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Dr. Tami Singh

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)…

QC wins NIS debating competition semis

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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31 May: Grammy Winning Guyanese-Canadian Melanie Fiona Comes to Brooklyn

Reported By Allison Skeete Special to NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 31, 2019: A Grammy Award winner Caribbean roots singer is set to be in Brooklyn, NY this Sunday, June 2nd for the launch of the Guyana Innovation Prize Venture Fellowship. Melanie Fiona, a Canadian-Guyanese, is slated to be part of the Brooklyn, NY launch of the Fellowship, the brainchild of the Guyana Economic Development Trust CEO, Oslene Carrington. The event aims…

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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…

Brehanna

01 Feb: Guyanese, Brehanna Daniels, Made History As The First Female African-American NASCAR Pit Crew Member

Brehanna Michelle Daniels made national headlines in 2017 when she made history as the first African-American female to go over the wall in a national racing series, as the rear tire changer. In 2018 she became the first African-American female to work for a pit crew in NASCAR’s prestigious Cup series. Brehanna was born in the US on Jan. 26, 1994 with her twin brother to Kimberly and Luxley Daniels.  She is very proud of her…

Dr Candace Cummings

26 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Candace Cummings – Board Certified Physician, Humanitarian & Motivational Speaker

Dr. Candace Cummings is a board-certified Physician in the field of Internal Medicine and currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Hospitalist at Stony Brook-Southampton Hospital, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the faculty at Stony Brook-Southampton Hospital and is a member of The Leading Physicians of the World.  She previously served as an Attending Physician at Meeting House Lane Medical PC in Southampton, New…

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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 Hon. Justice Louise Esther Blenman of The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

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…

Darcy Ortiz

08 Nov: She Rocks! D’Arcy Ortiz is Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Women in STEM

Today children across the country engaged in many activities in celebration of National STEM/STEAM Day.  The focus of this designated day is to encourage students to explore and pursue interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, and D’Arcy Ortiz provides the perfect inspiration especially for young women. D’Arcy was born in Georgetown, Guyana and was raised by her mother, Yvette Irving, a Medical Laboratory Scientist, who worked with the Ministry of Health Guyana and later years…