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10 Sep: Meet The Honorary Judge Ingrid Joseph: Brooklyn Civil Court Judge Running for Re-Election

The Honorary Judge Ingrid Joseph is a Democratic judge of the New York City Civil Court Kings. She was born in Brooklyn to Guyanese parents. Judge Joseph is running for re-election in the New York State primary on September 13, 2018.  She was elected to the court in 2009, and her current term expires in 2018. She is also serves as an acting justice of the Kings County Supreme Court, Civil Term. Here’s Her Story…

Sachia Vickery’s career on the rise heading into Wimbledon

02 Jul: Sachia Vickery’s Career on the Rise Heading into Wimbledon

Originally reported by Jerry Bembry – The Undefeated As Sachia Vickery prepares for Wimbledon in this, the breakthrough year of her career, she’s asked about the lowest moment she faced to get here. She’s silent for a moment, reflecting. For Vickery, the 23-year-old from Miramar, Florida, there are many from which to choose. Maybe it’s the hotel room she stayed at during an International Tennis Federation (ITF) stop early in her career in Europe, where…

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31 May: She Rocks! Meet Linda McPherson – Union President of District Council 1707 AFSCME

Linda McPherson is the current President of District Council 1707 of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employee (AFSCME).  She represents some 28,000 non-profit social services ranging from home care, social services, direct care, public center-based day care, educational, fundraising and her own local Heat Start.  She is employed at Community Parents, Inc. /Medger Evers Head Start where she works as a Family Service Coordinator.  She praises the federally-funded Head Start program for…

Meet Sebrena Sumrah-Kelly of Caribbean and American Global Business Connections

06 Apr: She Rocks! Meet Sebrena Sumrah-Kelly, Founder of Caribbean & American Global Business Connections

Radio Producer, Host/Global Ambassador,  Actor, Global Speaker, Expansion Leader, Business Woman, Author!  These are just some of the many hats that Sebrena Sumrah-Kelly wears on a daily basis.   The Guyanese-born Altanta-resident, who is also a member of the Guyana Association of Georgia, recently sat down for and interview with Voyage Atlanta Magazine.  Here’s her story… Please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? I am a Native of Guyana,…

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03 Apr: They Rock! Two Guyanese Girls Admitted to Multiple Ivy-League Universities

Source:  Guyana Chronicle FOLLOWING their recent successes at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), Fatima Karim and Ashley Anthony have scored positions in a few of the top-tier universities in the United States. Karim, currently an Upper Sixth form student at Queen’s College and 2016’s top CSEC performer, was able to gain admission into the Princeton and Stanford Universities. Though preparing to sit her second and final…

31 Jan: Ph.D. Candidate, Leah Persaud, Pursues Groundbreaking Cancer Research at Lehman College

Born to Guyanese parents, Bronx native Leah Persaud, is a Ph.D. candidate in biology pursuing cancer research at the CUNY Graduate Center at Lehman College. Since 2015, Persaud has been conducting research in the lab of Moira Sauane, a professor in Lehman’s Department of Biological Sciences, that she hopes will ultimately lead to new cancer therapies and drug treatments. “The Lehman campus was always my first choice,” said Persaud, who expects to earn her Ph.D….

Patriotic entrepreneur, Allison Butters-Grant, is a ‘Special Person’

29 Jan: Allison Butters-Grant, CEO of Global Seafood Distributors, shares her success story…

Allison Butters-Grant  is the Chief Executive Officer of Global Seafood Distributors, an importing/exporting business that she jointly operates with her husband, Kerwin.  The daughter of successful seafood entrepreneurs she opened her own Seafood Market in Guyana specializing in wild caught seafood sourced from Guyana with the mantra “straight from the sea to your plate.” Her business distributes  seafood locally in Guyana and to the international markets, including the Caribbean and the US.  In 2015, Guyana Chronicle…

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30 Dec: Guyanese-born, London-raised, Letitia Wright, Among Actresses to Watch in 2018

Vogue.com has named Letitia Wright as one of the actresses to watch in 2018.  According to the fashion and beauty website, the Guyanese-born, London-raised actress will conquer the silver screen alongside Chadwick Boseman in 2018’s Black Panther before reprising her role as Shuri in Avengers: Infinity War. Expect her to swap out her superhero duds for pieces from Burberry and Prada. Back in February we shared that Letitia landed a role in the 2018 Marvel Comics…

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10 Dec: Guyanese, Marva Langevine, to Receive Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Congratulations to teacher and Miss World Guyana 2016 finalist, Marva Langivine, on receiving the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award! Langevine has been chosen in recognition of the work she is doing to transform the lives of bereaved, sick and underprivileged children and families in her community and beyond. Langevine will now join the Queen’s Young Leaders network of 240 Award winners, a unique community of influential change-makers, who represent all 52 Commonwealth countries. The winners…

Guyanese ‘change-maker’ Jubilante Cutting cops 2017 Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Award

08 Dec: Guyanese Activist & Animator, Ms. Jubilante Cutting, receives 2017 Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Award

Congratulations to Guyanese activist and animator, Ms. Jubilante Cutting, one of four awardees who on Thursday received the coveted Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards for 2017 in front of an audience of almost 700 civil society leaders from across the globe. The awards ceremony was held in Fiji. The awards recognise outstanding efforts in four categories: Youth Activist, Individual Activist, Civil Society Organisation and Brave Philanthropy. Youth Activist category winner, Jubilanté Cutting from Guyana, is…