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Anita Pali, Lawyer

: She Rocks! Guyanese Lawyer Anita Pali Named “Rising Star In Law” at London Asian Business Award

Guyanese Lawyer, Anita Pali, was recently named Rising Star In Law at the 2019 London Asian Business Awards. She was awarded at a prestigious awards ceremony in Kensington, London earlier this month. The event honors some of the best professionals and businesses for their achievements over the last year. Anita’s mother Ouma (originally Ouma Mohabir) originates from Black Bush Polder, Berbice, Guyana but migrated to the UK in the late sixties. Anita  works as a…

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: Why I Now Embrace Vision Boards….

I’ve had an ongoing  love-hate relationship with vision boards ever since I created my first one about 9 years ago.  Most people say they work, but a little voice inside was always telling me that they were kind of silly, so I never fully embraced the idea I was inspired to create my first  board after watching a tv show, but I don’t recall putting much effort into it or even hanging it up anywhere. …

Nubya Garcia

: She Rocks! Meet Nubya Garcia, Award Winning Jazz Saxophonist & Composer

London-based saxophonist and composer, Nubya Garcia, is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK. Raised in a creative environment built by a set of Caribbean parents, her brand of afro-tinged Jazz has made her a key component in a string of new and established groups: from work with MOBO Award-winning drummer, Moses Boyd, legendary Jungle producer and toaster, Congo Natty, through to her own works as part of…

Marva Langevine

: Former Miss World Guyana Finalist, Marva Langevine, Receives Queen’s Young Leaders Award

On Tuesday June 26, 2018, Queen Elizabeth II presented Guyanese Marva Langevine with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London. According to her bio published on www.queensyoungleaders.com, Marva is transforming the lives of bereaved, sick and underprivileged children and families in Guyana. She is the founder of the Guyana Golden Lives Organization, which she has used to open up a national conversation about the loss of a loved one…

Keisha Edwards

: Guyanese Designer Keisha Edwards Showcases At Buckingham Palace

Guyanese designer, Keisha Edwards of Shasha Designs, on February 19 represented Guyana at the first-ever Commonwealth Fashion Exchange programme, which saw designers and artisans from 52 Commonwealth countries producing a fashion ‘look’ using principles of sustainable excellence. The design was unveiled at a special reception at Buckingham Palace for London Fashion Week. In an interview with The Pepperpot Magazine Keisha said that she feels excited, honoured and humbled to have been selected to participate in…

Amy Barbour-James by Unknown photographer

: Women in History: Amy Barbour-James, An Early Civil Rights Activist

 Amy Barbour-James  (named Caroline Amy Aileen Barbour-James) was a London-born Guyanese civil rights activist and civil servant. Barbour-James was born in London on 25 January 1906 to Guyanese parents, John and Caroline Barbour-James. They were a middle-class family who lived in west London in the early 20th century. Amy’s father, John Barbour-James, was a postmaster in Victoria-Belfield, in Guiana and was transferred to a post office off the Gold Coast (now: Ghana) in 1902. The family later relocated to London in 1905….