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Guyana Republic Day Message - John Kerry, Secretary of State (USA)

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 22, 2015

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana as you celebrate 45 years of independence on February 23.

Your nation will hold national elections this year. I am confident that it will serve as an example of the peaceful exercise of the right to vote. Your actions will strengthen the entire region’s commitment to democratic institutions.

Guyanese travelling from Aruba to the U.S. Caught With Cocaine Suspended in Nutrophos

Nutrophos Liquid Nerve Tonic

ORANJESTAD, Aruba—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Oranjestad-Aruba Preclearance facility intercepted 11.46 pounds of liquid cocaine concealed inside a traveler’s luggage. The subject and narcotics were turned over to Aruba Customs for further processing.

Why the Sledgehammer Approach to Law enforcement is not the Answer

Law Enforcement

I love it when law enforcement can gain the full support of the general public. Three of my four brothers, my father and one of my uncles were in law enforcement. I worked for several years supporting four jurisdictions in their efforts.

U.S CBP Officers Discover Liquid Cocaine in Four Bottles of Alcohol in passenger baggage from Guyana

Liquid Cocaine in Four Bottles of ElDorado Rum

On November 17, 2014 Mr. Wilton Sinclair arrived on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana and presented one checked-in suitcase, one carry-on duffel bag, and two duty free bags for examination.  During this examination CBP officers discovered four bottles of rum, two in each of the duty free bags, and noticed that the liquid appeared thicker than usual.  Mr. Sinclair was escorted to a private search room where CBP officers opened the bottles of rum, and detected an unusual chemical odor.  The liquid tested positive for cocaine.

Words Statesman Sir Shridath Ramphal launches memoir at the OAS

Sir Shridath Ramphal with Ambassador Bayney Karran

November 14, marked the launch of Sir Shridath Ramphal’s memoir “Glimpses of a Global Life” at an event held in Washington, DC as part of the Organization of American States Lecture of the Americas series.

The great threat to democracy is a citizenry starved of economic freedom

Power of Economic Freedom

Economic freedom is a crucial component of liberty. It empowers people to work, produce, consume, own, trade, and invest their own resources, while respecting others’ rights to do the same. It has been shown in numerous peer-reviewed studies to promote prosperity and other positive outcomes. It is a necessary condition for democratic development.

Canada, UK and USA travel advisories for their citizens traveling to Guyana

Travel Alert

November 12, 2014 - See below for travel advisories issued by Canada, UK and USA for their citizens traveling to Guyana.

The Real Danger To Israel’s Security Is Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

As Prime Minister, Netanyahu has consistently invoked his solemn duty to protect Israel’s national security. Ironically, he has become the single most reckless individual who is imperiling the very security of the state. One need not look far and wide to discern Netanyahu’s disingenuousness and misguided policies that have only undermined Israel’s future security.

Customs and Border Protection Intercepts World’s Most Destructive Insect in Rice from Saudi Arabia

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists recently intercepted Khapra Beetle, one of the world’s most destructive insect pets, in a passenger’s baggage at Philadelphia International Airport.

From Guyana to Canada, and Back Again - By Allison Lawlor

“I decided to come back home to help,” says the 43-year-old specialist in information systems. “I thought it was a great opportunity to do some hands-on work.”A Guyanese diaspora volunteer ventures back home to help rural farmers market new products locally – and beyond.

After two hours of travelling by speedboat along riverways into the depths of the rainforest, Clive Gobin finally arrives at a tiny community near Mabaruma, in northwest Guyana, bordering Venezuela.

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