US Ambassador lauds Guyana’s efforts on behalf of Venezuelans

-Washington prepared to discuss assistance

Sarah-Ann Lynch

The new US Ambassador to Guyana has lauded this country’s humanitarian efforts on behalf of fleeing Venezuelans and says Washington is prepared to have discussions on providing assistance, noting that the health sector is under stress.

With nearly 6,000 registered Venezuelan immigrants currently here, and the numbers climbing daily, Ambassador, Sarah-Ann Lynch, says Guyana has to carefully monitor the impact the migration may have locally, especially on employment and healthcare.

The healthcare sector is “something for Guyana to watch”, Lynch said on Monday during an interview with the four daily newspapers at the US Embassy, reasoning that many of the immigrants have not had access to proper healthcare services for years…..

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