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Meet Sebrena Sumrah-Kelly of Caribbean and American Global Business Connections

06 Apr: She Rocks! Meet Sebrena Sumrah-Kelly, Founder of Caribbean & American Global Business Connections

Radio Producer, Host/Global Ambassador,  Actor, Global Speaker, Expansion Leader, Business Woman, Author!  These are just some of the many hats that Sebrena Sumrah-Kelly wears on a daily basis.   The Guyanese-born Altanta-resident, who is also a member of the Guyana Association of Georgia, recently sat down for and interview with Voyage Atlanta Magazine.  Here’s her story… Please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? I am a Native of Guyana,…

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03 Apr: They Rock! Two Guyanese Girls Admitted to Multiple Ivy-League Universities

Source:  Guyana Chronicle FOLLOWING their recent successes at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), Fatima Karim and Ashley Anthony have scored positions in a few of the top-tier universities in the United States. Karim, currently an Upper Sixth form student at Queen’s College and 2016’s top CSEC performer, was able to gain admission into the Princeton and Stanford Universities. Though preparing to sit her second and final…

31 Jan: Ph.D. Candidate, Leah Persaud, Pursues Groundbreaking Cancer Research at Lehman College

Born to Guyanese parents, Bronx native Leah Persaud, is a Ph.D. candidate in biology pursuing cancer research at the CUNY Graduate Center at Lehman College. Since 2015, Persaud has been conducting research in the lab of Moira Sauane, a professor in Lehman’s Department of Biological Sciences, that she hopes will ultimately lead to new cancer therapies and drug treatments. “The Lehman campus was always my first choice,” said Persaud, who expects to earn her Ph.D….

Patriotic entrepreneur, Allison Butters-Grant, is a ‘Special Person’

29 Jan: Allison Butters-Grant, CEO of Global Seafood Distributors, shares her success story…

Allison Butters-Grant  is the Chief Executive Officer of Global Seafood Distributors, an importing/exporting business that she jointly operates with her husband, Kerwin.  The daughter of successful seafood entrepreneurs she opened her own Seafood Market in Guyana specializing in wild caught seafood sourced from Guyana with the mantra “straight from the sea to your plate.” Her business distributes  seafood locally in Guyana and to the international markets, including the Caribbean and the US.  In 2015, Guyana Chronicle…

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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…