Bon Voyage Miss World Guyana!

A few hours ago the Miss World Guyana Committee and members of Guyanese community bid farewell to the reigning Miss World Guyana 2017, Vena Mookram.  The 19-year-old Queen, who has an infectious smile, departed JFK Airport to vie for the Miss World title in China.   The pageant will be held in December. Vena, a Bishop High School graduate is pursuing a degree Economics and has ambitions to become an Economist in Guyana’s Oil and Gas industry.  Her “Beauty with a Purpose” platform focuses on Diabetes Prevention; a cause that … read more


Meet the Royal Couple! Guyanese Ariana Austin marries Prince Joel Makonnen of Ethiopia

On Sept. 9 in a lavish ceremony in Temple Hills, Maryland, Guyanese Ariana Austin married Prince Joel Makonnen who is the great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Mr. Makonnen, known as Prince Yoel, is the 35-year-old great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. Ms. Austin, 33, is of African-American and Guyanese descent; her maternal grandfather was a lord mayor of Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. Their marriage had been more than a decade in the … read more


She Rocks! Meet Farah Delicia Hussain – Kripalu Yoga & Thai Massage Connoisseur

Farah Delicia Hussain was born in Guyana and moved to New York City when she was four years old. She’s a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Thai Massage Therapist.  Her family’s cultural and religious history, coupled with the trials of being an immigrant and a first-generation American, instilled a desire for self-exploration and healing.  Her philosophy of yoga honors self-study balanced with a deep responsibility to enhance community and environmental health. While Farah was introduced to yoga poses as a child, … read more


She Rocks! Meet Ingrid Pollard – Photographer, Media Artist & Researcher

Ingrid Pollard is an artist and photographer who uses portraiture and traditional landscape imagery to explore social constructs such as Britishness and racial difference. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1953 and moved to England when she was four years old. Ingrid became interested in photography when she took her father’s box camera on a camping trip. Some of her first photographs were of the sewage works and wood yards along the Lee Valley Canal, taken as part of … read more


She Rocks! Meet Roshell “Petra” Hooper – Singer/Songwriter/ Island Poptress

Ready to take the world by storm, the sultry songstress known to audiences as “Petra” crosses effortlessly into the realms of Caribbean music infused with pop, jazz and R&B melodies that places her in the evolving category called “Island Pop.” Born Roshell Petra Hooper, the singer/songwriter who hails from Guyana, South America was raised in Trinidad and Tobago in a family of professional musicians; her mother was a talented singer and her father is the late famous Guyanese arranger, composer … read more