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 ...
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DCM Cullinane Remarks at USAID/CFYR Workforce Development Initiative Graduation

The training, offered by the Volunteer Youth Corps in partnership with the Georgetown Technical Institute, is aligned to the needs of the labor market. To date, I am happy to say that 385 youth are trained and 93 placed in employment. Our hope is that graduates can now take advantage of the opportunity available under ...
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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 ...
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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.
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Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at USAID Zika Maternal and Child Survival Program Closeout

Today, thanks to continuous and dedicated work to curb the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses, reported Zika cases have decreased. The significant decrease in cases compared to this time last year suggests that the risk of infection with Zika is minimal in Guyana. However, debate continues within the scientific community not as to IF there will ...
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Ambassador Remarks at USAID BLES Graduation Ceremony

Remarks by Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch USAID BLES Graduation Ceremony – Georgetown Thursday, April 2, 2019 Acknowledgements: Samantha Williams, Assistant Chief Education Officer – Nursery, Ministry of Education Christopher Jones, Director of Sport, Ministry of the Presidency Rawle Dundas, Chief Executive Officer, Professional Development Enterprise Courtney Brown, Country Manager of USAID’s Community, Family & Youth Resilience program ...
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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.
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Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Salutes Graduates of USAID Social Crime Prevention Training

It is a great honor and privilege to represent the United States Government at today’s graduation ceremony, and to salute you outstanding members of the Guyana Police Force for successfully completing training in Social Crime Prevention. You should be proud of your accomplishments, and even more so of the impact that this training will have ...
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USAID Trains Health Workers on Zika Maternal and Child Survival

The multi-faceted project Zika Project, implemented throughout the region, supports vector control, maternal and child health, and behavior change communications.  The Zika Project is also partnering with dedicated public health specialists to improve the capacity of providers to counsel pregnant women and their partners on the risks of Zika infection to newborns.  Mass media campaigns ...
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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.
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Ambassador Holloway Launches USAID Local Capacity for Local Solutions Projects

It is my pleasure to represent the United States Government at today’s launch of the “Local Capacity for Local Solutions” Project. This U.S. Embassy-supported US$8 million dollar initiative represents an ongoing partnership with Guyana and the nine other countries of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean region. It also demonstrates our collective commitment to promote more ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Holloway at CariSECURE National Task Force Launch

It is my pleasure to represent the United States Government at today’s launch of the CariSECURE National Task Force.  The Task Force has a critical role to play in contributing to the reduction of crime and violence in Guyana and the region as a whole. The Caribbean Citizen Security Toolkit implementation represents in depth collaboration ...
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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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United States and Guyana Formalize Commitment to YES Program

Guyanese youth who are at risk of involvement in crime and violence will receive greater support and more opportunities for alternative pathways thanks to a recent re-commitment made by the Government of Guyana and the United States Government. Christopher Cushing, the Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Mission Director for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Perry Holloway at Closeout of USAID Youth and Citizens’ Participation Project

Good afternoon. I’m pleased to be present today to acknowledge the outstanding work of the United States Government’s Youth and Citizens’ Participation project over the past 12 months.  As a friend of Guyana, the U.S. Government is pleased to support citizens’ education for Guyana’s first local government elections in 22 years and the efforts to ...
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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 at the Launch of USAID/Youth Empowerment Services Project

Good Morning.  Thank you for joining us here today.  I’m very happy to participate in the launch of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Youth Empowerment Services (YES) project here in Guyana.  The U.S. government is pleased to continue its many years of work in the area of citizen security here in Guyana ...
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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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Remarks by Ambassador Holloway: Close Out of Supply Chain Management System Project

Working with the Ministry, the SCMS project, developed computerized systems for requesting, tracking, storing, and distributing all the Ministry of Public Health’s drugs and supplies. This system has the ability to track every product and transaction from the time the product is received at the warehouse to the time it is sent to a health ...
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Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Assessment for Guyana

GEORGETOWN -The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to release the final report for the Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Assessment for Guyana.  The assessment, conducted with the full knowledge of the government, examined political change and democratization in Guyana, analyzed core democracy and governance issues, actors, and institutions in the country ...
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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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