Donya L. Francis - Teacher / Communications Specialist

Donya Francis hails from St. Kitts and Nevis. He holds a Bachelors in Journalism and is currently pursing his Masters in Global Health and Development. Donya has served his community as a teacher as well as a Journalist for the Office of the Prime Minister. He has a passion for helping others, especially kids reach their full potential.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Hempz

INSTAGRAM: @peepileep_

LINKEDIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donyalfrancis/

WEBSITE: www.solydtruth.blogspot.com.tw

Krystle Khan - Bikini / Fitness Model

Krystle Khan is a Bikini Athlete and Fitness Model for the Trinidad and Tobago Bodybuilders Federation (TTBBF).  She started her passion for fitness in 2008, and has since competed in the sport of Bodybuilding , Bikini Fitness Class A category.  She took First (1st) place in her first local show in June of 2016,  and showed great potential for representing the TTBBF. In June 2017, she placed First (1st) and also took the Overall Champion title for Bikini. In the more advanced local competition that took place in September of 2017, she placed Second (2nd). This senior competition held in September chooses the top athletes for the Trinidad and Tobago team, to represent the country at International Competitions. Her first international show, the Ben Weider Legacy Cup was held in Toronto, Canada in October of 2017, where she placed seventh (7th) amongst many other female athletes from around the world. She was featured in the Trinidad Express Newspaper on February 4th, 2017 where she was able to share her experiences in the fitness world. Krystle also currently writes recipes for the Trinidad Guardian Newspaper. The articles are printed weekly and are part of the efforts to making Trinidad and Tobago a healthier nation. She is currently sponsored by world renowned supplement brand, ALLMAX. Her local sponsors within Trinidad and Tobago consist of HubBox Grocery and Fitappeal Ltd. Krystle is planning to represent Trinidad and Tobago on an international scale for 2018.

Bouyon Monarch with Kevin Francis & Carlyn XP

Just a bit of history on bouyon music;
Originated from the island of Dominica and originated from WCK who brought “balance batty, conch shell to name a new and became very popular in the 1980s. Known as a fusion of genres with inclusions of sounds from the Lapo Kabwit, tan bou, accordion and drums. It has even been referred to as a faster tempo version of Soca music.
Bouyon monarch concept started in August 2014. The initial idea was to have all of the "top" bouyon singers going at each other in an amazing battle for the bouyon throne however after two years of hosting the event it became apparent that the competition didn’t appeal to the targeted singers.

This year, year three 2018 will mark  the beginning of "Ignition" (The Bouyon Festival) which was originally supposed to happen in year 5 of BMC however here we are.

Had the first ever BMC in January 2016 with 7 solo artists.
Second was February 2017 with 10 solo artists.
In 2018 there are 17 applications. 
The bouyon culture appears to be growing
 

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/bouyonmonarch 
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/bouyonmonarch
WEBSITE: www.bouyon.dm

CARLYN XP

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/carlynxp767 
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/carlyn_XP
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/carlyn_XP
WEBSITE: http;//onepagelink.com/carlynxp

Jahmal Burnette - Comedian / Jingle Jam

Jahmal is just an ordinary young man currently a student of the University of Grambling in Lousianna. To most he is affectionately known as “Ma Buttercup” the loud grandmother that most West Indians grew up with. He launched on social media a few years ago and quickly grew a fan base with millions of views and hundreds of followers. Jahmal’s comedic personality has gained him much publicity including hosting events and most recently landed him a role in an upcoming movie filmed on the island of St. Maarten.

Cacoa Tea Topics: Text & Tone and Autism (Signs & Awareness) - Ayanda Green & Caya J. Harris

CAYA J. HARRIS –DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS /OFFICE MANAGER / MUM

Caya Harris  manages Three Reimax Brokerages in Florida one of which is the largest Reimax in Broward county, she specializes in  Business management, start –up consulting and non-profit sponsorship. Caya is a mum to two children one of whom was diagnosed in 2013 with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

AYANDA GREEN – MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR / MUM

Ayanda Green has always been an entrepreneur with a background in marketing and communications she attributes her success to maintaining, nourishing and sometimes even reviving relations she has cultivated into a thriving network. She is also a mum of a beautiful daughter.

Nike Onile - Interior Designer

Nike Onile studied biotechnology but always had a passion for art. After purchasing her apartment Nike started decorating her 800 sq feet space which gained her popularity on social media through her blog.The Owner of 800 sqt feet an interior designing company and a shop called the Apartment which is a shopable space in downtown Toronto, A regular on number 1 daytime show Canada’s Cityline, recently featured on Flare Magazine.

Daniel A. Fadelle - Project Manager / Traveler / Musician

A Canadian foreign teacher and program coordinator in Incheon, South Korea, our guest today was raised in Dominica then returned to Canada to study Sociology at the University of Ottawa and Project Management at Humber College in Toronto.  In 2014, driven by the urge to travel and see what the other side of the world looked like, he began work as a foreign teacher in Korea. Since then, he has traveled to nearly 20 countries across Asia, Europe, and North America, and has taught near two thousand students from South Korea, China, Japan, Russia, Cambodia, and Canada. He is now responsible for curriculum design, creation, and implementation which cater to students from the Kindergarten up to University level. In March 2017, he was awarded “Best Teacher” in recognition for his work and contributions to Loy-Edu and education in Korea.

Renee Edwards- Ambrose - Mechanic / Model / Motivational Speaker

A wife, an aircraft maintenance technician for the Caribbean’s Airline Liat, founder of the Caribbean’s 1st all Female Drag Racing Team, LHF Motorsports Nee Lady Horsepower Farm, winner of 2015 Atlanta Georgia’s Curvy Idol & winner of 2014 Carnival Plus Size Model International in Trinidad, a Digicel Antigua Brand Ambassador, a model, mentor and entrepreneur.  A woman who can rock any hair style including a Bald Head!

Kimberley Cambridge – Rehabilitation Psychologist

With three years' experience working with adult and juveniles with substance abuse and mental health disorders, she has collaborated with officials on positively reforming laws concerned with juvenile incarceration and worked with researchers as a research assistant to create first Juvenile Justice Framework for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Employed currently as a Psychotherapist / Rehabilitation Councelor she has also worked as a mental health therapist, case manager and vocational evaluator at an Evaluation and Development Centre the United States.

Marie - Claire Giraud - Opera / Jazz / Fusion Singer

The Huffington Post’s Myridith Leon McCormack describes her as “a songstress with a unique voice,shook my world when I first heard her work, her music was oddly familiar in the vein of Ella Fitzgerald and in the Sadness of Billie Holiday.  A daughter of the soil, born in the Nature Island of the Caribbean - Dominica & raised in the bustle of the Bronx, NY SHE shares a love for music and stage as an Opera & Jazz singer with a Fusion blend. 2 United Nations performances under her belt as well as a series of shows at the Metropolitan  in New York , 2014 NAACP HONOURERY Award recipient, Her musical album entitled “Chasing Rainbows” a memoir of her troubled past. 

Dwain Murphy -Actor

Born on "the nature isle of the Caribbean" in the commonwealth of Dominica he moved to Canada with his parents at the age of four. He was persuaded to start acting and graduated with honors from Humber College: Acting for Film and Television program. Over a decade later he has been featured in various US & Canadian productions including tv series Degreassi the next generation where he played Eric, Ghost Whisper, The Mentalist, Nikita, Rogue, Agent Trahn in CW’s Beauty & The Beast, Suits, Little Dog on CBC TV which airs every Thursday & TV series Star Trek; Discovery as Captain Maddox which airs on CBS this year.  

Ricardo McRae - Financial Broker / Podcast Host

Ricardo McRae is committed to creativity and commerce working together. Today, he’s bringing creativity to life as the Host of The Framing Podcast on iTunes, and helping families across Canada as a licensed Financial Advisor. Prior his most recent endeavours, Ricardo was the Creative Director of a boutique consultancy, Wedge15 and the Creator of BlackInCanada.com - Canada’s leading source on Black Excellence reaching over 1M people in 100 countries with 30K+ fans and followers. He studied Fine Arts and Business at the University of Windsor and the Ontario College of Art and Design before acquiring his Project Management designation and becoming an award winning entrepreneur and speaker.