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CMP043 - BONUS Episode!!! - Why everyone should Invest; featuring Ian Narine - Expert Financial Analyst and Investment Adviser
Well folks it’s another month where we have a fifth Monday so this means…Bonus Episode!!! As some of you may be aware for the Bonus Episode we deviate from our normal program and have an episode where we discuss a specific topic. Today that topic is investing. Yes, today we are going to be speaking about how you can put the money you make to work for you. Now there are a lot of buzz words that we hear when we are speaking about investing and investments like Stocks, Bonds, Securities, Real Estate, and Mutual Funds. So today we are going to be adding our voice to the conversation and get some clarity about the topic and also get some practical advice that we all can implement. Joining me for this Bonus episode is none other than Mr. Ian Narine.
CMP042 - Don't get Mad get Strategic with Dr. Keith Nurse - Academic Entrepreneur; Trade and Innovation Policy Analyst
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
CMP041 - Standing upon the shoulders of Giants with Catherine Kumar - CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a high achiever. She has held several senior leadership positions throughout her career such as President & Country Head of RBTT Bank Limited and Inspector of Financial Institutions at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. She also served as the first female President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago and the Bankers’ Association of Trinidad and Tobago, and she also chaired the Caribbean Group of Banking Supervisors. She has served the country as a director on several State Boards and as a representative on other National committees and was inducted into the Hall of Excellence at St. Joseph’s Convent P.O.S, in recognition of her outstanding achievements in business. In 2014 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) Currently she is the Chief Executive Officer and the Secretary to the Board at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce – a position she took up in January 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Management Studies, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Ladies and gentlemen…let’s meet Ms. Catherine Kumar.
CMP040 - Create your own path with Lisa Wickham - President and CEO of Imagine Media International Ltd
Our special guest and Caribbean mentor has a winning personality which she has used to build a successful career in film and media. Appearing on television since the age of six (6), she successfully made the transition from children’s television to adult contemporary television, creating, hosting, producing and directing a series of successful television productions including a daily morning prime time television show on national television in Trinidad and Tobago and the popular E-Zone entertainment TV Magazine show which has been syndicated throughout the Caribbean and in the US on BET J. In 2007 and 2008, she was the Artistic Director and Producer (for both stage and television) of the highly acclaimed Annual COTT Music Awards, including the COTT Foundation Awards Dinner. In 2009, she was also the Producer-Trinidad for the UNICEF-MTV HIV/AIDS awareness film Tribes shot in Trinidad. She followed this up in 2010, as the Associate Director for the Best of Caribbean Tales Film Festival, Symposium and Film Market in Barbados. She is the holder of a Bachelors (Hons.) from the University of the West Indies and an MBA (Distinction) from Warwick University, UK. She is the founder of Imagine Media International Limited, a multi-media production, event management & PR entity, based in Trinidad and Tobago. She is also the founder-publisher of E-Zone the Mag! and the Caribbean Film and Media Academy. Ladies and gentlemen…let’s meet Ms. Lisa Wickham
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
CMP038 - Of Course You Can Do It...with Osborne Nurse - Independent Financial Adviser and Consultant
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a visionary and achiever. He has contributed significantly to the development of most of Trinidad and Tobago’s financial and economic institutions. He was a lecturer at UWI St. Augustine in the early 70’s; General Manager of the Deposit Insurance Corporation in the late 80’s; General Manager of First Citizens Bank in the early 90’s and Chairman and CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Securities Exchange Commission in the early 2000’s Today he operates as an independent adviser and consultant and his services have been retained throughout the country and region. He is the holder of a Bachelor’s and Masters’ in Economics. Ladies and gentlemen…let’s meet Mr. Osborne Nurse
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.
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is an award winning fashion designer and entrepreneur who is on a mission to build her brand by carving out her niche in various industries. Her poise and grace was first evident when she won the nomination to represent her country at the Miss Universe Competition in 2008. It was from this pageant that she discovered her love for design and then went on in 2011 to enter the American hit TV-series Project Runway, Season 9. Not only did she enter the competition but she won…which catapulted her brand into the International fashion community. With the power of her brand and her strong entrepreneurial spirit back home she went on to pursue several business ventures like; The cANYAval Shop, Exhibit A, HOME and HOME Cafe She has been featured on the Forbes top 10 list for Entrepreneurs behind Trinidad Carnival. She is also an active sociopolitical activist for women's rights. Ladies and gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Anya Ayoung-Chee.
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
CMP034 - The Race is Not for the Swiftest; But...with Donald Baldeosingh - President of the ENMAN Group
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has a very technical mind which he has used to contribute to some very innovative projects throughout his career. Trained in the area of Electronics & Instrumentation his career has led him to work in various companies like; The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission; Trinidad Aggregate Products Ltd and The Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago where he served as Chairman from 1996 to 2000. Today he serves as the President of the ENMAN Group; a company he founded in 1993 which operates on the mantra of doing good while doing well. He believes that through vision, critical thinking, innovation and leadership the sustainable use of resources, economic empowerment and development can be achieved. Ladies and gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Mr. Donald Baldeosingh.