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17 Aug: She Rocks! How Phylicia Bernard Traded A Nursing Career to Become to Successful Personal Stylist!

Phylicia Bernard is a former Licensed Practical Nurse turned Registered Nurse turned Personal Stylist/Style Blogger! She was born in Guyana and migrated to the US with her family for a better life.  A fashionista since childhood, Phylicia initially chose the field of nursing to provide a financial security blanket for her family.  However 4 years into her career she realized that her heart was in fashion and not nursing.  Determined to follow her dreams, she made the bold leap and quit…

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15 Aug: She Rocks! Dr. Latoya Gooding is A Beacon Of Hope For Cancer-Stricken Patients in Guyana

Dr. Latoya Shonell Gooding is a beacon of hope to many cancer-stricken patients in Guyana. She goes above and beyond to ensure they receive the best care as they battle this deadly disease. Her kindness has touched many families and helped most of her patients through those dark days. She was compelled into the field of medicine, specifically Oncology, following the death of her grandfather to prostate cancer. According to Dr. Gooding, he was given…

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25 Jul: Guyanese Lalita Etwaroo is Running for New York State Assembly in District 33

As we watch more and more women throwing their hats into today’s political arena during these highly polarizing times, Lalita Etwaroo is gearing up to challenge Democratic incumbent Clyde Vanel for a New York State Assembly Legislative seat.  Born in Georgetown, Guyana, the recent college graduate is a Republican candidate for NY State Assembly in the 33rd District, which covers the neighborhoods of Cambria Heights, St. Albans, Hollis, Queens Village, Bellerose and parts of Floral Park…

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21 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Nubya Garcia, Award Winning Jazz Saxophonist & Composer

London-based saxophonist and composer, Nubya Garcia, is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK. Raised in a creative environment built by a set of Caribbean parents, her brand of afro-tinged Jazz has made her a key component in a string of new and established groups: from work with MOBO Award-winning drummer, Moses Boyd, legendary Jungle producer and toaster, Congo Natty, through to her own works as part of…

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28 Jun: Former Miss World Guyana Finalist, Marva Langevine, Receives Queen’s Young Leaders Award

On Tuesday June 26, 2018, Queen Elizabeth II presented Guyanese Marva Langevine with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London. According to her bio published on www.queensyoungleaders.com, Marva is transforming the lives of bereaved, sick and underprivileged children and families in Guyana. She is the founder of the Guyana Golden Lives Organization, which she has used to open up a national conversation about the loss of a loved one…

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22 May: Meet LeShaun Berkley, Newly Commissioned Youngest Female Flight Captain in Guyana

Twenty-two year old  LeShaun Berkley is youngest female Captain to be commissioned in Guyana within the last decade.   The St. Stanislaus College alumni began Flight School in 2014 at Air Services Limited and later completed her studies at Dean International in Miami, Florida before joining Roraima Airways team.   After training as co-pilot for two years she was given her fourth gold stripe during a small ceremony at the Roriama Airways Limited on Monday. Originally Published on…

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21 Mar: She Rocks! Meet Rochelle Porter, Founder & Creative Director of RPD LifeStyle Brand

Rochelle Porter has never met a blank surface she didn’t want to draw on. A lifelong lover of global design traditions, the Atlanta-based artist takes cues from the breezy hues of her Caribbean roots, the stark simplicity of Scandinavian prints and the bold geometrics of West African weaves to create vibrant, eye-catching textiles for the home décor and apparel markets. Her travel-inspired patterns feature joyful, unexpected burst of color and classic motifs with a fresh,…

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05 Mar: Author Elizabeth Jaikaran Recounts Stories of Traumatic Experiences & the Resilience of Guyanese Women

Elizabeth Jaikaran is a New York-based author and lawyer who has  published work across a spectrum of print and digital media.   She began writing at a very young age and published her first article to Stardust Magazine when she was only eight years old.  Elizabeth has since published fiction, nonfiction, comedy, poetry and legal commentary. She is a proud child of Guyanese immigrants, born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Queens. Elizabeth is most…

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22 Feb: She Rocks! Neo-Soul Songstress Olivia K Embraces her Guyanese Heritage

Neo-soul songstress Olivia K is unapologetically proud of her Guyanese Heritage.  Born in Brooklyn, New York the talented guitar playing singer/songwriter recently treated her fans to a carnival-inspired performance that was nothing short of spectacular.  The packed event was held on February 22 at the Knitting Factory in celebration of her 25th birthday, and coincided with Guyana’s Republic Day Mashramani celebrations. Olivia K is known for her electrifying performances with band “Olivia and the Parkers”…

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14 Feb: Actress Shaunette Renée Wilson Brings More Guyanese Girl Magic to Black Panther Movie!

On the eve of the release of Marvel’s Studios Black Panther, Guyanese across the globe are beaming with pride as actress Letitia Wright gets ready to light up the big screen in her starring role as Shuri. Well little did we know that there’s another Guyanese girl, with a not so prominent role in the movie, but who also deserves to be celebrated. Meet actress Shaunette Renée Wilson who plays a member of Dora Milaje, a Wakanda’s elite special forces unit,…