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»

U.S. Government Strengthens Vaccine Storage in Guyana with the Handover of Solar Refrigerators

These refrigerators will provide consistent access to vital immunizations, improving equitable healthcare access, and significantly reducing the risk of preventable disease outbreaks.  This donation underscores the importance of reliable vaccine storage and will provide a significant cost savings by maintaining the viability of vaccines. Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at Tradewinds 2023 Closing Ceremony

I would also like to congratulate the Guyana Defence Force on its signing of the U.S. Southern Command Human Rights Initiative earlier today The HRI was established in 1997 to bring together military, public security, government, and civil society representatives from across the hemisphere with the aim of developing comprehensive and effective human rights programs ... 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»

U.S. Embassy Donates 17-Seat Passenger Bus to the Palms Rehabilitation Center

In the spirit of partnership and goodwill between Guyana and the United States, the United States Embassy in Georgetown donated one 17-seat passenger bus to the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, valued at of $25K USD ($5.2M GYD). U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch and Dr. Vindhya Persaud, Minister of Human Services and ... Read More»

U.S.-Guyana Collaborates with NGO to Assist Citizens in Linden

On June 5, members of the United States Embassy and the non-governmental organization, Humanity First, conducted a medical outreach for residents in Linden, Region 10. In attendance were the U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Adrienne Galanek, the Mayor of Linden, Waneka Arrindell, and eight medical students from the University of Maryland. In furthering its humanitarian ... Read More»

U.S. Military medical team completes successful medical mission in Guyana

The LAMAT medical mission not only directly improved the lives of many Guyanese citizens, but also strengthened the close bilateral relationship by providing vital knowledge exchanges and hands-on experience to address challenges in medical and humanitarian assistance.  Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at Opening Ceremony of LAMAT Medical Mission

Over the last several years, the United States has partnered with the Government of Guyana in a number of health areas from fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to COVID through donating equipment, supplies and  more than 350,000 COVID 19 vaccine doses. In the same spirit, LAMAT honors our ... Read More»

U.S. Military Medical Team Begins Two-Week Medical Mission in Guyana

“My team is humbled to have been invited by the Ministry of Health and U.S. Ambassador to Guyana to participate in this much needed operation,” said Lt. Col. Gentry Mobley, LAMAT Mission Commander. “It is important to the U.S. to provide whatever help we can to take care of people in need.  Our team is ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at donation of medical equipment to Region 10

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch Donation of medical equipment to Region 10   February 3, 2023 Minister of Health, Honorable Dr. Frank Anthony, Regional Chairman, Mr. Derron Adams, Regional Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Harris, Regional Executive Officer, Mr. Dwight John, Medical Superintendent, Dr. Trevlon Braithwaite, Members of the media, Ladies and Gentlemen. Good afternoon! It ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program Provides Medical Equipment to Region 10

In the spirit of partnership and goodwill between Guyana and the United States, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, presented a donation of medical equipment and supplies to Honorable Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony on February 3, 2023, at the Linden Hospital. The medical equipment, which includes adjustable hospital beds, diagnostic equipment, and patient ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at Oxygen Generator Handover Ceremony

The COVID-19 pandemic showed us how vulnerable the standard supply of oxygen in a medical system could be, even in the most advanced countries. Therefore, it is vital to plan and this time, have in place an efficient, sustainable, and low-cost solution that will protect and help fellow Guyanese in case of emergencies. I'm honored ... 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»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at vehicle handover ceremony to Ministry of Health

The automobiles we’re handing over today are not specific to our COVID assistance. They are in response to requests made by the Ministry last year, to assist with access to patients. We hope that they help the government serve the people of Guyana with efficiency. The vehicles have a combined value of $71,000 USD, donated ... Read More»

U.S. Donates 146,250 Pfizer Vaccine Doses to Guyana

As President Biden said, “From the beginning of my presidency, we have been clear-eyed that we need to attack this virus globally as well.  This is about our responsibility – our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as we can – and our responsibility to our values.  We’re going to help lead the world ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch visits Medical Outreach in Mabaruma, Region 1

During her visit to Mabaruma on August 5, Ambassador Lynch praised the collaborative efforts of the international community, Government of Guyana and the local and U.S. based NGOs during the medical outreach. She stated, “It is always so satisfying to see global, bilateral, national, and local experiences and resources come together for the benefit of ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at Region 1 Medical Outreach

I have heard uplifting accounts of the successful medical outreaches being conducted this week across Region 1, with both Guyanese and Venezuelans securing the medical care they have needed, including members of the indigenous Warao community.  Dentists from the Cheddi Jagan Dental Center are here from Georgetown and are providing dental services to many who ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Visits Region Nine for Meetings with Community Leaders, Donates School Supplies to Students of St. Ignatius Secondary School

During a recent visit to Lethem and St. Ignatius, Region Nine, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Mark Cullinane met with the Regional Chairman, Guyana Police Force leadership, the Regional Health Officer, the Lethem Town Clerk, the Rupununi Chamber of Commerce, and village leaders.  The Deputy Chief of Mission received a tour of St. Ignatius ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at Closing Ceremony of Tradewinds Exercise 2021

Importantly, the nations represented here today share a common commitment to the respect for human rights and promoting stable, secure, and prosperous democracies.  And I was so pleased to learn that, for the first time ever, there was a component added to Tradewinds on Women, Peace and Security to further highlight the meaningful role that ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch and USAID Regional Representative at Joint Press Conference

Remarks by Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mr. Clinton White to Guyana. As the USAID regional representative for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, he’s visited Guyana previously, but not since the pandemic, so we are very glad to see him back with us this week. And, there is certainly ... Read More»

U.S. Continues its Support of Guyana’s Fight Against COVID-19

This support is in addition to the 62,400 vaccines that Guyana has received through the COVAX Facility, to which the U.S. is the leading donor at $4 billion USD. The Department of Defense has also donated more than $150,000 USD worth of locally procured, personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies, through its Humanitarian Assistance Program.   Read More»

USAID Announces $3.8 Million in Additional Humanitarian Aid for People Affected By Volcanic Eruption in Saint Vincent

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $3.8 million  in additional humanitarian assistance for people affected by the eruption of La Soufrière volcano on the island of Saint Vincent. This additional support from the United States will provide thousands of people in Saint Vincent with emergency food assistance, access to safe drinking water, ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch visits Medical Training in Region 1

The U.S. Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) Team conducted a medical training with members of the Guyanese Ministry of Health in Port Kaituma from March 23rd to 24th. The team instructed hospital personnel, teachers, local volunteers, Guyanese police officers, and members of the Guyanese Defence Force about basic trauma care, preventative medicine, women’s health, sex ... Read More»

U.S. Military Representatives Visit Guyana for Trade Winds Planning Conference

Tradewinds 2020 will occur in June and will be held at several Guyana locations. All training locations provide opportunities to conduct joint, combined, and interagency partner nation capacity building focused on increasing regional cooperation in complex multinational security operations, as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations. Read More»

Remarks by Seth Wikas, Guyana Desk Officer: Resiliency and Capacity Initiatives in the Caribbean

Over the past year, the Department of State and U.S. Coast Guard have been working with Guyana’s Department of Energy and its Civil Defence Commission to assist with the development of its National Oil Spill Contingency plan. With Guyana’s oil resources coming online imminently, we commend the Guyanese government in its foresight to develop this ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Delivers Remarks at New Horizons 2019 Closing Ceremony

This tremendous achievement speaks volumes about the United States’ commitment to build and sustain enduring relationships with our Partner Nations.  It is a commitment that will never – I repeat – never wane, because we know that by sharing our values, challenges and responsibilities we forge partnerships that improve regional stability. Guyana’s success is without ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch Joins New Horizons Team for Soil-Turning Ceremony

As many of you probably already know, the New Horizons exercise is nothing new to Guyana, as this would be the third time this exercise takes place in your country. It speaks volumes about the United States’ commitment to build and sustain enduring relationships with our partner nations. It is a commitment that does not ... Read More»

Guyana to Host New Horizons

New Horizons, the U.S. Southern Command’s annual training exercise, kicks off in Linden next month. The three month event will train U.S. military civil engineers and medical professionals, who will work alongside Guyanese military and health professionals in joint humanitarian assistance exercises. Read More»
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