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05 Oct: SHE ROCKS! Cynthia Nelson – Food Enthusiast, Journalist, Blogger & Author

Cynthia Nelson was born and raised in Guyana but currently resides in Barbados. She’s a trained media practitioner and teach Broadcast Journalist. Through her work as a journalist, Cynthia has traveled the length and breadth of the Caribbean tasting, cooking and experiencing West Indian food, first hand. Having learned to cook at an early age, Cynthia is at ease in the kitchen creating dishes that reflect the diversity of the region – Indian, African, Portuguese, Spanish,…

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05 Oct: Baroness Valerie Amos: First Black Woman in a British Cabinet/ First Black Leader of the House of Lords

Today we’re heading to London to meet the Baroness! Baroness Valerie Ann Amos was born on March 13, 1954 in Georgetown, Guyana but moved to London at age nine. She became the first black woman in a British Cabinet in 2003 when she was appointed Secretary of State for International Development and was also the first black Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council. She is formally known as The…

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05 Oct: Fab Feature: Miss Guyana World 2012

Arti Cameron is the reigning Miss Guyana World 2012 and represent Guyana this past Summer at the Miss World 2012 Competition in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. Arti is a highly motivated 23 year old with a passion for life.She is a pre-med student and plans to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a medical doctor. Arti has lived in three countries so far—Guyana, Jamaica, and the United States but has always seen Guyana as her homeland and the…

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05 Oct: She Rock! Meet Rhona Fox, Actress/ Film Producer

She’s a Foxy Lady and she Rocks!  Rhona Fox,  is a dynamic Indian-American actress. Born in Essequibo, Guyana, Fox was raised in Nassau, Bahamas, where her parents who are teachers, moved to secure a better life for her and her two older brothers. After graduating high school at 16, she journeyed to New York on a summer vacation and the rest was destiny. Enrolling in college there, the Big Apple remains home and work today….

05 Oct: She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage! International Pop Sensation Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty

Pop Sensation, actress, and fashion designer Rihanna was born Robyn  Rihanna Fenty to a Guyanese mother,  Monica Braithwaite (a former accountant) and a Barbadian father, Ronald Fenty. Rihanna once revealed the following during an interview: “They are so excited, so proud of me, and very supportive. My mom and all my family is from Guyana. Only up to my generation and own was born in Barbados, but everybody above me is Guyanese. I only moved here (the US)…

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04 Oct: Sonia Noel, Fashion Designer

Meet Sonia Noel, CEO/Founder of Guyana Fashion Weekend and the Creator/Designer behind the  Fashion Label – Mariska Designs Born in the small mining town of Bartica, Sonia displayed her creativity at a very young age, using newspaper to produce unique designs. She modeled most of her clothes in fashion shows and pageants, finishing runner-up in the 1988 Miss Bartica Regatta pageant. To broaden her horizon and display her work in a larger marketplace, Noel moved to Georgetown…

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04 Oct: She Rocks! Aliann Tabitha Pompey, Olympic Sprinter

Aliann Pompey is a Guyanese sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. She has represented Guyana at the Summer Olympics on four separate occasions (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012). She has competed at the World Championships in Athletics five times. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, she moved to the United States at the age of 14 and graduated from Cohoes High School, and then Manhattan College in The Bronx, New York City. Initially uninterested in track…

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04 Oct: She Rocks: Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder (CCH Pounder), Film & Television Actress

Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder, known professionally as C. C. H. Pounder (styled “CCH Pounder“), is a Guyanese-American film and television actress. She has appeared in numerous films, made-for-television films, television miniseries and plays, and has made guest appearances on notable television shows.   Pounder was born on December 25, 1952, in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana), the daughter of Betsy Enid James Arnella and Ronald Urlington Pounder. She was educated inEngland and moved to the U.S. in 1970, where she attended…