Guyanese Girls

How Kansas City's Braid Heaven Perfected the "Bubble Braid" Technique for Natural Hair

03 May: Five Guyanese Sisters Dominate Kansas City Hair Scene with Unique “Bubble Braid” Technique

A family that braids together stays together!  The braiding technique developed by the talented Smith sisters has made them a household name in Kansas City, Missouri and earned them a well-deserved feature in the May issue of Allure Magazine.  Originally from Linden, the five sisters (Glynnis, Shelly, Rhonda, Alecia and Leslyn Smith) are the powerhouse stylists at “Braid Heaven” Hair Salon who have perfected the “bubble braiding” technique.  Here’s their story by Allure Magazine. They…

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…

Guyana Girls Squash Champions - 11th Win

14 Oct: The Guyana Girls Junior Squash Team are 11-Time Championship Winners – They Rock!

Meet the Guyana Girls Squash Team! This past July these lovely young ladies retained the Overall Team Title during the 2015 Junior Caribbean Squash Championships in Barbados for the 11th consecutive time.  Guyana was the defending champions having won both the boys and girls’ team titles at last year’s championships in Bermuda. Guyana Girls Squash Champions – 11th Win Guyana females crowned Caribbean Squash Champs – Stabroek News

Maureen Walker

17 Aug: Guyanese, Maureen Walker, CPA, announces candidacy for Mayor of Mount Vernon, New York

Guyanese Maureen Walker, who is the Comptroller of the City of Mount Vernon, has recently announced that she is seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party in the up-coming primary elections to be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 for the Office of Mayor of Mount Vernon. Maureen is  a New York State Certified Public Accountant. The Plaisance native holds an MBA in Finance  from the University of New Haven and a B.Sc. in Accounting (magna cum laude) from…

AmeliasWard

17 May: Celebrating our Graduates: Congratulations to the Amelia’s Ward USCians -They Rock!

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11).  This five young women definitely epitomize this phrase. Meet Trea, Michelle, Sonya, Corlecia and Feigel who reign from the small town of Amelia Ward Linden in Guyana, and playfully call themselves the “Amelia’s Ward USCians.” These “beauties with brains” all attended the University of Southern Caribbean (USC) in Trinidad; an affiliate of Andrews University in Michigan and over the years have form a…

21 May: She Rocks! Lorna E. Welshman-Neblett – Sales & Marketing Connoisseur at Clarins Fragrance Group

Lorna E. Welshman-Neblett has reached a pinnacle that few women of color have attained in the fragrance industry. More than 20 years ago she launched Angel, the first Thierry Mugler perfume, in the U.S. market. The fragrance has been flying off high-end shelves since. Welshman-Neblett’s career in the fragrance industry began in the late 1970s, when Elizabeth Arden established a separate fragrance company with Chloe, Burberrys and others. Welshman-Neblett started working with Thierry Mugler Parfums…

11 Jul: She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage: Alyson Cambridge – International Soprano Singer/Actress

Alyson Cambridge is an accomplished soprano opera singer, born in 1980 to a Guyanese father (Richard Cambridge) and Danish-American mother. At age 23 , while a first-year student at the Curtis Institute of Music, she was the Grand Prize Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Nine months later she debuted at the MET as Frasquita in Carmen under renowned music conductor/director James Levine; a performance that earned her praises from many news outlets…

27 Jun: Euleen Josiah-Tanner: Keeping Olympic Dreams Alive

Euleen Josiah-Tanner is a talented distance runner residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Born in Guyana, the Berbice native began her athletic career several years ago as a teenager. Euleen move to the United States in 1996 after graduating from the Cyril Potter College of Education with the goal of gaining a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. When she didn’t make the team, Euleen settled  in Atlanta where she attended Permeter College and Western International University,…

21 Jun: Indra Mekdeci, Promoting Healthy Living with Edible Fruit Bouquets

Meet Food artist, Indra Mekdeci, CEO and Founder of Reminiscence.  Founded in December 2011, Reminiscence is the premiere source in Guyana for beautifully designed, delicious fruit bouquets and chocolate treats.  Indra was born in Guyana and currently resides in Georgetown where she runs her home-based business. Her mouth watering delicacies include chocolate dipped fruit, cake pops, edible hampers and an assortment of chocolate truffles. The idea for starting Reminescence came to Indra while she was…

14 Jun: She Rock! Felicia Juanita Persaud, Media Powerhouse/Global Investment Expert

Guyanese-born media powerhouse and business mogul, Felicia Juanita Persaud, has made notable achievements and strides in the Investment and PR industries.   The 39 year old award-winning journalist is  the founder  CaribPR Wire; a PR and news agency focused on the distinct Caribbean, Caribbean American and ethnic marketplace,  Hard Beat Communications; a Special Events, Promotions and Digital Media Solutions Company and Invest Caribbean Now, a company that connects global investors with investment opportunities in the…