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12 Jun: Guyanese/American Television Host, Joy Reid, Inducted into ICS ‘Wall of Fame’

WASHINGTON, DC June 10, 2018 (CMC)  — Guyanese American television host Joy-Ann Reid has been inducted into the into the “Wall of Fame” of the Washington-based Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS)  Reid, is also a political analyst, journalist, and national correspondent for MSNBC. Reid was born in Brooklyn, New York to a father from the Democratic Republic of Congo and a Guyanese mother. She graduated from Harvard University in Massachusetts with a concentration in film…

Sandra Prince: Photographer to three Presidents

02 Jun: Meet Sandra Prince: Official Photographer to the President of Guyana

Originally published by News Room Guyana 5/31/18. With Sandra Prince’s unassuming personality, it’s not hard to imagine why many would think that she is a regular 9-5er in a fancy suit working at some office that’s probably not too important to care anything about. But not this Sandra Prince; for the past three decades, she has worked at the Presidential Complex in Georgetown. Her job? Photographing Presidents. Yes, Presidents, and three of them to be…

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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…

Deputy Inspector Rhonda O’Reilly-Bovell

15 May: Guyanese Deputy Police Inspector Rhonda O’Reilly-Bovell Inducted into Hunter College Hall of Fame

New York Police Department Deputy Inspector Rhonda O’Reilly-Bovell received a resounding applause when she stepped on to the stage at Hunter College to be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame, and presented with a certificate during a May 4 ceremony in the school’s West wing in Manhattan. The Guyanese-American, whose astounding accomplishment got the attention of the Hall of Fame committee, also had her name unveiled on a plaque with six other inductees during…

How Kansas City's Braid Heaven Perfected the "Bubble Braid" Technique for Natural Hair

03 May: Five Guyanese Sisters Dominate Kansas City Hair Scene with Unique “Bubble Braid” Technique

A family that braids together stays together!  The braiding technique developed by the talented Smith sisters has made them a household name in Kansas City, Missouri and earned them a well-deserved feature in the May issue of Allure Magazine.  Originally from Linden, the five sisters (Glynnis, Shelly, Rhonda, Alecia and Leslyn Smith) are the powerhouse stylists at “Braid Heaven” Hair Salon who have perfected the “bubble braiding” technique.  Here’s their story by Allure Magazine. They…

She Rocks!  Meet Dr. Nadia Nalini - A Dedicated Hematology/Oncology Practitioner

13 Mar: She Rocks! Dedicated Dr. Physician Nadia Nalini is a ‘Special Person’

Dr. Nadia Nalini is a Hematology and Oncology Specialist at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.  In a recent interview with kaiteurnewsonline.com,  Dr. Nalini talked about her journey from her early years in Guyana to a well sought after Cancer Specialist in the United States.  Here are a few excerpts of her story… Delving into the fields of Hematology and Oncology has allowed Nadia to save many lives over the years, essentially allowing her to realise…

Renita Fisher launches campaign for House District 56

05 Mar: Guyanese, Renita Fisher, Launches Campaign for Minnesota Legislative Seat

Guyanese Renita Fisher has officially launched her campaign to represent House District 56A (Savage-Burnsville) in the Minnesota Legislature during the upcoming November 6, 2018. Born in Guyana, South America, Renita studied Mandarin at the Beijing Language and Culture University in China. She is an Operational Risk Consultant with over 16 years of experience working in mortgage banking operations and management. Most importantly, she is the proud mom of a 13-year-old son who enjoys acting in…

NCIS New Orleans star CCH Pounder honored by AFUWI

05 Mar: Actress CCH Pounder Receives Distinguished Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley Award

Two-thousand-eighteen (2018) is shaping up to be a fantastic year for Guyanese Actresses.  As we watch our very own Letitia Wright and Shaunette Renee Wilson serve up “Wakanda “goodness at the box office, CC Pounder was recently honored by the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI). The veteran Guyanese actress whose official name is Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder, plays medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade on CBS’s NCIS New Orleans.  She was honored…

This First Generation Black American Is Running As A Republican

05 Mar: Daughter of Guyanese Immigrants Running for Republican Seat in Congress

In some ways, Shion Fenty’s campaign is similar to that of many others taking place this year across the U.S. She’s a 37-year-old Black woman, a first-time candidate, and is facing two middle-aged white men in the primary. But there’s something that sets her apart from the wave of other women of color running for office this year: Fenty is a Republican. The fact that she’s a Black woman and the daughter of immigrants in…

‘Fast Five’ Interview with Guyanese-American Art Curator Grace Aneiza Ali

04 Mar: ‘Fast Five’ Interview with Guyanese-American Art Curator Grace Aneiza Ali

Guyanese-born art curator Grace Aneiza Ali has made it her mission to create spaces for works of art that bring more visibility and awareness to the many experiences of the little-known Guyanese community across America. Migrating to Washington D.C. at the age of 14, her curatorial work heavily focuses on migration, particularly from Guyana, and examines the intersections at which art, activism and social change connect. Ali spoke with Brown Girl Magazine recently about the…