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12 Mar: She Rocks! Guyanese “Alyssa Raghu” Secures Spot on American Idol Competition

Alyssa Raghu shed tears of joy Sunday night when she was advanced to Hollywood for the next round of American Idol.  The 15 year old songbird auditioned on the premiere episode on season 16 of the ABC’s singing competition before judges Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Luke Bryan. Born to Guyanese parents, Alyssa is a student at Lake Nona High School in Orlando Florida and also plays the guitar. According to www.wftv.com, Alyssa’s ‘American Idol’ journey…

Coolitude poetics interview with Elizabeth Jaikaran
05 Mar: She Rocks! Meet Elizabeth Jaikaram – Published Author/Attorney

Elizabeth Jaikaran is a New York based author and lawyer, with work published across a spectrum of print and digital media. The first time her words were in print was in Stardust Magazine when she was just eight years old. She 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 interested in themes related…

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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”…

Fashion & Beauty

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Mar 2018
Mar 2018
Guyanese MUA cops Mrs Tourism International pageant crown

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…

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Guyanese Contestant Crowned Miss West Indian Canadian 2017

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…

Profiles of Guyanese women on the Web

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