Transforming Lives


Eighteen-year-old Jimmyliah Finch is studying to be a lawyer in St. Kitts. But unlike many of her classmates, she understands what it is like to be on the other side of the law.

Shermon Bobb helps a customer

Last year, President David Granger of Guyana pardoned 40 prison inmates who were non-violent, first-time offenders. The action gives the newly released prisoners a second chance to pursue productive lives and leave the past behind.


St. Kitts—Miguel Gumbs, 18, answers to the nickname Ezzy because he has a new approach to life: He takes it easy. However, that was not always the case.

Codrington residents dig holes and plant fencing posts to help fortify breaches in their lagoon

The Codrington Lagoon on the small island of Barbuda is exceptionally rich in biodiversity. It also protects the small village of Codrington and its 1,300 inhabitants against storms surges and swells.

USAID supports Antigua and Barbuda's Customs Renewal Program

Tenijah Lawrence, an Antigua and Barbuda Junior Customs Officer of over 16 years, says "I feel a greater sense of professionalism and responsibility as a customs officer." She is one of the 100 Customs Officers to participate in a comprehensive training program undertaken by USAID, through its Caribbean Open Trade Support (COTS) Program in 2008.

Last updated: November 08, 2016

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