Remarks by Ambassador Theriot at Multi-Purpose Facility Handover to the Guyana Civil Defence Commission

In the spirit of community and innovation, the U.S Embassy, through the U.S. Southern Command’s Humanitarian Assistance Program and in coordination with Deployed Logix, is pleased to present the Guyana Civil Defence Commission with this incredible deployable multi-purpose facility.  This mobile field hospital equips the Guyana Civil Defence Commission with the tools and resources it ... Read More»

U.S. Army, Guyana Defence Forces Strengthen Military Partnership

The U.S. and Guyana enjoy a longstanding security partnership marked by strong collaboration between SOUTHCOM and the GDF that is focused on disaster preparedness, humanitarian assistance, maritime security, human rights, professional development, defense and public-security missions, and countering transnational crime. Read More»

SOUTHCOM Commander returning to Guyana as nation hosts Tradewinds Exercise

Gen. Richardson is returning to Guyana nearly a year after her first visit to the country in August 2022, and comes as Guyana hosts Tradewinds, a Caribbean-focused multinational exercise aimed at increasing the region’s security capacity, strengthening partnerships among participating defense and public-security forces, fostering international cooperation, and promoting human rights. Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at U.S. Disaster Response Assistance to the Guyana Civil Defence Commission

The interagency, cooperative nature of this endeavor highlights the resources and expertise the United States brings to bear in disaster response.  This bilateral engagement should not be, by any means, a one-time intervention.  The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of International Affairs and Foreign Policy offers a number of virtual and in-person training opportunities that Guyana ... Read More»

U.S.-Guyana Disaster Response Cooperation

On June 6, the United States Embassy in Georgetown and the Guyana Civil Defence Commission (CDC) marked strong bilateral cooperation in disaster response with the official conclusion of oil spill response training and the donation of disaster response equipment. From January through April 2022, the U.S. Coast Guard led a series of joint activities designed ... Read More»

U.S. and Guyana Partner to Build Maritime Oil Spill Prevention and Response Skills

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Guyana Civil Defence Commission (CDC), with support from the United States Department of State's Energy and Mineral Governance Program (EMGP), began a six-month series of joint activities designed to assist Guyana in the development of a reliable national response system and enhance the CDC’s maritime oil spill ... Read More»

Building Disaster Resilience in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

Recognizing the important role that communities play in building resilient countries, USAID is also partnering with the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) under a new activity that started on August 3, 2020 entitled, “Building Community Resilience in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean”. Under this initiative, USAID is contributing USD $1 million to strengthen coastal communities to become ... Read More»
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