Guyanese Women

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: Author Elizabeth Jaikaran Recounts Stories of Traumatic Experiences & the Resilience of Guyanese Women

Elizabeth Jaikaran is a New York-based author and lawyer who has  published work across a spectrum of print and digital media.   She began writing at a very young age and published her first article to Stardust Magazine when she was only eight years old.  Elizabeth has since published fiction, nonfiction, comedy, poetry and legal commentary. She is a proud child of Guyanese immigrants, born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Queens. Elizabeth is most…

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: Celebrating Our Graduates: Congratulations to ✿Samantha & Natasha Bollers✿ – They Rock!

Congratulations goes out to the Bollers Sisters! Two young ladies who migrated to the USA from Guyana, and have achieved academic success. Samantha Nazena Bollers is a former student of Queens College (Guyana) and graduated from Cornell University (Class of 2013) with a  Degree in Government Studies.  Natasha Lazena Bollers-Robert, is former student of Bishops High School (Guyana) and a recent Graduate of  Medgar Evers College CUNY (Class of 2015)  with a Degree in Mathematics. Well done ladies!  Your accomplishments will inspire…

Marcia Shury

: She Rocks! Author, Marcia S. Shury, Triumphs Over Hearing Loss

“The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind.”   These are the words of actress, Marlee Matlin, and Marcia Shury is determined to live in this truth. “Silent Hearer” chronicles the story of Marcia S. Shury as her happy childhood was turned upside down due to the onset of a sudden partial hearing loss.  The book details how she rose above the many obstacles and frustrations that she encountered in school, in…

: She Rocks! Guyanese, Jacqueline Graham, appointed as Caribbean Court of Justice Registrar

The Port of Spain-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has a new registrar and marshal. Guyanese national Jacqueline Graham, who took up the post from July 1, 2014, is an attorney with an MBA in Finance (University of Manchester, UK), an undergraduate degree in Management Studies (University of Guyana) and is a graduate of the Hugh Wooding Law School at St Augustine. Before her appointment at the CCJ, Graham was the legal assistant to the Chancellor…

: Join the Bombshell Revolution with Guyanese Girl Abiola Abrams!

Lifestyle Journalist and DARE author, Abiola Abrams, has release her second book; an enlightening advice guide that helps women to create positive breakthroughs.  The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love is your passport to become the woman you were born to be. If you’ve been looking for a sign, this is it. In this new book, the Love-Body-Spirit™ coach, advice columnist, and motivational speaker reveals 11 self-worth secrets with assignments to awaken your feminine energy, reclaiming…

: Women in History: First Women Elected the British Guiana Legislature

Three women, Janet Jagan, Jane Phillips Gay and Jessica Burnham, were the first females elected as Members of British Guiana Parliament in May 1953 after  the first universal adult suffrage elections were held in the same year. Former first lady Janet Jagan became the first female Deputy Speaker of the Legislature in 1953; the first female Prime Minister in March 1997 and the first female President of Guyana in December 1997.  Jane Phillips-Gay was a…

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: She Rocks Her Guyanese Heritage: Alyson Cambridge – International Soprano Singer/Actress

Alyson Cambridge is an accomplished soprano opera singer, born in 1980 to a Guyanese father (Richard Cambridge) and Danish-American mother. At age 23, while a first-year student at the Curtis Institute of Music, she was the Grand Prize Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Nine months later she debuted at the MET as Frasquita in Carmen under renowned music conductor/director James Levine; a performance that earned her praises from many news outlets including…

: She Rocks! Dr. Karen Ann King-Aribisala, Award Winning Novelist/Writer

Dr. Karen Ann King-Aribisala is a Guyanese-born novelist and short story writer who was raised in Nigeria. She is the daughter of the late Dr Kenneth, the former Minister of Economic Development, and Guyana’s Ambassador to the European Union, and  Joyce Miller King. Dr. King-Aribisala  left Guyana as a young child, moving with her parents to Nigeria.   She received an international education in Guyana, Barbados, Italy and at the London Academy for the Dramatic Arts in…

: Euleen Josiah-Tanner: Keeping Olympic Dreams Alive

Euleen Josiah-Tanner is a talented distance runner residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Born in Guyana, the Berbice native began her athletic career several years ago as a teenager. Euleen move to the United States in 1996 after graduating from the Cyril Potter College of Education with the goal of gaining a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. When she didn’t make the team, Euleen settled  in Atlanta where she attended Permeter College and Western International University,…

: Indra Mekdeci, Promoting Healthy Living with Edible Fruit Bouquets

Meet Food artist, Indra Mekdeci, CEO and Founder of Reminiscence.  Founded in December 2011, Reminiscence is the premiere source in Guyana for beautifully designed, delicious fruit bouquets and chocolate treats.  Indra was born in Guyana and currently resides in Georgetown where she runs her home-based business. Her mouth watering delicacies include chocolate dipped fruit, cake pops, edible hampers and an assortment of chocolate truffles. The idea for starting Reminescence came to Indra while she was…