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24 Jun: She Rocks! Dr. Tamika Singh Takes On Fitness Challenge To Help The Less Fortunate

Dr. Tamika (Tami) Singh is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, a Fitness Expert and proud owner of Aspire Health; a Florida-based Direct Primary Care (DPC) Practice. Dr. Singh has a strong focus in helping patients with balancing the body, mind and soul through the approach of integrated and functional medicine, holistic practices and preventative/wellness care. Dr. Singh was born in Brooklyn, NY to Guyanese parents and raised in Miami, Florida.  Her father Tage (Paul)…

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24 Jun: Meet Joylyn Conway – The Newly Crowned Miss World Guyana 2019

This past weekend pageant supporter across Guyana witnessed a number of queens being crowned, but one of the most coveted title is “Miss World Guyana.” According to the MWG organization recent press release, Joylyn Anita Conway is Miss World Guyana 2019 after being selected by a panel of 9 judges during the selected process. She was crowned by Miss World Guyana 2018, Ambika Ramraj at a small but elegant event held at the Pegasus International…

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12 Jun: Congratulations to Guyanese Catherine Pollard On Her New Top Post At The UN

Guyanese born Catherine Pollard has a new top position at the United Nations.   UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Catherine Pollard of Guyana as the next Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance.  She will succeed Jan Beagle of New Zealand to whom the Secretary-General is deeply grateful for her extraordinary work in management reform in the United Nations system and 40 years of dedicated service to the Organization. Ms. Pollard brings to the position…

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07 Jun: Where’s My Inheritance? Filmmaker Charisse Holder Journeys Back to Guyana to Reclaim Her Identity

Charisse Holder is on a mission to preserve her legacy. The young first generation Guyanese-American filmmaker recently wrapped up production of  “Where’s My Inheritance?“,  a film she co-produced with Randy Harris that documents their journey back to Guyana, the land of their ancestors in search of the missing pieces of their identity. The much anticipated film will premiere at Metro Tech Center’s Pfizer Auditorium in Brooklyn, New York  on Friday, June 21, 2019. Film Synopsis…

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03 Jun: She Rocks! Meet Tabitha Joy Liburd – A Fierce Litigator With A Passion For Public Service

Tabitha Joy Liburd was born in Guyana and raised in Campbellville, having also lived in Meadow Brook Gardens and Alberttown, Georgetown.  Her father Fitz Roy Philander hails from Mahaicony and her mother Shirley was born in Buxton and is one of the Marshall clan.  Always a highly motivated academically inclined student, she was educated at the New Comenius Primary School and entered Queen’s College where she completed CXC/GCE O’Levels before moving to The Bishops’ High…

31 May: Idol vs. Identity: Alyssa Raghu’s Cultural Journey on ‘American Idol’

It’s Sunday night and my family is gathered around the television in the living room to watch “American Idol.” I can’t say this is my dad’s usual preference, but even he’s invested, joining in on my mom’s enthusiasm to see one performer in particular – Indo-Caribbean sweetheart, Alyssa Raghunandan. During her first audition, she proudly dubbed herself “Raghu like the sauce,” turning the phrase “I’ve got the sauce” into a popular tagline after her first…

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31 May: Queens College Girls Win win NIS Debating Competition Semi-Final

Queen’s College (QC) yesterday defeated Bishops’ High School and earned themselves a berth in the final round of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) 2019 debating competition. According to a Department of Public Information (DPI) press release, the competition which forms part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the NIS was done in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. The moot, “With improved information technology in schools, students will have an advantage to enter the world of…

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27 May: She Rocks! Oslene Carrington Is On A Mission To Encourage Innovation & Entrepreneurship In Guyana

Oslene Carrington is the CEO of the Guyana Economic Development Trust,  an independent philanthropic organization that incubates and supports projects that develop the workforce and boost the private sector of Guyana.  The US-based philanthropic organization has partnered with the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (SEBI) of the University of Guyana (UG) to provide funding for an annual Guyana Innovation Prize of $10,000 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. The award provides pre-seed funding to commercially…

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24 May: She Rocks! Dr. Marilyn Fraser Named “Power Woman of Brooklyn”

Dr. Marilyn Fraser is the Chief Executive Officer at the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the co-Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center. In her previous capacities as the Deputy Director and the Associate Director for Research & Training, she was primarily responsible for overseeing the Institute’s community outreach and research programs. In March 2019,  Dr.  Fraser was named…

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16 May: She Rocks! Verna Walcott-White Is Enriching the Lives of Children Through Multicultural & Creative Dance

Verna Walcott-White a.k.a Teacher Verna, Ms. Verna or Ms. V is versatile, creative and is truly proficient in her field. She is passionate about her profession (dance). She began dancing at the tender age of three, under numerous famous Guyanese and International Instructors and Guru. Ms. Verna joined the Guyana School of Dance as a teenager, from its inception, under the tutelage of its founder and Director, Lavina Williams famous Haitian/American Dancer/Choreographer/Director. Ms. Verna was…