Today we celebrate women around the world on this International women's Day. Here at Caribvoiceradio it warms our heart to say excelsior to the women who are a part of our broadcast, listenership and support family across the world. To this end, we take great pleasure in announcing the pasing of the torch at CVR to Ms. Yvette Maynard who has been a believer in our community cause from the beginning. We know her leadership will usher in a new era of community empowerment in the world of media (>>> read more).(download pdf release)
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TISHANA ELLIS IS NEW CO-HOST OF ELEVATE ENTREPRENEURS - Elevate Boot Camp graduate to co-host Elevate Entrepreneur radio show
Tishana Ellis is an enthusiastic educator, author and mentor with a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education. She has been in the classroom in the capacity of a "teacher" since she was 6 years old...which means she's been in the classroom for over 30 years!
Tishana is the owner of "Teaching is Reaching Educational Services" where she unconventionally teaches students to learn using various methods and strategies. She has co-authored two children's books and is currently working on two original books. Tishana enjoys knowing that she makes a difference in the lives of children. Teaching, writing and mentoring are her life, and she can't see herself doing anything other than that! As a young-at-heart educator, Tishana strives to be an inspiration and a positive role model for all who are around her.>>>visit FB page
Listen to Lowrey Leon interview on the pre-launch of Indie Jazz Junction LIVE on caribvoiceradio. . .more news and guest information will be made available prior to the official launch on January 19, 2013.
Golf Digest Wins January Sidney Award for Profile of the Latino Immigrants Who Tend the Nation’s Greens
Gabriel Thompson wins the January Sidney Award for The Caretakers, an innovative undercover profile of the Latino immigrants who toil in obscurity to keep the nation’s golf greens manicured. In an unusual move for a sports magazine, Golf Digest commissioned this piece, published in English and Spanish, to enhance their readers’ understanding of Latino immigrants in the golf industry.>>> read more
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While searching for a new endeavor for which she had a passion, she enrolled in an Event Planning course at the Barbados Vocational Training Board and upon completion decided it was time to start her own company. What began as a passion gradually flourished into a business. On the 24th of June 2013, she took her creativity, skill and experience and formed Kira's Kreationz a full-service event production company that produces and designs any kind of event or party you wish! (>>> read more)
Join us on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:00pm, Est with Alicia Lloyd co-host of the new show "The Quantum Music Hour" Premier show. Special guest inside the studio is "Sluggy Dan"
Introducing Quantum artist - "Sluggy Dan"
Kevin Watson is a singer, songwriter, musician, vocalist and member of the Royal Barbados Police Force Band. Kevin Watson is the only singer on the island that also plays the French horn which is in the Guinness book of records as the most difficult instrument to master... He has performed in Canada, Bermuda, Miami, St Vincent and Grenada to name a few.
He was the 2007 best of the best inter parish competition winner. Finalist of the Digicel rising stars and Richard Stoute teen talent competition... He was specially invited to perform for the duke of England Prince Edward.... Trained musician with the Barbados Community college and the London College of Music and Royal School of Music.. He has worked on several recordings for outstanding Musicians such as Roger Gittens and Pernell Farley... Under his Sobriquet SluggyDan, this versatile artiste has been gaining good recognition over the past few years on the local and regional scene. (>>> read more)
Join us on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 8:15pm, Est with our special guest Rosemarie Layne Eclectic Entreprenuer, on Elevate Entrepreneurs Radio show with Aubry Padmore host and producer. with Tishana Ellis, co-hosting.
Bio – Rosemarie Layne
The holder of an Associate Degree in Mass Communications, Rosemarie Layne has worked in various sections of the print media Barbados, spanning Public Relations, newspaper and magazine publications.
Miss Layne began her journalism career in 1988 as a free lance writer for “The New Bajan”, “The Barbados Business Update” and other local publications. She later graduated with Distinction from the Barbados Community College (1992) and was also designated Valedictorian.
While pursuing her studies, Miss Layne interned at Bishop & Goddard Services Inc. and was later offered a position with the Advocate Company Limited. She was employed as Senior Writer of the “Sunseeker” magazine before joining the Editorial department of the “Barbados Advocate” in 1993 as a Reporter on the News and Lifestyle desks. (>>> read more)
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Meet Yvonne Randle and Evette Collins; co-host of the brand new show starting Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 7pm, CST and 8pm, EST
Six time published author Yvonne Randle...a.k.a. Ms. Incurable romantic, is a self-professed daddy’s girl, a gifted, versatile writer, inspirational speaker, mother, daughter, and CEO of You Are Dynamic! Currently, Yvonne is a Master’s candidate and holds a B.A. degree in Human Services.
Yvonne is also a survivor of domestic violence and various traumatic maladies which have engineered her passion to educate others about the horrific pandemic of domestic violence, bullying, changing the negative perception of self-published authors, and showing young women that God the creator loves and cherishes them for who they are as individuals.(>>> read more)
It can be said with immense conviction that Evette Collins was born to be an author and assist others in creating their own stories that may be difficult for them to express. From a very young age, Evette read books like The Baby - Sitters Club, 18 Pine Street or Sweet Valley High , all of which stimulated a passion in her to use her talent to create something meaningful yet entertaining. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and currently an employee with Illinois Department of Human Services, Evette graduated from Kennedy-King College, University of Illinois and DePaul University with an AA in Pre-Law, a BA in English, and an MA in Writing. (>>> read more)
Join us on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 7:00pm, Est with Alicia Lloyd co-host of the new show "The Quantum Music Hour" Premier show.
Join us on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8:15pm, Est with our special guest Suzanne Evans, on Elevate Entrepreneurs Radio show with Aubry Padmore host and producer. with Tishana Ellis, co-hosting.
The Way You Do Anything Is the Way You Do Everything
(and Nine More “Tough Love” Truths for Business Owners) When many entrepreneurs hit a snag, they point the finger at outside factors. But Suzanne Evans says that you, and you alone, are the source of your success or failure. Here, excerpted from her book are 10 inconvenient but ironclad truths that all business owners should take to heart.
Hoboken, NJ (February 2014)—So you decided to seize your dream and start your own business. Unfortunately, your fledgling company is losing altitude fast. Despite putting in the work, you’re not seeing the profits. No matter how much you scour profit-and-loss statements, analyze your data, tweak your advertising, encourage your employees, or suck up to potential clients, you can’t move the needle. It feels hopeless, like the Universe is conspiring against you.
Before you throw in the towel, though, hear some “tough love” advice from Suzanne Evans: Your problem isn’t bad luck, bad breaks, bad people, or even a bad economy. It’s you.
“Before you can hope to change your company’s fortunes, you have to first change yourself,” says Evans, author of The Way You Do Anything Is the Way You Do Everything: The Why of Why Your Business Isn’t Making More Money (Wiley, February 2014, ISBN: 978-1-118-71426-3, $22.00, www.SuzanneEvans.org). “Business acumen doesn’t matter as much as who you are and how you play the game.”
Evans speaks from experience. In the space of just five years, she transformed herself from a dissatisfied secretary in a dead-end job to the owner of a business-coaching firm that has surpassed the seven-figure mark and is on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies. (>>> read more)
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Join us on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8:45pm, Est with our special guest Earl Clarke, Eden's Pride located in Barbados on Elevate Entrepreneurs Radio show with Aubry Padmore host and producer. with Tishana Ellis, co-hosting.
On completion of his City & Guilds diploma in Mechanical Engineering Earl Clarke began his work life as an Office Equipment Repair Technician.
Having always wanted to create his own employment, Clarke’s first venture as an entrepreneur was selling paper rolls for cash registers and adding machines. This was when bus fare was 25 cents. “My gross profit would have been $12 and my net profit $11.50,” he recalls.
He did stints in supervisory and managerial posts in the Wholesale and Retail sectors before going into the importation and sale of lumber between 1992 and 1997. “It was just an idea for a business”, he confessed, but with the profit margins being higher in construction, he moved into the sector as a contractor.
Clarke officially began his career in Construction with the establishment of Alfred Clarke Enterprises in 1997, (now A. C. E. Builders Matrix). During his years in the industry, he got the idea to use coconut oil as the fat component in an alternative animal feed when he discovered the benefits of this revered super food. (>>> read more)
For Immediate Release: February 26, 2014
GOVERNOR CUOMO, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, MARVEL AND NETFLIX ANNOUNCE LANDMARK LIVE-ACTION TV SERIES BASED ON MARVEL CHARACTERS TO FILM IN NEW YORK
NYC To Serve As Principal Filming Location For Four Series Epic and One Mini-Series, Representing The Biggest Production Commitment in NYS History
Productions Will Result in Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Investments and Lead to Creation of At Least 3,000 Industry Jobs
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix Inc. today announced that Marvel’s landmark live-action television series, which will bring Marvel’s ‘flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen’ characters to Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, will principally film in New York State. Produced by Marvel Television, in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking series is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action television storytelling and represents the largest film or television production project commitment in New York State history.
Filming is set to begin in the Summer 2014 and will create at least three thousand jobs in New York State including up to 400 full time jobs. The project will include nearly 60 one-hour episodes focused on the 4 Defenders characters: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. (>>> read more)
Join us on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:00pm, Est with our special guest Alison Hinds Marrianne Burnham, on Elevate Entrepreneurs Radio show with Aubry Padmore host and producer. with Tishana Ellis, co-hosting.
CARIBBEAN SOCA QUEEN ALISON HINDS APPOINTED
International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International)
~ “Hinds to address 28th International Congress in Jeju, South Korea in May~
Ari Zaman, Advisor, to the commonwealth Business Council, Alison Hinds, President of the BPW International Freda Miriklis (picture taken at the BPW Barbados' Women's Economic Empowerment Conference held last year in Barbados)
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (19, February,2013) –Barbadian Alison Hinds has been appointed the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International) Goodwill Ambassador.
In her letter of appointment President of the BPW International Freda Miriklis said, “We have identified in you, qualities that contribute to BPW International efforts, in raising awareness of the aims, objectives and key priorities of the Organization, to convey messages about its activities and to extend its public outreach.(>>> read more)
Join us on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 8:15pm, Est with our special guest Grace Villamayor, CEO, Rentalcarz.com as she shares her vision for rental car bookings from Caribbean and Latin America locations to USA and beyond on a new installment of Elevate Entrepreneur radio show with Aubry Padmore host and producer. with Tishana Ellis, co-hosting.
According to Grace Villamayor, travel expert and managing partner for the car rental website Rentingcarz.com, as much as 80 percent of travelers today conduct online research prior to booking their trips. Aggregators or online travel agents like Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz have been around for years, allowing customers the opportunity to research options prior to booking. The new trend, however, points to online aggregators that specialize in addressing a specific travel need such as Rentingcarz.com (for car rentals), Booking.com (for hotels) and GetYourGuide.com (for tours and activities). The benefits? Customers have more options to choose from prior to booking and can reserve the best rates possible. >>> read more here
Join us on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:15pm, Est with our special guest DB Lampman and Scott Van Campen. as we talk about SIMakerspace providing opportunities for entrepreneurs to build their dreams on a new installment of Elevate Entrepreneurs radio show with Aubry Padmore host and producer. with Tishana Ellis, co-hosting.
Staten Island MakerSpace was founded in 2013 by sculptors, DB Lampman and Scott Van Campen. DB works in mixed mediums, and has a background in dance, performance art, and arts administration. Scott is a metalworker and in addition to making sculpture, has operated his architectural metalworking business New York Custom Fabricators in the space at 450 Front Street for the last ten years.
In October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit Staten Island hard, and the shop was flooded with over three feet of water. Most of the valuable equipment was moved to higher ground, but the experience profoundly changed their perspective on how they wanted to live, work, and relate to the community. "People are always complaining that the neighborhood should be this, or that, but we decided to stop complaining and do something positive. The makerspace was an idea that we thought was feasible and needed in the community." >> learn more about SI Maker Space.
PART 2 @ 7:45pm we interview Damien Atwell and Reno Jones from SmartTech International in Barbados.
This small company started six years ago within the premises of the founder and director Damien Atwell at
#1 Brereton, St. Phillip. He has worked hard and maintained his clientele which included several known and unknown personnel within the domestic market. Some of these include The Barbados Hilton Hotel, Harris Paints Limited, Promotech Computers as well as several small shops, homes, restaurants and bars. It is with this distinction that he embarked on a company change and sought to rebrand its image in order to provide a wider range of products and services.
This rebranded image from DDR SYSTEMS to Smarttech International, registered in 2008, offers the customer the technical expertise of the founder and director who has been in the service for eight years and whose qualifications include certificates in Computer Technology, Electrical Technology and Security Systems. There is no doubt in mind that you have chosen this company for its reputation and technical experience, one that gives you the satisfaction of a good end-product and the ability to enjoy your life's investments. It's Your Vision Desired.>>> read more
Selection of Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications as New International
Strategic Communications and Public Relations Representatives
Thursday, February 20, 2014 —“The Montserrat Development Corporation (MDC) is very pleased to announce the selection of Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications (CAMC) to manage our global public relations operations and help us promote investment opportunities and economic growth throughout Montserrat,” said Ivan Browne, CEO of the MDC. “After an extensive review, and on-island meetings, the choice of this established, innovative agency was obvious. We are looking forward to partnering with the entire team to develop and implement strategic and results-oriented campaigns that will strengthen Montserrat’s rebirth as a destination of choice in the Caribbean.” >>> read more
For Immediate Release: February 20, 2014
GOVERNOR CUOMO, SUNY CHAIRMAN CARL MCCALL, AND MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO ANNOUNCE LICH SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
Agreement Ends All Pending and Future Litigation, Provides Clear Path for Long-Term Viable Health Care for the Community, SUNY to Exit Operations by May 2014
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, SUNY Chairman H. Carl McCall, and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a settlement agreement with the parties involved in the Long Island College Hospital litigation that ends all pending and future litigation and allows SUNY to exit operations of the facility no later than May 2014 without interference, while providing an agreed upon process to deliver a viable long-term health care solution for the community.
The win-win agreement resolves all outstanding issues regarding the selection process for a new provider for health care services in the LICH community. The community and elected officials have agreed to participate under an expedited RFP submission process, followed by a seven day selection period. The agreement requires court approval. (>>> read more)
Join us on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7pm, Est with our special guest Charisma Dezonie on her current jump from employee to entrepreneur on a new installment of Elevate Entrepreneur radio show with Aubry Padmore and Tishana Ellis, Host and producer. She was recently featured in NASP magazine, you dont want to miss this interview.
Driven. Passionate. Caffeinated.
Charisma DeZonie is on a mission to caffeinate the world, and with her home-based business, Organo Gold, she just might do it. DeZonie's journey to entrepreneurship started with a pink slip. Let go from a steady, stable non-profit job where she had been laboring and advancing her career for ten years, DeZonie suddenly found herself in a bad economy without a job and without a paycheck. But, as DeZonie puts it, getting let go was the first step in "being ready and available for something bigger." Wanting to leave a legacy and make an impact, when DeZonie was invited by a friend to an Organo Gold sales event at the Marriot Marquis, she had no idea just how much her life was about to change. >>>read more of the article here
Join us on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 8:15pm, Est with our special guest Rolanda Russell, Published Author of My Mommy and Daddy Loves Me Too Much children books on a new installment of Elevate Entrepreneur radio show with Aubry Padmore host and producer. with Tishana Ellis, co-hosting.
Published Author of My Mommy and Daddy Loves Me Too Much children books
Born and raised in Grenada from Grenadian and Barbadian parents, migrated to Canada at an early age with my parents, two sisters, and two brothers, in 1980, to join my older siblings; I am married, and mother of three, I also have a dog name Linc.
As a mother of three children, I want what every parent should want for their children, safety and empowerment to help them protect themselves by making them aware of the social issues such as bullying and lack of self esteem that they may be faced with.
I started writing as a hobby many years ago but only recently decided to publish some of my work for the benefit of all children. I figured the only way I can probably win the challenge of raising my own kids was to put some of what I had teach them in writing and have them read it occasionally. The reason for the title, “My Mommy and Daddy Loves Me Too Much” is to let kids know the extent of the love their parents/guardians have for them.
My books are self help, inspired and motivational books for elementary school age children and are geared to age’s six to twelve. Currently on the market are two books which are called “S.T.O.P. Bully” and “Self esteem; Love Yourself Don't Hurt Yourself”.
Books out soon is “I Am a Stranger and What Should You Do?” and “Safety First”. >>> visit website
Missed us on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 8pm, Est with our special guest Mr. Demond Coleman for a new installment of Elevate Entrepreneur radio show with Aubry Padmore, Host and producer. Tell a friend, bring a friend and send a friend it will be fantabulous.
Demond Coleman, entrepreneur extraordinaire former Platinum President with Ardyss International a multi-level marketing firm that has been around for twenty years. Demond Coleman is the first male in the United States to achieve Platinum which is the highest rank you can achieve with Ardyss. Demond accomplished Platinum in 9 short months earning over a half a million in just two years in the business! Demond also partnered with one of the fastest growing Network Marketing Companies Organo Gold, a healthy coffee company. At one point Demond was the 2nd fastest in the company to reach the Diamond level.
Over 3 and a half years he has earned a 7-figure income. Demond has just recently walked away from a quarter of a million plus annual income to pursue his biggest venture yet....THE INTERNET! Now that Demond has entered the world of Internet Marketing he can truly exercise all of his gifts and talents to not only build a 7-figure monthly income but to impact the world with his training and story of all which will be in his book soon to be launched.
Demond has also received an honorary Doctorate Degree for his high level of achievement in business from the University of Maryland and will be releasing his first self published book titled My American Dream this spring of 2014. Demond has also been featured in Success From Home Magazine in both 2010 and 2012 edition which is something rarely accomplished in the home base business industry. Demond's mission is now to impact the life of 1 million people world wide over the next 3 years Spiritually, Mentally and Financially.
One of Demond's favorite quotes is don't be POOR...PASSING OVER OPPORTUNITY REPEATEDLY
PART 2 - 8:45PM, EST
For Immediate Release
Caribbean Insurance "Hall of Famer" Unveils the Blueprint for Personal & Professional Success
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, December 13, 2013—Tony Williamson, an inductee in "The Hall of Fame" of the elite Caribbean Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors and member of the "Million Dollar Roundtable," launches his latest book on Sunday, December 15. The book, “The Courage to Conquer: 9 Inspiring Strategies to Be Bold, Overcome Obstacles & Forge Your Fantastic Future!” provides the motivation to succeed in any vocation as well as the practical tools to achieve any goal.
The author, Tony Williamson, cites Nelson Mandela in the book's preface: "I am heartened by one of the greatest conquerors of our time, the indefatigable and indomitable South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. He did not settle for ‘the comfortable’ but spent twenty-seven grueling years in prison as he fought for the freedom of his people through the abolition of ‘apartheid’. Mandela had courage, and he conquered!" Coincidentally, the book is being launched on Sunday, December 15 -- the day that Nelson Mandela is laid to rest.
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PROVIDE MORE THAN $2 BILLION IN TAX RELIEF TO NEW YORK'S FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES
State Transformed from $10 Billion Deficit to Projected $2 Billion Surplus
Package Continues to Increase Economic Opportunity by Reducing Taxes and Attracting Businesses
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced details of a more than $2 billion tax relief proposal designed to increase economic opportunity and attract and grow businesses across the State. Thanks to responsible fiscal management in state government, New York has gone from a $10 billion deficit to an expected $2 billion surplus. Today’s proposals are made possible by this success, and are the next major step in New York’s continued transformation to a more affordable state businesses and families.
“Over the past three years, we have made unprecedented progress toward curbing the rise of taxes and government spending in New York, transforming a state budget with a $10 billion deficit to a $2 billion surplus,” Governor Cuomo said. “These proposals build on our previous successes including enacting the state’s first property tax cap and achieving the lowest middle class income tax rate in 60 years, increasing economic opportunity by further reducing taxes and attracting businesses to the state. The proposals introduced today will keep New York moving in the right direction, creating jobs, growing the economy and providing much-needed relief for struggling families. I thank both the Tax Reform and Fairness Commission and the Tax Relief Commission for their recommendations, and look forward to working with the legislature to enact these proposals.” (>>> read more here)
Click here for video of the Governor’s announcement of the proposal earlier today.
Healthy Living & A Better Life – Host Yvette Maynard and guest Dalita Bullock who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
January 1, 2014
By Yvette Maynard
As healthy human beings, we take almost everything for granted but for those not so healthy , it is completely the opposite. Take for instance, Dalita Bullock who has been suffering with multiple sclerosis for the past twenty-six years, who has learned the hard way, that to overdo just about anything, could render her tired, listless and confined to bed for days at a time. She would learn later on that she would have to do everything in moderation.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the prime of her life at the age of eighteen – just as she was about to graduate from high school, proved very daunting for her. Looking at Dalita she looks like your average classy late forties lady who really “has it going on. Even before she was diagnosed she had no clue that her life would be forever transformed by the diagnosis. A routine doctor’s visit suffering from influenza would prove to be much more than that. A persistent numbness in her leg was the only symptom she had and it was not aggravating enough for her to seek medical advice for. She simply mentioned the discomfort while at the doctor’s office and was then scheduled for a round of test including an MRI which showed she had lesions and scarring on her brain. Tears flowed freely when the doctor uttered the dreaded words – “you have multiple sclerosis.” (>>> read more) or watch video
Dear Fellow New Yorkers & Friends of the Fund for Public Advocacy,
It has been an honor to serve as the Executive Director of the Fund for the Public Advocacy from July 2012 through December 2013, serving the city I love and the Public Advocate, our Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. I want to take a moment to personally thank you for your support and partnership over the last 18 months. I also want to share that the Fund for Public Advocacy Board of Directors has elected Kimberly Peeler-Allen as the new Executive Director of the Fund for Public Advocacy, effective January 1, 2014.
Thanks to you, the Fund for Public Advocacy experienced great success in creating project coalitions and partnerships with a broad cross section of government, nonprofit and university partners, identifying strategic projects to address civic issues through a three pronged approach: 1) our advocacy voice 2) evidence gathering and 3) recommendations for sustainable solutions.>>> read more
Title: Hot Spot Artiste: Amber Orano Written by: Amber Barrow Backing vocals: Rhesa Garnes Guitar: Lloyd Denny & Darren Quintyne (aka Scribbz) Keys: R. Eastmond & Wayne Tasker All other instruments: R. Eastmond Produced Recorded and Mixed by R Eastmond @ Quanutm Productions
Smart Tech International, now serving St.lucia, St.Vincent and Barbados
Yvette Maynard talks to Dalita Bullock at Cobb Community Garden, Georgia
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