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PadmaneeSharma

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…

Louise Blenman

09 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Her Ladyship, the Hon. Justice Louise Esther Blenman

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…

Debcox

18 Dec: Award Winning Recording Artist Deborah Cox to Receive Prestigious Luminary Award

Toronto, Ontario.   The University of the West Indies recently announced that Deborah Cox, Canadian Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum R&B/Pop recording artist and actress will receive the Luminary Award at the 10th annual UWI Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. The Luminary Award is given to people of Caribbean Heritage who are outstanding achievers on an international scale in their respective fields or people who have brought prominence to the Caribbean or…

AbigailWade

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…

Aurelia

07 Dec: Stories We Love! 10-year-old Poet, Aurelia Sue-Ann, is Youngest Published Author in Guyana

NEWS ROOM, GY – OCTOBER 21, 2018 Many famous writers began their career in their late teens or older, but at just 10-years-old Aurelia Sue-Ann is already grabbing attention with her talent. The student of Mae’s Primary School has become the youngest female to publish her book in Guyana. It is titled: “A little Poet’s World.” Editor and publisher, Petamber Persaud lauded Aurelia’s understanding of issues that plague and grace childhood, not shying away from…

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30 Nov: Alainn Pompey Looks Back On Her Olympic Journey

THE ADVERTISERS TRIBUNE, NOVEMBER 18, 2018 As a young Guyanese girl growing up in New York City from the age of 14, Aliann Pompey had no idea that her undiscovered talent would lead her to four consecutive summer Olympics, beginning in Sydney and ending in London. Medalling in two commonwealth games, gold in 2002 and silver in 2010, and competing at World Championships, are just some of many achievements Aliann has attained over the years;…

Darcy Ortiz

08 Nov: She Rocks! D’Arcy Ortiz is Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Women in STEM

Today children across the country engaged in many activities in celebration of National STEM/STEAM Day.  The focus of this designated day is to encourage students to explore and pursue interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, and D’Arcy Ortiz provides the perfect inspiration especially for young women. D’Arcy was born in Georgetown, Guyana and was raised by her mother, Yvette Irving, a Medical Laboratory Scientist, who worked with the Ministry of Health Guyana and later years…

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01 Nov: She Rocks! Meet Lleuella Morris, Personal Growth Expert & Managing Director of AMZ Consulting Company Limited

Lleuella Morris is no stranger to courage and determination, and overcoming the odds. She is a multitalented businesswoman, an avid volunteer, a committed Christian, and a mentor who is passionate about the development of people. She is the eldest of three children born to Colin Morris and Maureen Semple in the village of Hopetown in Berbice, Guyana and named to honour both sides of her family heritage. The unassuming Ms. Morris is a quiet self-starter…

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22 Oct: Stories We Love! Guyanese Aadilah Ali Tops Regional 2018 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE)

Kaieteur News, October 18, 2018 Guyana has yet another year claimed the top spot at the regionally offered Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination [CAPE]. The top performer is Aadilah Ali, a consistently outstanding student of Queen’s College. According to information released by the Caribbean Examinations Council [CXC], the administrator of the examination, Guyana’s Ali, by virtue of being the most outstanding regional CAPE performer, is the winner of the Dennis Irvine Award. This award, according to…