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17 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Padmanee Sharma – Oncology Immunotherapy Research Pioneer

Dr. Padmanee Sharma is a leading figure in Oncology.  She currently holds Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointments as Professor in the Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Professor in the Department of Immunology, Division of Cancer Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr.  Sharma specializes in renal, bladder and prostate cancer. Her prime focus is to understand the mechanisms and pathways within the immune system responsible for tumor rejection. Since 2005 she has been…

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14 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Rheaclare Fraser-Spears, Neuropharmacology Researcher/Professor

Dr. Rheaclare Fraser-Spears is a member of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at the University of Incarnate Word, joining in 2017 after completion of her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of TX Health Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA). She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology at UTHSCSA. Dr. Fraser-Spears graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology…

Louise Blenman

09 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Her Ladyship, the Hon. Justice Louise Esther Blenman

Her Ladyship, the Hon. Justice Louise Esther Blenman graduated from the University of the West Indies in 1986 with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) with Upper Second Class Honors. She later obtained the Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad in 1988.  She was called to the Bar in Guyana, in 1988. Justice Blenman obtained the Masters of Law Degree (LL.M.) with merit from the University of London. Justice Blenman has served…

'The Convert': Theater Review

21 Dec: Actress Letitia Wright Lands Leading Role In London Theatre Drama: The Convert

Our Guyanese princess is winning the hearts of London theatergoers.  The 25-year-old actress recently landed the leading role as Jekesai in the period drama “The Covert” about a young woman in Rhodesia who converts to Catholicism in the late 19th century. Hollywood Reporter – 12/15/18 It didn’t require a Marvel blockbuster to bring Danai Gurira’s work as a playwright to the London stage; both Eclipsed and The Convert have previously played at The Gate. But there’s undoubtedly…

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18 Dec: Award Winning Recording Artist Deborah Cox to Receive Prestigious Luminary Award

Toronto, Ontario.   The University of the West Indies recently announced that Deborah Cox, Canadian Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum R&B/Pop recording artist and actress will receive the Luminary Award at the 10th annual UWI Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. The Luminary Award is given to people of Caribbean Heritage who are outstanding achievers on an international scale in their respective fields or people who have brought prominence to the Caribbean or…

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07 Dec: Talk Show Host & Mental Health Advocate, Sharmin Prince, Is Giving Back to Her Fellow Veterans

A few weeks ago, people across America celebrated Veterans Day in honors military personnel who served in the United States Armed Forces, but sometimes life after service isn’t easy. That’s where Sharmin Prince comes in. As the program director for veterans services at Volunteers of America-Greater New York, Sharmin is running the Battle Buddy Bridge, a peer-to-peer program that trains veterans to help other veterans deal with a mental health diagnosis. “In basic training, you are…

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07 Dec: Jenise McBride is “Revolutionizing” the Hair Industry With Her Crochet Braiding Techniques

Jenise McBride is the CEO of Angelically Kute, a protective-style Hair Salon, and the Founder of H.E.R-Volution University, an online platform that is revolutionalizing hair ergonomics. Over 6 years ago, Jenise decided that she was done with weaves, flat-irons, and relaxers and began her natural hair journey. Like many women who decide to “go natural,” Jenise discovered there were not many styling options. So, she decided to change all of that! Jenise taught herself, and then…

Aurelia

07 Dec: Stories We Love! 10-year-old Poet, Aurelia Sue-Ann, is Youngest Published Author in Guyana

NEWS ROOM, GY – OCTOBER 21, 2018 Many famous writers began their career in their late teens or older, but at just 10-years-old Aurelia Sue-Ann is already grabbing attention with her talent. The student of Mae’s Primary School has become the youngest female to publish her book in Guyana. It is titled: “A little Poet’s World.” Editor and publisher, Petamber Persaud lauded Aurelia’s understanding of issues that plague and grace childhood, not shying away from…

05 Dec: The Self-Love Workbook: A Life-Changing Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Recognize Your Worth and Find Genuine Happiness

Experience the life-changing magic of self-love!

You need love from yourself as much as from others. When you have low self-esteem, low confidence or even self-hatred, it’s impossible to live life to the fullest. It’s time to build your self-love and transform your attitude, emotions and overall outlook on life! This helpful workbook allows you to become aware of your own unique needs and goals while discovering how to better accept and love your true self. It includes a variety of constructive and actionable tips, tricks and exercises, including:

• Interactive Activities
explore a variety of fun and creative ways to love yourself

• Reflection Prompts
unpack your experiences and connect them to new lessons

• Helpful Advice
deepen your understanding of self-love and utilize it in the real world

Self-love allows you not only to see your true self, but to truly accept who you are wholeheartedly. With this acceptance comes the freedom and confidence to live your life to its fullest. It’s time to conquer self-doubt and self-sabotage. It’s time to love yourself!

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30 Nov: Alainn Pompey Looks Back On Her Olympic Journey

THE ADVERTISERS TRIBUNE, NOVEMBER 18, 2018 As a young Guyanese girl growing up in New York City from the age of 14, Aliann Pompey had no idea that her undiscovered talent would lead her to four consecutive summer Olympics, beginning in Sydney and ending in London. Medalling in two commonwealth games, gold in 2002 and silver in 2010, and competing at World Championships, are just some of many achievements Aliann has attained over the years;…