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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…

Stacey Samuels Richardson

24 Apr: She Rocks! Stacey Samuels Richardson Shares Her Empowering Story of Overcoming A Crippling Anxiety Disorder

Stacey Samuels Richardson is looking forward to the day when she will become a Licensed Family Life Educator.  The Berbice-native is a firm believer that the family is the basic unit of society and is currently pursuing a BA degree in Marriage and Family Studies at BYU-Idaho Online University. Three years ago during a mission trip to the United States, Stacey experienced her first bout with anxiety, which was possible triggered by the change in…

Feigel_Niles

16 Apr: What’s Faith Got To Do With It? How a young Guyanese woman paddled her way to the shore of success with mustard seed faith.

This book features the first twenty seven years of my life. Faith has played an integral role which has fueled my path to a successful life. If I had to live my life all over, I would choose faith as a guide. According to Pastor Andrew Chichester of the Guyana Conference of Seventh Day Adventist located in Guyana, South America, He said, “Using the powerful theme of Faith, Ms Niles has been able to capture and put into perspective her deep and sincere encounter with God. She draws from her personal experience practical lessons that are truly inspirational and motivating in nature.”

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,…

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…

Renita Fisher launches campaign for House District 56

05 Mar: Guyanese, Renita Fisher, Launches Campaign for Minnesota Legislative Seat

Guyanese Renita Fisher has officially launched her campaign to represent House District 56A (Savage-Burnsville) in the Minnesota Legislature during the upcoming November 6, 2018. Born in Guyana, South America, Renita studied Mandarin at the Beijing Language and Culture University in China. She is an Operational Risk Consultant with over 16 years of experience working in mortgage banking operations and management. Most importantly, she is the proud mom of a 13-year-old son who enjoys acting in…

‘Fast Five’ Interview with Guyanese-American Art Curator Grace Aneiza Ali

04 Mar: ‘Fast Five’ Interview with Guyanese-American Art Curator Grace Aneiza Ali

Guyanese-born art curator Grace Aneiza Ali has made it her mission to create spaces for works of art that bring more visibility and awareness to the many experiences of the little-known Guyanese community across America. Migrating to Washington D.C. at the age of 14, her curatorial work heavily focuses on migration, particularly from Guyana, and examines the intersections at which art, activism and social change connect. Ali spoke with Brown Girl Magazine recently about the…

Guyana's first woman press association president thinks big

04 Mar: Nazima Raghubir is the First Woman Elected to Guyana Press Association

SHE was recently elected the first woman president of the Guyana Press Association (GPA), shattering the glass ceiling that existed for seven decades. Although excited for her new role, Nazima Raghubir is ready to hit the ground running with plans to have the GPA offer more training for its journalists. “There is a high turnover of media workers, journalists in Guyana. A lot of us aren’t trained and we don’t have a journalism programme at…