Law/Public Safety

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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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08 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Aubreana Stephenson Holder, Attorney/Corporate Leader/ Philanthropist

Aubreana Stephenson Holder lives by the motto, “You can do anything you put your mind to, and given an opportunity to prove herself, she will show you her worth.” As such, she has achieved the title of Chief Operating Officer of Federal Management Systems, Incorporated (FMS), a government contracting company with over 25 years of working with the federal, state, local and international government, at a young age. Additionally, she is on the Board of…

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17 Feb: She Rocks! Meet Aminta Kilawan Narine: Attorney, Community Activist & Newspaper Columnist

Aminta Kilawan Narine is an attorney, community activist, and writer. Born in the Bronx, New York to Guyanese parents, Aminta’s passion for social justice manifests in various aspects of her life. Aminta writes a weekly column for The West Indian newspaper titled, “Civics, Culture, and Community Engagement” in efforts to increase involvement and stewardship in areas such as politics and volunteerism. Aminta uses her voice for multifold purposes: she is a spirited bhajan singer but…

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25 May: Former Miss Houston, Zoe Cadore, will represent Guyana at upcoming Houston Caribbean Queen Pageant

Judith Zoe Cadore is a proud Houstonian of Guyanese and Grenadian descent. The 26-year-old attorney holds a B.A. from Spelman College & a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC). Zoe was crowned Miss Houston in 2013 and represented the city at the Miss Texas Pageant where she received awards for talent, interview and community service. Her many accomplishments include the UHLC Faculty Distinguished Service Award, being published in the Harvard Journal of…

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03 Apr: Meet Hon. Louise Blenman, Justice of Appeal Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

Louise Esther Blenman was appointed Justice of the Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in 2012. A native of Guyana, where she began her legal career, she held the position of Acting Magistrate, 1988; State Counsel, 1988-1991; Senior Legal Adviser; Principal Legal Adviser; Deputy Solicitor-General. She also worked as a Law Lecturer at the University of Guyana, 1992-2000; and later embarked on a private practice before migrating to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) where her assignment was that…

Attorney Holly Veal

21 Feb: She Rocks! Attorney Holly Veal has a strong desire to serve the public good

A woman of distinction, US-based Guyanese Holly Veal, a prosecutor, public defender and private defence attorney, recently announced her candidacy for Henry County District Attorney in Henry County in the U.S. State of Georgia. Holly originally hails from Wismar, Linden. She emigrated from Guyana in December 1995 to St Albans, New York. More than eleven years ago, she began her legal career as an assistant public defender. In that capacity she worked tirelessly to ensure…

Ingrid Berkeley-Brown

18 Feb: She Rocks! Ingrid Berkeley-Brown is the Highest-Ranking Black Female Police Officer in Canada

When Ingrid Berkeley-Brown began her career in law enforcement 30 years ago,  she wanted to be the best that she could could be and leave above the rank of constable.   Today the Guyana-native has risen far above that rank   On January 29, she made history when she was promoted to Superintendent in Peel County, Ontario, making her the highest-ranking Black female police officer in Canada. Berkeley-Brown was one of only two Black female recruits in a class of about 300 at the Ontario…

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10 Dec: Congratulations to Hon. Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards on her appointment to Chief Justice

The Hon. Justice of Appeal Yonette Cummings-Edwards was appointed by President David Granger to perform the functions of the Office of the Chief Justice in Georgetown, Guyana.  In a statement to News Sources Guyana Justice Cummings-Edwards said  “I am honoured and humbled to be nominated to provide the functions of Chief Justice”  She will replace Chief Justice Ian Chang after he retires on December 15th. The Hon. Madame Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards is an Appeal Court Judge in…

Stacey Codogan

26 May: Saluting the Strength and Beauty of Guyana’s Military Women – Happy Independence Day!

This past Monday, on May 26th, Guyana celebrated it’s 49th independence anniversary, which coincided with the Inauguration of Guyana’s 8th Executive President His Excellency David Arthur Granger at the Guyana National Stadium.  While a proud moment for Guyanese living at home and abroad, it was this image of Stacey Codogan performing a sword salute and depicting such strength and beauty that stole the hearts and admiration of many across social media.   She Rocks!     Photographer: Brian Gomes.

03 Dec: She Rocks! Guyanese Sharon Clarke is Brooklyn’s newest Civil Court Judge

Guyanese born Sharon Clarke is Brooklyn’s newest Civil Court Judge. On Tuesday September 09, 2014 she won with over 53% of the votes after the Brooklyn residents rallied behind her. Back in July, Clarke collected the required signatures to become a Civil Court Judge and led a strong campaign that enabled her to win in the September elections. Sharon is the mother of two beautiful sons, whom she adores. She was born in Guyana to…