They Rock! Celebrating UG’s Valedictorian & Top Female Achievers

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Educate a girl, change the world!” and these three young women are proving that they are on their way to do just that, as they all graduated from the University of Guyana with top honors. Congratulations are in order for Elsie Harry who was named Valedictorian of the University’s 51st convocation.  The 25-year-old International Relations student is a former member of the University of Guyana Student Society Executive who represented student issues at the University of Guyana … read more


She Rocks! Future Neurovirologist Rukia Henry wins 2017 ABRCMS Outstanding Achievement Award

Congratulations to Howard University Honor Student, Rukia Henry, on winning an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), which was recently held in Phoenix, Arizona. A native of the town of Linden, Guyana and former Mackenzie High School student, Rukia has goals of becoming a Neurovirologist. Having experienced a long history of breast cancer in her immediate family, and administering daily care, Rukia is determined to continue the fight against this terrible disease.  … read more


She Rocks! Guyanese Gina Miller named Britain’s Most Influential Black Person

Congratulations to Guyanese-Born Businesswoman Gina Miller who has been named Britain’s Most influential Black Person. In a story published by BBC News, Gina topped the 2018 Powerlist of 100 people, which recognizes those of African and African Caribbean heritage.  The 52-year-old led the successful Brexit legal challenge which ruled parliament had to vote on whether Theresa May could trigger Article 50. Those named were decided by an independent panel – including former High Court judge Dame Linda Dobbs and former Apprentice … read more


Bon Voyage Miss World Guyana!

A few hours ago the Miss World Guyana Committee and members of Guyanese community bid farewell to the reigning Miss World Guyana 2017, Vena Mookram.  The 19-year-old Queen, who has an infectious smile, departed JFK Airport to vie for the Miss World title in China.   The pageant will be held in December. Vena, a Bishop High School graduate is pursuing a degree Economics and has ambitions to become an Economist in Guyana’s Oil and Gas industry.  Her “Beauty with a Purpose” platform focuses on Diabetes Prevention; a cause that … read more


Meet the Royal Couple! Guyanese Ariana Austin marries Prince Joel Makonnen of Ethiopia

On Sept. 9 in a lavish ceremony in Temple Hills, Maryland, Guyanese Ariana Austin married Prince Joel Makonnen who is the great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Mr. Makonnen, known as Prince Yoel, is the 35-year-old great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Ms. Austin, 33, is of African-American and Guyanese descent; her maternal grandfather was a lord mayor of Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. · Their marriage had been more than a decade in … read more