Op-Ed: World AIDS Day

Thanks to the generosity of the American people, 13 countries with significant HIV burdens are now poised to achieve epidemic control by 2020.  Millions of babies have been given a chance at healthy lives.  Whole societies have been empowered to flourish, and AIDS-related deaths have declined by nearly 50 percent globally since their peak in ...
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U.S. Embassy marks the Launch of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

The U.S. Government has and continues to support many of these efforts.  In a recently-concluded project, the U.S. Embassy partnered with a local non-governmental organization to work with communities in the East Coast and West Bank Demerara, Anna Regina, and Bartica to increase awareness about gender-based violence and focus on interrupting the cycle of violence.  ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Participates in World AIDS Day Awareness Walk

Honorable Minister Lawrence, Dr. Moore, Dr. Odiit, cultural program participants, diplomatic colleagues. Good morning, and thank you for inviting me to share a few words, as together we recognize World AIDS Day.  I understand today is the 30th annual World Aids Day.  Thirty years of noteworthy achievements, but much work remains to be done to ...
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USAID Trains Health Workers on Zika Maternal and Child Survival

The multi-faceted project Zika Project, implemented throughout the region, supports vector control, maternal and child health, and behavior change communications.  The Zika Project is also partnering with dedicated public health specialists to improve the capacity of providers to counsel pregnant women and their partners on the risks of Zika infection to newborns.  Mass media campaigns ...
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USAID Partners with Stakeholders on Malaria Prevention

The U.S. Government has provided long-standing support to the region, helping partner countries like Guyana adapt malaria prevention and response interventions to local contexts.  Working with our local stakeholders, we continue to focus on key needs, taking your strategic priorities and strengths into account, to make the best use of limited resources.
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American Chamber of Commerce Officially Launched in Guyana

One of my goals when I first arrived in Guyana was to support the launch of an American Chamber of Commerce in Guyana.  However, I honestly was not sure whether there would be enough interest.  I want to commend AmCham-Guyana’s leadership and other supporters within Guyana’s private sector, who took this initiative from concept to ...
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Three Guyanese Entrepreneurs to Participate in YLAI 2018 Professional Fellows Program

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2018 cohort from Guyana for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.  The program takes place in September and October and will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States. This year we are ...
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242nd Independence Day Celebration – “Guyana – Past, Present, and Future”

On behalf of President Trump, the United States Government, the United States Embassy in Guyana, myself, my beautiful wife Rosaura, my son Nicholas who is here visiting, and my daughter Paula who is in Miami, we thank you all for coming today for this 242nd  celebration of the Independence of the United States of America.  ...
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Ambassador Holloway Launches USAID Local Capacity for Local Solutions Projects

It is my pleasure to represent the United States Government at today’s launch of the “Local Capacity for Local Solutions” Project. This U.S. Embassy-supported US$8 million dollar initiative represents an ongoing partnership with Guyana and the nine other countries of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean region. It also demonstrates our collective commitment to promote more ...
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Op-Ed: National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

By United States Ambassador Perry L. Holloway Caribbean-Americans have defined U.S. history.  From distinguished leaders such as Colin Powell of Jamaican heritage and Shirley Chisholm of Bajan and Guyanese ancestry, to legends in the arts and sciences like Derek Walcott of St. Lucia and Dr. Patricia Bath of Trinbagonian lineage, descendants of the Caribbean have ...
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New Peace Corps Group Arrives

38 Peace Corps Trainees arrived in country this morning to begin their 27 months of service to the people of Guyana.  The new trainees make up the 31st group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Guyana since 1995, and represent 20 out of the 50 United States, have ages ranging from 21 to 47, ...
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Card Readers to Help Improve Port Security

Since 2010, the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) has provided over $437 million in funds for training and equipment in the Caribbean.  Today’s handover of equipment to Guyana’s Maritime Administration is yet another piece of technical assistance designed to help ensure our mutual security in the region. More so than perhaps any other industry, maritime ...
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Secretary Pompeo Extends Congratulations on Guyana’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on 52 years of independence on May 26.   Today, we celebrate our strong connections.  We look forward to advancing prosperity by helping Guyana develop ...
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Ambassador Holloway Addresses Civil Society Leadership Workshop

This project is the local version of PEPFAR’s Local Capacity Initiative. Established in Guyana in 2015, this initiative aims to strengthen the sustainability of national HIV and AIDS responses, through increased advocacy by local Civil Society Organizations. The project directly supports 38 Guyanese Civil Society Organizations that advocate for key and vulnerable populations.
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Op-Ed: Protecting Intellectual Property – Incentivizing Economic Growth, Creativity, and Progress

By United States Ambassador Perry L. Holloway Every year on April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that patents, trademarks, and copyright play in promoting innovation, creativity, and progress.  As we celebrate this year under the worldwide theme “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity,” we recognize the ingenuity ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires on the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for Prosperity

I am pleased to be here today on behalf of the U.S. Embassy to welcome you to the beginnings of a conversation on the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR) for the development of Guyana’s economy and the protection of its cultural patrimony. Before we begin, I want to thank Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires at Regional Seminar for National Drug Observatories in the Caribbean

I am pleased to be here today to open this national drug observatories seminar.  As you know, drug observatories perform three simple roles: (1) collection and monitoring of data; (2) analysis and interpretation of that data; and then (3) reporting and disseminating information to local, regional, and international stakeholders.  Although they sound simple and straightforward, ...
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American Citizen Passport Execution Fee Increase Goes Into Effect April 2

Some American citizens will see a fee increase the next time they apply for their American passports. The change will go into effect worldwide on April 2, 2018. The “passport execution” fee will increase $10, from $25 to the new fee of $35. The new $35 fee is applicable to all first-time passport applicants and ...
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Donation of Equipment to Guyana Police Force’s Strategic Planning Unit

Let me begin by thanking the British High Commission and the Strategic Planning Unit (SPU) for organizing today’s event.  I’m honored to be here today to make this equipment donation to the Strategic Planning Unit on behalf of the United States Government. This donation valued at almost US$20,000 is just one of the most recent ...
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Op-Ed: Prioritizing a Sovereign Wealth Fund – Preparing for Prosperity Now

Let us be clear.  When I speak of a sovereign wealth fund, I am talking about a fund that will immediately begin to invest in education, health, infrastructure, agriculture, and security.  I am referring to a concerted effort by all stakeholders to start a continuous conversation on how best to implement fiscal plans that directly ...
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Application Period Open for YLAI 2018

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. YLAI applications are now being accepted at https://ylai.state.gov . Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, YLAI will this year bring 250 young entrepreneurs from the Caribbean and Latin America to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Holloway at CariSECURE National Task Force Launch

It is my pleasure to represent the United States Government at today’s launch of the CariSECURE National Task Force.  The Task Force has a critical role to play in contributing to the reduction of crime and violence in Guyana and the region as a whole. The Caribbean Citizen Security Toolkit implementation represents in depth collaboration ...
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Launch of Consultations to Develop SOPs to Investigate and Prosecute Cases of Human Trafficking

I’m pleased to be here today.  This workshop marks yet another step by the Government of Guyana towards combating human trafficking in Guyana.  The government has had a busy year countering human trafficking, starting with the launch of the TIP Plan of Action for 2017 through 2018.  The development of standard operating procedures to strengthen ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates Bicycles to Guyana Police Force

The United States Department of State through the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) assists countries around the world in strengthening the capacity of their law enforcement and supports their efforts to promote the rule of law. On behalf of INL, I am delighted to be here today to underscore the United States’ ...
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Three Guyanese Entrepreneurs to participate in 2017 YLAI Fellows Program

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the Guyana cohort of the 2017 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program .  The five-week program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State , will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America to the United States to augment their business or social venture plans, learn from U.S. counterparts, and share best practices. ...
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NBA Sports Envoy Program holds Sports Clinic

When we play team sports, we learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, learning from mistakes, respect for rules and authority, perseverance, how to win gracefully, and how to lose with dignity. These lessons go far beyond the playing field. Indeed, sports are among the best tools we have today to help children and young people ...
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Training for Financial Intelligent Unit on iBase Software

Minister of Finance, Mr. Winston Jordan Mr. Matthew Langevine, Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit Other distinguished guests Ladies and gentlemen Good Morning.  It is my pleasure to be here today to announce that the United States Government, through the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is supporting Guyana’s Financial ...
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Beware of Tender Scam

WARNING  – The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of an ongoing tender scam fraudulently using the Embassy’s name and logos to target businesses for the provision of solar generators and equipment.  If your business receives a tender request from a  “Ronnel Fisher, Tender Section of the Embassy of the United States”  from the following ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates 241st Independence Anniversary

I am normally not overly protocol conscious, nor too long, but tonight is a special night and this is the one event where I make an exception, so bear with me. His Excellency President David A. Granger and the charming First Lady Sandra Granger Ex-Presidents Donald Ramotar, Bharrat Jagdeo, and Samuel Hinds Hon. Prime Minister ...
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United States Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean

The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), submitted a multi-year Caribbean strategy to Congress on June 19 that establishes a framework for enhancing the security and prosperity of the United States and its Caribbean partners.  Considered the “third border” of the United States, the Caribbean is a ...
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HAP Conducts Medical Outreach in Linden

The U.S. Embassy’s Humanitarian Assistance Program joined medical professionals from Davis Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, nine dental students from Sacramento, California, and three Guyana-based dental missionaries to conduct a medical outreach program in Linden last week.  Other partners involved in making the successful outreach possible included the Linden Mayor’s Office, the Linden Hospital, the Ministry ...
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Ambassador Holloway addresses graduates of Georgetown International Academy

Dr. Kelly Mekdeci Members of the Board of Directors Faculty Parents Extended Family Special invitees and most importantly, GIA Graduates I am very pleased to be here this evening as we celebrate this important achievement in your lives.  Congratulations.  Let’s give the graduates, and their parents and teachers another well-deserved round of applause. It wasn’t ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Holloway at CX Guyana 2017 Familiarization Tour

Remarks by Ambassador Holloway at Guyana Office for Investment and Nearshore Americas CX Guyana 2017: Discovery and Familiarization Tour ( As Prepared) Salutations: Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes Chief Executive Office of the Guyana Officer for Investment Owen Verwey Representative from Nearshore Americas Kirk Laughlin Members of the Private Sector Distinguished Guests Thank ...
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United States and Guyana Formalize Commitment to YES Program

Guyanese youth who are at risk of involvement in crime and violence will receive greater support and more opportunities for alternative pathways thanks to a recent re-commitment made by the Government of Guyana and the United States Government. Christopher Cushing, the Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Mission Director for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, and ...
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Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri Conducts Sexual Assault Prevention Workshop in Guyana

In observation of “Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri, Commander of the Florida Army National Guard (FLARNG), and a team of subject matter experts this week joined senior leaders in the Guyana military to discuss ways of identifying, reducing, and eliminating sexual assault within the military.  Coast Guard Commander Orin Porter and Guyana ...
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Women’s Conference: Empowered Leadership in 2017–Unleash Your Promise and Potential

As this is a conference about Empowered Leadership and Unleashing Promise and Potential, particularly among women, I am reminded of a quote from one of America’s great female authors, Ayn Rand, who wrote in Atlas Shrugged, “The question is not who is going to let me; (pause) it is who is going to stop me?”
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Deputy Chief of Mission Swears in Peace Corps Volunteers

Though times have changed, the Peace Corps continues to evolve and adhere to the goals of its founding: helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of peoples served, and helping promote a better understanding of other peoples ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Terry Steers-Gonzalez at the Inaugural Guyana Oil and Gas Conference and Expo 2017

  Back in December, at the Guyana Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (GCCI) Annual Gala, it was my privilege to last share the stage with Minister Trotman.  He announced at that event the great advances several industries – gold, diamonds, bauxite – had made in 2016 and committed to put before the government in early ...
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INL Hand-Over Ceremony for Desktop Explosives Detection Scanners

I am delighted to be here today on behalf of the Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, to show the United States’ ongoing commitment to strengthening airport security in Guyana. It is with great pleasure I announce that the U.S. Government is providing over US$90,000 ...
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USAID and GOG Coordinate Efforts to Measure Impact of YES Program

As part of a larger goal of creating a safer, more prosperous Caribbean Community, efforts are underway to ensure that at-risk Guyanese youth receive maximum benefits from the United States Agency for International Development’s new Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Project. On Thursday, March 16, USAID’s General Development Office Director, Ted Lawrence, and Guyana’s Attorney General, ...
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Op-Ed: International Women’s Day – Be Bold for Change

By United States Ambassador Perry L. Holloway International Women’s Day is a globally recognized day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.  The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  Observed since the early 1990s, International Women’s Day celebrates the collective responsibility of governments, NGOs, charities, corporations, academic ...
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U.S. President Donald J. Trump Congratulates Guyana on 47th Republic Day Anniversary

The following letter was sent to President David Granger on behalf of the people of the United States. Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate you and the citizens of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on the occasion of your Republic Day.  As you mark 47 years as ...
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U.S. Major General Visits Georgetown

Major General Michael A. Calhoun, The Adjutant General of the Florida National Guard, recently concluded his initial visit to Guyana as the commander of the State Partnership Program. The Major General paid courtesy calls on Prime Minister Nagamootoo and Brigadier Patrick West, the Guyana Defence Force Chief of Staff. The Major General expressed interest in ...
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U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Visits Guyana

Rear Admiral Martha Herb of the United States Navy called upon Prime Minister Nagamootoo as part of Guyana’s celebration of the Women’s Army Corps.  RADM Herb is in Guyana throughout the weeklong celebration.  Among other topics, the Rear Admiral will be speaking on “the role of women in an evolving armed forces” and “the effects ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air

This message is to inform U.S. citizens that U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate Curacao personnel from flying on Insel Air. The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations. You are receiving this message because Insel Air also flies to Guyana, South America. On December 27, 2016, an ...
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New Peace Corps Trainees Arrive

Thirty-eight Peace Corps Trainees arrived in country yesterday to begin their two years of service to the people of Guyana.  The 30th group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Guyana have begun pre-service training on the Essequibo Coast, living with local host families and learning the Guyanese way of life in the villages of ...
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U.S. Marine Security Guard Activated at Embassy Georgetown

Ambassador Perry Holloway today joined Commanding Officer Jennifer M. Farina, Gunnery Sergeant Angel M. Rodriguez, the Marine Security Guard (MSG) Detachment Commander, ranks from the Guyana Defence Force, and members of the diplomatic community in a ceremony steeped in tradition to honor the activation of the MSG Program at Embassy Georgetown. Ambassador Holloway thanked the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway at Lion’s Guyana’s 44th Anniversary of the Lion’s Club

I am delighted to be here this evening to help celebrate the 44th anniversary of Guyana’s Lions Club, and the 100th anniversary of the founding of this great organization. Created in the United States in 1917 by Melvin Jones, the Lions Club serves the poor, elderly, and underserved and truly lives up to its mission ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway at Law Books Handing Over Ceremony

Good Morning, I’m honored to be here on behalf of the U.S. Embassy and the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) to conclude a project which was started a year ago. My government holds dear the right of citizen’s access to justice, and respect for the rule of law.  ...
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New Peace Corps Country Director Arrives in Guyana

New Peace Corps Country Director Ms. Kury Cobham arrives in Guyana today replacing outgoing Director Linda Arbogast.  Cobham has more than 15 years of international experience in program design, management, citizen engagement, economic development and capacity building initiatives.  She has worked for multi-lateral, non-governmental and community-based organizations and has expertise in developing, implementing, and monitoring ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates Law Books to Judiciary

Ambassador Perry Holloway this morning turned over 56 law books valued at more than US$25,000 to the Honorable Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh. The donation complements the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing project “Strengthening the Criminal Justice System in Guyana,” launched in September 2016, funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement within ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway at Closeout of USAID Youth and Citizens’ Participation Project

Good afternoon. I’m pleased to be present today to acknowledge the outstanding work of the United States Government’s Youth and Citizens’ Participation project over the past 12 months.  As a friend of Guyana, the U.S. Government is pleased to support citizens’ education for Guyana’s first local government elections in 22 years and the efforts to ...
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Op-Ed: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Ambassador Perry L. Holloway

This year’s holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. coincides with the final week of the presidency of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, and the first African-American to lead the executive branch of the U.S. government in our 240-year history.  Despite holding this tremendous honor, President Obama said in his farewell ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission at GCCI’s Annual Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony: “Petroleum: Stewarding Prosperity in the Future Guyana”

Thank you and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) for the opportunity to address all of you on such a special occasion. As one of the oldest organizations in Guyana representing the private sector, GCCI and its members are in a prime position to advocate for the growth of Guyana’s economy and the ...
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USAID SKYE Program in Guyana Successfully Concludes

U.S. Ambassador Perry Holloway joined Government of Guyana Presidential Advisor Aubrey Norton, and other key stakeholders, to recognize the successes of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) Project, and mark the conclusion of the program. In delivering the feature address, Ambassador Holloway lauded the SKYE program, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway at the Launch of USAID/Youth Empowerment Services Project

Good Morning.  Thank you for joining us here today.  I’m very happy to participate in the launch of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Youth Empowerment Services (YES) project here in Guyana.  The U.S. government is pleased to continue its many years of work in the area of citizen security here in Guyana ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway As USAID/SKYE Program Concludes

    It is a pleasure to be here today representing the U.S. Government at the formal close out of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment, also known as the SKYE project.  As you have heard, since its inception in 2011, SKYE has achieved important results and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway: U.S. Election Night

Hon. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo Hon. Ministers of Government Members of Parliament Members of the Diplomatic Corps Members of the Private Sector, Civil Society and the Uniformed Services Staff of the US Embassy Distinguished Guests Thank you for joining us on this very special night when we celebrate democracy in action.  Throughout the day and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway: Peace Corps Guyana Swearing in Ceremony – GUY 29

  Vice President and Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs Sydney Allicock; Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Peace Corps Country Director Linda Arbogast; Peace Corps Volunteers; Members of the Media; Distinguished Guests. On behalf of President Obama and the U.S. Embassy in Guyana, I thank you all for coming to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway: “Advancing Transparency and Accountability in Guyana’s Extractive Industries”

Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, performing the functions of Prime Minister Carl Greenidge Hon. Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman Hon. Ministers of Government Members of the Diplomatic Corps Members of the Private Sector Members of the Press Distinguished Guests, I am pleased to be here today to formally announce U.S. efforts to support the ...
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Support for Guyana’s candidacy to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

I am pleased to be here today to formally announce U.S. efforts to support the Government of Guyana to prepare for the submission of its candidacy to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, or EITI. The United States Embassy is proud to provide the Carter Center with a grant in the amount of $297,000 US dollars ...
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U.S. Embassy Youth Action Network Joins Ministry of Social Protection to Talk TIP

GEORGETOWN–The U.S Embassy’s Youth Action Network, in collaboration with the Anti –Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Unit of the Ministry of Social Protection, sponsored its first public forum on TIP at the Georgetown Club.  This event attracted over forty people and educated participants on the definition of TIP, and how all citizens can actively be involved ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Holloway: Announcement to rehabilitate the iconic Stabroek Market Clock

I am very happy to be here today to officially announce our joint effort to rehabilitate and upgrade the iconic Stabroek Market Clock. Through funding in the amount of $41,000 US dollars, or 8.2 million Guyanese dollars, Embassy Georgetown and the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, we are pleased to announce formal approval of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Holloway: Close Out of Supply Chain Management System Project

Working with the Ministry, the SCMS project, developed computerized systems for requesting, tracking, storing, and distributing all the Ministry of Public Health’s drugs and supplies. This system has the ability to track every product and transaction from the time the product is received at the warehouse to the time it is sent to a health ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission at his Welcome Reception

I am humbled to be here tonight and would like to thank Ambassador  and Mrs. Holloway for opening up their home and hosting this wonderful reception. I would also like to thank you all for coming.  I have had the pleasure of meeting many of you on courtesy calls, and I look forward to working ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway: “Strengthening the Criminal Justice System in Guyana”

I am pleased to be here today on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (commonly known as INL) and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative to formally launch the implementation of the “Strengthening the Criminal Justice in Guyana” Program. We are very proud to facilitate this program ...
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President Obama’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Includes Four Guyanese Entrepreneurs

GEORGETOWN – President Obama’s 2016  Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)  Fellows Program will bring together 250 young leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean, including four from Guyana, to the United States for an exchange program that will involve internships and skills-building workshops.  President Obama launched YLAI to build linkages between young leaders across the hemisphere and to expand opportunities ...
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Remarks by DCM – Terry Steers-Gonzalez: African American History Film Series

“ We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.  The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.”
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Guyanese Writer Participates in U. S. International Writing Program

GEORGETOWN – Guyanese writer and Cultural Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Education, Ruel Johnson, has been selected to participate in the International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency sponsored by the United States Department of State. Amanda Cauldwell, Public Affairs Officer, congratulated Mr. Johnson for his selection into the prestigious program.  Mr. Johnson, a cultural ...
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Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Assessment for Guyana

GEORGETOWN -The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to release the final report for the Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Assessment for Guyana.  The assessment, conducted with the full knowledge of the government, examined political change and democratization in Guyana, analyzed core democracy and governance issues, actors, and institutions in the country ...
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UG and Texas Tech Participate in 100,000 Strong in the Americas Program

Funded by a grant from ExxonMobil through President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Program, science students from the University of Guyana and Texas Tech University in100,000 Strong in the Americas Lubbock, Texas were afforded a unique opportunity to learn about enhancing capacities to support the oil and gas sector. In mid-July, UG students traveled ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway: Ministry of Communities SLED Fund Award Ceremony

The SLED objectives are consistent with the U.S. government’s development efforts in Guyana, particularly those pursued under the $7.7 million USAID Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) program.  This was the central reason for the establishment of a partnership between SLED and the SKYE program.  
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American Students, Locals Exchange Culture

On 23 July 2016, representatives from the U.S. Embassy traveled with 32 students and staff from universities around the United States to the Amerindian village of St. Cuthbert. While in the village, the students conducted various exercises in youth leadership and team building with the 70+ school-aged youth in attendance. After some practice with traditional ...
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FBI Concludes Intelligence Training in Guyana

The United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigations concluded its 3-day financial and intelligence training in Guyana at the Guyana Police Force Officers’ Training Centre on Thursday, July 21, 2016. The course aimed to provide foreign law enforcement personnel a baseline understanding of how to fully integrate financial intelligence into criminal investigations. Also, ...
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Guyana Medical Relief, U.S. Embassy Distribute 30,000 Donated Shoes

The non-profit organization, Guyana Medical Relief, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) has begun distributing over 30,000 pairs of shoes donated by TOMS Shoes Brand. This massive donation was coordinated by Mr. Sharir Chan, the Chief Operations Officer for Guyana Medical Relief, a non-profit organization established in 1984 in Los Angeles, ...
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Check out our new site!!!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway at the Graduation Ceremony, Georgetown International Academy

I am very happy to join you this evening in celebrating the great milestone reached today by the young men and women gathered here.  While we recognize a great achievement in your lives, we can also look at today as the beginning of another chapter in your book of life. As Don Williams, Jr. once ...
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U.S. Presidential Delegation Visits Guyana

Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department for Caribbean and Central American Affairs Juan Gonzalez and United States Coast Guard Captain Robert J. Landolfi representing the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard visited Guyana on the occasion of Guyana’s 50thAnniversary of Independence.  The primary purpose of their visit was to serve as President Barack ...
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U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Team Visits Guyana

FCC representatives Nese Guendelsberger (Deputy Bureau Chief) and Robert Nelson (Chief Engineer) recently met with Minister of Telecommunications Cathy Hughes and provided technical briefings on a wide variety of topics including spectrum management and allocation, regulatory best practices, and telecommunications regulatory policy.  In addition to Minister Hughes, officials from the National Frequency Management Unit, eGovernance ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Professional Fellows Program

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to bring to the United States for business and social entrepreneurship training in October and November 2016. The YLAI Professional Fellows will become part of ...
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Op-Ed: World Press Freedom 2016 – Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms: This Is Your Right!

By United States of America Embassy Georgetown Ambassador Perry Holloway Georgetown — In the United States the press is often referred to as the “fourth estate” because it is viewed as independent and equally important to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government.  The U.S. Constitution, in the Bill of Rights, prohibits the making of ...
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Earth Day 2016: No Turning Back in the Global Fight against Climate Change

By: Ambassador Perry Holloway Georgetown – As people around the globe observe Earth Day today, world leaders are making history at the United Nations in New York.  Over 100 countries will sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, representing their commitment to join it formally.  This marks a turning point in the story of our planet ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway: Keynote Speech – Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association

President Ramroop Rajnauth Senior Vice President Ryan Alexander Junior Vice President Rafeek Kassim Other Distinguished Officers of the Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Honored Guests Members of the Media Thank you for your kind invitation to join you this afternoon.   My wife Rosaura and I are grateful for the opportunity to be here today.  ...
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Guyanese Businesswoman Participates in International Visitor Leadership Program

Georgetown – Ambassador Perry Holloway met with Christine Gooding upon her  return from the United States after participating in the Embassy-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange.  Ms. Gooding, founder and co-owner of Market Square (M2) joined twenty-three other female entrepreneurs from various industries across the globe in an IVLP exchange on “Women and Entrepreneurship” ...
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Local Businessman Is First Guyanese Participant of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Georgetown – Ambassador Perry Holloway recently met with young Guyanese entrepreneur, Triston Thompson, after Mr. Thompson returned from participating in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) in the United States. During his visit to the U.S., Mr. Thompson got the opportunity to meet with the Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary for ...
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Guyanese Participate in Exchange Program on Combating Corruption

Georgetown – Ambassador Perry Holloway met with two Guyanese who recently returned from the United States after participating in the Embassy-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange on “Combating Corruption” from March 6 – 16, 2016.   The participants, Mrs. Judy Stuart, Senior Legal Adviser, Ministry of Legal Affairs and Office of the Attorney General Chambers ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway: Women in Politics

Members of Parliament, Newly Elected Local Government Officials, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests, Members of the Press Corps Ladies and Gentlemen, Tonight, during Women’s History Month, we honor Guyanese “Women in Politics.”  It is fitting that on the heels of the first local government elections in over twenty years –elections that were free, ...
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U.S., UK and Canadian Diplomatic Observers Find Local Government Elections Free and Fair

The U.S. Embassy, British High Commission and Canadian High Commission congratulate the Guyanese people on the democratic process that we observed in yesterday’s local government elections. We wish to reiterate our strong and considered opinion that the voting and counting processes in the Guyanese local government elections were free, fair, and credible. Our diplomatic observer ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Bryan Hunt: Review of Cybercrime Legislation

The Honorable Basil Williams, Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests, Members of the Press Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for your kind invitation to be here today to discuss one of most complicated and dangerous issues of our time:  Cybercrime.  It is clearly one of the greatest ...
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U.S. President Barack Obama Congratulates Guyana on 46th Republic Day Anniversary

Georgetown – The following letter was sent to President David Granger on behalf of the people of the United States. Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate you and the citizens of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana as you prepare to celebrate the 46th Republic Day on February 23. ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Suicide Prevention Workshop

Georgetown – As part of cooperative efforts to help Guyana address its troubling suicide rate, the United States Embassy  hosted a suicide prevention workshop on Thursday, March 10, facilitated by two subject matter experts from the Florida Army National Guard. Staff Sergeant Erica Hodges and first Lieutenant Stephanie Matos led a three-hour training session for ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Bryan Hunt: Silence Hides Violence – Speak Out

First Lady, Ms. Sandra Granger The Honorable Volda Lawrence, Minister of Social Protection, Mr. David Armogan, Regional Chairman, Indranie Autur, Programme Manager, Roadside Baptist, Other Distinguished Guests, Members of the Press Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you so much for your kind invitation to be here today.  I am honored to be here among such ...
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Op-Ed: Celebrating International Women’s Day

By U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Bryan Hunt Georgetown – As we near local government elections on March 18th and Guyana’s 50th anniversary of independence on May 26th, this year’s International Women’s Day takes on added significance.   The contributions of women to Guyana’s rich history are too many to list. The influence of leaders like former ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Street Closures Bordering the Georgetown Prison

The United States Embassy in Georgetown Guyana would like to caution all U.S. Citizens traveling to or residing in Guyana to be aware of street closures bordering the Georgetown Prison. These street closures are a result of a temporary increase in Guyana Police Force (GPF) and Defense Force personnel deployments stemming from the recent prisoner ...
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U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program Provides Aid to Region 1 and 7

Georgetown – The U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), collaborating with Regional Government Officials, reached out to isolated indigenous communities throughout Regions 1 and 7 to provide educational aid, clothes and shoe donations, toothbrushes, and medical relief. Donation items were graciously provided by both U.S. and Guyana-based Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), to include Food for the Poor, ...
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Applications Open for 2016 Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean

Georgetown – The U.S. Embassy is pleased to invite applications for the 2016 Youth Ambassadors Program (YAP) with the Caribbean.  The Youth Ambassador Program is a three-week cultural and leadership exchange program for public secondary school student leaders to visit the United States.  Through the exchange, participants will develop their leadership skills, strengthen their ability ...
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Guyanese Participates in Exchange Program on Children in the U.S. Justice System

Georgetown – Ambassador Perry Holloway met with Guyanese social worker Shaundell Shipley who recently returned from the United States after participating in the Embassy-sponsored International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) exchange program – “Children in the U.S. Justice System” from January 11 – 29, 2016.   Ms. Shipley is the Program Manager of Blossom Inc. and has been ...
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American Citizen Services Town Hall Meeting

Georgetown – All U.S citizens living in or visiting Guyana are warmly invited to join us at the Embassy on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. for a Town Hall Meeting. Ambassador Perry Holloway will give remarks and attendees will receive important information about voting in the 2016 U.S elections, updates to the U.S ...
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New Peace Corps Volunteers Arrive in Country

Georgetown – Thirty-one Peace Corps trainees arrived in Georgetown last evening, February 2nd, to begin their two years of service to the people of Guyana.  The new trainees make up the 28th group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Guyana, and they will soon begin their pre-service training.  For the next ten weeks of ...
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U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program

The U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) participated in two separate school supply and clothes donations in Linden, Region 10, and Bartica, Region 7, from January 20th to January 22nd. Donations consisted of textbooks, reading materials, teaching aids, notebooks, and various clothing items. All items were generously donated by Food For the Poor, one of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Holloway Hands Over Police Training Equipment Through CBSI

The Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) Technical Working Group (TWG), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and implementing partner MetroStar Systems, concluded its 3-day training and launch of the Caribbean Police Academy Regional Training Initiative at the Guyana Police Force Officers Training Centre on ...
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U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program Outreach to Corriverton and Linden

The U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), in collaboration with the Central Islamic Organization of Guyana (CIOG) and Georgetown East Medical Team, conducted a two-day medical outreach in Fyrish, Region 6, from January 16th to 17th. Due to the outstanding efforts of the all-volunteer Medical Team led by Dr. Errol Bassoo, the outreach was able ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is upgrading the Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is upgrading its advisories regarding the  Zika Virus . For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website . To obtain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel notices, call the CDC at 1-800- CDC -INFO (1-800-232-4636) from within the United States, or 1-404-639-3534 from overseas or visit the CDC website ...
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Op-Ed: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By United States Ambassador Perry L. Holloway Americans and citizens throughout the world pause today to recognize and honor the life and achievements of the Reverand Martin Luther King Jr., (1929–1968), the 1964 Nobel Peace laureate and the individual most associated with the triumphs of the African-American civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. ...
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Female Guyanese Participates in Exchange Program on Promoting Peace and Security in the Western Hemisphere

Georgetown – As the United States Department of State celebrates 75 years of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown continues to provide unique opportunities for professional growth through exchanges for many Guyanese citizens.  Ms. Nakisha Allen, Personal Assistant to the Minister of Social Cohesion, at the Ministry of Social Cohesion ...
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The University of Guyana Wins ‘100,000 Strong in the Americas’ Funding for Study Abroad with Support from ExxonMobil

The White House, U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced nine new 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grants sponsored by ExxonMobil to support university partnerships and new study abroad programs at an event with Vice President Joe Biden. Among those nine winners was the University ...
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U.S. Embassy’s Youth Action Network (YAN) Observes International Volunteer Day with School Outreach

In observance of International Volunteer Day, which was commemorated on December 5, members of the U.S Embassy’s Youth Action Network (YAN) visited four schools in Georgetown to discuss the value and benefit of volunteerism and encourage students to become agents of change in their respective communities and schools. Students attending the sessions expressed a strong ...
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Op-Ed: U.S. Embassy Recognizes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

By U.S. Ambassador Perry L. Holloway The world community joins us today, November 25th, in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW).  It is a time to renew our commitment to end this scourge and to stand in solidarity with women and girls who have been victimized. Millions of people ...
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Talking Points as Prepared – Ambassador Perry Holloway: CARICOM Secretariat DOAG Signing Ceremony

It is an honor to represent the United States Government in this signing ceremony that symbolizes the strong continued partnership between the United States and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). It also underlines our shared commitment to promoting resilient, prosperous, and secure Eastern and Southern Caribbean nations through pragmatic partnerships. As part of this shared commitment, ...
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USAID and CARICOM Sign US$165 Million Agreement

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) signed accords today representing a US$165 million development assistance contribution from the United States Government to the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRoque, and USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission Director, Christopher Cushing, initialed the five-year Development Objective ...
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U. S. Embassy Celebrates International Education Week

Georgetown – As part of observances for International Education Week November 16-20 under the theme of “Access for All”, the U.S. Embassy hosted  a career guidance seminar titled “Launching Your Global Career with STEM” at the Theatre Guild.  The seminar aimed to share information with Guyanese students on career opportunities in the areas of science, technology, ...
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Remarks as Prepared – Ambassador Perry Holloway: USAID SKYE Grant Award Ceremony

Honorable Minister Nicolette Henry; Members of the Private Sector; Special Invitees; Ladies and Gentlemen; Good Morning. I am honored to participate in this event today and to recognize the talent, commitment, and creativity of the outstanding young entrepreneurs gathered here. It is gratifying to know that the grants provided by my government played a role ...
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Remarks As Prepared: Ambassador Perry L. Holloway Keynote Speech – Consultative Association of Guyanese Industry (CAGI) Ltd. Dinner

Chairman Yesu Persaud Consultant Adviser Mr. Samuel J. Goolsarran Honored Guests Members of the Media Thank you for your kind invitation to join you this evening.  My wife Rosaura and are grateful for the warm welcome we have received from all of you, and the wonderful people of Guyana. I am honored to be among ...
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U.S. National Transportation Safety Board Representative Shares Best Practices at Aviation Conference

Georgetown – Beverley Drake of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board spoke on the role of aircraft accident and incident investigations in enhancing aviation safety at the recently concluded aviation conference held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre. Ms. Drake, an accomplished pilot and native of Guyana who immigrated to the U.S., has served with ...
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Grammy-Nominated Della Mae Brings Bluegrass to Georgetown

Georgetown – The U.S. Embassy proudly introduced the five-member, all-female musical group Della Mae to Georgetown during their October 15-20 visit. Led by U.S. two-time Grand National Fiddle Champion Kimber Ludiker, world-renowned band Della Mae brought the unique sound of bluegrass music to Georgetown. Della Mae came as part of the U.S. State Department’s American ...
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U.S. Ambassador Perry L. Holloway Presents Credentials to CARICOM Secretary General LaRocque

Georgetown – Pledging to work with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on a host of issues including economic integration, combatting organized crime, climate change, and energy and other environmental challenges, U.S. Ambassador Perry L. Holloway presented his credentials to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque today. Ambassador Holloway serves as the Plenipotentiary Representative of the United States ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Perry L. Holloway – Presentation of Credentials to CARICOM Secretary General

His Excellency, the CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, His Excellency, the CARICOM Assistant Secretary General for Foreign and Community Relations, Ambassador Colin Granderson, Distinguished Members of the CARICOM Secretariat, Honored Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, The United States of America and the nations of the Caribbean have a long history of cooperation on issues critical ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes Ambassador Perry Holloway

Ambassador Perry Holloway arrived in Guyana Thursday, September 24th after having been confirmed by the Senate in August.  He was sworn in as Ambassador to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on September 18, 2015. Ambassador Holloway, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, most recently served as Political-Military Counselor at the ...
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Youth Ambassadors from Guyana Participate in Three Week Leadership Exchange Program

Chargé d’Affaires Bryan Hunt met today with six Guyanese secondary school students and one mentor who recently participated in a three-week exchange program to the United States known as the Youth Ambassadors Program (YAP). The theme of this year’s program was “Youth and Social Transformation.”  Representing Guyana were Dolly Chambers, Ashraf Dabie, Joashaha Drakes, Nareema ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Youth Action Network Leadership Conference and Service Day in Berbice

Georgetown – The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section held its annual Youth Action Network Leadership Conference over the weekend of August 21-22 at the St. Francis Development Center in Port Mourant, Berbice. Twenty members of the Embassy’s Youth Action Network (YAN) teamed up with approximately twenty-five youth from Regions 5 and 6 for the two- ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes First Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Twenty Years

Georgetown – U.S. Embassy Georgetown is pleased to welcome Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Jennifer Hoyte to Guyana. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Bryan Hunt, met with Ms. Hoyte on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, and expressed his appreciation to the Fulbright Program for the reactivation of the program in Guyana after a 20-year hiatus. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program ...
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Guyana Police Force Receives Training Through U.S. Caribbean Basin Security Initiative

Georgetown –   The U.S. Department of Justice and the Guyana Ministry of Public Security are working together to provide training to the Guyana Police Force Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) Police Integrity Program.  This joint project is designed to strengthen OPR initiatives in CBSI police agencies including Dominica, ...
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Camp GLOW Brightens Girls’ Lives

Georgetown:  The U.S. Embassy partnered with the Ministry of Health last week to conduct a blood drive at the Embassy.  The Guyana National Blood Bank relies on voluntary donations of blood from generous civic minded people to ensure safe blood is available when needed to save a life.  A near record forty-five  (45) units of ...
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Op-Ed: Trafficking in Persons: A Global Challenge

By: United States of America Embassy Georgetown Political and Economic Counselor, D. James Bjorkman Georgetown –  It is time to be frank.  The world has a human trafficking problem.  The United States has a human trafficking problem.  Guyana has a human trafficking problem.  This problem needs to be addressed.  And we allhave to fight it – together.  ...
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U.S. Embassy Teams Up with the Castellani House to Observe Emancipation Day

Georgetown – As Guyana observes Emancipation Day on August 1st,  the U.S. Embassy and the Castellani House are presenting a critically acclaimed film about the civil rights movement in the United States.  Guyana and the United States share a common bond in the struggle for freedom.  In Guyana, the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 ended slavery ...
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Native American Travels Guyana on Cultural Exchange

Georgetown, Guyana – In the spirit of cultural exchange and mutual understanding, Native American Speaker J.J. Kent, spent a week traveling Guyana from July 23-27 to meet with indigenous civil society groups, government officials, and to visit Amerindian villages. During his visit, Mr. Kent had the opportunity to meet with the Honorable Pauline Sukhai, Minister ...
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Eid ul-Fitr Message

The U.S Embassy in Georgetown wishes to extend Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to all Muslims in Guyana and around the world as they mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. We congratulate all Muslims on their intense devotion, reflection, service, and spiritual rejuvenation achieved during the month of Ramadan. One of the many common bonds ...
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U.S. Embassy Teams Up with the Castellani House and SASOD to Celebrate Pride Month

The U.S. Embassy, the Castellani House, and the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) proudly present a film screening to commemorate Pride Month.  The film will be shown at the Castellani House to observe Pride Month, which was designated by President Barack Obama  this year to recognize the significant contributions of LGBT people throughout the ...
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Consular Affairs Visa Printing

Georgetown – The Bureau of Consular Affairs in the United States continues to experience technical problems with our visa systems. This is a global issue, and we are working around the clock to fix it. More than 100 computer experts from both the private and public sectors across the United States are working on this ...
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U. S. Embassy to Host U.S. College Fair

Georgetown – On June 16, 2015, the U.S. Embassy will host a College Information Fair at Queen’s College in Georgetown starting at 16:00 hours.  Alumni from fifteen U.S. universities will be available to answer questions and share their experiences about studying in the United States.  There will also be an opportunity to learn about financial ...
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U.S. Embassy’s Security Cooperation Office Partners with GDF on Exchange

Georgetown – The U.S. Embassy Security Cooperation Office, together with representatives from the Florida National Guard, conducted a Non Commissioned Officer and Officer Leadership subject matter expert exchange with the Guyana Defence Force.  The exchange took place at the Guyana Defence Force Base Camp Stephenson on June 2-5, 2015.  The event covered a myriad of ...
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USAID SKYE Program Trains Probation Officers and Youth Officers in Coaching Methodology

Georgetown – The USAID Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) program in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection and the Ministry of Education (Department of Culture, Youth and Sports) conducted a two day training program for officers from both ministries in the SKYE Program’s Coaching methodology, which concluded on Friday, June 5th2015. The ...
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National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2015 – A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

For centuries, Americans have been united with our Caribbean neighbors not just by friendship and economic cooperation, but also by our common values and ties of kin. From a region of extraordinary beauty, generations of immigrants have brought their enormous spirit, unique talents, and vibrant culture to the United States. Their contributions have enriched our ...
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Elections in Guyana

Statement by Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson Washington -The United States congratulates ‎the people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on holding successful elections on May 11.  We look forward to working with newly-elected President David Granger and all those who were also elected to office.  We also look forward to supporting President Granger’s efforts to promote inclusive governance ...
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Joint Statement: Guyana Has Had a Free and Fair Election

Dr. Nicole Giles, High Commissioner, Canadian High Commission Gregory Quinn, High Commissioner, British High Commission Bryan Hunt, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Georgetown – The Embassy of the United States of America and the High Commissions ‎of the United Kingdom and Canada wish to reiterate our strong and considered opinion that the voting and tabulation processes in ...
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U.S. Embassy Stands by its Assessment of Free, Fair, and Credible Electoral Process

Georgetown – The United States Embassy is in receipt of the recent allegations made by the Peoples Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and has looked into the claims. Nothing contained therein changes our baseline assessment of the electoral process. Based on our observations of the polling, counting, and tabulation process and the conclusions reached by other international ...
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After the Polls: A Time for Patience

The U.S. Embassy congratulates the Guyanese people on the democratic process that we observed in yesterday’s elections. It was heartening to witness the enthusiasm with which Guyanese voters participated in the electoral process which will ultimately choose their next government. The Guyana Elections Commission has once again done a credible job in ensuring that this ...
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World Press Freedom 2015: Let Journalism Thrive!

By United States of America Embassy Georgetown Chargé d’Affaires Bryan Hunt World Press Freedom Day in Guyana has special meaning in 2015.  The country is approaching national elections and it is critically important for the press to provide fair and balanced coverage to educate and inform Guyanese citizens about the issues and the positions of ...
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GDF Officer Cadet receives appointment to United States Military Academy

On Monday, April 20th, a small ceremony was held at Base Camp Stephenson, where a Guyana Defense Force Officer Cadet was presented a certificate of appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.  Officer Candidate Britany Van Lange, of Georgetown, received her appointment from U.S. Embassy Georgetown’s Senior Defense Official, LCDR ...
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Earth Day 2015: It’s Our Turn to Lead

April 22 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and this year’s theme is “It’s Our Turn to Lead.”  It is a day to remind ourselves of our responsibility to be good stewards of the air we breathe, to protect and preserve our precious ocean resources, and to redouble our effort to combat the scourge ...
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New Peace Corps Volunteers Arrive in Country

Forty-three Peace Corps trainees arrived in Georgetown yesterday (last evening) to begin their two years of service to the people of Guyana.  The new trainees make up the 27th group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Guyana, and they will soon begin their pre-service training.  For the next twelve weeks of training, trainees will ...
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U.S. Embassy and American Music Abroad Program Bring QVLN and OVEOUS to Guyana

The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the American Music Abroad Program within the Department of State, is pleased to announce a visit by musical artists OVEOUS and QVLN.   The musicians are in Georgetown conducting music and poetry writing workshops, visiting a local orphanage, and they will travel to Berbice to give a concert at the ...
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U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program Outreach to Corriverton and Linden

The U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) team participated in multiple outreach programs for underprivileged residents of Corriverton and Linden.  Donations consisted of footwear, books, food, clothing, blankets, and sports equipment.  Items were generously donated by organizations such as Food for the Poor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and United States non-governmental ...
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Female Guyanese Participates in International Visitor Leadership Program on Women’s Issues

Chargé d’Affaires Bryan Hunt met with Miriam Jainarine upon her return from the United States after participating in an Embassy-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange.  Ms. Jainarine, Project Coordinator of Mibicuri Community Developers – Black Bush Polder, participated in an IVLP exchange on “Capacity Building to Empower Girls,” from March 2 – 20, 2015.  ...
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President Obama’s remarks to CARICOM leaders in Jamaica

President Obama: Well, thank you very much. Let me begin, once again, by thanking Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller and the people of Jamaica for their wonderful hospitality, as well as the University. I want to thank the Chair of CARICOM, Prime Minister Christie of the Bahamas, and all the leaders and their teams that are ...
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Applications Open for 2015 Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2015 Youth Ambassadors Program (YAP) with the Caribbean.  The Youth Ambassador Program is a three-week cultural and leadership exchange program for public secondary school student leaders to visit the United States.  Through the exchange, participants will develop their leadership skills, strengthen their ability to serve their communities; ...
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U.S. Embassy’s Security Cooperation Office State Partnership Program

Georgetown – Last week the United States Embassy’s Security Cooperation Office, along with representatives from the Florida National Guard, conducted a subject matter expert exchange on Sexual Harassment Assault and Response Prevention (SHARP) with the Guyana Defence Force.  The exchange took place at the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard Base at Ruimveldt from February 10-12.  ...
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Guyana Shines: Keep Guyana Beautiful Participates in Keep America Beautiful 62nd National Conference

Georgetown –  Program Managers for the “Guyana Shines: Keep Guyana Beautiful” project – Orin Phillips and Dexter Gonsalves – participated in the 2015 Keep America Beautiful (KAB) National Conference in Washington, D.C. from January 27 -29, 2015.  During the conference presenters, equipped with new ideas and proven solutions to challenging community problems, sought to provoke new ...
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21st Session of the Universal Periodic Review: Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America

U.S. Statement at the UPR of Guyana The United States welcomes the delegation from Guyana to the UPR Working Group. We welcome Guyana’s voluntary commitment to hold national consultations on issues from Guyana’s first UPR session, including whether to repeal laws that criminalize consensual sexual activity between adults of the same sex. We remain deeply ...
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Joint Statement on President Ramotar’s Announcement of National and Regional Elections

Dr. Nicole Giles, High Commissioner, Canadian High Commission Andrew Ayre, High Commissioner, British High Commission Bryan Hunt, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Georgetown – The United States of America, Canada, and the United Kingdom welcome President Ramotar’s announcement that national and regional elections will be held in Guyana on May 11, 2015.  Elections are a critical first-step ...
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Op-Ed: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Americans on each third Monday of January honor the life and achievements of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., (1929–1968), the 1964 Nobel Peace laureate and the individual most associated with the triumphs of the African-American civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. As political organizer, supremely skilled orator and advocate of nonviolent protest, ...
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