Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at the opening of Guyana Civil Asset Recovery Workshop

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch Opening of Guyana Civil  Asset Recovery Workshop July 19, 2022 Good morning, it is a pleasure to join you this morning.  I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to the Hon. Attorney General Nandlall, for co-hosting this multi-agency asset recovery workshop with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau ... Read More»

Op-Ed: The Summit of the Americas Hits Home: Our Relationship and My Family History

Events like the Summit of the Americas recognize the ties that bind our hemisphere together, and I feel grateful to reflect on the values and the heritage that we share with our Caribbean neighbors. I count myself as a member of the Caribbean diaspora that helped build the United States. Our country continues to benefit ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Conducts Human Rights Training for Police and Prison Service

The training focused on the Department of State Leahy Law, which prohibits State assistance to foreign security forces if there is credible information that a security force unit has committed a gross violation of human rights (GVHR), to include extrajudicial killings, torture, forced disappearance, or rape under the color of law.  Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at Launch of Container Control Program Training

Through UNODC’s container control program, port control units will be re-invigorated to profile, target, and inspect containers. The training and technical assistance for these units will be a key aspect of the program, as well as its interagency collaboration between customs and law enforcement officials. Read More»

U.S. and Guyana Partner to Strengthen Port Security

Officials from the World Customs Organization opened the program with a two-week virtual training course for members of Port Control Units, composed of members of the GPF, GRA, CANU, MARAD, and the GDF Coast Guard, providing them training in profiling, targeting, and inspecting containers.  This training will give them the skills to effectively detect suspicious ... Read More»

USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean’s Regional Representative Clinton White Visits Guyana

To emphasize the U.S. Government’s focus on regional and government partnerships, climate change, public financial management, and private sector-led growth, USAID Regional Representative Clinton White is in Guyana to meet with government officials, CARICOM representatives, leaders in the business community, youth representatives and members of civil society organizations. This will be Mr. White’s first meeting ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy presents radio communication equipment to Guyana Defence Force

As part of the U.S. commitment to bolster the abilities of Guyana’s security forces to improve citizen security, Deputy Chief of Mission Mark Cullinane recently presented radio communication equipment valued at over $700,000 USD to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), as part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. The grant provided extensive training for the ... Read More»

Ambassador Remarks at USAID BLES Graduation Ceremony

Remarks by Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch USAID BLES Graduation Ceremony – Georgetown Thursday, April 2, 2019 Acknowledgements: Samantha Williams, Assistant Chief Education Officer – Nursery, Ministry of Education Christopher Jones, Director of Sport, Ministry of the Presidency Rawle Dundas, Chief Executive Officer, Professional Development Enterprise Courtney Brown, Country Manager of USAID’s Community, Family & Youth Resilience program ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Addresses Workshop on Alternatives to Incarceration

I am heartened to acknowledge Guyana’s increasing efforts at tackling issues around drug abuse, incarceration, and related changes to the justice sector.  I am pleased to reiterate that the United States Government also remains committed to these efforts through programming support from the U.S. State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau (INL). Read More»

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Salutes Graduates of USAID Social Crime Prevention Training

It is a great honor and privilege to represent the United States Government at today’s graduation ceremony, and to salute you outstanding members of the Guyana Police Force for successfully completing training in Social Crime Prevention. You should be proud of your accomplishments, and even more so of the impact that this training will have ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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’ ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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.   Read More»

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, ... Read More»
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