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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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