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06 Oct: Princess Guyana – Making a name in the Hip Hop game!

Princess Guyana is originally from New York but while growing up she started testing the waters as every kid does and her Guyanese parents sent her to the “Country” Guyana so that she could get straight and fly right! In a recent interview Princess Guyana said “I was born in New York and I was there up until I was ten. When you’re an Island child and you’re bad, your parents send you back to the country…

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06 Oct: Kicking it with Charmaine Hooper! Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee

Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee, Charmaine Hooper, was born on January 15, 1968 in Georgetown, Guyana. She was raised in Ottawa, Canada and is a former striker for the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team. She began playing soccer as a child in Zambia, where her father was posted with the Guyana High Commission. Known as one of the world’s most lethal strikers throughout her career, Charmaine has been a fixture on the Canadian team…

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05 Oct: SHE ROCKS! Cynthia Nelson – Food Enthusiast, Journalist, Blogger & Author

Cynthia Nelson was born and raised in Guyana but currently resides in Barbados. She’s a trained media practitioner and teach Broadcast Journalist. Through her work as a journalist, Cynthia has traveled the length and breadth of the Caribbean tasting, cooking and experiencing West Indian food, first hand. Having learned to cook at an early age, Cynthia is at ease in the kitchen creating dishes that reflect the diversity of the region – Indian, African, Portuguese, Spanish,…

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05 Oct: Baroness Valerie Amos: First Black Woman in a British Cabinet/ First Black Leader of the House of Lords

Today we’re heading to London to meet the Baroness! Baroness Valerie Ann Amos was born on March 13, 1954 in Georgetown, Guyana but moved to London at age nine. She became the first black woman in a British Cabinet in 2003 when she was appointed Secretary of State for International Development and was also the first black Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council. She is formally known as The…

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05 Oct: Fab Feature: Miss Guyana World 2012

Arti Cameron is the reigning Miss Guyana World 2012 and represent Guyana this past Summer at the Miss World 2012 Competition in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. Arti is a highly motivated 23 year old with a passion for life.She is a pre-med student and plans to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a medical doctor. Arti has lived in three countries so far—Guyana, Jamaica, and the United States but has always seen Guyana as her homeland and the…

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05 Oct: She Rock! Meet Rhona Fox, Actress/ Film Producer

She’s a Foxy Lady and she Rocks!  Rhona Fox,  is a dynamic Indian-American actress. Born in Essequibo, Guyana, Fox was raised in Nassau, Bahamas, where her parents who are teachers, moved to secure a better life for her and her two older brothers. After graduating high school at 16, she journeyed to New York on a summer vacation and the rest was destiny. Enrolling in college there, the Big Apple remains home and work today….

05 Oct: She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage! International Pop Sensation Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty

Pop Sensation, actress, and fashion designer Rihanna was born Robyn  Rihanna Fenty to a Guyanese mother,  Monica Braithwaite (a former accountant) and a Barbadian father, Ronald Fenty. Rihanna once revealed the following during an interview: “They are so excited, so proud of me, and very supportive. My mom and all my family is from Guyana. Only up to my generation and own was born in Barbados, but everybody above me is Guyanese. I only moved here (the US)…

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04 Oct: Sonia Noel, Fashion Designer

Meet Sonia Noel, CEO/Founder of Guyana Fashion Weekend and the Creator/Designer behind the  Fashion Label – Mariska Designs Born in the small mining town of Bartica, Sonia displayed her creativity at a very young age, using newspaper to produce unique designs. She modeled most of her clothes in fashion shows and pageants, finishing runner-up in the 1988 Miss Bartica Regatta pageant. To broaden her horizon and display her work in a larger marketplace, Noel moved to Georgetown…