She Rocks! Meet Malika Booker, Writer, Spoken Word and Multidisciplinary Artist

Malika Booker is UK-based a writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist of Guyanese and Grenadian heritage.  Her work spans literature, education, and cross-arts. My mother is from Grenada and my father is Guyanese and I spent my early childhood in Guyana before moving back to the UK. This dual heritage as well as growing up in both Guyana and London has played a big role on my writing. Malika has appeared worldwide both independently and with the British Council. She was one … read more

Introducing a Rising Star from Guyana – Meet future Geologist/Geochemist Nikita La Cruz!

What Nikita La Cruz learned at Gettysburg College —and how it could impact Guyana Guyana is the third-smallest independent state on the mainland of South America. About 83 percent of the country is covered by tropical rain forests, and there is an abundance of gold, minerals and precious stones—but many of those resources potentially remain untapped. This is one of the reasons why Gettysburg graduate ’13 Nikita La Cruz, who is originally from Guyana, is pursuing a career as an … read more

She Rocks! Meet Aminta Kilawan Narine: Attorney, Community Activist & Newspaper Columnist

Aminta Kilawan Narine is an attorney, community activist, and writer. Born in the Bronx, New York to Guyanese parents, Aminta’s passion for social justice manifests in various aspects of her life. Aminta writes a weekly column for The West Indian newspaper titled, “Civics, Culture, and Community Engagement” in efforts to increase involvement and stewardship in areas such as politics and volunteerism. Aminta uses her voice for multifold purposes: she is a spirited bhajan singer but is also a vocal advocate … read more

She Rocks! 9 Year Old, Sapphire Rose, Launches d’Obvious Rose Fashion Brand

“A dream is a wish that your heart makes” and 9 year old Sapphire Autumn Rose is following her dream and sharing her heart with the world!   The pint-size entrepreneur recently launched her “Heart Full of Dreams” collection via her online retail store The pink and rose color infused collection includes beautiful fashion necklaces, bracelets, scarfs, dream pillows, T-shirts, blankets, and charms for young girls. The daughter of Guyanese designers, Michelle Cole and the late Trevor Rose, Sapphire is no … read more

Soyini Fraser vies for the 65th Miss Universe Crown…

Reigning Miss Universe Guyana Soyini Fraser recently embarked on a journey to vie for the coveted Miss Universe crown.  Following extensive training in New York, the Georgetown-native traveled to the Philippines on January 8th where she will compete with delegates from over 80 countries.  The Miss Universe Pageant is in its 65th year and will be held on January 30, 2017, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. “As I represent this beautiful country of ours, I’ll strive to have the world see us as one, … read more