U.S. Department of Justice Deputy Assistant Attorney General Visits Guyana

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Downing and Ms. Barrett encouraged Guyana’s accession to the Budapest Convention, or the Convention on Cybercrime, which would offer additional resources to strengthen domestic capacity for law enforcement responses when combatting cybercrime.  This crucial step will help Guyana combat cyber threats as it undergoes a major economic transformation. Read More»

Ambassador delivers Remarks for the Launch of PADF-Strengthening Guyana Police Force Training (GPF) to Improve Responses to Vulnerable Populations

Guiding our provision of security training and assistance in Guyana is a commitment to human rights.  Through this project with the GPF, we hope to see a decrease in the number of harmful encounters with marginalized and vulnerable groups, such as youth; women; and migrants; and improve the GPF’s ability to interact with these groups ... Read More»

Security Cooperation Sends Two Fugitives to the United States

This is the fourth extradition of U.S. fugitives from Guyana to the United States in the last 25-years.  The extradition of the two fugitives strengthens the rule of law in Guyana and reflects the strong professional law enforcement and judicial cooperation between the United States and the Government of Guyana.     Read More»

Second Guyanese Officer Graduates from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

Colonel Jerrick’s education was funded through the U.S. Government’s International Military Education and Training (IMET) program. IMET trains military students throughout the world and builds alliances for the future. In 2021, IMET funded education for 32 members of the Guyana Defence Force and two members of the Government of Guyana, totally $539K USD. The investment ... Read More»

USAID Supports CariSECURE Police Reporting Management Information System (PRMIS)

CariSECURE is one component of our broader Youth Empowerment Services project, which seeks to reduce youth involvement in crime and violence. Today, the Guyana Police Force is making a significant stride closer to that goal. 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»

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 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, ... Read More»

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.  ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Donates Law Books to Judiciary

Ambassador Perry Holloway this morning turned over 56 law books valued at more than US$25,000 to the Honorable Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh. The donation complements the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing project “Strengthening the Criminal Justice System in Guyana,” launched in September 2016, funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement within ... Read More»
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