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16 May: She Rocks! Verna Walcott-White Is Enriching the Lives of Children Through Multicultural & Creative Dance

Verna Walcott-White a.k.a Teacher Verna, Ms. Verna or Ms. V is versatile, creative and is truly proficient in her field. She is passionate about her profession (dance). She began dancing at the tender age of three, under numerous famous Guyanese and International Instructors and Guru. Ms. Verna joined the Guyana School of Dance as a teenager, from its inception, under the tutelage of its founder and Director, Lavina Williams famous Haitian/American Dancer/Choreographer/Director. Ms. Verna was…

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01 Apr: Meet Marine Captain Sherry Ann Wilson: Pioneering in a Male-Dominated Field

Captain Sherry Ann Wilson stands proudly, pioneering in a male-dominated field as one of the first female graduating Marine Captains in Guyana, among an esteemed few in the Caribbean. She has earned this title when she graduated in 2017 as second-best graduating female in her batch. Captain Wilson, with her undaunting, adventurous spirit, began her journey at the Maritime Administration Department as a Marine Cadet, in May 2012 in pursuit of becoming a Marine Pilot….

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28 Mar: Women In History: Guyanese, Iris de Freitas, was the first female lawyer in the Caribbean

Guyanese, Iris de Freitas, was the first female lawyer in the Caribbean and possible The chance discovery on eBay of a postcard featuring a portrait of a young black woman in university robes has led a Welsh university to honour one of its alumni. As part of its International Women’s Day celebrations on Tuesday 8 March 2016 Aberystwyth University,  a public research university in Aberystwyth, Wales officially named a room in honour of Iris de…

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13 Mar: Anaya Willabus, New York’s Youngest Author, Publishes Her 4th Book at Age 12

Since 2015, Anaya Lee Willabus has been known for being the youngest author in the USA to publish the first chapter book at eight years old. Today, Anaya is twelve years old and has released her fourth book. The fourth book is part of a series called- ‘Make it Happen’- Anaya Willabus by Lightswitch Learning. The book talks about the many challenges Anaya faced and how she overcame them. Anaya hopes that other children would…

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26 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Candace Cummings – Board Certified Physician, Humanitarian & Motivational Speaker

Dr. Candace Cummings is a board-certified Physician in the field of Internal Medicine and currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Hospitalist at Stony Brook-Southampton Hospital, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the faculty at Stony Brook-Southampton Hospital and is a member of The Leading Physicians of the World.  She previously served as an Attending Physician at Meeting House Lane Medical PC in Southampton, New…

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17 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Padmanee Sharma – Oncology Immunotherapy Research Pioneer

Dr. Padmanee Sharma is a leading figure in Oncology.  She currently holds Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointments as Professor in the Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Professor in the Department of Immunology, Division of Cancer Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr.  Sharma specializes in renal, bladder and prostate cancer. Her prime focus is to understand the mechanisms and pathways within the immune system responsible for tumor rejection. Since 2005 she has been…

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09 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Her Ladyship Hon. Justice Louise Esther Blenman of The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

Her Ladyship, the Hon. Justice Louise Esther Blenman graduated from the University of the West Indies in 1986 with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) with Upper Second Class Honors. She later obtained the Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad in 1988.  She was called to the Bar in Guyana, in 1988. Justice Blenman obtained the Masters of Law Degree (LL.M.) with merit from the University of London. Justice Blenman has served…

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12 Dec: From Journalist to Professional Makeup Artist: Abigail Wade Is Working Her Way To The Top

Abigail Wade is a Guyanese Professional Makeup Artist and Stylist who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. A creative being, Abigail is working hard to achieve the “American Dream” through her craft. The quality of her work speaks for itself and has even attracted the attention of some big retailers in New York like Macy’s.  She’s also the go-to makeup artist for Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta cast member Grace Hamilton popularly known as Spice, whenever…

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07 Dec: Talk Show Host & Mental Health Advocate, Sharmin Prince, Is Giving Back to Her Fellow Veterans

A few weeks ago, people across America celebrated Veterans Day in honors military personnel who served in the United States Armed Forces, but sometimes life after service isn’t easy. That’s where Sharmin Prince comes in. As the program director for veterans services at Volunteers of America-Greater New York, Sharmin is running the Battle Buddy Bridge, a peer-to-peer program that trains veterans to help other veterans deal with a mental health diagnosis. “In basic training, you are…

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07 Dec: Jenise McBride is “Revolutionizing” the Hair Industry With Her Crochet Braiding Techniques

Jenise McBride is the CEO of Angelically Kute, a protective-style Hair Salon, and the Founder of H.E.R-Volution University, an online platform that is revolutionalizing hair ergonomics. Over 6 years ago, Jenise decided that she was done with weaves, flat-irons, and relaxers and began her natural hair journey. Like many women who decide to “go natural,” Jenise discovered there were not many styling options. So, she decided to change all of that! Jenise taught herself, and then…