WOMEN IN HISTORY: FIRST LADIES OF GUYANA

SANDRA GRANGER (current First Lady of Guyana) Sandra Granger is the wife of Guyana’s current President, HE David Granger.  Prior to becoming first lady, she served for 18 years as senior programme manager at the Caricom Secretariat.  She was also a  lecturer at the University of Guyana. She studied English Literature and Portuguese at the University of Guyana and Brazilian Literature at the University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  First Lady Sandra Granger is an advocate for women’s and children’s rights in Guyana. DEOLATCHMEE RAMOTAR: (2011-2015) Deolatchmee Ramotar is the wife of former … read more


She Rocks! Guyana’s First Female Pilot, Lucille Dawsey, honoured by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

Guyana’s first female pilot, 72-year-old Lucille Dawsey was honored by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Silhoutte Restaurant in Georgetown. Ms. Dawsey was recognized for the major contributions she made in the aviation arena, and for the many examples she set for the other female plying the trade. The Guyanese born retiree received her pilot’s license in 1961 and was attached to TransGuyana Airways Limited at the now Ogle International Airport. After receiving … read more


Meet Dr. Yvonne Thompson: Founder of ASAP Communications & Britain’s First Black Female Self-Made Millionaire

Since starting her own PR company over 27 years ago,  Dr. Yvonne Thompson has acquired and exceptional range of transferable skills that can complement high performing companies and organizations. Born in 1955 in Guyana, Dr. Thompson migrated to the UK in 1961. A dynamic, entrepreneurial business leader with a proven record for building high performing teams, Dr. Thompson has always shown an entrepreneurial flair.  Not taking the usual channel to the small business arena, she evolved from freelance writing for many … read more


Women in History: Guyana’s First Female Army Officers

Below, the first female army officers, from left, Brenda Aaron, Clarissa Hukumchand, Hyacinth King and Captain Joan Granger, in their uniforms of green khaki shirts and blouse, green berets, shiny black shoes and shoulder bags at Camp Ayanganna. Reprinted from Guyana Graphic, Tuesday, January 31, 1967 (Winston Oudkerk photo) The four young women are donned military uniforms of green khaki on January 30, 1967 and marched smartly off to begin a course of training as officers in the Guyana Defence … read more


She Rocks! Hon. Madam Justice Minnet Hafiz-Bertram – First Female Justice of the Belize Court of Appeal

Hon. Madam Justice Minnet Hafiz-Bertram is a Guyana-born Justice of Appeal, and is the first female judge to be elevated to the Belize High Court of Appeal. Before her appointment, Justice Hafiz-Bertram served as a Supreme Court Judge, Register General, Registrar of the Supreme Court and Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Ministry.  She studied law in Guyana and at the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago, where she received her legal education certificate in 1997. She later became … read more