Law/Public Safety

Anita Pali, Lawyer

: She Rocks! Guyanese Lawyer Anita Pali Named “Rising Star In Law” at London Asian Business Award

Guyanese Lawyer, Anita Pali, was recently named Rising Star In Law at the 2019 London Asian Business Awards. She was awarded at a prestigious awards ceremony in Kensington, London earlier this month. The event honors some of the best professionals and businesses for their achievements over the last year. Anita’s mother Ouma (originally Ouma Mohabir) originates from Black Bush Polder, Berbice, Guyana but migrated to the UK in the late sixties. Anita  works as a…

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: She Rocks! Meet Tabitha Joy Liburd – A Fierce Litigator With A Passion For Public Service

Tabitha Joy Liburd was born in Guyana and raised in Campbellville, having also lived in Meadow Brook Gardens and Alberttown, Georgetown.  Her father Fitz Roy Philander hails from Mahaicony and her mother Shirley was born in Buxton and is one of the Marshall clan.  Always a highly motivated academically inclined student, she was educated at the New Comenius Primary School and entered Queen’s College where she completed CXC/GCE O’Levels before moving to The Bishops’ High…

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: Meet Marine Captain Sherry Ann Wilson: Pioneering in a Male-Dominated Field

Captain Sherry Ann Wilson stands proudly, pioneering in a male-dominated field as one of the first female graduating Marine Captains in Guyana, among an esteemed few in the Caribbean. She has earned this title when she graduated in 2017 as second-best graduating female in her batch. Captain Wilson, with her undaunting, adventurous spirit, began her journey at the Maritime Administration Department as a Marine Cadet, in May 2012 in pursuit of becoming a Marine Pilot….

Louise Blenman

: 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…

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: Author Elizabeth Jaikaran Recounts Stories of Traumatic Experiences & the Resilience of Guyanese Women

Elizabeth Jaikaran is a New York-based author and lawyer who has  published work across a spectrum of print and digital media.   She began writing at a very young age and published her first article to Stardust Magazine when she was only eight years old.  Elizabeth has since published fiction, nonfiction, comedy, poetry and legal commentary. She is a proud child of Guyanese immigrants, born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Queens. Elizabeth is most…

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: She Rocks! Meet Aubreana Stephenson Holder, Attorney/Corporate Leader/ Philanthropist

Aubreana Stephenson Holder lives by the motto, “You can do anything you put your mind to, and given an opportunity to prove herself, she will show you her worth.” As such, she has achieved the title of Chief Operating Officer of Federal Management Systems, Incorporated (FMS), a government contracting company with over 25 years of working with the federal, state, local and international government, at a young age. Additionally, she is on the Board of…

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: She Rocks! Meet Aminta Kilawan Narine: Attorney, Community Activist & Newspaper Columnist

Aminta Kilawan Narine is an attorney, community activist, and writer. Born in the Bronx, New York to Guyanese parents, Aminta’s passion for social justice manifests in various aspects of her life. Aminta writes a weekly column for The West Indian newspaper titled, “Civics, Culture, and Community Engagement” in efforts to increase involvement and stewardship in areas such as politics and volunteerism. Aminta uses her voice for multifold purposes: she is a spirited bhajan singer but…

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: Former Miss Houston, Zoe Cadore, will represent Guyana at upcoming Houston Caribbean Queen Pageant

Judith Zoe Cadore is a proud Houstonian of Guyanese and Grenadian descent. The 26-year-old attorney holds a B.A. from Spelman College & a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC). Zoe was crowned Miss Houston in 2013 and represented the city at the Miss Texas Pageant where she received awards for talent, interview and community service. Her many accomplishments include the UHLC Faculty Distinguished Service Award, being published in the Harvard Journal of…

Attorney Holly Veal

: She Rocks! Attorney Holly Veal has a strong desire to serve the public good

A woman of distinction, US-based Guyanese Holly Veal, a prosecutor, public defender and private defence attorney, recently announced her candidacy for Henry County District Attorney in Henry County in the U.S. State of Georgia. Holly originally hails from Wismar, Linden. She emigrated from Guyana in December 1995 to St Albans, New York. More than eleven years ago, she began her legal career as an assistant public defender. In that capacity she worked tirelessly to ensure…

Ingrid Berkeley-Brown

: She Rocks! Ingrid Berkeley-Brown is the Highest-Ranking Black Female Police Officer in Canada

When Ingrid Berkeley-Brown began her career in law enforcement 30 years ago,  she wanted to be the best that she could could be and leave above the rank of constable.   Today the Guyana-native has risen far above that rank   On January 29, she made history when she was promoted to Superintendent in Peel County, Ontario, making her the highest-ranking Black female police officer in Canada. Berkeley-Brown was one of only two Black female recruits in a class of about 300 at the Ontario…