Stories We Love


04 Apr: Stories We Love: 16-Year-Old, Darshanie Nanhu, invented Mosquito Repellent from Katahar flower

Darshanie Nanhu, a 16-year-old student at the Bygeval Secondary School on the East Coast of Demerara,  invented a mosquito repellent made of Katahar plant flowers for her SBA project.  Darshanie remembered that parents would light the dried flower of the Katahar plant (commonly called Bambalayke) and the scent coming from it would keep the mosquitoes away. Darshanie enlisted the help of her classmate Dolly Sooknanan, 16, who completed her own project measuring the effect of salt on…


07 Jan: Guyana Table Tennis Star Chelsea Edghill awarded scholarship to Lindenwood University, Missouri

Guyana female table tennis champion, Chelsea Edghill, was awarded a partial scholarship to attend Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri.  According to a Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) Press Release, the scholarship covers five years and will allow Edghill to train, play and participate in high-level competitions against top level players on a consistent basis in view of achieving 2020 Olympic qualification. Edghill, a Bishops High School Student, has won several championship awards and was named…


01 Dec: Guyanese, Catherine Pollard, appointed United Nation Under Secretary General for General Assembly and Conference Management

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently announced the appointment of Catherine Pollard of Guyana as Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management. She will succeed Tegegnework Gettu of Ethiopia, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service and able leadership. Since 2014, Pollard served as Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, prior to which she served as Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management from 2008 to 2014.  She was previously Chief of Staff…

Guyana Girls Squash Champions - 11th Win

14 Oct: The Guyana Girls Junior Squash Team are 11-Time Championship Winners – They Rock!

Meet the Guyana Girls Squash Team! This past July these lovely young ladies retained the Overall Team Title during the 2015 Junior Caribbean Squash Championships in Barbados for the 11th consecutive time.  Guyana was the defending champions having won both the boys and girls’ team titles at last year’s championships in Bermuda. Guyana Girls Squash Champions – 11th Win Guyana females crowned Caribbean Squash Champs – Stabroek News

Zorena Jagnandan

30 Sep: Nurse, Zorena Jagnandan, establishes Home Health Care Business in Guyana

Zorena Jagnandan, who is Guyanese, and her staff offer many different medical and nonmedical services — wound care, occupational and physical therapy, nursing care, post-surgical care, speech therapy, medical social worker, shopping and errands, cooking and meal planning, help for new and expectant parents, light cleaning, help with paperwork, assistance to outside medical appointments, laundry, help with bathing and companionship. Jagnandan’s background in nursing and her experience in different nursing settings is what helped her…

Simone Dowding

24 Aug: Stories We Love: Award-winning Guyanese Actress Simone Dowding is a force to be reckoned with…

Born under the Zodiac star of Leo,  Actress Simone Dowding attended the Salem Primary and Secondary schools, where her love for the stage was noticed by teachers and peers alike. In no time she had become quite a force to be reckoned with, as she participated in numerous school plays and drama presentations with gusto, finesse and bravery. Being an artistic person, she attended and graduated from the Burrowes School of Art with flying colours…

Channing Tatum in Guyana

24 Jun: Actor Channing Tatum & Friends Explore Guyana

Per Channing and his friends…. “The people in Guyana are half the story, they’re incredible. It’s like something out of a storybook. They can fix a car with a roll of duct tape and kill a charging jaguar with a bow and arrow, and all with a calm smile on their face like they’ve done it a million times before.” An Adventure to Remember: Channing Tatum & Friends Explore Guyana

Guyanese Nurses

22 Jun: Guyanese nurses deliver twin boys, David & Moses, during NY Victory Rally – They Rock!

Quick response by the Guyanese nurses saw the safe delivery of twin boys who were immediately named David and Moses after the new Guyanese President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. It’s understood that while the victory parade was ongoing the American woman went into labour on Church Avenue, delivering David at 16: 37 hours between East 48 and 49 with the assistance of the ladies. By that time, a vehicle had rendered assistance…


03 Jun: Lawyer Marcia Johnson-Blanco is a ‘Special Person’

As a highly successful voters’ rights lawyer in the US, Marcia is able to help thousands of persons, particularly minorities, through her work and hopes to replicate her successes in Guyana. Now 46 years old, Marcia lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and two daughters. Though she has lived in America for more than three decades, Marcia said that she had never forgotten her roots. Promoting democratic rights in Guyana and beyond…Lawyer Marcia Johnson-Blanco…