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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Nine Guyanese Youth chosen for the 2021 Youth Ambassadors Program

The virtual program brings together outstanding young people between the ages of 15 and 18 from across the Americas for an enrichment program to explore themes such as civic education, leadership, cross-cultural connections, community service, and youth and social transformation through experiential learning activities, leadership training, civic participation at the community level, and mentoring by community, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at Launch of AMCHAM Guyana Young Entrepreneur’s Program

The AmCham Young Entrepreneur’s Program is a great initiative, and the Embassy stands ready to assist. We helped AmCham organize a speaker in May to make a presentation on the importance of financial technology and its benefits to building a smooth and responsive financial services sector. There are many areas that we can collaborate on, ...
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Remarks by DCM Mark Cullinane at Virtual Launch of “Project Jumpstart” Career Mentorship Program

Young people are a country’s greatest asset and contribute to sustainable efforts in the long term. For this reason, the U.S. Government places a high priority on youth development through programs such as the Youth Ambassadors Program, the Youth Action Network and skills training through the United States Agency for International Development.  Our ultimate goal ...
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Applications Open for 2021 Youth Ambassadors Program with the Caribbean

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the YAP exchange program is part of the U.S. continued commitment to the prosperity of Guyana and the region. During their exchange, high school students and adult educators from the Caribbean region and the United States will explore themes such as civic education, leadership, cross-cultural connections, community service, ...
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USAID Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) program recognized in closeout event

The CFYR program celebrated its accomplishments during an online closeout event on Monday September 28, which marked its success to reduce youth involvement in crime and violence in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. Fifteen communities in Guyana, Saint Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis were selected as the focus for the program’s activities.   Ambassador Lynch ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at CFYR Virtual Closeout Event

The CFYR program has definitely left its mark and has provided valuable lessons of evidence-based methods to reduce crime and violence among youth, families and communities. The program has also hosted knowledge sharing forums, bringing together youth, government representatives, the private sector and other non-government partners to share lessons learned and best practices in violence ...
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Ambassador Lynch delivers Remarks at Ruimveldt Children Home and Care Center Fundraiser

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah Ann Lynch RuImveldt Children’s Home and Care Center Fundraiser November 29, 2019, 7:00 PM Parc Rayne Event Center  Good evening everyone! Thank you so much for having me here this evening. I am honored to speak on behalf of the hundreds of children who have benefitted from this home and ...
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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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National Milling Company (Namilco) Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Namilco has had a strong relationship with the U.S. government, and has been part Guyana’s social and economic landscape for a very long time.  Six decades ago, Namilco was a key player in the implementation of U.S. government international food assistance program called P.L. 480 (four-eighty).   
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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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Three Guyanese Entrepreneurs to Participate in YLAI 2018 Professional Fellows Program

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2018 cohort from Guyana for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.  The program takes place in September and October and will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States. This year we are ...
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Application Period Open for YLAI 2018

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. YLAI applications are now being accepted at https://ylai.state.gov . Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, YLAI will this year bring 250 young entrepreneurs from the Caribbean and Latin America to ...
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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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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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USAID and GOG Coordinate Efforts to Measure Impact of YES Program

As part of a larger goal of creating a safer, more prosperous Caribbean Community, efforts are underway to ensure that at-risk Guyanese youth receive maximum benefits from the United States Agency for International Development’s new Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Project. On Thursday, March 16, USAID’s General Development Office Director, Ted Lawrence, and Guyana’s Attorney General, ...
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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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President Obama’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Includes Four Guyanese Entrepreneurs

GEORGETOWN – President Obama’s 2016  Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)  Fellows Program will bring together 250 young leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean, including four from Guyana, to the United States for an exchange program that will involve internships and skills-building workshops.  President Obama launched YLAI to build linkages between young leaders across the hemisphere and to expand opportunities ...
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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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U.S. Embassy Announces Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Professional Fellows Program

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to bring to the United States for business and social entrepreneurship training in October and November 2016. The YLAI Professional Fellows will become part of ...
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