Famous Guyanese Women

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: She Rocks! Congratulations to Lisa Punch, Miss World Guyana 2015

Last night Lisa Punch was crowned Miss World Guyana 2015 during a coronation ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana. The Miss World Guyana Committee decided not to hold a pageant this year, but to select a delegate instead, a practice which is not uncommon. The newly crowned Queen is a former Bishops High School student, is a talented singer and became well known around the world when she was a contestant on…

: She Rocks! Indomatie Goordial-John: Former West Indies Women Cricket Team Captain / Radiant Info “2010 Women’s Cricketer of the Year”

Born on August 9th, 1985 in Unity Village, Guyana, Indomatie Goordial-John is the eldest of three children, and the only member of her family interested in sports. A right-hand bat and off-spin bowler, Indomatie started playing tape-ball and softball cricket at the age of 13 at the Bygeval Secondary School.  She later played for the Eastern Warriors. In 1999, Indomatie joined Unity Sports Club, one of the first women’s cricket teams in Guyana. Two years…

: Women in Guyana’s History: Martha Ruby Holland – Music Educator, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian

In 1958, Martha Ruby Holland (nee Nicholson) founded the first Ruby Holland School of Music  in British Guiana, South America. She was an avid believer in music education and the art.  She believed that everyone possessed creative talent and spent her life providing artistic opportunities for students regardless of their age, social standing or financial means. Martha’s approach to teaching music (the piano) was unique and quite enriching. She offered her students a rich array…

Actress Dawnn Lewis

: She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage: Dawnn Lewis – Actress/Grammy Award-Winning Singer

Dawnn Lewis is a popular actress and singer, perhaps best known for her roles on sitcoms such as  A Different World and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.  She was born on August 13, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Guyanese parents Joyce and Carl Lewis.  She attended the High School of Music & Art and graduated at age 16. After high school, Dawnn went on to the University of Miami where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Career: Dawnn made…

Carmen-Monroe

: Carmen Monroe, Actress & Officer of the Order of the British Empire Awardee

Carmen Munroe is a British actress best known for her role as Shirley, the wife of barber Desmond Ambrose, played by Norman Beaton, in the British TV sitcom Desmond’s (1989 to 1994). She was born in Berbice, Guyana on November 12th, 1932 and has been a resident of the UK since the early 1950’s where she performed with the West Indian Students’ Drama Group. In 1962 she made her professional stage debut at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre in Tennessee Williams’…