Source: University of Oxford ( It is not the sort of telephone call you receive every day, says a slightly stunned Baroness (Valerie) Amos, the Master of University College, who appears surprised by the call she received, inviting her to become a Lady Companion of the 674-year old Most Noble Order of the Garter. Membership of the Order, founded in […]

Sherica Bryan was born in Guyana and moved to Miami when she was three-year-old. She is the Vice President, Global Legal – Labour and Employment and Government Relations of Del Monte Fresh Produce Co. Del Monte is one of the USA’s largest producers, distributors and marketers of processed food for the retail market. This company reportedly has a revenue base […]

Guyana is a nation forged from diverse historical cultures. Here culture means one’s lived experiences, the systems under which they arrived, laboured and/or lived,  unique foods, beverages, religious practices, ethnic customs, entertainment/relaxation, conflicts, gender roles and relations in the family/community structures, dress, concepts of beauty, naming, colour (skin pigmentation), physical traits, concepts of marriage/union and separation, value placed on education, […]

– the story of humanitarian Eslene Richmond-Shockley Eslene Richmond-Shockley is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Caring For Others (CFO), Inc, a non-profit organisation, based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America (USA). Hers is the story of a child who was raised in poverty in the village of Nabacalis, East Coast Demerara but is determined to positively […]

Emmy-Award Winning Journalist, Mother, Author, Entrepreneur “I’m not happy because I’m  lucky. I‘m  lucky because I’m happy” Asha Blake Asha-who resides in the United States (U.S) -was born in Guyana on August 20, 1961 and is the middle of six children. She successfully juggles the roles of wife, mother of one daughter, author, entrepreneur, and doing community service. She is […]

As she reflects on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the New York judiciary, Guyanese American Justice Claudia Daniels DePeyster says she was “happy to be working” during the lockdown. Justice DePeyster, who describes herself as “a proud first-generation Guyanese-American” — born in Brooklyn to Guyanese immigrants — told Caribbean Life that she was also “happy to be doing something other […]

Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman ever to be nominated to serve in the United States (U.S) Supreme Court. Should Congress approve her nomination she will be the first Black woman appointed to serve as Justice in that country’s highest court and its 116th Associate Justice. The vote to confirm (or not confirm) is set for Monday, April […]

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