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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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: 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 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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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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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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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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