Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The U.S. Embassy is always looking ahead to find opportunities where it can increase its partnership with Guyana.  Recently, we hosted the largest U.S. Trade Mission ever to come to Guyana – Trade Mission Louisiana - a state that has many things in common with Guyana from its climate and agricultural products to its thriving ...
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Louisiana District Export Council Mission Explores Business Opportunities in Guyana

With 23 markets and 41 million people, the Caribbean presents a growing opportunity for U.S. companies.  The delegation sought to capitalize on the strong bilateral trade relationship between the U.S. and Guyana, with bilateral trade reaching $1.4 billion USD in the first half of this year alone.
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Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at Reception for Louisiana District Export Council Mission

Louisiana has already been the source of some amazing U.S.-Guyana partnerships.  From Edison Chouest’s early partnership with John Fernandes Limited on maritime and port services (the first Louisiana company to come to Guyana and engage in an incredible joint venture!), to K&B’s partnership with Guysons that brings world-class machine training and investment to Guyana, or ...
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U.S. Trade Mission Explores Guyana

While in Guyana, the companies held a productive day of meetings with key private sector contacts and experts to highlight Guyana’s business environment, learn about the Government of Guyana’s efforts to promote investment and economic diversification, explore market entry strategies, foster partnerships, and develop closer trade ties between Guyana and the U.S.
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U.S. Embassy celebrates World Tourism Day

On Monday, September 26, in observance of World Tourism Day, U.S. Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch invited stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industries to “Rethink Tourism.” The forum provided an opportunity for key industry players to discuss opportunities for collaboration in their respective roles in preparing Guyana for a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient tourism sector. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at International Youth Day Virtual Webinar

As we work on this transformation, we need to provide the opportunity and space for youth to articulate what challenges they face, then devise and implement solutions to those challenges.  We have to encourage youth, and also provide you a space to lead.  
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Joint Statement: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

We would like to pay our respect to the Indigenous Peoples of Guyana as the first peoples to this beautiful country, and to honor them for the achievements and contributions they have made and continue to make to this land, in particular their commitment, leadership and stewardship demonstrated over decades  for a more sustainable, safer, ...
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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 ...
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Op-Ed: A Summit for All Americans

Op-Ed:  A Summit for All Americans By Brian A. Nichols, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs  Maleka Russell, a Guyanese alumna of the State Department’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, owns an organic farm in Kwakwani that had major flooding in 2021, so Maleka decided to change her business to broiler production. ...
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at USAID-funded Economic Development Accelerator

Honorable Dr. Ashni Singh, Senior Minister, Office of the President, with responsibility for Finance, Other Government Representatives, Ms. Oslene Carrington, CEO, Guyana Economic Development Trust, Ms. Tanya Wilcott, Senior Manager, Business Solutions Unit, GTT, Staff of USAID and the Guyana Economic Development Trust, Participants from the Economic Development Accelerator program, Members of the Media, Ladies ...
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at GMSA Annual General Meeting

At the Offshore Technology Conference last year in Houston, I was highly impressed by the popularity of the Guyanese booth, and I know you came away with more than one signed MOU. Quality U.S. companies continue to be very interested in partnering with you to bring prosperity to all Guyanese.  Last year in the first ...
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at Economic Development Accelerator (EDA) Business Pitch Event

The growth and development of these businesses, which will help diversify the economy, and your ability to create employment for fellow Guyanese, contributes to the “prosperity for all” that should highlight this period in Guyana’s history. And, the United States will remain your committed partner in building the economic cooperation between our two countries.
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at Trade in the Americas Virtual Mission

And that is why I am here today, to make it clear that the U.S. government stands ready to assist in making the connections between U.S. and Guyanese businesses a reality. The United States is Guyana’s largest trading partner, and we want to keep it that way. We couldn’t be happier with all of the ...
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at WeLead Caribbean’s 5th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference

The theme this year is especially close to my heart. “Herstory: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders” could not be closer to the U.S. priority for Guyana and the region. Building a future for our young people and a common vision of prosperity for all is something the United States fully supports. It’s the rich ...
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks for Guyana’s Global Entrepreneurship Week Virtual Event

Each successful Chamber of Commerce that wants to grow and strengthen its membership should have a mentoring program. Mentoring can take many forms, either a formal part of the Chamber, or a part of the membership protocol, with each company committed to having its own mentoring program. I know the American Chamber of Commerce in ...
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Ambassador Lynch Delivers Remarks on Rule of Law as a Foundation for Competitive Business Environment

As the U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, I want to confirm the Embassy’s willingness and interest in connecting U.S. companies with Guyanese partners.  Our bilateral cooperation has endured 55 years, and the future is full of promise and prosperity.  We stand ready to assist in arranging contacts and providing consultations.
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USAID Launches Regional Development Cooperation Strategy

Regional Representative, USAID/ESC, Clinton D. White said, “The American people, through USAID, are partnering with the people of the Caribbean to move education, health, economic development, gender equality, climate change resilience, and prosperity forward, so they are able to have opportunities to better their lives and to promote stronger and safer communities.”
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Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at the Launch of Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch Launch of Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) May 11, 2021 Minister of Commerce and Tourism, the honorable Oneidge Walrond, Regional Chair Permaul Armogan, Regional Executive Officer Devanand Ramdatt, President of the Essequibo Chamber of Commerce Mr. Aadil Baksh, distinguished guests, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at U.S. Commercial Service Agribusiness Webinar

This is a time of unprecedented opportunities.  Taking full advantage of these opportunities requires not only natural resources and human capital, but also a stable, transparent, and business-friendly regulatory and investment climate.  When companies make decisions on where to do business around the world, they seek out those markets where the business environment is rules-based ...
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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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Visiting U.S. Delegation on Economic Investment Opportunities

As a continuing sign of the U.S. commitment to a prosperous Guyana, the Embassy hosted a delegation from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) on October 13. The delegation, led by CEO Adam Boehler, includes U.S. Department of Treasury Assistant Secretary for International Markets Mitchell A. Silk and other senior officials from the Department ...
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