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22 Sep: She Rocks! Kylie Bunbury, Daughter of Legendary Guyanese Soccer Player, Alex Bunbury, lands FOX’s Primetime Leading Role

Tonight at 9:00 PM EST, FOX will premiere it’s new prime time series, PITCH, starring Actress Kylie Bunbury, who is the daughter of Guyanese-born retired Professional Soccer Player and International Football Ambassador for Guyana, Alex Bunbury. Pitch is the story of baseball pitcher Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury) who immediately rises to fame when she is called up by the San Diego Padres and becomes the first woman in Major League Baseball. She immediately sets in…

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14 Sep: Stories We Love: Queen’s College Alumni Association NY Elects First Female President

With her election, Ms. Wharton became the first female to lead a Queen’s College alumni association. This comes 41 years after the school first opened its doors to girls and during a year in which QCAANY is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Among her immediate goals is the expansion of public-private-philanthropic partnerships in order to more efficiently and cost-effectively support Queen’s College and in so doing, the people of Guyana. She also plans to increase the…

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12 Sep: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Michelle Albert, Director of the Center for the Study of Adversity & Cardiovascular Disease at UCSF

Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH is a general cardiologist with expertise in preventive cardiovascular medicine as well as managing the most critically ill cardiovascular patients with a range of conditions including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies and vulnerable populations with heart disease such as women and racial/ethnic minorities. Born and raised in Guyana, Dr. Albert had a fairly austere upbringing. The sudden death of her grandfather by cardiac arrest was probably the trigger for…

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22 Aug: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Maya A. Trotz, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USF

Maya A. Trotz, Ph.D., born in Georgetown, Guyana is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa. She works at the nexus of geochemistry/water quality and global/community sustainability and education with current and previous student research projects in Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Bolivia, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, and Peru. She currently holds a patent on “Functional composites formed from colloidal polymer particles with photocatalytic metal oxide nanoparticles.” Dr….

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17 Aug: She Rocks! St. Rose’s High School Student, Fatima Karim, achieved the Top CSEC Exam Scores

Fatima Karim of St Rose’s High School pursued 20 subjects at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination and earned 19 grade ones and one grade two earning her the top spot in the country. In an interview with New Room GY, she said.. “I feel really really excited and proud of myself, really happy…the hardest subject for me was Office Administration alone.” Fatima shared that her reason for pursuing 20 subjects is to…

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13 Aug: She Rocks! Meet Pop Singer/Songwriter Zandra Brown

Pop music singing sensation Zandra Brown, was born in Guyana, South America. She grew up listening to a diverse array of artists that inspired her, including Tina Turner, The Beatles and Bob Marley. Before moving to America at the age of 18 with her family, she was always in the spotlight, representing her school in dancing performances and fashion shows. Zandra joined her church choir in 2008 and shortly thereafter began writing songs as an outlet to…

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10 Aug: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Michelle Mickle Foster – Philanthropist, Chemical Engineer, Certified Economic Development Specialist

Dr. Michelle Mickle Foster has been the President and CEO of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, in West Virginia, since February 2016. Prior to this position, she served as the CEO of the Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA) for 17-1/2 years. She developed all of KISRA’s 13 major programs that are in the areas of Health, Employment, Asset Development and Learning. Michelle was born in Guyana, the oldest child of three….

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08 Aug: Stories We Love! Guyana Female Amateur Baseball Team Showcased Talent in Halifax, Canada

Guyana’s Female Amateur Baseball Team recently competed in Halifax, Canada for the first 21U (21 and under) women’s invitational tournament.  The tournament, which was hosted by Halifax and Team Nova Scotia, ran from August 4th to August 8th and included teams from different regions in Canada (Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, British Columbia), and Guyana.  Team Guyana was made of 15 players and 4 coaches.  See Scoreboard HERE.  Congratulations ladies, You Rock! This is the Team’s first time playing…

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04 Aug: US-based Brenessa Thompson & Aaliyah Abrams Will Represent Guyana at Rio Summer Olympics

US-based Brenessa Thompson & Aaliyah Abrams will be representing Guyana at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil. The Olympic games will run from August 5 to 11 and Brenessa and Aaliyah are the two female athletes who make up Guyana’s 4 member Track Team. Brenessa Thompson (born 22 July 1996) is a Guyanese-American sprinter who specializes in 100m and 200m.  The Four-time All-American of Medgar Evers college is one of the most prolific sprinters in the…

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02 Aug: She Rocks! Jamila Sanmoogan Swims Her Way Onto The Guyana Olympic Team

Jamila Keizia Sanmoogan will be one of two, and the only female swimmer representing Guyana at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 19-year-old, who recently trained in Columbia on a swimming scholarship, is slated to compete in the Women’s 50m Freestyle event. In an interview the Guyana Chronicle, Jamila shared the following: “It felt as if my dreams finally came true, there were so many feelings, from excitement to happiness” she…