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30 Dec: Guyanese-born, London-raised, Letitia Wright, Among Actresses to Watch in 2018

Vogue.com has named Letitia Wright as one of the actresses to watch in 2018.  According to the fashion and beauty website, the Guyanese-born, London-raised actress will conquer the silver screen alongside Chadwick Boseman in 2018’s Black Panther before reprising her role as Shuri in Avengers: Infinity War. Expect her to swap out her superhero duds for pieces from Burberry and Prada. Back in February we shared that Letitia landed a role in the 2018 Marvel Comics…

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10 Dec: Guyanese, Marva Langevine, to Receive Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Congratulations to teacher and Miss World Guyana 2016 finalist, Marva Langivine, on receiving the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award! Langevine has been chosen in recognition of the work she is doing to transform the lives of bereaved, sick and underprivileged children and families in her community and beyond. Langevine will now join the Queen’s Young Leaders network of 240 Award winners, a unique community of influential change-makers, who represent all 52 Commonwealth countries. The winners…

Guyanese ‘change-maker’ Jubilante Cutting cops 2017 Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Award

08 Dec: Guyanese Activist & Animator, Ms. Jubilante Cutting, receives 2017 Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Award

Congratulations to Guyanese activist and animator, Ms. Jubilante Cutting, one of four awardees who on Thursday received the coveted Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards for 2017 in front of an audience of almost 700 civil society leaders from across the globe. The awards ceremony was held in Fiji. The awards recognise outstanding efforts in four categories: Youth Activist, Individual Activist, Civil Society Organisation and Brave Philanthropy. Youth Activist category winner, Jubilanté Cutting from Guyana, is…

Guyanese among top 4% to graduate from Hugh Wooding with honours

02 Dec: Guyanese, Miriam Andrews, Among Top 4% to Graduate Hugh Wooding with Honours

Congratulations to Miriam Andrew, former Bishops’ High School student, who graduated the Hugh Wooding Law School with top honors. Miriam was awarded the Oswald J Wilson Memorial Prize (Best Performance in Landlord and Tenant), the Phelps and Co Prize (Best Performance in Civil Procedure and Practice I and the Cameron and Shepherd Prize (Best Performance in Civil Procedure and Practice I and II by a Guyanese student). While at Law School, Miriam co-founded The Foundation…

Guyanese appointed to American Caribbean Maritime Foundation board

13 Nov: Guyanese, Michelle Nicholas, Appointed to American Caribbean Maritime Foundation board

The newly appointed board member of the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), a Westchester-based charitable organization, is setting sights on increasing the group’s mission for the next generation of Caribbean youth. Michelle Nicholas, who is the vice president of development at Westchester Family Services, said she was bringing her passion and economical skills to help increase interest in Caribbean maritime. A native of Guyana, Nicholas said she was exposed to the maritime industry at a…

Ariana Austin and Joel Makonnen

15 Oct: 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…

Dr. Chandra Niwaz

20 Feb: Stories We Love! A former housekeeper, Dr. Chandra Niwaz earned Medical Degree at 55!

When Dr. Chandra Niwaz was 50 years old she took a life-changing step and went to Acupuncture and Oriental Medical school and at the age of 55 she graduated. Currently, at 61 years of age, Dr. Niwaz has her own very successful practice in Tennessee, USA called Memphis Acupuncture Clinic. Dr. Niwaz earned her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree and a Bachelor of Professional Health Studies from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando Florida….

Actress Letitia Wright

20 Feb: Stories We Love: Guyanese Actress, Letitia Wright, lands role in “Black Panther” Superhero Film

Twenty-two year old Letitia Wright was born in Guyana and moved to Britain aged six.  The rising star got her start on TV in the British series “Doctor Who,” “Cucumber,” and “Chasing Shadows.” She recently landed a key role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming big-budget tentpole “Ready Player One,” beating out dozens of young actresses to costar opposite Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke. Letitia also plays the role of  Irene “Rene” Watson, on season 2 of the…

Abigail Loncke

20 Nov: Stories We Love: Guyanese Entrepreneur, Abigail Loncke, recognized by President Obama

Congratulations to Guyanese Entrepreneur, Abigail Loncke, who was recently recognized during President Obama’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative following her participation in the 4 week program. Her Story: After struggling to find her own grandfather a home care, Abigail realized there is a problem for so many other families, so she started Community Healthcare, a home care agency, and she started out as a service to help families take care of their loved ones…

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02 Nov: Stories We Love: Latoya Roberts went from being a Farmer to a Lawyer

I always had childhood dreams of ensuring that I make a difference in the world; that a day would come when I would be able to do better for my family. And it became clear that law was the answer…like doctors, lawyers have the ability to shape lives, to change lives, to save lives. They bring life to society through various procedures which they use to secure justice.” ~ Latoya Andrea Roberts. From being a…