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Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman

24 Apr: She Rocks! Meet Honorable Assemblywoman Alicia L. Hyndman, NYS 29th District

Assemblywoman Alicia L. Hyndman was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 10, 2015 in the 29th AD, encompassing the neighborhoods of Laurelton, Rosedale, St. Albans, Addisleigh Park, Hollis, Springfield Gardens and Jamaica. The daughter of Guyanese  immigrants, Assemblywoman Hyndman emigrated to the U.S. from London, England as a young child. She spent her formative years growing up in Hollis & South Ozone Park attending public schools, PS 34, IS 109, JHS 226 & John…

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,…

Fatimah and Ashley

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…

Keisha Edwards

23 Mar: Guyanese Designer Keisha Edwards Showcases At Buckingham Palace

Guyanese designer, Keisha Edwards of Shasha Designs, on February 19 represented Guyana at the first-ever Commonwealth Fashion Exchange programme, which saw designers and artisans from 52 Commonwealth countries producing a fashion ‘look’ using principles of sustainable excellence. The design was unveiled at a special reception at Buckingham Palace for London Fashion Week. In an interview with The Pepperpot Magazine Keisha said that she feels excited, honoured and humbled to have been selected to participate in…

RochellePorter

21 Mar: She Rocks! Meet Rochelle Porter, Founder & Creative Director of RPD LifeStyle Brand

Rochelle Porter has never met a blank surface she didn’t want to draw on. A lifelong lover of global design traditions, the Atlanta-based artist takes cues from the breezy hues of her Caribbean roots, the stark simplicity of Scandinavian prints and the bold geometrics of West African weaves to create vibrant, eye-catching textiles for the home décor and apparel markets. Her travel-inspired patterns feature joyful, unexpected burst of color and classic motifs with a fresh,…

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05 Mar: Author Elizabeth Jaikaran Recounts Stories of Traumatic Experiences & the Resilience of Guyanese Women

Elizabeth Jaikaran is a New York-based author and lawyer who has  published work across a spectrum of print and digital media.   She began writing at a very young age and published her first article to Stardust Magazine when she was only eight years old.  Elizabeth has since published fiction, nonfiction, comedy, poetry and legal commentary. She is a proud child of Guyanese immigrants, born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Queens. Elizabeth is most…

Guyanese MUA cops Mrs Tourism International pageant crown

05 Mar: Guyanese MUA Wins Mrs Tourism International Pageant Crown

GUYANA’S good streak at international pageants this year is continuing, with well-known make-up artist, turned pageant contestant, Tenisha Garnett-Billington, winning the Mrs Tourism International crown two weeks ago at The Theater Center in New York, New York. After representing as Miss Tourism International Guyana, the 23-year-old beauty bested 12 other contestants to collect the crown, donning a stunning Derek Moore turtleneck evening gown. “I was just so surprised when I won because I felt super…

Guyanese Contestant Crowned Miss West Indian Canadian 2017

04 Mar: Guyanese Alexsis Theodore Crowned Miss West Indian Canadian 2017

After an eventful and exciting evening of talent showcase, evening wear and question and answer segments at the Miss West Indian Canadian Pageant, Canadian-Guyanese contestant Alexsis Theodore came out on top and was crowned Miss WI Canadian 2017, taking on the title from last year’s winner Chanelle Lee. The event hosted by prominent emcee Reneil Kistodial was held on Sunday, October 22nd at the Red Rose Convention Centre in Mississauga. With the beautiful sunny weather…

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01 Mar: Women in History: Gertie Wood – Pioneer Women’s Rights Activist

Gertie Wood’s name has appeared at fleeting moments on the periphery of scholarship on the Guyanese women’s movement. As such not much has been said or published on the significant volume of work and activism she undertook for women and girls in British Guiana. Social worker, women’s rights activist, accomplished concert artist, and politician, Wood was sometimes the sole female voice articulating for women and equitable conditions of work in the period of her greatest…

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22 Feb: She Rocks! Neo-Soul Songstress Olivia K Embraces her Guyanese Heritage

Neo-soul songstress Olivia K is unapologetically proud of her Guyanese Heritage.  Born in Brooklyn, New York the talented guitar playing singer/songwriter recently treated her fans to a carnival-inspired performance that was nothing short of spectacular.  The packed event was held on February 22 at the Knitting Factory in celebration of her 25th birthday, and coincided with Guyana’s Republic Day Mashramani celebrations. Olivia K is known for her electrifying performances with band “Olivia and the Parkers”…