The RCMP also supported a five day Jetway Training Course to officers from CANU and the GPF on interdicting the transport of contraband and illicit drugs from airports as well as detecting other crimes being committed or about to be committed at the airports both in the classroom and at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), in March 2014.

Guyana is also a beneficiary of Exercise TRADEWINDS.

In November 2014, through the first ACCBP bilateral programing for Guyana, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) provided a two week training course in best practice investigative techniques to officers from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) by five instructors drawn from a pool of RCMP members and subject matter experts.

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Canada-Guyana business relations encompass a plethora of trade initiatives which include but are not limited to Agriculture; Oil & Gas; Mining, Promoting Canadian expertise at world class mining events, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America.

Exercise Tradewinds is a multinational maritime interdiction, ground security and interagency exercise which focuses on countering transnational organized crime and practicing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) in order to promote regional security cooperation.

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) support and contribute to Exercise Tradewinds with equipment and personnel.

Canada’s contributes to regional security activities throughout the Caribbean through its Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program (ACCBP) which contributes to several international organizations, including the Organization of American States (OAS) and UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), on programmes to build regional capacities to combat transnational organized crime.

The ACCBP has contributed approximately million from 2009-2013 to Caribbean security programming, particularly on police professionalization and justice reform, combating illicit drugs, anti-corruption projects and anti-money laundering efforts.

The Canadian diplomatic presence in Guyana started with the opening of the Commission of Canada in Georgetown, the capital, in March 1964.

In May 1966, Guyana gained independence and full diplomatic relations were established.

Guyana is represented in Canada by the High Commission of Guyana in Ottawa. The good bilateral relations between Canada and Guyana result from political ties through the Commonwealth, commercial links, development assistance and immigration.