Guyanese born

29 Aug: She Rocks! Samantha Cross ‘aka’ SCross: Multitalented Singer/Songwriter/Dancer

Samantha Cross is a new up and coming triple threat singer/songwriter and dancer who goes by the name SCross. She was born in Linden at Mackenzie Hospital, but now lives in Canada. Growing up Samantha always knew that she wanted to be an entertainer. She started singing at the age of 8 and performed her  first solo with her church choir. Over the years, Samantha has performed at many venues including some well known clubs,…

25 Aug: She Rocks! Victoria “VickyVybez” Gunraj: T-Shirt Designer/Fashion Entrepreneur at DeportedTEES

Victoria Marianna Gunraj is the owner of  Miami-based Caribbean clothing line and T-shirt Company “DeportedTEES.”  Born in Miami, Florida on December 17th, 1989, Victoria’s parents hail from the villages of Wales and Vreed-en-Hoop in West Demerara, Guyana. A graduate of the University of Florida, this 24- year-old business woman earned a B.S. Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition.  Victoria’s passion for fashion and design led her to start her own fashion company in 2011…

12 Aug: She Rocks! Onesha Hutson crowned Miss Global International 2014

IT was no surprise recently when the dazzling Onesha Hutson outclassed a field of other talented competitors to whisk away the coveted Miss Guyana Global International 2014 crown. In a ‘chit-chat’ with Entertainment Bombshell, the bubbly lass related that while she was not intimidated by her competition, she however had to bring her ‘A’ game to outrun the other beauties who were all intelligent and gifted in one way or the other. Expressing her pleasure…

30 Jun: She Rocks! Anande Trotman-Joseph: Attorney-At-Law, Former Solicitor General of Grenada, Social Justice and Empowerment Advocate

Avril Anande Trotman–Joseph is a Guyanese-born accomplished attorney-at-law, whose career spans over twenty-five years.  She is admitted to practice by the Bars of Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Grenada and the British Virgin Islands.  A Founding Partner of Chapman and Trotman – Georgetown, Guyana, she was the President of the Guyana Bar Association, the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers, and the Tourism Association of Guyana and has been a consultant for USAID, UNICEF and the OAS…

26 Jun: Celebrating our Graduates – Honor Student ✿Raaqima Mc Rae✿

“My name is Raaqima Mc Rae and I migrated to New York from Guyana four years ago. Today (June 25th, 2014) was my graduation, I graduated with honors. Adjusting to this new environment was definitely not easy, but the challenge was worth it. I am proud to say that this Fall I would be attending Johnson and Wales University to major in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and minor in Pre-Law and Spanish. If I…

23 Jun: *Rising Star* Contestant, Lisa Punch, Moves on to the Second Round of ABC’s New Singing Show

Guyanese Girl Lisa Mary Johanna Punch wowed the judges and viewers last night  during the premiere of  ABC’s new singing show Rising Star,  belting out Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” to move on to the second round of the competition.  Lisa, who was born in Guyana, migrated with her family to the USA only 6 months ago and made it to the top 30 out of 40,000 auditions. The  Rising Star show follows a group…

02 Jun: She Rocks! Waveney Ann Moore: Award Winning Journalist/ Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Waveney Ann Moore is a general assignment reporter for the Tampa Bay Times. She covers a wide range of topics in the metropolitan area, most recently the debate over the future of the St. Petersburg Pier. She was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for “For Their Own Good,” about abuse at Florida’s oldest reform school. The series won the Dart Award for covering trauma, the Casey Medal for exemplary reporting on children and…

12 Feb: Women in History: Amy Elizabeth Imrie, Roman Catholic Nun & Wealthy British Heiress

Amy Elizabeth Imrie (4 Oct 1870 – 4 Apr 1944), Born Pollard, was a British heiress and one of the wealthiest women in Britain who, at the age of 37, became a Roman Catholic Nun, Sister Mary Clare and, subsequently, Mother Superior of the Order of Poor Clares. She was born as Amy Elizabeth Rosalie Pollard in British Guiana to William Branch Pollard and his first wife, Elizabeth Anne (née Blackley). After the death of…

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10 Feb: Women in History: Early Successful Guyanese Women of Chinese Descent

Martha nee Fung Kee Fung was one of the earliest female business owners in Guyana (1800s). She became a landed proprietor who owned many businesses including a rice mill. She bought two abandoned sugar estates Waller’s Delight and Ruimzight at Windsor Forest which she rented to tenants to plant rice. Martha Street in Windsor Forrest is named for her. Sarah Lam-a-Poo born in 1870, was the grandmother of Errol “Ping” Gillette, Guyana’s first Ombudsman after…