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02 May: She Rocks! Guyanese Olympian Aliann Pompey Wins Herbert V. Hess Award

Congratulations to Guyanese Olympian Coach Aliann Pompey on winning this year’s Herbert V. Hess Award! From the tracks of international stadiums to the fields of St. John’s University, Aliann Pompey’s journey through athletics has been inspirational. A four-time Olympian, Alainn represented Guyana with distinction at the Olympic Games in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012, showcasing her talent in the 400-meter dash. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, Aliann moved to the United States at 14, settling into…

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26 Mar: Guyanese-born medical doctor serves as senior medical director at Oak Street Health in the Bronx

Guyanese Dr. Yonette Davis is a senior medical director at Oak Street Health, where most patients are people of color. She works out of Oak Street’s Allerton Center in the Bronx. Dr. Davis told Caribbean Life on Tuesday that she treats older adults and Medicare recipients, especially adults who are suffering from chronic conditions like hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes…

Guyanese-born Onyka Barrett to address JSE conference

26 Mar: Guyanese-born Onyka Barrett to address Jamaica Stock Exchange Conference

SOURCE: SKIN VIBES  | GUYANESE-BORN ONYKA BARRETT IS ONE OF AT LEAST FOUR CONFIRMED FEMALE SPEAKERS to address the 19th Conference of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) scheduled for the Jamaica Pegasus next week under the theme ‘The Drivers of Capital: From Concept to Growth’. Barrett is CEO & Social Impact Strategist at Pinnacle Impact International Limited and conference organisers want participants benefit from her 16 years of expertise working with multilaterals, international and local…

Guyana: Young genius Keziah Pilgrim, born without hands, aspires to become doctor

26 Mar: Guyana: Young genius Keziah Pilgrim, born without hands, aspires to become doctor

A seven-year-old genius from Guyana, Keziah Pilgrim, who was born without hands, has pledged to become a doctor. The girl also has a hole in her heart and is required to visit the Georgetown Public Hospital for monthly medical check-ups. Recently, the girl met with the professional sports team A Mohamed, whose aim is to make people happy, offer inspiration and put smiles on their faces. The team said that it was indeed an inspiration…

Tributes Flow In For Late Guyanese American Cultural Advocate Claire Ann Goring

26 Mar: Tributes Flow In For Late Guyanese American Cultural Advocate Claire Ann Goring

News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Tues. Jan. 16, 2024: The Guyanese American community in New York and its wider Diaspora is in mourning over the sudden loss of Claire Ann Goring, a beloved cultural advocate, and community leader. Goring, 72, passed away on January 15th, 2024, succumbing reportedly to a pulmonary embolism in Brooklyn, NY, on MLK Day, according to News Americas sources. She was born and raised in Victoria Village, Guyana, and attended Bishop’s…

Guyanese American Actress Dawnn Lewis

26 Mar: CARIBBEAN IMPACT AWARDS CELEBRATE GUYANESE AMERICAN DR. DAWNN LEWIS FOR HER TRAILBLAZING CONTRIBUTIONS TO ENTERTAINMENT AND PHILANTHROPY

The Schneps Media annual Caribbean Impact Awards, renowned for recognizing exceptional individuals of Caribbean descent, recently celebrated Dr. Dawnn Lewis among this year’s honorees in recognition of her remarkable accomplishments in both entertainment and philanthropy. Dr. Lewis, a distinguished Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and acclaimed actor, has significantly impacted the entertainment landscape while steadfastly dedicating herself to philanthropic initiatives to empower underprivileged youth and grassroots organizations. Dr. Dawnn Lewis, a shining example of excellence and…

Christine Neblett Chrisdan Enterprises

01 Feb: She Rock! Meet Christine Neblett: The Unstoppable Force Behind Chrisdan Enterprises

Christine Neblett’s journey from facing the hardships of single motherhood to becoming an influential entrepreneur is genuinely inspirational. Born and raised in Guyana,  the New York-based businesswoman has built a solid foundation with her degrees in Communication from the University of Guyana and Applied Management with a focus on Finance from Medgar Evers College. Christine has a  background in International Multi-level Marketing, which she began in 2004 with YTB Travel, followed by a significant stint…

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20 Sep: SHE ROCKS HER GUYANESE HERITAGE! MEET OLIVIA SINGH: SENIOR ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER FOR INSIDER

Olivia Singh is a Senior Entertainment Reporter at Insider in New York City. Her mother is from Wakenaam, Essequibo and her father is from Berbice. Both of her parents immigrated to America from Guyana in the 1980s. Singh’s older sister and herself were primarily raised by their single mother in Queens, New York — where she resides. Singh joined Insider as an Entertainment Fellow back in December 2017, shortly after graduating from college. Following her…

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19 Sep: From Georgetown to NASA: The Inspiring Journey of Guyanese Planetary Scientist Keanna Jardine

Meet Keanna Jardine, a US-based Guyanese planetary scientist, whose story will inspire you to reach for the stars, quite literally.   Keanna’s journey from Georgetown, Guyana, to NASA’s research team at Arizona State University stands as a testament to her resilience and ambition. Notably, she made history as the first Black woman to graduate with a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Central Florida, a significant achievement given her humble beginning. Keanna’s interest in…

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18 Sep: SHE ROCKS! SOCIAL MEDIA PRODUCER, SABRINA MOHAN: “THERE IS BEAUTY IN CHALLENGING TRADITION”

We often hear people say it doesn’t matter where you come from, it only matters where you are going but Social Media Producer, Sabrina Mohan, aims to challenge that. As an Indo-Guyanese-American (the pinnacle of hyphenated identities) born and raised in New York, while living part-time in London, Sabrina’s Guyanese heritage keeps her grounded, regardless of what continent she’s on. Through her career in technology, entertainment, and media, she wants to show her community that…