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  • 2015-07-27

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    CMP005 - Interview with Dr. Patrick Hosein - Professor at the University of the West Indies and Electrical and Computer Science Expert

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    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is an electrical and mathematical genius. He has 5 degrees from MIT including a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has worked with some of the major cellular companies in the world like AT&T, Ericsson and Huawei. He has been granted 39 international patents in telecommunications and wireless communications with 42 still pending. He was contracted by TSTT to head the team responsible for bringing internet to T&T for the first time. He is currently the CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Network Information Centre which manages the .tt domain; A Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; A Professor at the UWI and one of the 2015 awardees of the Anthony Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence for his work in Science and Technology Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…Let’s meet Professor Patrick Hosein.


  • 2015-11-16

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    CMP021 - Having a rough start does not define your life with Dr. Fitzroy Tyrrell - Lecturer and Founder of Tyrrell Consultancy

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    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has dedicated his life to being an Educator and Motivator. Throughout his career he has used his voice as a source of knowledge, positivity and edification. Whether it’s in the classroom where he lecturers at the Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies and the UWI Open Campus or on stage where he has held leading roles in comedy productions or on the pulpit where he encourages people through his sermons and spreading the “Good News”. He is a dedicate husband and father who also runs his own consultancy firm. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Dr. Fitzroy Tyrrell.


  • 2016-02-15

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    CMP030 - Carve your Niche; Distinguish Yourself with Dr. Marlene Attzs - Lecturer and Socio-Economic Consultant

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    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.


  • 2015-08-10

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    CMP007 - Think; Plan; Pray and Do with Dr. Paloma Mohamed - Award winning Poet and Behavioral Scientist

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    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has a very creative mind. She has been producing creative work since the age of 13. To date she has written and directed over 30 plays; published two collections of poetry; executive produced 32 films; published 9 books and has been involved in 14 major arts projects. As an arts advocate she has developed policy in conjunction with CARICOM and the United Nations. As an academic she is a behavioral scientist and the former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Guyana and has produced several research articles and policy reports on topics like adolescent sexual and reproductive rights and the status of young artist in the region. She has won several major awards including the Guyana Prize for literature on three occasions (1998, 2000 and 2008), a City of New York Award (2011) two National Presidential Awards including the Cacique from National Drama Association of TT. In 2015 she was awarded the Anthony Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence in the category of ‘Arts and Letters’. She is recognized as one of the most influential figures in Guyanese and Caribbean culture. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Dr. Paloma Mohamed.


  • 2016-05-23

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    CMP042 - Don't get Mad get Strategic with Dr. Keith Nurse - Academic Entrepreneur; Trade and Innovation Policy Analyst

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    Our special guest and Caribbean mentor is an academic entrepreneur and trade and innovation policy analyst. Throughout his career he has used his skills and training in international relations, economic development and creative entrepreneurship to promote the interests of various organizations at home where he is an expert member of the Economic Development Advisory Board of Trinidad and Tobago; regionally, where he is the Chair of Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution and former Executive Director of the UWI Consulting Inc. at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica; and internationally where he serves as an expert and member of the executive bureau for the UN Committee for Development Policy that reports to ECOSOC. He has also served on advisory boards for organizations like the UNESCO, WTO, OECD, ACP, OAS, Tallinn University, Estonia and the Carnegie Council for International Affairs and Ethics. At present he is a Senior Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies, UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados and the World Trade Organization Chair at The University of the West Indies. Ladies and gentlemen let’s meet Dr. Keith Nurse