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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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