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Guyana could help push South America’s oil output beyond North America by 2024
This proposed arrangement between Guyana and UWI raises many questions
World Bank approves additional US$26M to mitigate flooding in Guyana
Guyana Restaurant Week returns under strict COVID-19 protocols
Chilean investors mull multimillion-dollar ‘agri’ investment
Labour Minister to visit Troy, AGM to inspect working conditions - -following reports of COVID cases
Trinidad: Dad’s dying words offer clue to who killed him
Trinidad announces bailout for restaurant, bar employees and self-employed
‘fsma SaaS’ introduces free FSMA corrective action app
Jamaican infant mauled by dogs flown to top US Hospital
Kamala Harris loves Jamaica, says cousin
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Trinidad: Three charged after shootout with police
Palm Court gets final warning over breach of COVID-19 measures
US citizenship: Minister Oneidge Walrond denies violating Guyana’s constitution “I have full legal right to sit in the National Assembly”
Guyanese American Chamber Webinar Offered Useful Information, Advice on How to Export to the U.S. Market
New Jersey lawyer accused of Ponzi crimes fled US to hide in Guyana – prosecutors
For Guyana Annual short story winner Daryll Goodchild writing is art and necessity
Guyana’s COVID-19 cases total over 5,000 since March
Eazley Releases Babylon Weak on Watership Rec's
All is not well in Guyana
Guyanese must elect their representatives directly
Heath-London being grilled on decision taken by former NICIL CEO – lawyer
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Lands and Surveys under probe for 100s of acres of land sold below market value, no public tender
Over $90M in school uniform vouchers distributed in Region 6
Shaking up…the old (UG) dinosaurs
Reforms needed before another election in Guyana – Harmon admits
Giftland announces plan to bring Radisson Blu Hotel to Guyana
New Jersey flags to be lowered for Guyanese-born airman who died while serving overseas
Bristol Development Group LLC Launches Website by Spherexx.com® for Vista Brooklyn High Rise
Guyana’s first cause-based Rotary Club formed with focus on environment
Human Rights body calls on Guyanese to write President Ali for high-tech probe into killing of West Berbice teenagers
Investment opportunities abound for Guyanese diaspora
PanAm hockey board releases 2021 calendar  - — local hockey board to decide on Guyana’s participation
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guyana Restaurant Week begins with drives to go green, keep safe
Policy Forum Guyana launches advocacy training kit for youths
Growing the sector and the imperative of establishing a targeted fiscal breakeven price - Guyana’s Infant Oil and Gas Sector
Problem with Guyana’s education system is not at university level
A Pimper’s Paradise: Pimping Guyanese tragedies
Mother of two launches a marketplace “I’m Plastic Free” after a life changing volunteering experience in the Whitsundays
Nigerian linked to US$1.3B oil scandal set up shop in Guyana
Ron Savory: A Guyanese quest
Guyana expected to rake in about US$240M from rice industry
Opposition remains confident of victory in Guyana election petitions
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Clearance given for sport to resume in Guyana
Today
Moderate Rain
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:65°F (18°C)
Winds:E 5 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:10.1
Tomorrow
Heavy Rain
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:76°F (25°C)
Winds:E 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:33.3
Wednesday
Moderate Rain
High:79°F (26°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:E 6 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:8.5
Thursday
Moderate Rain
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:67°F (19°C)
Winds:ENE 6 MPH (10 KPH)
Precipitation:6.2
Friday
Moderate Rain
High:87°F (31°C)
Low:75°F (24°C)
Winds:E 6 MPH (10 KPH)
Precipitation:7.1
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Local Tourism Project: Guyana
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Guyana-Sheet Anchor To New Amsterdam-Bernice- Corriverton- Orealla Guyana
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Indo-Caribbean Neighborhood Tour 3: Nightlife at Singh's Roti Shop
Come Visit Guyana!
View of Georgetown Guyana
Guyana Yours To Discover
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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
  • Guyana could help push South America’s oil output beyond North America by 2024
  • This proposed arrangement between Guyana and UWI raises many questions
  • World Bank approves additional US$26M to mitigate flooding in Guyana
  • Guyana Restaurant Week returns under strict COVID-19 protocols
  • Chilean investors mull multimillion-dollar ‘agri’ investment
  • Labour Minister to visit Troy, AGM to inspect working conditions - -following reports of COVID cases
  • Trinidad: Dad’s dying words offer clue to who killed him
  • Trinidad announces bailout for restaurant, bar employees and self-employed
  • ‘fsma SaaS’ introduces free FSMA corrective action app
  • Jamaican infant mauled by dogs flown to top US Hospital
  • Kamala Harris loves Jamaica, says cousin
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Trinidad: Three charged after shootout with police
  • Palm Court gets final warning over breach of COVID-19 measures
  • US citizenship: Minister Oneidge Walrond denies violating Guyana’s constitution “I have full legal right to sit in the National Assembly”
  • Guyanese American Chamber Webinar Offered Useful Information, Advice on How to Export to the U.S. Market
  • New Jersey lawyer accused of Ponzi crimes fled US to hide in Guyana – prosecutors
  • For Guyana Annual short story winner Daryll Goodchild writing is art and necessity
  • Guyana’s COVID-19 cases total over 5,000 since March
  • Eazley Releases Babylon Weak on Watership Rec's
  • All is not well in Guyana
  • Guyanese must elect their representatives directly
  • Heath-London being grilled on decision taken by former NICIL CEO – lawyer
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Lands and Surveys under probe for 100s of acres of land sold below market value, no public tender
  • Over $90M in school uniform vouchers distributed in Region 6
  • Shaking up…the old (UG) dinosaurs
  • Reforms needed before another election in Guyana – Harmon admits
  • Giftland announces plan to bring Radisson Blu Hotel to Guyana
  • New Jersey flags to be lowered for Guyanese-born airman who died while serving overseas
  • Bristol Development Group LLC Launches Website by Spherexx.com® for Vista Brooklyn High Rise
  • Guyana’s first cause-based Rotary Club formed with focus on environment
  • Human Rights body calls on Guyanese to write President Ali for high-tech probe into killing of West Berbice teenagers
  • Investment opportunities abound for Guyanese diaspora
  • PanAm hockey board releases 2021 calendar  - — local hockey board to decide on Guyana’s participation
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guyana Restaurant Week begins with drives to go green, keep safe
  • Policy Forum Guyana launches advocacy training kit for youths
  • Growing the sector and the imperative of establishing a targeted fiscal breakeven price - Guyana’s Infant Oil and Gas Sector
  • Problem with Guyana’s education system is not at university level
  • A Pimper’s Paradise: Pimping Guyanese tragedies
  • Mother of two launches a marketplace “I’m Plastic Free” after a life changing volunteering experience in the Whitsundays
  • Nigerian linked to US$1.3B oil scandal set up shop in Guyana
  • Ron Savory: A Guyanese quest
  • Guyana expected to rake in about US$240M from rice industry
  • Opposition remains confident of victory in Guyana election petitions
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Clearance given for sport to resume in Guyana
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Current Weather & Forecast
74°F
23°C
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Videos
  • GT, Georgetown, Guyana, South America
  • Local Tourism Project: Guyana
  • Mash 2014 in New Amsterdam, Guyana
  • Guyana-Sheet Anchor To New Amsterdam-Bernice- Corriverton- Orealla Guyana
  • Visit Guyana - South America best kept little secret
  • Indo-Caribbean Neighborhood Tour 3: Nightlife at Singh's Roti Shop
  • Come Visit Guyana!
  • View of Georgetown Guyana
  • Guyana Yours To Discover
Currency Exchange Rate
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Guyanese Dollars
per US Dollar
U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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