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Guyanese murder-accused extradited to US: creates precedent – US Ambassador

Troy Thomas is en route to the United States to face justice for criminal acts he allegedly committed in New York in 2011.     

Troy Thomas

A Guyanese man was extradited to the United States (US) to be arraigned on a charge of murder in a New York court, a move the American embassy here said creates a new precedent for others to be possibly extradited.

The American Embassy says it notes this positive step forward and commends the Guyana government. “The Government of Guyana’s actions over the past year clearly indicate its dedication to law and order and established norms of international criminal justice – Guyana is moving in the right direction. Establishing a road map for future extraditions, bringing a fugitive to justice, making Guyana a safer place for Guyanese citizens – this is the best example of rule of law existing in Guyana,”  US Ambassador to Guyana, Sara-Ann Lynch was quoted as saying in an Embassy release.  Continue reading

Today’s media is prominent in Guyana’s democracy – US Ambassador

Today’s media is prominent in Guyana’s democracy

JULY 8, 2012 | BY  | says  – US Ambassador
                                        US Ambassador to Guyana, D. Brent Hardt   >>

U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt, has charged the US embassy in Guyana to find creative new ways to achieve shared goals between Guyana and the US.

Ambassador Hardt is determined to forge a mutually beneficial partnership between the countries to help build a safe and secure, democratic, prosperous and healthy Guyana that would see the United States as a friend and ally.

He made those remarks on the occasion of American Independence Day at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, on July 4.

Speaking on Guyana’s political climate, he expressed confidence that Guyana will continue to come together as a nation and find ways to work in the national interest, even as it debates and discusses different approaches and priorities.   Continue reading

Trafficking in Persons – by US Ambassador to Guyana, Brendt Hardt

Trafficking in Persons – by US Ambassador to Guyana, Brendt Hardt

Guest Colun – Demerara Waves – June 19, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released the 2012 United States Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report June 19 reviewing the efforts of 186 countries to combat the scourge of modern day slavery.  This year’s report, entitled “the Promise of Freedom,” calls on every government, including the United States, to commit itself to fulfilling the promise of freedom from slavery.

Some may ask why the United States prepares such a report on other countries. Our goal is not to criticize others, but to call attention to a global threat to vulnerable groups of people in order to stimulate global action to protect victims, prevent future abuses, and investigate and prosecute perpetrators of this modern-day slavery.           Continue reading