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Marva Jacobs


Marva Jacobs
Marva Jacobs

Meet Marva Jacobs, the new Honorary Consul for Guyana to the State of Georgia. Born and raised in Bartica, Marva was officially appointed to this role in February 2015. Her focus will be on connecting the Guyanese community, which is estimated to be about 10,000-strong in the State, with the Guyana embassy in Washington and facilitating improved business relations with Guyana.


A former Guyana Airways employee, Marva emigrated to the US in the 1970’s and served for 7  years at the Guyana Consulate in New York. She later relocated to Maryland where she earn a BS degree in Behavioral Social Science from the University of Maryland, and an MA degree in Community Counseling Mental Health from Trinity University for Women.  Marva later moved to Florida and pursued a career in Mental Health Counseling.  She finally settled in the state of Georgia where she currently resides.

Marva has built a successful reputation of helping and supporting members of the Guyanese and West Indian communities in Atlanta.  Her experience as the oldest of nine children and her training as a counselor has made her very empathetic to the needs of others, including at-risk and troubled middle-school kids.


I’m a passionate community advocate.”  Marva shared.   “I don’t only support the Guyanese

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