Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at the International Energy Conference Panel Discussion: Skills Development and the Future of Work

One way to create more jobs in Guyana will be the introduction of more reliable and less expensive electricity.  For too long, high electricity costs have stymied Guyanese manufacturing.  As Minister Ashni Singh often notes, it’s unfortunate to drink a juice in Guyana that comes from fruit grown in Guyana but that was processed in ... Read More»

US Embassy Engages Women in the Energy Sector

During the discussion, guests shared some barriers that continue to prevent women from working in the energy industry and their vision for encouraging women and girls to pursue careers in the sector.  Ambassador Lynch noted the value of mentorship, saying “mentorship underlies most of our professional successes and we are here to support mentoring for ... Read More»

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. ... 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»

Ambassador Lynch Delivers Remarks at AmCham Guyana 1st Annual General Meeting

AmCham’s tangible accomplishments in such a short period of time lend themselves to reflections about what you can achieve down the road.  These aspirations start with changes that are just around the corner or more accurately 120 miles offshore and 3,660 meters under the seabed.  With the arrival of ExxonMobil’s Liza Destiny - and what ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires addresses Essequibo Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

There will be an unimaginable amount of revenue (profits and royalties) coming into the country.  But, to be honest, we know from observing other economies that revenues can be fleeting, whether coming in or going out.  How can the Government of Guyana ensure that every cent of the monies will be used to the direct ... Read More»

242nd Independence Day Celebration – “Guyana – Past, Present, and Future”

On behalf of President Trump, the United States Government, the United States Embassy in Guyana, myself, my beautiful wife Rosaura, my son Nicholas who is here visiting, and my daughter Paula who is in Miami, we thank you all for coming today for this 242nd  celebration of the Independence of the United States of America.  ... Read More»

Op-Ed: Prioritizing a Sovereign Wealth Fund – Preparing for Prosperity Now

Let us be clear.  When I speak of a sovereign wealth fund, I am talking about a fund that will immediately begin to invest in education, health, infrastructure, agriculture, and security.  I am referring to a concerted effort by all stakeholders to start a continuous conversation on how best to implement fiscal plans that directly ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Terry Steers-Gonzalez at the Inaugural Guyana Oil and Gas Conference and Expo 2017

  Back in December, at the Guyana Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (GCCI) Annual Gala, it was my privilege to last share the stage with Minister Trotman.  He announced at that event the great advances several industries – gold, diamonds, bauxite – had made in 2016 and committed to put before the government in early ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway: “Advancing Transparency and Accountability in Guyana’s Extractive Industries”

Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, performing the functions of Prime Minister Carl Greenidge Hon. Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman Hon. Ministers of Government Members of the Diplomatic Corps Members of the Private Sector Members of the Press Distinguished Guests, I am pleased to be here today to formally announce U.S. efforts to support the ... Read More»

Support for Guyana’s candidacy to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

I am pleased to be here today to formally announce U.S. efforts to support the Government of Guyana to prepare for the submission of its candidacy to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, or EITI. The United States Embassy is proud to provide the Carter Center with a grant in the amount of $297,000 US dollars ... Read More»

UG and Texas Tech Participate in 100,000 Strong in the Americas Program

Funded by a grant from ExxonMobil through President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Program, science students from the University of Guyana and Texas Tech University in100,000 Strong in the Americas Lubbock, Texas were afforded a unique opportunity to learn about enhancing capacities to support the oil and gas sector. In mid-July, UG students traveled ... Read More»
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