Guyanese Heritage

Anaya

16 Jun: She Rocks! New York’s Youngest Author, Anaya Lee Willabus, is Launching Her Second Book

Nine-year-old award winning author and poet, Anaya Lee Willabus, will be launching her second book, ‘A Bully’s Disguise.’  Anaya Lee published her first book ‘The Day Mohan Found His Confidence,’ at the age of 8, which earned her five awards, as well as local and international recognition for her outstanding literary contribution. A Bully’s Disguise, sheds light on peer pressure and how it may influence one’s decision in elementary school.  Mohan, the nine year old…

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24 Feb: She Rocks! Ngozi Muoneke – Founder & Executive Director of M3 Cosmetics Ltd

Ngozi Muoneke is the CEO and Director of M3 Cosmetics Ltd, an іnnоvаtіvе соѕmеtісѕ mаnufасturеr based in East London, United Kingdom. Founded in 2008, M3 produces ԛuаlіtу Skіnсаrе, Hаіrсаrе, Pеrѕоnаl Cаrе, Nаіlсаrе, Mineral, Frаgrаnсеѕ аnd Colour Makeup. Ngozi was born in the UK to Guyanese parents. She spent part of her childhood in Guyana where she attended East Ruimveldt Primary School before returning to the UK.  Her mother, Yvonne Beckles-Lamazon (deceased) was originally from Georgetown but spent most of her adult…

Miss Canada Janice McGregor

17 Feb: She Rocks! Janice MacGregor, Ms. Canada 2015/16, Does Not Let Epilepsy Define Who She Is…

Janice Elizabeth MacGregor is a second generation Canadian born to parents who emigrated from Guyana and became Canadian citizens. Her father, Frank Moorgen (RIP 2010), was born in Hampshire Village, Berbice and her mother, Mary Moorgen (née Deonarine) was born in Corentyne, Berbice. ‎ Janice, her brother, and her sister were born in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada). She attended Millwoods Christian School where her strong commitment to academics and faith were formed. She fondly recalls visiting…

Dr. Dionne Patricia Duncan

11 Dec: Stories We Love: Scholar with Guyanese roots is making waves in Ontario

Dr Dionne Patricia Duncan, whose parents, Hector and Util Duncan, are both Guyanese, recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Health Policy Management and Informatics. According to Dr Duncan, her Guyanese parents taught her from an early age that education was more than reading, writing and arithmetic. “It is one of the most important investments a country can make of its people and its future and is critical…

Miss World BVI

12 Oct: Newly crowned Miss World British Virgin Island, Sasha Wintz, was born to Guyanese Parents

Sasha Wintz, 18, who is born to Guyanese parents, was crowned Miss World BVI 2015 on Sunday, October 3rd. She is known for her stunning performance at BET Music Matters last year and her ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ project will be focused on persons with special needs. During her introduction, the teenager shared her personal experience, having an 8 year-old nephew who has Down Syndrome. Her nephew, Jaquan Wintz also shared the stage with Wintz after…

Danielle Blaq

11 Sep: GGR Book Club: Poetry Collection Based On A Love Story by Danielle Blaiq

Writing poetry and short stories since the tender age of 7 years old, aspiring music artist Danielle BlaiQ opens her private collection of heartfelt expression to the world in Based On A Love Story. Best described as ‘love at first sight for the heart and mind’, this collection of poetry unfolds revealing the beautiful imperfections found in a young woman on her journey to defining womanhood. Honored for her lyrical illustrations, bold reflections, and vulnerable…

Danielle Blaiq

11 Sep: She Rocks! Danielle Blaiq: Indie Lyricist/Hip-Hop Soul Singer & Songwriter/Published Author

Danielle is a classically trained vocalist, Hip-Hop Soul/R-Neg-B singer-songwriter and novice pianist. Danielle began writing songs at the tender age of 13. She was inspired by the vocal greats Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott and Aretha Franklin. Born in Brooklyn, New York to South American parents and raised in Raleigh North Carolina, her signature sound and unparalleled image was influenced heavily by these three very distinct regions. Danielle’s musical career began…

Shaya Hansen

17 Apr: She Rocks! Shaya Hansen – Award Winner Singer/Dancer/Music Composer

Marianna Hansen (born 17 February 1983), known professionally as Shaya, is a Danish–Greek singer of Guyanese and Indian descent. Shaya was a member of the girl band Hi-5, the result of the Greek version of the talent show Popstars. She is currently pursuing a solo career and finished fifth in Greece’s version of Dancing on Ice. Shaya was born in Denmark to a Danish father and a multiracial Guyanese mother of Greenlandic and Indian descent….

28 Oct: She Rocks! Rianna Soraya Scipio, British Television Host, Journalist, Producer and Director

Rianna Soraya Scipio is a British television host, journalist, producer and director who is perhaps best known for her work on UK national television, as a prime time television host (presenter) of such flagship series as the BBC‘s Watchdog, Holiday, UK’s Worst…?, Newsroom Southeast, Wide World (Channel 5), and on BBC Radio 2 and Choice FM (Global Radio). Scipio’s outstanding awards and achievements include, breaking record figures as a host within the BBC’s ‘entertainment features’…

15 Jul: She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage! Jennifer Bisram – Emmy Nominated Journalist

Jennifer Bisram is a TV Reporter for WSVN, CH7 in Miami, Fl.  Before her move to Miami, she worked at WOFL, the FOX affiliate in Orlando, Fl. At FOX Orlando, the relatable reporter was one of the station’s main journalists who covered the controversial Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. Her extensive and exclusive reporting, earned her a segment there, called, “The 10 P.M. Interview.” During her stint at WOFL, Jennifer also covered sports, politics, featured events,…