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: She Rocks! Chemistry Student, Sophia King, Graduates with Highest (Summa Cum Laude) Honors

Four years ago Sophia King was awarded a Math/Science Initiative Scholarship to study Chemistry at Adelphi University in New York.  Over the years, the 22-year-old future chemistry professor has presented at conferences in Dubai and Spain, conducted research in Poland and received a Recognition Award for Community Service and Leadership and a Presidential Award for Academic Excellence.   This Sunday, May 22, Sophia will walk the stage with Adelphi’s Class of 2016, receiving Summa Cum Laude honors and a Bachelor’s…

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: She Rocks! Attorney Holly Veal has a strong desire to serve the public good

A woman of distinction, US-based Guyanese Holly Veal, a prosecutor, public defender and private defence attorney, recently announced her candidacy for Henry County District Attorney in Henry County in the U.S. State of Georgia. Holly originally hails from Wismar, Linden. She emigrated from Guyana in December 1995 to St Albans, New York. More than eleven years ago, she began her legal career as an assistant public defender. In that capacity she worked tirelessly to ensure…

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: Notable Places in Guyana

The height and volume of water in Kaieteur falls makes it the 26th most visited falls in the world. Being three times the height of Niagara, and twice that of Victoria falls, this water falls is dubbed one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. Pushing some 663 cubic meters of water per second over the edge of the Potaro River (one of the longest and widest rivers in South America), Kaieteur is considered…

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: 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…

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: “A Change Has Come” to Guyana – Congratulations to the APNU+AFC Party on winning the General Election!

Today is a historical day in Guyana as supporters of the coalition APNU+AFC party celebrate an historic win over the ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which has been in power for 23 years.  The new President of Guyana, Brigadier David Granger is a former Commander of the Guyana Defense Force and National Security Adviser and  new Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo is an Attorney of Law and former Member of Parliament.  Many overseas-based Guyanese like myself, who were unable to cast our votes, waited…

Singer Shamain Greaves

: She Rocks! R & B Sensation Shamain Greaves Was Born to Sing

Born Shamain Greaves June 3, 1992 in Georgetown, Guyana it was music from the start.  The daughter of the lead singer of Frontline, a popular band based in Guyana, she drew her musical influences from reggae, R&B, soul and those unforgettable golden oldies. At age 3 she moved to the United States and by age 5 began attending Thomas G. Pullen an arts magnet school located in Landover, Maryland. There Shamain studied the violin under the late Leslie Thomas…