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01 Feb: She Rock! Meet Christine Neblett: The Unstoppable Force Behind Chrisdan Enterprises

Christine Neblett’s journey from facing the hardships of single motherhood to becoming an influential entrepreneur is genuinely inspirational. Born and raised in Guyana,  the New York-based businesswoman has built a solid foundation with her degrees in Communication from the University of Guyana and Applied Management with a focus on Finance from Medgar Evers College. Christine has a  background in International Multi-level Marketing, which she began in 2004 with YTB Travel, followed by a significant stint…

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20 Sep: SHE ROCKS HER GUYANESE HERITAGE! MEET OLIVIA SINGH: SENIOR ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER FOR INSIDER

Olivia Singh is a Senior Entertainment Reporter at Insider in New York City. Her mother is from Wakenaam, Essequibo and her father is from Berbice. Both of her parents immigrated to America from Guyana in the 1980s. Singh’s older sister and herself were primarily raised by their single mother in Queens, New York — where she resides. Singh joined Insider as an Entertainment Fellow back in December 2017, shortly after graduating from college. Following her…

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19 Sep: From Georgetown to NASA: The Inspiring Journey of Guyanese Planetary Scientist Keanna Jardine

Meet Keanna Jardine, a US-based Guyanese planetary scientist, whose story will inspire you to reach for the stars, quite literally.   Keanna’s journey from Georgetown, Guyana, to NASA’s research team at Arizona State University stands as a testament to her resilience and ambition. Notably, she made history as the first Black woman to graduate with a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Central Florida, a significant achievement given her humble beginning. Keanna’s interest in…

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18 Sep: SHE ROCKS! SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCER, SABRINA MOHAN: “THERE IS BEAUTY IN CHALLENGING TRADITION”

We often hear people say it doesn’t matter where you come from, it only matters where you are going but Social Media Producer, Sabrina Mohan, aims to challenge that. As an Indo-Guyanese-American (the pinnacle of hyphenated identities) born and raised in New York, while living part-time in London, Sabrina’s Guyanese heritage keeps her grounded, regardless of what continent she’s on. Through her career in technology, entertainment, and media, she wants to show her community that…

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08 Aug: SHE ROCKS HER GUYANESE HERITAGE! MEET SHANDEL MENEZES: NEWS REPORTER FOR NBC7 SAN DIEGO

Shandel Menezes is a News Reporter for NBC 7 San Diego in California. Menezes was born in Willingboro, New Jersey, and was raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. Both of her parents are immigrants. Her mother is from Georgetown, Guyana, while her father is from Kingston, Jamaica. She credits her mother for never letting her stay away from her Guyanese roots — while connecting her to the country through some of its well-known meals. “My favorite…

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05 Aug: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Alicia Elias-Roberts: A Leading Legal Scholar

Dr. Alicia Elias-Roberts is a distinguished legal scholar with a remarkable academic journey and an impressive list of accomplishments. She has recently been appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, and her expertise in various legal disciplines promises to bring new perspectives and advancements to the institution. Born in Guyana, Dr. Elias-Roberts holds a Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Law from Queen’s University…

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02 Aug: Celebrating a Culinary Trailblazer: Meet Doris Rodney, Owner of the Hills Restaurant

In the spirit of New York Restaurant Week and Black Business Month, we take immense pride in celebrating the achievements of Guyanese female restaurant owners. Today, GGR shines the spotlight on the owner of the Hills Restaurant, Doris Rodney, an inspirational woman born in Guyana, whose passion for food and unyielding determination led her on a remarkable journey to success. Doris Rodney’s story is a testament to resilience and unwavering ambition. Growing up without the…

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02 Aug: Celebrating the Flavors of Guyana: Meet Umana Yana Restaurant Owner, Dale Davidson

As we delve into the excitement of Restaurant Week in New York and Black Business Month,  we’re thrilled to spotlight the extraordinary talents of Dale Davidson, the Guyanese female entrepreneur behind the captivating Umana Yana Restaurant in Albany, New York. Umana Yana, derived from an Amerindian word meaning “a place for the people,” is much more than just a restaurant—it’s a celebration of culture, love, and community. Dale Davidson’s vision, shaped by her upbringing in…

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29 Jun: She Rocks! Activist & Feminist, Aliyah Tihani Salim, is Empowering Change and Transforming Lives

In a world where the fight for justice and equality has become paramount, there are those remarkable individuals who dedicate their lives to making a tangible difference. Aliyah Tihani Salim is one such visionary leader, a driving force behind transformative initiatives that challenge the status quo and strive to end mass incarceration in the United States.  Born in Berbice, Guyana, and raised in Ozone Park, New York, Aliyah’s upbringing instilled in her a deep appreciation…

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08 May: From Dual Citizenship to Mrs. Guyana International 2023: Malika Manelva Blount’s Journey of Cultural Roots, Pageantry, and Making a Difference

As a proud Guyanese-American, Malika Manelva Blount has always felt a strong connection to her roots in Guyana. Both her parents are Guyanese, and she became a dual citizen of Guyana in 2018. Her husband is also Guyanese, and they met right here in their beautiful country. They’ve been married for a year, and their shared cultural heritage has played an essential role in their journey together. Today, we delve into Malika’s incredible story, exploring…

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01 Oct: Guyanese Model Lystra Adams Joins the Cast of Real Housewives of Cheshire

The UK franchise of the Real Housewives is adding a fresh new face to the Cheshire version of the show.  Model, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Lystra Adams, will make her reality TV debut when she joins returning cast members Dawn Ward, Ester Dohnalová, Hanna Kinsella, Lauren Simon, Nicole Sealey, Rachel Lugo, Seema Malhotra, and Tanya Bardsley for season 12 of the show. Born in Guyana, South America, Lystra originally moved to the UK at the age…

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13 Sep: Canadian-Guyanese Becomes the First Miss Regal World Title Winner

Janice MacGregor is a first-generation Canadian of Guyanese heritage. She recently won the title of the very first Miss Regal World; a new online pageant that welcomes females from around the World to compete at an international level. No stranger to the world of pageantry, Janice was the winner of the 2007 Miss Saskatoon 2007 title. She also won Miss Saskatchewan International 2007, Miss World Saskatchewan 2008, and Miss Petite Saskatchewan 2009. Janice has held…

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