Remarks by Ambassador Lynch for Caribbean Women, Peace, and Security Conference

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch Caribbean Women, Peace and Security Conference  August 30, 2022 First Lady of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Her Excellency Arya Ali, Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Honorable Yonette Cummings-Edwards, Acting Chief Justice Roxane George Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Godfrey Bess, Commander of U.S. Southern ...
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Commander of U.S. Southern Command to visit Guyana

The United States and Guyana have a longstanding history of security cooperation. The defense partnership between the two countries includes collaboration against regional threats and challenges, capacity-building exercises, bilateral training, expertise exchanges, events fostering the inclusion of women in defense and security missions, and professional development engagements. 
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Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at the opening of Guyana Civil Asset Recovery Workshop

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch Opening of Guyana Civil  Asset Recovery Workshop July 19, 2022 Good morning, it is a pleasure to join you this morning.  I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to the Hon. Attorney General Nandlall, for co-hosting this multi-agency asset recovery workshop with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau ...
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Ambassador Lynch remarks to observe 246th Independence Day of the United States of America

But, as we remember those difficult days in the past, we must also look forward.  The Fourth of July is a day in the United States for both – it’s a day of history and remembrance; it’s also a day of hope and resolve; and, a day of promise and possibilities.  Across the United States ...
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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 ...
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at launch of Master in Strategic Development Studies at University of Guyana

In Guyana, we have helped build capacity of public institutions, like the GDF, the GPF, the GRA and justice sector to increase their transparency and accountability to Guyanese citizens. We also encourage the efforts of civil society organizations to hold its government to be responsive to their needs, accountable and transparent. The work of persons ...
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Security Cooperation Sends Two Fugitives to the United States

This is the fourth extradition of U.S. fugitives from Guyana to the United States in the last 25-years.  The extradition of the two fugitives strengthens the rule of law in Guyana and reflects the strong professional law enforcement and judicial cooperation between the United States and the Government of Guyana.    
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at Human Rights Training for Police, Prosecutors, and Judges

Guiding our provision of security training and assistance in Guyana and around the world is a commitment to human rights. As we seek to help Guyana and other countries be more secure, we are also committed to ensuring they do so in a way that upholds human life and dignity.
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U.S. Embassy Conducts Human Rights Training for Police and Prison Service

The training focused on the Department of State Leahy Law, which prohibits State assistance to foreign security forces if there is credible information that a security force unit has committed a gross violation of human rights (GVHR), to include extrajudicial killings, torture, forced disappearance, or rape under the color of law. 
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at Launch of Container Control Program Training

Through UNODC’s container control program, port control units will be re-invigorated to profile, target, and inspect containers. The training and technical assistance for these units will be a key aspect of the program, as well as its interagency collaboration between customs and law enforcement officials.
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U.S. and Guyana Partner to Strengthen Port Security

Officials from the World Customs Organization opened the program with a two-week virtual training course for members of Port Control Units, composed of members of the GPF, GRA, CANU, MARAD, and the GDF Coast Guard, providing them training in profiling, targeting, and inspecting containers.  This training will give them the skills to effectively detect suspicious ...
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Second Guyanese Officer Graduates from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

Colonel Jerrick’s education was funded through the U.S. Government’s International Military Education and Training (IMET) program. IMET trains military students throughout the world and builds alliances for the future. In 2021, IMET funded education for 32 members of the Guyana Defence Force and two members of the Government of Guyana, totally $539K USD. The investment ...
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Partnership Operationalized Through Joint Exercises Between U.S. Navy and Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard

The U.S. Naval Ship (USNS) Burlington conducted a joint training exercise with the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard on September 18. The operation included countering illicit trafficking operations and monitoring techniques. The USNS has been in the region conducting operations with Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname. The USNS Burlington is the U.S. Navy’s 10th Expeditionary ...
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at CariSECURE Citizen Security Conference

However, for a crime to form part of the official statistics, it must be reported to the relevant law enforcement authorities.  If not, that unreported crime goes undetected, unchallenged, and the offenders remain unidentified. This unreported crime is known as the “dark figure of crime” and the subject of this seminar.
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U.S. Military Representatives Visit Guyana for Tradewinds Planning Conference

Tradewinds 2021 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 in humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.
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