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CMP009 - Be your own Boss with Louis Lee Sing - Entrepreneur and Former Mayor of Port of Spain, Trinidad
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a patriot and a media magnate. He has held various positions of leadership in the private sector and at the state level. He also found the time to build various successful businesses throughout his career. He loves challenges and he tackles them radically and has always been vocal about his ideas and views concerning national issues. He is the • Executive Chairman of Citadel Limited Group of Companies • Former Chairman of the National Lotteries Control Board • Former Managing Director of the International Communications Network • And the immediate past Mayor of the Capital of Trinidad and Tobago…the city of Port of Spain. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…Let’s meet Mr. Louis Lee Sing
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has a very distinctive voice. Over the past 25 years, his voice has informed us of the news and current events locally, regionally and internationally. Being the co-host of the leading morning radio talk show his voice has and continues to inspire national conversation and guide public opinion. His professionalism and straightforwardness has led him to represent various charitable organizations, sit on various company boards and even in the recent past become the President of his profession’s association…the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago. He loves journalism and getting the real backstory of an incident. Ladies and gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Mr. Dale Enoch
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has a keen understanding of aligning Technology to Business Strategy. He has over 20 years experience in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) field and has held various IT positions at various levels within some of the major corporations in Trinidad. Today he serves as the Group CIO of Guardian Group.
Ladies and gentlemen…Mr. Wendell Mitchell
Our special guest and Caribbean mentor is on a mission to leave a legacy. Her journey into entrepreneurship started in 1985 where she took the leap from a thriving career in the corporate world to go out and build her own company.
Today she stands as a shining example of Caribbean success with her brand, Cher-Mère, being a registered trademark in parts of the Caribbean, US, UK and Canada and her products recognized throughout the world.
Ladies and gentlemen…let’s meet Ms. Cheryl Bowles.
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a self-confessed “Caribbean Woman” who is committed to making a positive impact wherever her life’s journey takes her. After leaving high school she pursued law and became a practicing attorney. However her undying love and passion for creativity and the creative industry caused her to specialize in Copyright and Entertainment Law and to also pursue a Masters in Intellectual Property, Commerce and IT. In 2003 she became CEO of the Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago (COTT), a position she held for seven years during which she made her mark as a capable and focused leader with COTT’s achievement of recording breaking royalty collections and distributions in 2007 and 2008. She also pioneered the introduction of digital tracking of music on radio which greatly enhanced the operations of the company. Her next challenge where she was also determined to make a positive impact came when she was appointed as the Chairman of the National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago. During her two-year term the NCC’s expenditure decreased by 30%. Today she is the Founder and CEO of Media InSite, a company which she started in 2011. Ladies and gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Ms. Allison Demas.
CMP015 - A life after CRIME with Mtima Solwazi - Poet and Founder of Cascadoo Caribbean New Voices International
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a living example of displaying resilience in the quest for achieving success by utilizing the spoken word as a tool for cognitive-behavioural therapy, social activism, civic engagement, arts education, and literacy development. Our mentor left secondary school in 1988 with four CXC subjects at the Basic level and was deemed an at-risk deviant youth who was engaged in the street-level narcotics trade and gang affiliated activities from the age of thirteen. But this is not where his journey ends. At present, he is a post-graduate Sociology student of the University of the West Indies and holder of a Bachelor of Sciences with Honors in Psychology with Minors in Sociology and Criminology. He has been actively involved in youth and community development for the past two decades working with disenfranchised youth in high-risk environments and criminogenic communities across Trinidad. A past trainee himself, he dedicated his services to Servol for the past 14 years. Currently he is employed as a Community Action Officer with the Citizen Security Programme (CSP) a division of the Ministry of National Security. A self-published poet, our mentor continues to use the spoken word poetry as a catalyst for social change through is annual spoken word festival – Cascadoo Caribbean New Voices International Festival of Spoken Word. He is the recipient of several community awards for his selfless dedication and continued commitment towards youth and community development. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation… …Let’s meet Mr. Mtima Solwazi.
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a lawyer and an award winning social entrepreneur who has created several initiatives geared toward empowering citizens to become more effective in their engagement in public governance and as guardians of the public interest. As an attorney who is qualified to practice throughout the Commonwealth Caribbean she has amassed extensive litigation and jury trial experience over the past 20 years by working on various high profile cases. She makes her impact mainly through four organisations which she founded or co-founded; The Procurement Innovation & Leadership Lab which provides government procurement and public contracting research, education and consulting services. Disclosure Today – A social accountability platform digitizing freedom of information requests and connecting citizens to pro bono lawyers. Disclosure Today won the 2014 Global Social Entrepreneurship Initiative Award from Transparency International at the International Anti-Corruption Conference . Rose Law Caribbean – The first virtual law firm in the Caribbean. Which specialises in public interest matters and The Solution Is You Inc., a social entrepreneurship incubator. She is the former Vice Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute, a former executive member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the Criminal Bar Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Ladies and gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Ms. Margaret Rose.
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor became qualified to practice law in 1992. He went on to open a solo practice in 1995 and later founded his firm in 2005. He is qualified to practice in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and the British Virgin Islands. He is also qualified for admission to the Law Society of England and Wales. He is passionate about people’s causes and is not hesitant to represent difficult causes, such as undocumented immigrants. He is guided by his belief in Islam; the religion he converted to about 40 years ago and is considered to be one of the learned elders of the Trinidad and Tobago Muslim Community. He is a devout husband and father of nine. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Mr. Farid Scoon
CMP028 - The three elements that leads to a Fulfilled Life with Dr. Chelston Brathwaite - Plant Pathologist and Barbados Ambassador to China
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a guru in the area of Agriculture ... he has an extensive career of over 50 years in the field as proof. Just like the plants he studied, he too started off his journey as a little seed in a humble community on the island of a Barbados. Today, that seed has grown into a towering saman tree, armed with degrees in Agricultural Science, Plant Pathology and Management. He was a lecturer, then Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine from 1971 to 1981. After which, he joined the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) as a Regional Agricultural specialist for the Caribbean rising to the post of Director General for the Institute in 2001 and serving in that capacity for ten years. He is the first and only person from the English speaking-Caribbean to serve as Director General of the IICA. He also served as IICA’s Representative in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago and Executive Secretary of CARILAC, a program aimed at fostering cooperation in agriculture among Caribbean and Latin American Countries. He is recognized for his administrative, technical and institutional leadership in international agricultural development, having worked in the U.S.A, Italy, Kenya, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Mexico. He thrives on challenges and tough assignments and believes that work should be fulfilling and rewarding. Currently living in Beijing as Barbados' Ambassador to China, he is an author, a husband and a father of five. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…Let’s meet Dr. Chelston W.D Brathwaite.
CMP030 - Carve your Niche; Distinguish Yourself with Dr. Marlene Attzs - Lecturer and Socio-Economic Consultant
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has built an exceptional career researching the area of economics and sustainable development. She has worked on various pioneering research projects in the region like; • The Impact of Climate Change for CARICOM countries • The Economic Feasibility of Solar Lighting in Trinidad and Tobago • The Disaster Risk assessment Profile of Barbados • Sustainable Tourism Development in Tobago Her work has also produced numerous academic reports and other publications which she authored and co-authored like; • The implications of the Global financial Crisis for Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Adaptation. • The Economics of an Integrated Approach to Environmental Management in Small Island Developing States. She was selected to make two presentations at the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Malta. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Dr. Marlene Attzs.