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CMP013 - Learn the keys to a successful career with Lara Quentrall-Thomas - Founder and CEO of Regency Recruitment and Resources Limited
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is an expert when it comes to the provision of human resource and recruitment management services; and she has a successful company as proof. She is the founder and CEO of ‘Regency Recruitment and Resources Limited' which she started in 1996 Her company now stands as the nation’s leading employment agency providing administrative and support personnel to local and multinational companies across the region. She is the founder and first President of the Association of Female Executives of T&T. The youngest regional Rotary District Governor and a director on numerous boards like AMCHAM and the British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce just to name a few. She also utilizes her talents to assists various social and charitable groups. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…Let’s meet Ms. Lara Quentrall-Thomas
CMP022 - Write the chapters of your life by following your Heart with Sunity Maharaj - MD of the Lloyd Best Institue of the West Indies
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has dedicated her life to journalism. She was introduced to the field as a young lady and never looked back. Her journey has seen her hold positions like Editor-in-Chief of the Trinidad Express, News Director of TV6 and Group Executive for Editorial & Content Development at One Caribbean Media. Today she is the Managing Director of the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies (LBIWI); an organization started by her late great husband. She is also editor of The Trinidad and Tobago Review, a media consultant, journalism lecturer, head of her own multi-media production company and a columnist with the Sunday Express. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…Let’s meet Ms. Sunity Maharaj.
CMP012 - Dream BIG; but be careful who you tell with Dr. Patricia Elder - Founder and Executive Director of Elder Associates Limited
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is an expert when it comes to the provision of psychological services. She has dedicated the past 30 years learning about and implementing employee assistance and other psychological services to our culturally diverse communities. Her career began as a Psychology intern at the Friends Hospital in Pennsylvania, USA. As her career grew she held various portfolios such as, Senior Staff Psychologist and Clinical Director. She is the founder and Executive Director of Elder Associates Limited; the company, which she founded in 1993. Her company was accredited in 2013 by the Council on Accreditation (COA) as one of the outstanding providers of EAP Services in Trinidad and Tobago. She is the Regional Director for the Caribbean of the Institute for Forensic Psychology. She has published numerous academic papers; given a host of keynote addresses and is involved with various social and charitable groups Today she is considered as a leader and visionary in the delivery of comprehensive EAP and other mental health services in the Caribbean region. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…Let’s meet Dr. Patricia Elder.
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.
CMP007 - Think; Plan; Pray and Do with Dr. Paloma Mohamed - Award winning Poet and Behavioral Scientist
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.
CMP035 - A Single act of Kindness with Hetty Sarjeant - Population and Sexual & Reproductive Health Consultant
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has dedicated the past 30 years of her life to becoming an experienced and award winning leader in the area of Population and Reproductive Health. She has held senior positions and worked with some of the top organizations in the field like, The United Nations Population Fund; Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Today she is one of the leading consultants in Population and Sexual & Reproductive Health. She is a registered nurse, a certified midwife, qualified in the areas of Family Planning Administration, Fertility Management and Educational Media. She is an ALTA trained tutor and functions as a Reading Circle Guide for adults who are learning to read. She also holds an EMBA from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and she serves as a mentor to incoming MBA students. Ladies and gentlemen…let’s meet Ms. Hetty Sarjeant
CMP037 - Social Mobility through Education with Lisa-Maria Alexander - Country Marketing Head – Trinidad & Tobago, JMMB Group
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has a passion for Marketing Strategy and Customer Experience Management. She has built an impressive career in the field for the past 20 years holding positions like; General Manager of Scotia Investments Trinidad and Tobago Ltd and Country Manager of CMMB Barbados. Today she holds the role of Country Marketing Head – Trinidad & Tobago for the JMMB Group. Her areas of responsibility include Marketing, Public Relations & Communication as well as oversight for Product Development and Electronic Banking Service within the Trinidad and Tobago operations. She is also leading the regional Group in Client Experience Management. She holds a BSc. in Industrial Management and an MSc in Management Studies: Advanced Marketing, from the University of the West Indies. She was an original member of the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago (AFETT), and the President for 2008-2009. A former Director of the Board of the Queen’s Hall theatre facility and a Director of the Securities Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago in 2008. Ladies and gentlemen…Let’s meet Ms. Lisa-Maria Alexander.
CMP039 - Thank those who tell you No...with Renee Cummings - Criminologist and Criminal Justice Consultant
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has mastered several very distinctive careers. Her career began in the media industry, where she moved from a newspaper reporter to a broadcast journalist and then to create history as the Caribbean’s first female television sportscaster. She is also the only broadcaster to host the country’s top three network television morning shows. Today she is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Anti-Violence Institute (CAVI) and the Renaissance Juvenile Justice Assessment Centre (RJJAC). She has emerged as a powerful voice as she advocates for a best practice criminal justice policy, in particular for child protection, justice for children, gender-responsive interventions for girls, and a trauma-informed criminal justice system. She holds a triple bachelor’s degree, special honors and magna cum laude, in politics, philosophy and media studies with a minor in creative writing. She also holds a Master’s of Science in Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, a Master’s of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master’s of Arts Certificate in Terrorism Studies. She was honored at City Hall in New York City with a Proclamation from the City of New York for her outstanding contribution to New York’s Caribbean community and by various other international and local organizations. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Ms. Renee Cummings
CMP074 - An Optimism of the WILL; featuring Dr. Didacus Jules - Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has had extensive regional and international experience, mostly focused on education, social policy and organisational transformation. He served as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council (2008-2014). Today he serves in the post of Director General, of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and has authored numerous articles on educational policy, educational reform and adult education in the Caribbean.
Ladies and gentlemen… His Excellency Dr. Didacus Jules