USAID AND CARICOM Partner to Develop an Environment for Resilient Business and Investment in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

Climate variability is a global challenge that affects the region’s economic growth, food security, public health, and livelihoods. Building resilience to prepare and respond to the impacts of climate change takes many forms and relies on strong and innovative partners.  Similar to other regions in the world, significantly constrained economic growth across the Eastern and ...
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USAID Commits Additional US$22.8 Million to Support Caribbean Development Goals

The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced an additional US$22.8 million in new funding for 2022 to support Caribbean regional development goals related to climate resilience, youth security, information and communication technology, private sector engagement and health.
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Deputy Chief of Mission delivers remarks at Caribbean Trade in Americas Networking Event

In 2019, the Embassy became a U.S. Commercial Service partner post with the U.S. Department of Commerce, which means we can connect investors with Guyanese businesses.  We also help facilitate requests for Guyanese businesses seeking to invest in the United States.  Interested in opening a U.S. franchise here?  We are your first stop.  Need assistance ...
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Remarks by Seth Wikas, Guyana Desk Officer: Resiliency and Capacity Initiatives in the Caribbean

Over the past year, the Department of State and U.S. Coast Guard have been working with Guyana’s Department of Energy and its Civil Defence Commission to assist with the development of its National Oil Spill Contingency plan. With Guyana’s oil resources coming online imminently, we commend the Guyanese government in its foresight to develop this ...
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Guyana to Host New Horizons

New Horizons, the U.S. Southern Command’s annual training exercise, kicks off in Linden next month. The three month event will train U.S. military civil engineers and medical professionals, who will work alongside Guyanese military and health professionals in joint humanitarian assistance exercises.
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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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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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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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