Afra Raymond is a Chartered Surveyor and Managing Director of Raymond & Pierre Ltd. He is the ex-president of Institute of Surveyors and immediate past president of the Joint Consultative Council for the Construction Industry (JCC), having served between December 2010 and November 2015.
Afryea Charles is an inspired missionary who has renounced the pleasures of everyday living because she wants to save the world. As time passes, she is less and less certain that yes, she can. But she is not yet ready to concede that she may have bitten off more than she can chew.
Akilah Holder is a former college lecturer and journalist whose strong convictions often win her enemies, which does not faze her. She lives by the mantra ‘ignore the ignorant,’ has already published one book and has her own blog at https://intelligenttalk.wordpress.com/
Akins Vidale lectures at the Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies and is a UWI graduate with a B.A. in History.
He has served as the president of the Trinidad Youth Council and is the General Secretary of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN).
Read his blog: http://akinsvidale.wordpress.com/
Allan Powder is an avid writer currently pursuing his BA in Mass Communications at COSTAATT. He is employed as an IT professional at Republic Bank Limited, and is a freelancer at Wired868. Powder is also a certified photographer.
Amiel Mohammed is a sports enthusiast and has worked in communications for Central FC and the Women's Premier League TT.
He has also pioneered numerous projects geared towards creating opportunities for the differently abled such as the Differently-Abled Football Camp 2015 and Focus Football Coaching Academy.
Andrew “Fries” Friday is an actor, comedian, impressionist, live event host and broadcaster. He launched his performing career at Presentation College, San F'do (1991-98) and featured in over a dozen plays and films. He had guest roles in Contract Killers (2007) and Girlfriends Getaway (2014) and is currently working on The Longest Wait.
Andrew Jennings has been chasing 'bad men' around the world for more than three decades. His book, The Lords of the Rings, on Olympic corruption and the fascist background of the IOC president was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top One Hundred Sports Books of all Time.
His last book on FIFA corruption, Foul!, is now in 15 languages despite an attempt by Herr Blatter using FIFA funds in Switzerland to persuade a Zurich court to impose a global ban.
Arnold Corneal is the former corporate communications manager at Petrotrin and communications advisor to late President ANR Robinson.
He holds an English FA international coaching badge and is the son of former national player and coach Alvin Corneal and brother of ex-TTFA technical director Anton Corneal.
He was a former ASL goalkeeper.
Asha Edwards is a final year student at COSTAATT pursuing her BA in Mass Communications and currently an intern at Wired868. She enjoys learning and spending time with her family, especially her niece and two nephews. Asha believes that God helps those who help themselves and so she continues to work hard to achieve her goals.
Ashford Jackman was the sports editor at TTT/NBN between 1982 and 2004, and did live commentary on and reported on all the Strike Squad matches. He has also written on football for Tapia and the Trinidad and Tobago Review.
Brent Sancho is the Minister of Sport and a UNC Senator.
He is also the former CEO of Pro League football club, Central FC. He made 42 international appearances for the Trinidad and Tobago national football team, including three at the Germany 2006 World Cup.
Brian Harry is a former CEO of TIDCO, who now lives and works in Texas. He is a consultant whose areas of specialisation include corporate development and strategy and organizational development, in the Energy, Hospitality and Financial Services Sectors.
CAISO is the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation, which includes both GLBT people and allies. Our aims are: to foster a forward-thinking, visionary and humane approach to sexual orientation and gender identity; to secure full inclusion in all aspects of national life, social policy and citizenship regardless to sexuality and gender; to develop capacity, leadership and self-pride in our own communities, and to mobilise an advocacy movement for social justice in partnership with others.
Candis Cayona is a certified Events Planner and Administrator, a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications student at COSTAATT, and a wife and a mother. Cayona believes in always being open to learning because it inspires growth.
Carla Procope is currently in her final year at COSTAATT pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and a Wired868 intern. She is a working mother in the insurance industry for over 15 years. Procope enjoys working with and helping people, and follows the principle that action is the key to success.
Carla Questelles is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication at COSTAATT and is currently a Wired868 intern. Questelles is passionate about her family, loves travelling, cooking and baking, listening to music, dancing, going to the movies and meeting new people.
Carlotta Germine Rivas is in her final year at COSTATT, pursuing her BA in Mass Communications and works in the Customer Service Department at Sagicor. She is also presently an intern at Wired868. Rivas is passionate about people and spends most of her spare time working on various NGO boards in the service of others.
Carol Kolahal works for the Elections and Boundaries Commission whilst pursuing a BA in Mass Communications. Kolahal has a flair for writing, and an avid interest in photography and travelling. She is at present an intern at Wired868
Chanelle Seymour, a consistent advocate for artistic expression, is currently completing her BA in Mass Communication at COSTAATT and an intern at Wired868. She is adamant that the pursuit of tertiary level certification will not prevent her from maintaining an active professional, personal and family life and she continues to take an active interest in photography, music production and curation and travelling.
Cherisse Moe is an award winning Trinidadian freelance journalist with 15 years media experience in television, radio and print. Moe is a former senior features reporter at the Trinidad Guardian while she also worked at TTT and WMJX 100.5FM.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Honours) in Marketing Management from Anglia Ruskin University.
Cindy Howe is a child of the 80’s who grew up in Diamond Vale, Diego Martin via La Brea and competed in track and field events until her late twenties.
She is a former banker and event coordinator and now a virtual assistant, wife and puppy-mummy. She resides in the US but her heart remains in Trinidad and Tobago.
Clarissa Pantin is a final year student at COSTAATT pursuing her BA in Mass Communications and is currently an intern at Wired868. Clarissa believes in maintaining her personal integrity at all times and her pet peeve is people who take advantage of others. Her advice to young persons is “do everything to the best of your ability, even if you don’t like doing it”. People are judged by their actions; choose what you want to be remembered for.
Claudius Fergus is a retired Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at UWI’s St Augustine Campus who specialises in the abolition of British colonial slavery and its transatlantic slave trade.
His major work on the subject is Revolutionary Emancipation: Slavery and Abolitionism in the British West Indies (2013). He has other extensive publications in peer-reviewed journals and edited books.
Corey Gilkes is a self-taught history reader whose big mouth forever gets his little tail in trouble. He lives in La Romaine and is working on four book projects. He has a blog on https://coreygilkes.wordpress.com/blog/ and http://www.trinicenter.com/Gilkes/. Vitriol can be emailed to him at email@example.com.
Crystal Guerra is in the final year of a Mass Communication degree at COSTAATT, where she is a part-time student. She works full-time with the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago and also chairs the Credit Committee of a credit union but still ensures that she makes time for family and faith. Her interests include journalism, children’s rights, history and theology and she is also passionate about research.
Crystal-lee Moses is currently a student at COSTAATT pursuing her BA in Mass Communication and a Wired868 intern. She is a family oriented person and is motivated by them to be successful in life. Moses believes that “sometimes God puts a Goliath in your life, for you to find the David within you.”
David Muhammad holds a double Major Bachelor’s degree from UWI in Sociology and Education.
He is the Trinidad representative of the Nation of Islam, hosts a radio show on 91.9FM and is a motivational speaker. He is also the manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national football team.
David Nakhid is the founder and director of the David Nakhid International Football Academy in Beirut, Lebanon and was the first Trinidad and Tobago international to play professionally in Europe. The two-time Caribbean and T&T Player of the Year and cerebral midfielder once represented FC Grasshopper (Switzerland), Waregem (Belgium), POAK (Greece), New England Revolution (US), Al Emirates (UAE) and Al Ansar (Lebanon).
Dennise Demming is an Adjunct Faculty Member at UWI, Media and Communications Strategist, TEDxPOS organiser and co-licensee for TEDxPortofSpain and Chairman of the Board at TTTHTI.
Dennise, who grew up in East POS, also has a Business MBA and B.Sc. in Political Science & Public Administration and Mass Communications from UWI.
Densill Theobald has represented the Trinidad and Tobago national senior team 99 times and has 97 full international caps with two goals.
He is a Caledonia AIA player and previously represented Dempo (India), Ujpest (Hungary), Falkirk (Scotland), Toronto Olympians (Canada) and Joe Public.
Dominique Fernandes is pursuing her BA in Mass Communication at COSTAATT and is an intern at Wired868. Fernandes is passionate about communication and enjoys using it as a tool to learn about individuals from different backgrounds.
Dominique Webb is a Wired868 intern.
More importantly, she is the proud parent of a two-year-old baby girl named Gabrielle George. At present, she is employed as a PR and Marketing Assistant at NALIS and is pursuing her BA in Mass Communications at COSTAATT.
Embau Moheni is the Deputy Political Leader of the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) and Chairman of the National Action Cultural Committee (NACC). He is a former Minister in the Ministry of National Security under the People's Partnership Government. He was twice arrested as a teenager during the uprising of the early 1970s.
Eric A St Bernard is a mass media glutton and want-to-be calypso and soca activist.
He holds a MSc in TV/Radio from Brooklyn College and has worked extensively, in Caribbean music formats in Trinidad & NYC, events promotions and media advertising.
Everald "Gally" Cummings was coach of Trinidad and Tobago's famous 1989 team, which was known as the "Strike Squad", and was a key midfielder in the country's infamous 1973 World Cup qualifying campaign.
He played professional in the United States and Mexico for over a decade and was inducted in the Trinidad and Tobago Sports Hall of Fame in 1989. He was also listed among the country's top 100 sportsmen and women of the last millennium by the Ministry of Sport.
Fixin T&T's mission is the realization of good governance to achieve healthy, holistic, and fulfilling lifestyles for all citizens through the study, promotion, and furtherance of strong democratic institutions; sound infrastructure; integrity in public and corporate affairs; and a culture of respect by all for the laws and regulations of the country to create a safe, secure, efficient and productive Trinidad & Tobago.
Gabrielle Gellineau is a Lawyer, Consultant and Writer who has spent the last decade working in labour and other development fields throughout the Caribbean and internationally.
She has most recently practiced her craft in the Industrial Court, at CARICOM and at State Enterprises in the entertainment, energy and health sectors. She currently manages her own practice with offices in San Juan and Port of Spain.
Gaiven Clairmont is an author who has published books of poetry, light short stories and a suspense novel. His last poetic, Voices From The Ghetto, was written in 2014 on the treatment of young black males in society and the people who live in impoverished urban communities.
Hannibal Najjar is a former Trinidad and Tobago national senior team and youth team coach. He considers himself a lifetime learner and advocate for the under-served and has been recognised for his contribution to sport and academia in T&T, Canada and the US.
He is a guest speaker on race-relations and curriculum planning and is working on his first book.
The Highway Re-Route Movement is a lobby group that is firmly against the planned construction of the Debe to Mon Desir highway segment. This segment will cost the taxpayer over $5 billion, and will destroy over 350 homes and 13 communities.
Hillan Cadena Morean is an avid sport fan and the Managing Director of Cadena Sport Management Services.
He believes in the power of sport and recreation for health, life lessons and developing homes, communities and countries.
Jabal Hassanali is a semi-retired, Trini urban planner-cum-English teacher, who is currently stuck somewhere in Asia. He has made a career of being in-between countries and in-between jobs and sometimes, mainly in his in-between moments, fancies himself a writer.
Jamaal Shabazz is the Guyana National Senior Team head coach, founder and technical director of Morvant Caledonia United and ex-head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago men's and women's senior teams.
He helped steer T&T to second place at the 2012 Caribbean Cup, Guyana to an unprecedented 2014 World Cup qualifying semifinal berth and Caledonia to its first CFU Club Championship title in 2012.
He is a member of the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen group that staged an unsuccessful coup in Trinidad in 1990.
Jessica Joseph is currently the Creative Director of Accela Marketing St Lucia/Canada. She is a multiple ADDY Award Winning Trinidadian national, Pop Cultural Anthropologist and Humans Rights Activist.
She blogs on Huffington Post and alieninthecaribbean.blogspot.com.
Julie Guyadeen has a BSc. in Government with a Minor in International Relations and Postgraduate training in International Relations both at the UWI St. Augustine Campus. She is a firm believer in civil society having an active voice.
Juliet Solomon is a globtrotting Trinidadian who now lives and writes in Peru. She is the official scorer and Cricket Women`s Officer for Cricket Peru (http://perucricket.com/) and an active member of the Good Companions Theatre Group.
Her book about her experiences in Lima, “Yes…But It´s Different Here” is available on Amazon.com.
Keisha La Toya Saunders is a COSTAATT student pursuing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism/Mass Communication. She is also employed at RBC Royal Bank and presently a Wired868 intern. Saunders is motivated by her young daughter and mother to be successful in life and hopes to one day become a Communications Specialist.
Keita Demming holds a PhD from the University of Toronto. His podcast Disruptive Conversations is an effort to unpack how people who are working to disrupt a sector or system think. Dr Demming has worked internationally and in a variety of sectors within the field of social innovation. He also holds the license for TEDxPortofSpain.
Kelvin Jack is a former Trinidad and Tobago international football team goalkeeper and was first choice at the 2006 Germany World Cup although injury restricted him to one outing against Paraguay.
Jack is an ex-San Juan Jabloteh captain and played professionally in the UK with Dundee (Scotland) and Gillingham (England).
Kendall Tull is a Certified Management Accountant with the Ontario arm of the Society of Management Accountants and has an Honours degree from UWI in Industrial Management.
He has over 20 years of experience in both the private and public sectors in a variety of industries at both CFO and CEO level.
He is a former Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board (TTHB) official and captain of the Queen's Park CC and Notre Dame field hockey club.
Keston is a PhD candidate in Development Studies at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
He has 10 years' combined experience in the private, government and non-governmental sectors and international organisations.
Kevin Cassie is a student of journalism of COSTAATT and an avid reader of anything from best-selling novels to funny prints on t-shirts.
He promised to make his wife rich through his writing and feels guilty sometimes for allowing her to believe it could happen.
Kevin Harrison is an England-born marketing official who is employed as the Operations Director at Central FC. He was the North East Stars' Marketing Manager for the 2011/12 season while he previously worked as a field agent for the English Professional Footballers Association.
Kimbly Pierre-Samai is a Wired868 intern and is employed in the Communications field at a financial institution. Pierre-Samai holds an Associate Degree with honours in Journalism and Public Relations and is a Certified Event Planner. She is currently pursuing her BA in Mass Communications at COSTAATT.
Kirk .A. Inniss is a Trinidad-born, New York-based author of The Black Butterflies and Lessons for My Children. Sometimes he works with the Writers and Poets Union, to write for his supper.
He absolutely refuses to sing though.
Kirwin Jules Weston is a sport enthusiast, and a Physical Education student at UTT. Weston attributes his love for sport to his father who exposed him to a variety of sports from a tender age.
His favourite saying is: “Success breeds success.”
Kito Johnson is a Trinbagonian freelance journalist based in the United Kingdom.
He specialises in Caribbean and Latin American affairs, and has written extensively for the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian, along with Caribbean Beat Magazine, and UK based publications such as The Voice Newspapers, BBC Caribbean, and the New Black Magazine.
Laurel Hunt is a past pupil of Providence Girls Catholic School pursuing an Associate Degree in Journalism and Public Reations at COSTAATT. She also hopes to begin her Masters Degree in Business later this year. Hunt is currently a Business Analyst at a State Company and an intern at Wired868.
Leif Mathura is a Wired868 intern who is pursuing his BA in Mass Communication at COSTAATT.
Mathura is employed in the Communication Unit at the Ministry of Public Utilities and holds an associate degree in PR and Journalism.
Leon Joseph is currently completing his BA in Journalism at COSTAATT and is an accomplished photographer and aspiring writer and cinematographer. Leon seeks to leave his mark on the Caribbean and the world through his artistic endeavours and as a responsible father.
Lisa Hernandez works with a local diplomatic mission and has been involved in field hockey for over 30 years. She is a former national player and international hockey umpire who is devoted to contribute to sport in whatever capacity.
Lisa-Marie Brown is an author of a few published poems and short stories who has a passion for writing. Brown is presently pursuing her degree in Mass Communication at COSTAATT, and is a Wired868 intern.
Mark Lyndersay has been a professional photographer and journalist working in Trinidad and Tobago over the last thirty-five years.
His column on personal technology, BitDepth, is the longest running continuous reporting on tech in Trinidad and Tobago.
Martin G Daly SC is a prominent attorney-at-law. He is a former Independent Senator and past president of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
He is chairman of the Pat Bishop Foundation and a steelpan music enthusiast.
Maylee Attin-Johnson is the Trinidad and Tobago Women's Senior National Team captain and has represented her country at senior international level since the age of 15.
She has a bachelor's degree in Sports Management from the Kennesaw State University in Georgia, USA.
Mel is the District Executive Center Director for Baltimore City with the Y of Central Maryland and a former CONCACAF Head of Special Projects.
He is the author of Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics and The Apprentice: Three Years of Tragicomic Times Among The Men Running and Ruining Football will be out in late 2012. He lives with his wife and three kids in Maryland.
Michelle Forde is a Wired868 intern, who is currently pursuing her BA in Mass Communications at COSTAATT. She also holds an Associates Degree in Marketing (COSTAATT), a Diploma in Public Relations ROYTEC), and an Associates Degree in Public Relations and Journalism (COSTAATT).
Forde is married with three beautiful girls, and hopes to one day pursue her dream of being in the field of International Relations.
Mistah Shak is a Trinbagonian singer/songwriter/musician/performer from the modest but culturally vibrant southern town of Siparia.
He considers himself to be an intelligent lyricist, thought provoking songwriter, competent musician and an unwavering and purposeful musical soldier.
Mohan Ramcharan is a law student and a student of human nature and culture, who prefers cool logic to emotional ranting. A Trinidadian living in England, he observes the world through two lenses—and strives to share both views in his writing.
Nadira Nicole Mathura is a COSTAATT student pursuing her B.A in Mass Communication, and currently an intern at Wired868. Mathura is the head student ambassador for COSTAATT’s City Campus, and she will like to have her own talk show focusing on helping people.
Nicholas Brathwaite is a journalism student at COSTAATT and a big sports fan. He says he's quite sure he got his passion for sport from his family but he’s not 100% certain that the discipline, determination and capacity for hardwuk that feed it all come from the same source.
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None Of The Above wants to make a significant contribution to this country but prefers to do so anonymously.
None Of The Above could be you.
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Ornella Brathwaite is a final year student at COSTAATT pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and presently a Wired868 intern. Her dream is to become an entrepreneur in the near future. Ornella strongly believes in humility and giving to the less fortunate; “One should never look down on anyone, unless he/she is attempting to help that individual up.”
Ornella enjoys meeting new people, exploring different countries and spending time with my family, especially her nephews.
Otancia Noel has a Literatures in English bachelor's degree at COSTAATT and is finishing a Masters in Fine Arts, Creative writing and Prose Fiction at UWI.
She grew up on the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen compound in Mucurapo.
Pashan Patrick is currently a student at COSTAATT pursuing a BA in Mass Communications and a Wired868 intern. She is dedicated and driven with a passion for Event Planning and Journalism. Patrick aspires to be a leading sport journalist in the future. Although she plays rugby and is a member of Royalians Rugby Football Club, Patrick enjoys watching basketball, football and cricket.
Peter O’Connor served as TTFA president between 1985 and 1990 when he stepped down.
He rejoined the TTFF in 2003 as “Marketing Manager/General Co-ordinator” and remained on board until after T&T’s qualification for Germany 2006.
Raffique Shah is a columnist for over three decades, founder of the T&T International Marathon, co-founder of the ULF with Basdeo Panday and George Weekes, a former sugar cane farmers union leader and an ex-Siparia MP.
He trained at the UK’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was arrested, court-martialled, sentenced and eventually freed on appeal after leading 300 troops in a mutiny at Teteron Barracks during the Black Power revolution of 1970.
Raheema Sayyid-Andrews is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism/Mass Communication at COSTAATT. A wife, a mother and a lover of the English language with over 20 years experience of reading novels, she has a limitless supply of stories to share, her way of demonstrating the sheer power of the written word.
Raymond Tim Kee was elected unopposed as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) president on 11 November 2012.
Tim Kee previously served as a TTFF vice-president from the mid-1990s to 2010.
He is also the Port of Spain Mayor, a Guardian Life Insurance executive and runs his own insurance firm, R.A. Tim Kee Investments Limited.
Richard Braithwaite is a leading consultant in Strategic Communication and a former FIFA Technical Development Committee member.
He received a Prime Ministerial award in 1998 for his contribution to sport while he wrote two chapters in the recently published book “From Oil to Gas and Beyond”.
Rishi Maharaj is the CEO of Disclosure Today. He holds a BSc. and MSc. in Government from UWI and has over 10 years work experience in Trinidad and Tobago's public sector. He is also a certified member of the Canadian Institute of Access and Privacy Professionals.
Roger Bonair-Agard lives in the USA where he is a close observer of human behaviour and makes his living as a poet and a creative writing instructor.
He is a former USA National Poetry Slam individual champion and the co-founder of the LouderARTS Project, of which he is currently the Artistic Director.
He has already had four books of his poetry, including Bury my Clothes (2013) and Gully (2010) published.
Roman Pitt is a retired judge of the Ontario Superior Court Justice, a founding director of Caribana and played a leading role in creation of the Black Business Professional Association and the Sickle Cell Association of Canada. He holds the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for contributions to law and the community. He was born in Grenada.
Roneil Walcott is an avid sports fan and freelance reporter with a BA in Mass Communication from COSTAATT. Roneil is a former Harvard and St Mary's College cricketer who once had lofty aspirations of bringing joy to sport fans with the West Indies team. Now, his mission is to keep them on the edge of their seats with sharp commentary from off the playing field.
Rose-Marie Belle Antoine is a Dean at the Faculty of Law, UWI, chaired Professor of Labour Law and Offshore Financial Law, and is an award winning author, attorney, activist and international legal consultant, holding a doctorate in law from Oxford University and an LLM from Cambridge.
She is a former President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, OAS, Washington, and has also served on numerous distinguished international bodies.
Rudy Chato Paul, Sr, is passionate about gardening, music and writing and boasts post-graduate certification in Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology. He also studied Theology, which is why he is actively seeking to make Trinidad a better place rather than waiting for divine intervention.
Salaah Inniss is an ardent writer with an enthusiasm for bringing insightful views on national issues. He graduated from Cipriani College in Environmental Management, and is presently working in the Integrated Facilities Building Service Industry. He is an empathetic supporter of conservation and the protection of the environment.
Damian R. Scott is an ICT professional and a lifelong student (and part-time teacher) of language and communication. As Scotty Ranking, he frequently comments on topical issues of the day, dispensing knowledge to all and sundry.
Sean Taylor is a freelance writer with seven years' experience in the field, who has written for local publications including the Campus Chronicle, UWI Today, USPORTT, Metro and the Trinidad Express. He also studied Communication Studies and Portuguese at the University of the West Indies.
Shaka Hislop is a football analyst with ESPN and a 2006 World Cup player with Trinidad and Tobago.
He played professionally in England with Reading, Newcastle, West Ham and Portsmouth and has an Executive MBA in Business Administration and a Mechanical Engineering degree from Howard University.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame athlete in Trinidad and Tobago and Howard while he was the inaugural winner of the England PFA's Special Merit Award for his services to football.
Sherlan Cabralis is a UWI lecturer on Sports Management.
She led the T&T hockey team to gold at 2002 CAC Games and was captain at the inaugural 2003 Indoor Hockey World Cup in Germany.
She was NCAA First Team All-American and Atlantic 10 MVP for UMass and holds a Bachelor's and MBA in Sport Management and Business Administration respectively.
Sherlan Ramsubhag is a Wired868 intern and, at present, is pursuing her Bachelor's in Mass Communication at COSTAATT. She has an Associate's Degree in Journalism and Public Relations and has been published in local wedding magazine, Marriage and Bliss.
Shunella Wilkinson is a student at the Tobago COSTAATT campus pursing a BA in Mass Communication. She is currently employed with the Tobago House of Assembly as a Records Attendant attached to the Division of Community Development, Enterprise Development and Labour. Shunella enjoys getting lost in the occasional novel and crochets in her downtime.
Sunity Maharaj is a journalist with 38 years of experience and the managing director of the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies.
She is a former Trinidad Express editor in chief and TV6 head of news.
Tammy Yates is an Executive Director at the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR). Yates was previously employed with the CRN+, the UNFPA and TSTT.
Yates, who was educated at Diego Martin Secondary and St Francois Girls’ College, holds a Master’s of Philosophy in International Relations at Cambridge and a post-graduate diploma in Gender and Development Studies at UWI. Her ringtone is Machel Montano’s 2015 hit “Like a Boss.”
Teresa Lezama is a Trinidad and Tobago national senior women’s hockey player and former national under-21 captain. She recently graduated from Lock Haven University in the United States, where she won a field hockey scholarship, with a BSc in Biology with a concentration in DNA analysis and a minor in Chemistry.
She is an avid sport enthusiast who enjoys watching a wide variety of sports.
Terry Fenwick is the technical director of the Football Factory in POS.
He is a former England World Cup player who played professionally for Tottenham, Queen's Park FC, Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Swindon Town. He is also one of the most successful coaches in T&T's professional era having won regional and domestic titles with Central FC and San Juan Jabloteh.
Tia Vialva is a student at COSTAATT currently pursuing her BA in journalism. She has been published for the Trinidad Newsday and CariFin Games and enjoys creative writing as well as video editing in her spare time.
Our Mission is to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society. Our Core Values are: transparency, accountability, integrity, solidarity, courage, justice and democracy.
Michelle Cox is a Wired868 freelancer who was born and bred in South Trinidad and lives in the village of La Brea. Cox holds an Associate degree in PR and Journalism and is currently pursuing her BA in Mass Communication at COSTAATT. She has been employed in the energy sector for over 15 years and is the proud mother of daughters Denielle, 10, and Amelia, 6.
Her mantra is: ‘the learning never stops until you do and then… you still never know.’
Women Working for Social Progress is a 30-year old organisation based in Tunapuna, which was co-founded by activist Merle Hodge. The “Working Women” group does advocacy work on behalf women and children and led the way in discussions like anti-corporal punishment or “parenting for peace.”