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02 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Shabana Amanda Ali – Postdoctoral Research Scientist In Search of A Cure

At a time when many cultural forces continue to stand in the way of women pursuing careers in the science and technology fields, Dr.  Shabana Amanda Ali is proving to be a great role model for young female scientists.  A self-professed “Multidimensional Student of Life” her work speaks volumes of her level of commitment to the field of research science.  After witnessing the decline of her grandmother’s health due to osteoarthritis, Dr. Ali  decided to dedicate her career to finding a…


31 Dec: New Year, New You!

As we say goodbye to one year, we can look forward to the hope and possibilities of another one. The New Year is a chance for a new you.  Get fit, get organized, get healthy, get financially fit.  We can’t befome what we need to be by remaining what we are.”


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


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…

Being a Healthy

08 Dec: Give Yourself the Gift of Health this Holiday Season!

The holiday season is the time to celebrate and give thanks. It’s also very difficult to stay healthy during this festive time since it’s filled with parties, family gatherings, and lots and lots of food! Don’t forget to pay special attention to your health this holiday season. Try to find the right balance between enjoying yourself at celebrations and maintaining a healthy diet. Indulge a little but give the gift of health to yourself by…

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…

Elsie Harry

13 Nov: They Rock! Celebrating UG’s Valedictorian & Top Female Achievers

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Educate a girl, change the world!” and these three young women are proving that they are on their way to do just that, as they all graduated from the University of Guyana with top honors. Congratulations are in order for Elsie Harry who was named Valedictorian of the University’s 51st convocation.  The 25-year-old International Relations student is a former member of the University of Guyana Student Society Executive who represented student issues…

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…

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