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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…

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…

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…

'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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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…

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…

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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;…

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19 Nov: Opera Singer Alyson Cambridge Receives Vanguard Trailblazer Award

Acclaimed soprano, Alyson Cambridge, is celebrating a huge honor having been presented with the Vanguard Trailblazer Award, by the Institute of Caribbean Studies in Washington D.C. Alyson is the first opera singer to have ever been recognized in the genre last night at the Caribbean American Heritage Awards 25th Anniversary Gala. On hand to enjoy the accolades with her was her Guyanese father, Dr. Richard Cambridge and Scandinavian/American mother Joedy Cambridge.  The award was presented…

Focus reaps success | Lawyer, Ayana Fable tells her story

23 Oct: Lawyer Ayana Fable Shares Her Story of Sacrifices and Success

Guyana Chronicle, October 21, 2018 AYANA Alexis Fable, brimming with joy over her recent admission to the Guyana Bar Association, is confident that her decision to put aside all distractions while pursuing her studies is largely responsible for the kind of success that she is enjoying at the moment. Had she not decide to heed her father’s advice to stay thoroughly focused on her goals, the 23-year-old told the Pepperpot Magazine that she would not…

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22 Oct: Stories We Love! Guyanese Aadilah Ali Tops Regional 2018 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Kaieteur News, October 18, 2018 Guyana has yet another year claimed the top spot at the regionally offered Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination [CAPE]. The top performer is Aadilah Ali, a consistently outstanding student of Queen’s College. According to information released by the Caribbean Examinations Council [CXC], the administrator of the examination, Guyana’s Ali, by virtue of being the most outstanding regional CAPE performer, is the winner of the Dennis Irvine Award. This award, according to…