Ambassador Lynch bids farewell to Guyana.

  U.S. Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch bids farewell to Guyana Dear Citizens of Guyana, Adventure, Friendship, Success – these are not only names of charming Guyanese villages, but also words that paint a picture of my experience in this beautiful land which I have called home for the past four and a half years.  It has ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch Statement to the Press

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch Statement to the Press  Herdmanston Lodge   August 31, 2023 First, I want to thank all of you – the members of the media corps -for your wonderful cooperation and excellent partnership over the years.  You serve a crucial and important function in any strong democracy, and you are absolutely ... Read More»

U.S. Health Advisors partner with Guyana’s Ministry of Health to strengthen COVID-19 response and public health supply chain

Expressing support for this initiative, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch said, “Through this strategic partnership, the United States Government, through USAID, is bolstering Guyana's capacity to combat COVID-19 and optimize public health supply chain management, contributing to the country's overall health resilience and progress toward a healthier future.  We remain a committed and resolute ... 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»

Guyana joins initiative that supports development of human rights programs in the Caribbean, Latin America

Joint Press Release July 27, 2023 During a bilateral meeting today between Brigadier Omar Khan, Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Chief of Staff, and U.S. Army General Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), the two leaders signed the Human Rights Framework committing their organizations to “human rights engagement, cooperation and integration.” With the signing ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at Tradewinds 2023 Opening Ceremony

I would also like to emphasize the importance of Human Rights and Women, Peace, and Security to Tradewinds. Respecting human rights and correctly applying gender considerations to military operations ensures that civilian populations remain safe and protected, even during periods of conflict or instability Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at U.S. Independence Celebration

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch US. Independence Celebration  Marriott Hotel  June 29, 2023 Honorable Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, Prime Minister to the Co-Operative Republic of Guyana; Honorable Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, Vice President; Honorable Hugh Todd, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Honorable Ministers; Members of the Judiciary; Members of Parliament; and Speaker of the National Assembly; ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers Farewell Remarks

Adventure, Friendship, Success.  These are not only names of charming Guyanese villages, but also words that paint a picture of my experience in this land where I have spent four plus years of my life.  It has been a joint ADVENTURE with so many of you - colleagues, partners, FRIENDS - to resolve an election, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at Reception in honor of congressional delegation (CODEL)

Over the years, the United States has been a steadfast partner in working with Guyana to overcome some of its critical challenges in the areas of governance, economic development, and security.  In the future, we want to continue to help build a Guyana that is competitive, equitable, and provides upward social mobility for all its ... Read More»

Representatives of the Office of the Vice President visit Guyana

During their visit, the delegation will meet with government officials, business leaders and non-governmental organizations leading on issues of governance, security and prosperity. Discussions will include topics of mutual interest including food security, energy security, and the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030 (PACC 2030). 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»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

No Imminent Plan for U.S. Secretary of State to visit Guyana

With reference to a recent article published by Stabroek News on April 20, 2022, under the caption “U.S. Secretary of State Blinken to visit in June,” the U.S. Embassy wishes to advise that there is no such visit planned at this time.  In the event of such a high-level visit, the U.S. Embassy would inform ... Read More»

United States Plans to Provide Further $1.5 Million for Urgent COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance in Caribbean Countries

USAID has provided nearly $63 million in COVID-19 assistance to the Caribbean since the beginning of the pandemic to address health, humanitarian, and economic impacts. This includes over $7 million for partner countries in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean region. In addition to the over 300,000 vaccine doses from the U.S. Government to Guyana, USAID’s partnership ... Read More»

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Caribbean Affairs and Haiti travel to Guyana

The U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Caribbean Affairs and Haiti, Barbara A. Feinstein will travel to Guyana March 24-26. Her visit underscores the continued importance the United States places on the U.S./Guyanese partnership. Her meetings will include Vice President Jagdeo, members of the opposition, CARICOM, the private sector, and civil society. Link to bio: ... Read More»

USAID and Peace Corps celebrate 60 years

In a reception to celebrate the 60-year anniversaries of both the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Peace Corps, Ambassador Lynch hosted a reception with H.E. President Irfaan Ali and other distinguished guests. USAID’s partnership with Guyana predates the country’s independence, dating back to the creation of the Agency in ... Read More»

Republic Day Message from President Biden

Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the United States, it is my pleasure to wish you a happy Mashramani in celebration of Guyana’s 52nd year as a republic on February 23. The United States remains a committed partner in working together with Guyana to reinforce democratic values, promote inclusive economic growth, strengthen regional security, and ... 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»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch in Observance of 245th Anniversary of U.S. Independence

As we celebrate America’s 245th birthday tonight, we are also grateful for our many partnerships around the world, just like the 55 years of bilateral relations we have with Guyana and her people. We are grateful for our shared values of promoting democracy, good governance, the rule of law, and private sector-led growth. I would ... 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»

USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean’s Regional Representative Clinton White Visits Guyana

To emphasize the U.S. Government’s focus on regional and government partnerships, climate change, public financial management, and private sector-led growth, USAID Regional Representative Clinton White is in Guyana to meet with government officials, CARICOM representatives, leaders in the business community, youth representatives and members of civil society organizations. This will be Mr. White’s first meeting ... 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»

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. Read More»

National Day Message from President Biden

Dear Mr. President: It is my pleasure to send congratulations to the people of Guyana as you celebrate 51 years as a republic on February 23. Guyana is a strong democracy, and I look forward to strengthening our bilateral relationship based on shared principles of good governance, prosperity, and security.  The challenges of COVID-19 affect all of us and make clear that ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Paramaribo, Georgetown, Boa Vista, Bogota, and Plano

In Georgetown, Guyana, Secretary Pompeo will congratulate newly elected president Irfaan Ali and his cabinet, and meet with CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque.  He will reinforce the promise of a values-based U.S. partnership highlighting opportunities for more responsible and transparent private sector investment to increase prosperity for the people of Guyana, particularly in the wake of ... 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»

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 Applauds USAID/APC on Key Accomplishments

The U.S. Government recognizes that community-based organizations are important partners in the fight against HIV and AIDS, and we commend the tireless work of the men and women who reach communities with services in order to improve and save lives.  These community organizations are key to getting prevention messages to communities, especially those most at ... Read More»

USAID Supports CariSECURE Police Reporting Management Information System (PRMIS)

CariSECURE is one component of our broader Youth Empowerment Services project, which seeks to reduce youth involvement in crime and violence. Today, the Guyana Police Force is making a significant stride closer to that goal. 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»

USAID donates climate monitoring equipment to Government of Guyana

Through the U.S. Government’s three-year Climate Change Adaptation Project, we are dedicating US$10 million to creating an integrated system for the development and financing of adaptation measures to counter the impact of climate variability.  The equipment being handed over today was purchased under this project. Read More»

Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch presents credentials to President David Granger

His Excellency, Brigadier David Arthur Granger, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana Ambassador Audrey Jardine-Waddell Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen. Your Excellency, I am honored to represent the United States of America as Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. The United States and Guyana have a long-standing partnership that has remained strong in ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Participates in World AIDS Day Awareness Walk

Honorable Minister Lawrence, Dr. Moore, Dr. Odiit, cultural program participants, diplomatic colleagues. Good morning, and thank you for inviting me to share a few words, as together we recognize World AIDS Day.  I understand today is the 30th annual World Aids Day.  Thirty years of noteworthy achievements, but much work remains to be done to ... Read More»

USAID Partners with Stakeholders on Malaria Prevention

The U.S. Government has provided long-standing support to the region, helping partner countries like Guyana adapt malaria prevention and response interventions to local contexts.  Working with our local stakeholders, we continue to focus on key needs, taking your strategic priorities and strengths into account, to make the best use of limited resources. 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»

Card Readers to Help Improve Port Security

Since 2010, the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) has provided over $437 million in funds for training and equipment in the Caribbean.  Today’s handover of equipment to Guyana’s Maritime Administration is yet another piece of technical assistance designed to help ensure our mutual security in the region. More so than perhaps any other industry, maritime ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Extends Congratulations on Guyana’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on 52 years of independence on May 26.   Today, we celebrate our strong connections.  We look forward to advancing prosperity by helping Guyana develop ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Donates Bicycles to Guyana Police Force

The United States Department of State through the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) assists countries around the world in strengthening the capacity of their law enforcement and supports their efforts to promote the rule of law. On behalf of INL, I am delighted to be here today to underscore the United States’ ... Read More»

HAP Conducts Medical Outreach in Linden

The U.S. Embassy’s Humanitarian Assistance Program joined medical professionals from Davis Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, nine dental students from Sacramento, California, and three Guyana-based dental missionaries to conduct a medical outreach program in Linden last week.  Other partners involved in making the successful outreach possible included the Linden Mayor’s Office, the Linden Hospital, the Ministry ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Holloway at CX Guyana 2017 Familiarization Tour

Remarks by Ambassador Holloway at Guyana Office for Investment and Nearshore Americas CX Guyana 2017: Discovery and Familiarization Tour ( As Prepared) Salutations: Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes Chief Executive Office of the Guyana Officer for Investment Owen Verwey Representative from Nearshore Americas Kirk Laughlin Members of the Private Sector Distinguished Guests Thank ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Swears in Peace Corps Volunteers

Though times have changed, the Peace Corps continues to evolve and adhere to the goals of its founding: helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of peoples served, and helping promote a better understanding of other peoples ... 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»

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission at his Welcome Reception

I am humbled to be here tonight and would like to thank Ambassador  and Mrs. Holloway for opening up their home and hosting this wonderful reception. I would also like to thank you all for coming.  I have had the pleasure of meeting many of you on courtesy calls, and I look forward to working ... Read More»
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