Ambassador Karen L. Williams’ July 4th Remarks

Your Excellency President Desire Delano Bouterse and First Lady Ingrid Bouterse,  — your presence is a great honor — distinguished ministers and officials of the Republic of Suriname; Members of the National Assembly; Fellow ambassadors and members of the Diplomatic Corps; distinguished guests, friends and colleagues: Good evening and welcome to our celebration of the …

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Ambassador Nolan’s July 4th Remarks

The following are the remarks delivered by Ambassador Nolan during the Embassy’s July 4th event.  These remarks are as drafted. Your Excellency Desiré Delano Bouterse and First Lady Ingrid Bouterse, distinguished ministers and officials of the Republic of Suriname; Members of the National Assembly; Fellow ambassadors and members of the Diplomatic and Honorary Consular Corps; …

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USAID / UNDP CariSECURE Project

Opening session of the CARICOM Advisory Group on Statistics, Regional Data Collection and Citizen Security Indicator Technical Review Meeting, a USAID / UNDP CariSECURE Project (CariSECURE – Strengthening Evidence Based Decision Making for Citizen Security in the Caribbean) U.S. Ambassador Edwin R. Nolan June 19, 2017 As prepared for delivery Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. …

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Celebrating 240 Years of Independence

Ambassador Nolan’s Remarks at U.S. Embassy 4th of July Reception (Monday, July 4, 2016) Acting President of the Republic of Suriname, His Excellency Michael Ashwin Adhin; Your Excellencies, Distinguished Ministers and Officials of the Republic of Suriname; Members of the National Assembly; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic and Honorary Consular Corps; Distinguished guests, …

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Ambassador Nolan’s Remarks on Earth Day at Anton de Kom University of Suriname

Good morning. Thank you, Dr. Abiamofo, for the introduction. And thank you to the Anton de Kom University of Suriname and the Public Administration faculty for the invitation to speak to your students this morning. This is my first visit to the university, and I’m impressed by the number of students studying International Relations.   I’ve …

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Ambassador Nolan’s Remarks at the New Year’s Reception

As Prepared Goeden avond, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of the Republic of Suriname;  District Commissioners and Members of the National Assembly; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic and Honorary Consular Corps; Colleagues from the community of Inter-Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations in Suriname; Members of the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement community …

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Remarks by Mission Director Christopher Cushing at the Graduation of Kari Yu Participants

Good morning (Goedemorgen) and thank you for your warm welcome.  I am glad to be here today representing the United States Government in beautiful Suriname, definitely one of my favorite places on the continent.   I am particularly pleased this morning to honor the graduates of the Kari Yu program which is helping to deliver the …

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Remarks by Ambassador Jay N. Anania at the PADF RAPP Accreditation Course Opening Ceremony

Good morning.  Commissioner Tjin Liep Shie, Officer Jones and Officer Wheat, representatives from the Pan American Development Foundation, program participants, and members of the media. I am pleased to join you today in the launch of this important community anti-violence program. PADF’s Resistance and Prevention Program– the RAPP Program.  RAPP directly supports the United States’ …

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Ambassador Anania’s Remarks as prepared for the 239th Independence Day Reception

Good evening, Goeden avond, Vice President Ameerali, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of the Republic of Suriname;  District Commissioners and Members of the National Assembly; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic and Honorary Consular Corps; Colleagues from the community of Inter-Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations in Suriname; Members of the Armed Forces and …

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Ambassador Anania’s Remarks at the USAID KARI YU! Graduation Ceremony

Good morning. Minister Adhin, special invitees, graduating youth, and members of the media. I am pleased to join you in recognizing the accomplishments of all the graduates here today. This occasion allows us to pause and appreciate an important milestone for you in your journey towards achieving your life goals. Throughout my time in Suriname, I was fortunate enough to …

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Ambassador Anania’s Remarks at the Topping Out Ceremony of the New Embassy Complex

Goede middag iedereen, Good afternoon. District Commissioner, Deputy Permanent Michiel Raafenberg Representatives of the Government of Suriname, Members of the diplomatic corps, Special guests, Members of business and industry, Thank you for joining us this afternoon, for making your way through the dust/mud and graciously leaving your cell phones behind. A little over a year ago, …

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Ambassador Anania’s Remarks at USAID/PADF Kari Yu! Graduation Ceremony

Good morning: First Lady, Mrs. Ingrid Bouterse-Waldring, Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of the government, members of the private and civil society sector, special invitees, members of the media. I am very pleased to be here today bringing greetings from the U.S. government to you all and extending congratulations to the graduating youth. Today, after receiving …

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Ambassador’s Remarks at U.S. Independence Day Celebration 2014

His Excellency, Lamure Latour representing the President of the Republic of Suriname Your Excellencies, Distinguished Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of the Republic of Suriname; District Commissioners and Members of the National Assembly; Fellow Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic and Honorary Consular Corps; Colleagues from the community of Inter-Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations in Suriname; Members …

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Remarks Given by Ambassador Anania at the Automated Fingerprint Information System (AFIS) Launch

Good morning.  I am very pleased to be with you today. I want to recognize Humphrey Tjin-Liep-Shie, Chief of Police, and the Head of the Forensics Unit Patrick Tjin Liep Shie. The United States is pleased to work with Suriname and other Caribbean nations to increase public safety and security, and strengthen law enforcement capacity. We …

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Ambassador Anania’s Remarks Ceremonial Brick Laying Ceremony at New Embassy Complex

District Commissioner, Representatives of the Government of Suriname, Members of the diplomatic corps, Special guests, Members of business and industry, and Members of the media. Good morning. Thank you for joining us this morning, and for making your way through dust and dirt.  At a construction site, you expect a certain amount of mess.  It …

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Remarks by Ambassador Jay N. Anania USAID/A Ganar Program launch – Round Two of Implementation

Representatives of the Government of Suriname, Special guests, Members of the private sector, Civil society partners, Youth attendees, and Members of the media. Good morning: I’m pleased that the A Ganar program is launching its second round of implementation. A Ganar will offer guidance, counselling, training, and job support for an additional 330 young men …

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Remarks by Ambassador Jay N. Anania USAID/A Ganar Program launch – Round Two of Implementation (Dutch version)

Vertegenwoordigers van de regering van Suriname, Speciale gasten, Leden van de particuliere sector, Maatschappelijke partners, Jonge gasten, en Leden van de media. Goedemorgen: Ik ben blij dat het A Ganar programma de tweede ronde lanceerd. A Ganar biedt begeleiding, adviesen, opleiding , en ondersteuning aan drie honderd dertig (33)0 extra jonge mannen en vrouwen.  Met …

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Remarks by Ambassador Jay Anania at the opening of the Black History Month Film Festival

Thank you for joining us. Tonight, we kick off the United States Embassy’s Black History Month film festival. Our theme, “Reaching Back, Moving Forward,” commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  This Act set the tone and basis for equality in the United States. During this festival, you …

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