Law/Public Safety

Ingrid Berkeley-Brown

18 Feb: 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…

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10 Dec: Congratulations to Hon. Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards on her appointment to Chief Justice

The Hon. Justice of Appeal Yonette Cummings-Edwards was appointed by President David Granger to perform the functions of the Office of the Chief Justice in Georgetown, Guyana.  In a statement to News Sources Guyana Justice Cummings-Edwards said  “I am honoured and humbled to be nominated to provide the functions of Chief Justice”  She will replace Chief Justice Ian Chang after he retires on December 15th. The Hon. Madame Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards is an Appeal Court Judge in…

Stacey Codogan

26 May: Saluting the Strength and Beauty of Guyana’s Military Women – Happy Independence Day!

This past Monday, on May 26th, Guyana celebrated it’s 49th independence anniversary, which coincided with the Inauguration of Guyana’s 8th Executive President His Excellency David Arthur Granger at the Guyana National Stadium.  While a proud moment for Guyanese living at home and abroad, it was this image of Stacey Codogan performing a sword salute and depicting such strength and beauty that stole the hearts and admiration of many across social media.   She Rocks!     Photographer: Brian Gomes.

03 Dec: She Rocks! Guyanese Sharon Clarke is Brooklyn’s newest Civil Court Judge

Guyanese born Sharon Clarke is Brooklyn’s newest Civil Court Judge. On Tuesday September 09, 2014 she won with over 53% of the votes after the Brooklyn residents rallied behind her. Back in July, Clarke collected the required signatures to become a Civil Court Judge and led a strong campaign that enabled her to win in the September elections. Sharon is the mother of two beautiful sons, whom she adores. She was born in Guyana to…

14 Oct: She Rock! Former Prime News Reporter, Folio Emis Richards, was admitted to the Bar

Stabroek News Former Prime News reporter Folio Emis Richards was yesterday admitted to the local bar after her petition was presented to Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang by former chancellor of the judiciary Keith Massiah SC. Richards, 28, is the youngest of five children born to Oscar and Violet Richards and she grew up in Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara. After graduating from the West Demerara Secondary School in 2002, Richards first worked temporarily as…

14 Oct: She Rocks! Sasha Mahadeo was admitted to the Bar

Stabroek News – La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara resident Sasha Mahadeo was admitted to the local bar after Attorney General Anil Nandlall presented a petition on her behalf to Justice Navindra Singh. Mahadeo, who is the daughter of ND&S Furniture Store owner Parasram Mahadeo, is a former student of Queen’s College and School of the Nations. She completed her Cambridge A-levels programme at the latter mentioned learning institution. She successfully completed her LLB Degree in…

30 Sep: Guyanese, Tracey Lewis, is only the second black female to be named FDNY Lieutenant…

Guyanese, Tracey Lewis, of Engine 222 in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn has become the second black female in the department’s history to be promoted to Lieutenant.   Lewis has been a firefighter for 17 years, starting off as a cadet in 1997. She was an emergency medical technician before joining Engine 222. “You encounter resistance every day, but I can’t let that stop me from going forward,” Lewis said during  the promotion ceremony at the Christian Cultural…

Patricia

24 Sep: She Rocks! Patricia A. Cummings, Esq. – A Woman of Distinction, Attorney-at-Law

PATRICIA A. CUMMINGS was born and grew up in Georgetown, Guyana. Before becoming an attorney, Patricia was the Administrative Director of the Nuclear Medicine/Ultrasound Department at Parklane Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She is board certified in Nuclear Medicine, Radiology and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology. Patricia graduated from Ottawa University in 1983 (B.A.) and Syracuse University Law School in 1987 (J.D.) where she was the recipient of the Best Advocate Award, Edmund H. Lewis…

19 Aug: She Rocks! Guyanese, Jacqueline Graham, appointed as Caribbean Court of Justice Registrar

The Port of Spain-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has a new registrar and marshal. Guyanese national Jacqueline Graham, who took up the post from July 1, 2014, is an attorney with an MBA in Finance (University of Manchester, UK), an undergraduate degree in Management Studies (University of Guyana) and is a graduate of the Hugh Wooding Law School at St Augustine. Before her appointment at the CCJ, Graham was the legal assistant to the Chancellor…

30 Jun: She Rocks! Anande Trotman-Joseph: Attorney-At-Law, Former Solicitor General of Grenada, Social Justice and Empowerment Advocate

Avril Anande Trotman–Joseph is a Guyanese-born accomplished attorney-at-law, whose career spans over twenty-five years.  She is admitted to practice by the Bars of Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Grenada and the British Virgin Islands.  A Founding Partner of Chapman and Trotman – Georgetown, Guyana, she was the President of the Guyana Bar Association, the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers, and the Tourism Association of Guyana and has been a consultant for USAID, UNICEF and the OAS…