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Top Five Reasons Why Trinidad & Tobago is the Place to Visit This Fall/Winter
The dual-island nation is well positioned to cure wanderlust of travelers young and old
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – August 19, 2014 – With summer coming to an end, travelers are eagerly seeking the above-the-ordinary Caribbean experience for the fall and winter season. Trinidad & Tobago, home to the largest Carnival in the region and well-known for its remarkable festivals, also offers gastronomical allure from around the globe, a dynamic cultural history, the largest brain coral in the world and the Western Hemisphere’s oldest protected rainforest. Here, the top five reasons why Trinidad & Tobago continues to attract travelers looking to satisfy their wanderlust. >>> read more
L.I.F.E with Co-host Charisma Dezonie and Keisha Rivers shorty at 7 PM, Est on Monday with special guest Sebrena Sumrah Kelly, Founder and CEO Caribbean Global Connection based in Atlanta.
The Caribbean and American Business Connections President and founder is Sebrena Sumrah-Kelly. A Native of Guyana, South America. She exhibits a passion to helping others strive for success, and thus she wanted to create this platform for her culture and the American community.
Her mission is to teach others to N-Vest-N- themselves in every capacity of their being. The CABC, she hopes will be the forum to establish personal and professional relationships by building genuine connections long term. This forum will not only teach business owners and entrepreneurs how to create and maintain business connections, but will be an asset to anyone who is open to receiving vital resources through employment and education. (>>> read more here)
Below Sebrena speaks at Womens Empowerment Conference in Barbados
Join us on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:15 PM, Est on another edition of Elevate Entrepreneurs Radio show with Host, Aubry Padmore and Tishana Ellis as we welcome Kevin Howell – President Anchor Strategy Group and Team Lead for Go-Caribbean Strategic initiative Conference to be held in Brooklyn, September 22-23, 2014
GO-CARIBBEAN! (GC) is a strategic initiative by Anchor Strategy Group (Anchor) - a dynamic Brooklyn-based firm providing integrated management consultancy solutions for small and mid-size businesses. GC's primary mission is aimed at furthering the development and support of Caribbean business across the region and continent of North America. >>> read more
Kevin possesses strong international business, financial management, business strategy development and analytic expertise. He has combined these skills with his passion to help businesses grow to form Anchor Business Consultancy. Anchor’s mandate is to help private businesses and governments to develop and navigate the nuances of changing and competitive market places. Over the last three and a half years, Kevin has worked with a number of business owners and government clients in the areas of strategy development, project management and training. >>> read more here
Join us on Elevate Entrepreneurs Radio Show on Monday August 18th, 2014 at 8:15pm, est when we interview Cheryl Wood, fearless entrepreneur and coach. . . PLAYTIME IS OVER
Enthusiastic. Engaging. Innovative.
Cheryl Wood is a compelling thought leader and motivational speaker who possesses a deep-rooted passion for supporting the personal development and economic empowerment of women globally. Cheryl has impacted the lives of thousands of women through her life-changing principles of FEARLESS living. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, and business coach who specializes in equipping women to stretch their thinking, expand their expectations, and play bigger. Her message of empowerment has been spotlighted on Fox 5 News, News Channel 8, Radio One, WPGC, WHUR, My Spirit DC, Afro-American Newspaper, and more. (>>> read more)
Join us Friday, August 15, 2014 at 7 pm, Est for a special edition of Elevate Entrepreneurs - ITZ edition with guest Chris Daley. Consultant and patent examiner at US patent office.
Chris Daley is strategic consultant to small business enterprises, helping them to better understand how technological, social and business forces are disrupting traditional methods and help them leverage new digital technologies to harvest untapped opportunities.
He is also patent examiner at the US patent office specializing in computer architecture systems. He also serves as the current president of the Caribbean Intellectual Property Association, CIPA that has a specific community focus of educating the community of the value of intellectual property and how to secure protection of this valuable asset. (read more)
Join us Monday, August 11 for Elevate Entrepreneurs with our guest R. Smith-Angel, Author of "Heart Vision" as we follow up from the last interview .
R. Smith-Angel is a retired government Senior Program Manager & Analyst that is now embarking on her true life’s mission to help others. She is also an alumnus of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. After graduation, she served in the public-sector for over 35 years and acquired a broad range of expertise as an educator, Atlanta Quality Group Faculty, Advocacy Group Director, Senior Advisor, as well as, the leader of highly visible regional and national projects and process improvement initiatives.
Heart Vision was born out of her own personal struggles. She reminds us that we are all connected to God, the Divine One, Creator of the Universe. She says that from an illuminated heart space of love, we are able to recognize that our triumphs and struggles help us to see the unseen, wherein deeper spiritual truth is discovered and transformation begins. We are also encouraged to approach our shared challenges in the space of love, power, and positive expansion. This is the space that releases creative problem-solving; a space of forgiveness, unity, and healing. (>>> read more)
Join us Monday, August 11 @ 8:30 pm, Est for Elevate Entrepreneurs with our guest Anise White, Singer, Song writer and entrepreneur.
Gracing the stage with a UK Soul sound and a sexy style is the beautiful Anise. She captivates you with her lush harmonies and powerful vocals. This lovely singer has a 5 octave range and has been compared to the likes of early Prince, Minnie Riperton, Amel Larrieux and several artists in between. While her influences are many, her sound is all her own.
Originally from St. Louis, MO, Anise started training as a singer at the age of 8. She moved to NYC to follow her dream and has been a steady working artist. She's performed all around NYC at venues like BB Kings, The Canal Room, SOB's and the Sugar Bar to name a few. Her songs have played on Power 105.1 in NY, BBC America, and the Sweet Rhythms chart on Solarradio.
Anise has traveled the country and abroad performing for the likes of Clive Davis, Donald Trump, Paul McCartney, and Diana Ross to name a few.
This sexy soulful siren is bringing a new fresh sound to the scene. She is a prolific singer and songwriter who's ability to tap on raw emotion will touch you deeply and leaving you always wanting more.
Anise---One Soul--One Voice---One Spirit (>>> read more)
Join us on Elevate Entrepreneurs with host Aubry and Tishana on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 8:15pm,Et as we interview Yvette Maynard, CEO - Founder, Future Quest PR & CEO, Caribvoiceradio.
Yvette Maynard can be aptly described as a renaissance woman. From a retired Telecommunications Operator at Cable & Wireless, and currently Executive Secretary to the General Manager of The Barbados National Trust, Ms. Maynard has gone on to become one of the most enviable women of her era.
She met and was encouraged by the Co-Founder of Caribvoiceradio to become a Broadcaster with that online radio station and hosted her own show on Friday nights with the same title. Because of her personality, Ms. Maynard fits in well as CEO of a Public Relations and Marketing Company – Future Quest Services - which has a registered office in Barbados. She is Editor of a fictional novel written by Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe entitled “Tropical Escapes” which was set in a Caribbean island. Her debut Motivational Speech was made at the Sherbourne Conference Centre in Barbados on August 31, 2008 and was very well received. The CD of that speech was available for sale and surpassed sales expectations. She also produced a Motivational CD that was sold at the event. (>>> read more)
Guest #2 @ 8:45 pm, ET - Dr. Anita Davis Defoe bring us up to speed on her visit to San Salvador.
Dishing out expert advice in Essence Magazine (September 2008, April 2009, August 2009) and Black Enterprise Magazine (March 2009, August 2009), Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe is a leadership and gender expert, a business thought coach, who is a much sought after speaker and trainer inspiring audiences across the United States, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. As the President/CEO of The Afia Development Corp, she is an organization development, quality and performance management specialist who has elevated the performance of organizations in a wide range of sectors; she has developed several social entrepreneurial ventures to pursue her passion for uplifting women and transforming organizations. (>>> read more)
Join us on Elevate Entrepreneurs Radio Show on Monday August 4th, 2014 at 8:15pm, est when we interview a phenomenal couple. Shane and Sheryll Gainer, entrepreneurs working in sync to manifest their dream. You do not want to miss this session
SHANE GAINER AND THE GAINER AUTO GROUP.
My name is Shane Gainer I was born at Jewish Memorial hospital located in Manhattan and was raised in the Bronx otherwise know as the boogie down bronx. I and my brother who happens to be 10 months older than myself were raised by my Grandmother due to the fact that my Father died before I was born. We came up in a time where hip hop was born around the 70’s so by the 80’s and 90’s a lot of the inner city youth were smoking marijuana and drinking 40 ounces of beer which was like the in thing to do at the time. Thank God I had a praying Grandmother on my Father’s side and she use to bring me and my brother with her to church and while I was young God instilled in me the foundation of right and wrong so while I might have been rippin and runnin in my teenage years I knew better . It was up to me to change people ,places and things and fully accept God in my life and move on the blessings that He has set up for me. >>> read more
SHERYLL GAINER, AUTHOR, ENTREPRENEUR
I was born in Manhattan, raised in the South Bronx. I lived with my mother, five brothers and two sisters. Being the oldest girl in the family I had more responsibilities then my brothers. At one point in my life I rebelled against my mom, and started to hang around drug dealers, fighting almost every day while trying to find who I was and what my purpose in life was. Not knowing who you are can be rough at times, but I was determined to get a better understanding of who I was supposed to be and what was my purpose here on earth. In 2002 I moved out of the Bronx after I had my second son, we moved to the suburbs of upstate NY. (>>> click for more)
DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW CRITERIA FOR SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS
Change Requires Additional Experience for Superintendents
New Grant Provides Training for Expanded Professional Development and Instructional Practice to Support Principals
NEW YORK – Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced changes to Chancellor’s Regulation C-37 (Selection of Community Superintendents) which will raise the qualification standards and expectations for superintendents. Superintendents must have at least ten years of pedagogic experience, including at least three as a principal, and must have a proven record of success advancing student learning and facilitating community involvement and input in the schools. These changes demonstrate the Chancellor’s commitment to the role of superintendents as community and instructional leaders ensuring quality in our schools.
The changes to the regulations also increase the rigor and objectivity of the selection process through an improved online application. Applicants will submit essays and references, requiring candidates to demonstrate an ability to support principal leadership, and emphasizing that, once hired, superintendents will continue to further student learning and engage parents and families. Along with the C-37 changes, Chancellor Fariña announced a $750,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation for the training and support of superintendents so that they can provide professional development for principals. (read more)
BARBADOS AND DELTA AIR LINES ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM
NEW YORK AND ATLANTA TO BARBADOS
Service to Begin Twice Weekly on December 4, 2014, with first ever nonstop on Delta Air Lines from JFK
R to L: Richard Pile, District Sales Manager, Delta Air Lines, chats with Barbados Tourism Authority’s (BTA) Chairman, Adrian Elcock; BTA’s Interim President and CEO, Petra Roach; and Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association’s (BHTA) President, Sunil Chatrani
after the just concluded press conference launching the recommencement of a Delta Air Lines’ Barbados service.
NEW YORK (June 25, 2014) – Barbados and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announce a collaboration on new nonstop service this winter to the Caribbean island. Travelers from the Eastern and Central regions of the U.S. now have a new reason to head to the sun-drenched island, with nonstop flights beginning on December 4, 2014, twice weekly between Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown and both New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where connections to cities across the United States are available.
Flights will operate Thursdays and Saturdays, and two flights will start simultaneously, one from New York into Barbados and then onto Atlanta; and then a second one originating in Atlanta, traveling to Barbados and on to New York. (read more)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2014
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR NEW AMERICANS OPENS REGISTRATION FOR
FREE ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING SEMINARS IN FLUSHING
New York – The New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) will open registration on June 30, 2014 for a free entrepreneurial training seminar for immigrants to be held at the ONA Opportunity Center, located at 138-46 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354. The seminar will take place on July 10, 2014 at 10am. This seminar is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s opportunity agenda for New Americans, which aims to help immigrants fully participate in New York State’s civic and economic life. The ONA Opportunity Center is hosted locally in Queens by the Flushing YMCA New Americans Welcome Center.
“Immigrants are vital to New York State’s sustained economic growth,” said Jorge I. Montalvo, Director of the New York State Office for New Americans. “We encourage all New Americans interested in starting or expanding a small business to attend one of these seminars to gain the skills needed in the current economic climate.” (read more)