Guyana’s New American Ambassador Arrives

Guyana’s New American Ambassador Arrives

Friday, 25 September 2015 11:48 – Written by Demerara Waves


Photo: Ambassador Holloway arrives with wife Rosaura (US Emb photo)

Ambassador Perry Holloway arrived in Guyana Thursday, September 24th after having been confirmed by the Senate in August, the American embassy here said.

He was sworn in as Ambassador to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on September 18, 2015.

Holloway takes over from Ambassador Brent Hardt with whom the former Guyanese administration had had unhealthy relations that ended up with him being sent off with a “feral blast” by then acting Foreign Minister Priya Manickchand at a reception.

Ambassador Holloway, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, most recently served as Political-Military Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan (2013 – July 2014).  Known as a talented leader, consensus builder and manager, with broad, high-level policy experience in Latin America and in managing the interagency process, Ambassador Holloway will bring essential skills to the task of furthering bilateral relations with the Government of Guyana, an important U.S. partner in Latin America and within the Organization of American States.

Previously, Ambassador Holloway served in the Department of State as Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (2010 – 2013), Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay (2009 – 2010), Director, Narcotics Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Columbia (2007 – 2009), Deputy Director, Narcotics Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (2005 – 2007), Andean Counterdrug Initiative Coordinator, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Washington, D.C. (2004 – 2005), Director, Narcotics Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala (2000 – 2003), General Services Officer, U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador (1997 – 2000), Administrative Officer, U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico (1994 – 1997), General Services Officer, U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (1992 – 1994), Ambassador’s Staff Assistant, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (1990 – 1991) and Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (1989 – 1990).  Before joining the Foreign Service, he was a manager of Radio Shack stores in Georgia and South Carolina

Ambassador Holloway earned a B.A. in foreign languages from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, a M.A. in International Business Sciences from the University of South Carolina, and a M.A. in National Resources Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.  He is the recipient three Senior Foreign Service Performance Awards, eight Superior Honor Awards and two Meritorious Awards from the Department of State.

He speaks fluent Spanish. Ambassador Holloway, and his wife Rosaura, have two children.

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  • compton de castro  On 09/25/2015 at 2:58 pm

    Nice one…..excellent appointment.
    Wish both a wonderful stay in their new home.
    Nice photo !😇

    Sir kamtan lord of Cherin by appointment to HRH QE2 UKPLC

  • Gigi  On 09/27/2015 at 10:27 am

    Hmmm…impressive CV. This guy is quite at home in the countries the US is infamously carrying out its “war on drugs” operations. And in Orwell speak, since ‘war is peace’ then ‘drug is candy’. But only when it’s carefully cultivated and distributed to spread peaceful and hapless bliss to the zombie masses of modern day neoliberal slavery. And to then dispose of them when they are no longer useful.

    More food for thought….

    Guyana is overpopulated in the eyes of the drug cartels – wiki leaks cable, US embassy in Guyana. The current war antics that the US is egging Guyana into with Venezuela will no doubt take out a chunk of the Guyanese population. Is this the aim? You can choose to take the red pill or the blue pill…

    “Despite billions spent to eradicate opium crops in Afghanistan, the crop is more popular than ever there, leading many to wonder whether some U.S. forces may actually be encouraging its growth and the heroin it later becomes.

    In July, the Centers for Disease Control warned of record-breaking numbers of heroin deaths in the United States. “Heroin use more than doubled among young adults ages 18–25 in the past decade,” the CDC reported.”

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