuela to boycott ICJ arbitration of border controversy case
Three years in jail for taxi driver found guilty of grooming teen for sex
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Hike in fuel prices: Govt to look at proposal submitted by minibus association
Former toshao Shuman says forming party for 2020 elections
Govt promises new legislation governing scrap metal exportation before year-end
Pedestrian killed by drunk Coast Guard Officer in West Coast Demerara Crash
Tuschen man knocked dead by car driven by GDF officer
Govt buckles to pressure, to undertake new fixed, four-lane Demerara bridge
GDF officer involved in fatal accident failed alcohol level test; unlicensed gun, ammo found on victim’s person- police
New policy will compel public schools to reintegrate teenage mothers
Venezuela will not participate in ICJ Guyana border case
Guyana plans to ask ICJ to rule in its favour
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Trade Facilitation Councils with India, Cuba, Canada to be set up soon- GCCI
Guyana to ask ICJ to rule in its favour in border row case
Opposition Leader raps Education Minister for ‘racialising allegations of human trafficking’
An Analysis GBTI’s Financial Performance for 2017
Venezuela tells World Court won’t take part in Guyana’s application over border controversy
Singer Stephanie Fleming Breaks Barriers for Christian Music
‘Guyana can call upon the Court to decide in its favour in the absence of Venezuela’-Foreign Affairs
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
  • GRA takes no blame for delay in MovieTowne’s opening; refused to grant backdated concessions
  • Guyana abandons current Demerara Bridge proposals; goes after four-lane, fixed bridge
  • ZAGG Network pitches way to BEF 2018; becomes Silver Sponsor
  • U.N. rights boss calls for end to Trump’s policy of family separation
  • Wakenaam inundation: Contractor blamed for sea defence breach
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Younger brother of popular Chutney singer killed in accident
  • GRA has no part to play in MovieTowne Guyana being delayed- Statia
  • EYEWITNESS: Unfettered unilateralism…
  • BREAKING: Venezuela will not participate in International Court Case on border controversy with Guyana
  • Dr. Prem Misir resigns as Vice Chancellor of University of Fiji
  • Venezuela will not participate in World Court case on Essequibo border controversy
  • 24 months in jail for father of three who stole from girlfriend to support his children
  • MHRMI Condemns the West's Portrayal of Potential Macedonia Name Change as a "Victory"
  • Region Five Officials sent away from PAC meetings over lack of preparation
  • Four years in jail for Albouystown man who sold marijuana to maintain three daughters
  • Super Bet cashier granted $100,000 bail over larceny charge
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Taxi driver to spend 3 yrs behind bars for sexually grooming teenager
  • 4 years jail for father of 4 who admitted to trafficking cannabis
  • UPDATE: Inebriated joint services officer was driver in fatal WCD accident – Police
  • Region 5 REO, team expelled from PAC over drug purchases
  • World Cup 2018: Belgium beat Panama 3-0
  • Tuschen man knocked dead by car driven by joint services officer
  • Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market Opportunities by Key Players, Regional Segmentation & Forecasts 2018 – 2021
  • Sri Lanka and West Indies draw 2nd test
  • Venezuela opts out of border case at ICJ
  • Venezuela to boycott ICJ arbitration of border controversy case
  • Three years in jail for taxi driver found guilty of grooming teen for sex
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Hike in fuel prices: Govt to look at proposal submitted by minibus association
  • Former toshao Shuman says forming party for 2020 elections
  • Govt promises new legislation governing scrap metal exportation before year-end
  • Pedestrian killed by drunk Coast Guard Officer in West Coast Demerara Crash
  • Tuschen man knocked dead by car driven by GDF officer
  • Govt buckles to pressure, to undertake new fixed, four-lane Demerara bridge
  • GDF officer involved in fatal accident failed alcohol level test; unlicensed gun, ammo found on victim’s person- police
  • New policy will compel public schools to reintegrate teenage mothers
  • Venezuela will not participate in ICJ Guyana border case
  • Guyana plans to ask ICJ to rule in its favour
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Trade Facilitation Councils with India, Cuba, Canada to be set up soon- GCCI
  • Guyana to ask ICJ to rule in its favour in border row case
  • Opposition Leader raps Education Minister for ‘racialising allegations of human trafficking’
  • An Analysis GBTI’s Financial Performance for 2017
  • Venezuela tells World Court won’t take part in Guyana’s application over border controversy
  • Singer Stephanie Fleming Breaks Barriers for Christian Music
  • ‘Guyana can call upon the Court to decide in its favour in the absence of Venezuela’-Foreign Affairs
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Current Weather & Forecast
77°F
25°C
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Currency Exchange Rate
206.09
Guyanese Dollars
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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