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Georgetown-based fashion designer Sonia Noel

24 Jun: Guyanese Designer Sonia Noel Hosted Caribbean Fashion Showcase at Brooklyn Borough Hall

From floor sweeping gowns in black and gold, to white frocks and bridal wear, models sashayed down a long flight of stairs to display a floral patchwork attire by Guyanese Melissa Payne, swimwear embellished matched with costume head-pieces by Marlon Smart, in addition to Mariska’s popular Resort Collection, that continues to take the world by storm. Caribbean flair and fashion

indranie.persaud

04 Jun: She Rocks! Indranie Persaud, President and Co-Founder of AuroChemicals

Meet Indranie Persaud, President and Co-Founder of Aurochemicals, a multimillion dollar natural flavor and ingredients company located in Washingtonville, New York. Indranie  was born in Guyana, the last child of six. Graduating from high school in 1981, she met her future husband, Deo Persaud, in 1987 and they married in 1988. Both migrated to the U.S. in 1991, seeking to fulfill their dream of a better life. In the following year, they had their first child, Babita….

15 Dec: Rafieya Husain is the First Guyanese in over 40 years to place at the Miss World Pageant

This past weekend the people of Guyana felt a sense of pride as Rafieya Aasieya Husain became the first Guyanese in over 40 years to place at the Miss World Pageant. The 22-year-old beauty queen, who is a native of Essequibo County, was one of the top 10 Finalists named at the Miss World competition finale held on Sunday at the Excel London ICC Auditorium. Rafieya also won the ‘Beauty With a Purpose Title’, which…

08 Dec: She Rocks! Guyana’s First Female Pilot, Lucille Dawsey, honoured by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

Guyana’s first female pilot, 72-year-old Lucille Dawsey was honored by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Silhoutte Restaurant in Georgetown. Ms. Dawsey was recognized for the major contributions she made in the aviation arena, and for the many examples she set for the other female plying the trade. The Guyanese born retiree received her pilot’s license in 1961 and was attached to TransGuyana Airways Limited at the now…

14 Nov: Miss Earth 2014: Miss Guyana Stacy Ramcharan tells us about her environmental advocacy….

YAHOO CELEBRITY NEWS What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this? My  chosen environmental advocacy is recycling (reduce, reuse, recycle). The reason for such is that it allows one to engage the younger generation to be active participants in keeping their environment clean by using recycled products for craft projects that can be of some good use. These craft projects encourage the under-privileged to put their skills and talent to better use…

08 Sep: Experience Afro Soca Dance in Action with Guyanese Choreographer, Shakira Marshall

Celebrity choreographer and actress Shakira Marshall combined her passion for African and Caribbean dance into a class. Marshall, who is of Guyanese ancestry, now shares her love of dances from the diaspora as an instructor at the Center for African and Diaspora Dance in Brooklyn. NY-based video reporter, Melissa Noel, (also a Guyanese Girl) recently caught up with Marshall at her studio and witness her in action. Check out the video. Shakira grew up in…

14 Aug: 16 Year Old Queens College, Student Elisa, Hamilton Tops the Country at Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examinations.

With 19 Grade One passes and a Grade Two, Queen’s College student Elisa Hamilton, an aspiring doctor, is the country’s unofficial top performer at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Speaking to Stabroek News from Texas, in the United States, an excited Hamilton, 16, related that she was over the moon when she received a text message from her mother telling her that she not only topped her school but achieved the highest…

26 Feb: Women in History: Pat Cameron: Radio Broadcaster/Actor/Poet & Celebrator of Guyanese Folk Traditions

Before there was American Idol, there was Pat Cameron, who as host of the influential radio show, `On Show Young Guyana,` helped give recognition to the musical abilities of many young Guyanese. Pat was born on October 3, 1924 to Lilian Gertrude Christiani and Henry Perot Christiani. A Bishop’s High School graduate, she  worked in the Guyana Civil Service and was trained as a Social Welfare Officer in Jamaica. She entered the world of broadcasting…

Simone Denny

28 Nov: She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage! Simone Denny – Canadian Pop/Dance/House/Techno Vocalist

Soulful.  Divine.  Spellbinding.  Simone Denny is…a legend in the making.  Born and raised in Toronto, this powerhouse diva is of Guyanese heritage.  Simone’s Caribbean Canadian environment exposed her to a wide and eclectic mixed bag of musical influences. She grew up listening to calypso, reggae, Brazilian music, and of course, R&B. Simone knew in her heart that music would always be a major part of her life. Singing at a talent show in the 6th grade…

Captain Beverley Drake

18 Nov: She Rocks! Beverley Drake, Guyana’s First Female Commercial and Army Pilot

In a once unthinkable career for women, aviation in modern times has seen a multitude of females excelling in the field. One such example is US-based Guyanese (Captain) Beverley Drake, who knocked down the stereotype in her aviation career to prove that women can do a man’s job. Beverley, who grew up in Georgetown, in an interview with Guyana Times Sunday Magazine revealed that her father always wanted her to become a pilot, so he…