U.S. Embassy Announces the 2022 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program

The 2022 program will begin in January and close in July, bringing together 280 young leaders from 37 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada for a fellowship. This year we are pleased to announce that three young leaders from Guyana have been accepted out of over 2000 applicants.  
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USAID Helping to Build the Agricultural Processing Sector

December 13-14, 2021. A Virtual Pitch Presentation is being held to advance as many as 15 Guyanese agro-processors from the first phase of the USAID-funded Economic Development Accelerator (EDA) program that launched in June 2021. The EDA is a platform for small and growing agro-processing businesses in Guyana. Under its umbrella of support, EDA provides ...
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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 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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Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program 2023

The YLAI Fellowship Program is part of the U.S. continued commitment to the prosperity of Guyana and the region. The YLAI Fellowship Program supports and connects young entrepreneurs across the Western Hemisphere to take on leadership roles that benefit their communities and strengthen their economies.
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Ambassador Lynch Delivers Remarks at the Opening of the American Corner Guyana

To ensure the safety of all participants, the American Corner will offer a series of blended programming in the areas of entrepreneurship, English Language, STEM, Information and Literacy, and the corner will provide resources and information on studying and participating in educational and cultural exchanges in the United States.
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Opening of the American Corner – Guyana

A Joint Venture Between the National Library and the United States Embassy – Georgetown The National Library and the United States Embassy – Georgetown wish to announce a joint venture for the opening of the American Corner – Guyana. As a public space, the American Corner – Guyana will bring together persons of all ages ...
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at AMCHAM Guyana 3rd Annual General Meeting

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Guyana’s economy grew by over 40 percent in 2020, making it the world’s fastest growing economy and the only country in the Caribbean to register positive GDP growth.   In 2021, Guyana’s growth as an oil and gas producing nation continues its historic ascent.   To date the ExxonMobil led consortium has discovered ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at Launch of AMCHAM Guyana Young Entrepreneur’s Program

The AmCham Young Entrepreneur’s Program is a great initiative, and the Embassy stands ready to assist. We helped AmCham organize a speaker in May to make a presentation on the importance of financial technology and its benefits to building a smooth and responsive financial services sector. There are many areas that we can collaborate on, ...
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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 Women in Oil and Gas Guyana International Women’s Day Forum

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch Women in Oil and Gas Guyana International Women’s Day Forum March 8, 2021 Good evening, it’s an honor to speak with you today, on International Women’s Day. A warm thanks to Abbigale and the organizers for putting this event together, despite the challenges we’ve all had with this pandemic. ...
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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 Remarks to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah Ann Lynch Services Showcase Breakfast to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week November 20, 2019, 9:00 AM Herdmanston Lodge Esteemed Guests All, Hello! It’s so great to be here! I have had a wonderful time meeting some of you already, and hope I can talk to some more of you, so I ...
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at WeLead Conference

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah Ann Lynch WeLead Conference September 18, 2019, 9:00 AM Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Turkeyen It’s so great to be here! I don’t want to take too much time since there are many amazing speakers here today and of course, the main purpose of the conference is for you to network ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch on 243rd Independence Day of the United States of America

Remarks by Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch 243rd Independence Day of the United States of America Friday, July 12, 2019 Salutations Good Evening! Kevin, Dylan and I would like to extend a very warm welcome to everyone here this evening as we celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. First, a few ...
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Three Guyanese Entrepreneurs to Participate in YLAI 2018 Professional Fellows Program

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2018 cohort from Guyana for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.  The program takes place in September and October and will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States. This year we are ...
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Application Period Open for YLAI 2018

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. YLAI applications are now being accepted at https://ylai.state.gov . Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, YLAI will this year bring 250 young entrepreneurs from the Caribbean and Latin America to ...
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Three Guyanese Entrepreneurs to participate in 2017 YLAI Fellows Program

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the Guyana cohort of the 2017 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program .  The five-week program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State , will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America to the United States to augment their business or social venture plans, learn from U.S. counterparts, and share best practices. ...
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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 ...
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Women’s Conference: Empowered Leadership in 2017–Unleash Your Promise and Potential

As this is a conference about Empowered Leadership and Unleashing Promise and Potential, particularly among women, I am reminded of a quote from one of America’s great female authors, Ayn Rand, who wrote in Atlas Shrugged, “The question is not who is going to let me; (pause) it is who is going to stop me?”
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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, ...
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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 ...
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President Obama’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Includes Four Guyanese Entrepreneurs

GEORGETOWN – President Obama’s 2016  Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)  Fellows Program will bring together 250 young leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean, including four from Guyana, to the United States for an exchange program that will involve internships and skills-building workshops.  President Obama launched YLAI to build linkages between young leaders across the hemisphere and to expand opportunities ...
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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.  
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U.S. Embassy Announces Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Professional Fellows Program

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to bring to the United States for business and social entrepreneurship training in October and November 2016. The YLAI Professional Fellows will become part of ...
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Guyanese Businesswoman Participates in International Visitor Leadership Program

Georgetown – Ambassador Perry Holloway met with Christine Gooding upon her  return from the United States after participating in the Embassy-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange.  Ms. Gooding, founder and co-owner of Market Square (M2) joined twenty-three other female entrepreneurs from various industries across the globe in an IVLP exchange on “Women and Entrepreneurship” ...
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