Remarks by Ambassador Lynch in Observance of 245th Anniversary of U.S. Independence

As we celebrate America’s 245th birthday tonight, we are also grateful for our many partnerships around the world, just like the 55 years of bilateral relations we have with Guyana and her people. We are grateful for our shared values of promoting democracy, good governance, the rule of law, and private sector-led growth. I would ...
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U.S. Commitment to Strengthening Electoral Processes

The U.S. Department of State ​is supporting an 18-month project to strengthen the capacity of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the Attorney General’s Chambers regarding electoral processes, and to encourage civil society organizations (CSOs) to advocate for electoral reform in accordance with regional and international standards. The project will be implemented by the International Republican Institute. Through this ...
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USAID/ESC Call for Concept Papers

The USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC) Mission has issued a call for concept papers for a Youth and Local Government activity in Guyana. Through this three-year $4.5m activity, USAID/ESC will support increased youth participation in local governance and local elections and work with youth and other partners to build trust and cooperation among communities. ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Paramaribo, Georgetown, Boa Vista, Bogota, and Plano

In Georgetown, Guyana, Secretary Pompeo will congratulate newly elected president Irfaan Ali and his cabinet, and meet with CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque.  He will reinforce the promise of a values-based U.S. partnership highlighting opportunities for more responsible and transparent private sector investment to increase prosperity for the people of Guyana, particularly in the wake of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at Virtual Press Briefing

The  Guyanese people have exercised their civic right and they deserve to be heard.  But, due to continued electoral improprieties, the people have NOT been heard after 19 long weeks.  As such, the Secretary of State announced visa restrictions on individuals that have been responsible for, or complicit in, undermining democracy in Guyana. 
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Ambassador Lynch Delivers Remarks at Launch of Voter Education Campaign for Persons with Disabilities

Most of all, I hope the campaign will empower voters to confront and overcome challenges many take for granted on election day: that all voters will be assured physical access to their assigned place of voting, and that they will be able to vote privately and independently.
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Ambassador Lynch Visits Region Two; All of Guyana in First Year

In line with her commitment to visit all of Guyana’s regions in her first year, Ambassador Lynch made a trip to Region Two January 27-29 and met with the Regional Chairman, the Mayor of Anna Regina, the local chamber of commerce, a local school, and Peace Corps volunteers who serve in the area. “I thoroughly ...
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at Media Training on Election Reporting

This election is your opportunity to turn the page on that history and to more faithfully convey unbiased information to the citizens of Guyana.  In doing so, the press will display its leadership role as the purveyor of facts and balanced analysis on the elections.  That leadership can yield a virtuous cycle of citizenship, because ...
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Joint Statement – Guyana Elections Date

JOINT STATEMENT The United States of America Ambassador to Guyana, Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch, United Kingdom High Commissioner to Guyana, H.E. Greg Quinn and the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Guyana, H.E. Ambassador Fernando Ponz Cantó joint statement on the announcement of an Election Date. The United States, United Kingdom, and the European ...
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Joint Statement – Guyana Elections

JOINT STATEMENT The United States of America Ambassador to Guyana, H.E. Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch, United Kingdom High Commissioner to Guyana, H.E. Greg Quinn and the European Union Ambassador to Guyana, H.E. Ambassador Fernando Ponz Cantó joint statement on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) proposed elections timeframe. “The United States, United Kingdom and the European Union ...
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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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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 ...
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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 Ambassador Perry Holloway: U.S. Election Night

Hon. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo Hon. Ministers of Government Members of Parliament Members of the Diplomatic Corps Members of the Private Sector, Civil Society and the Uniformed Services Staff of the US Embassy Distinguished Guests Thank you for joining us on this very special night when we celebrate democracy in action.  Throughout the day and ...
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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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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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U.S., UK and Canadian Diplomatic Observers Find Local Government Elections Free and Fair

The U.S. Embassy, British High Commission and Canadian High Commission congratulate the Guyanese people on the democratic process that we observed in yesterday’s local government elections. We wish to reiterate our strong and considered opinion that the voting and counting processes in the Guyanese local government elections were free, fair, and credible. Our diplomatic observer ...
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