Former PM Sam Hinds assumes duties as US Ambassador 


Mr Samuel Hinds, who served both as President and Prime Minister of Guyana, has assumed duties at the Embassy of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana as Guyana’s ninth ambassador to the United States of America (USA) and also as the fifth Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS). 

Ambassador Hinds has had a long career working in Guyana, beginning at the Demerara Bauxite Company in 1967 and staying on after its nationalisation in 1971 until 1992 when he was appointed Prime Minister. He served in that post until March 1997 when he became President following the passing of former President Dr. Cheddie B. Jagan. 

Former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds with staffers of the Guyana Embassy in Washington D.C.

When Jagan’s widow Janet won the December 1997 elections, she reappointed Hinds Prime Minister and he served in that position continuously until May 2015. He therefore served as Prime Minister under President Cheddie Jagan, President Janet Jagan, President Bharrat Jagdeo and President Donald Ramotar, 

Former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds in Washington, D.C.

He attended the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (1963- 1967) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, and is also the holder of an Honorary Doctorate of Science (1994) from that university. 

Ambassador Hinds therefore brings to his new post, a wealth of experience having served in the highest offices of Government and looks forward to further strengthening the extant relations between Guyana and the United States, as well as the Organization of American States. 

Guyana and the United States established formal diplomatic relations on May 26, 1966 and with the Organization of American States in 1991. 

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  1. Matthew says

    Good for Sam…..always the gentleman and will make a great diplomat. I will never forget the late ’90’s commissioning of the Lethem trail rebuild and Sam getting out of the bus with every other person to help push it thru a sandy spot. He was mocked by the opposition but to me it was the type of politician we need instead of the motorcade crowd. N

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