Dr. Guio is from Colombia and holds a PhD in Spanish and International law (2017- Univ. Alfonso X). His thesis was “Fighting corruption: social and juridical aspects”. He has a master’s in National security and Defense (2012 – Colombia’s Upper War College) and is an electrical engineer (1984 Tulane Univ.) He is now a member of Colombia’s Military Academy of history. He has been an associate partner of Torres & Alvarado auditing firm. He Worked Upstream logging wells with Gearhart Owen and downstream with Exxon Colombia in lubes and bulk fuel distribution. He started a family firm of Simultaneous and written translations that has been in business for the past 28 years. He also has teenage children.
Shawn Melville is the founder of a local startup company called Ipsum Technologies focused on creating opportunities for persons with disabilities to thrive in the growing digital economy. We talk about his award winning MobiAssist product designed to help the blind see with the an array of untrasonic sensors. We also talk about The Blind Way Forward practical guide to coping and thriving with visual impairment and the Empowered program designed to enable people with disabilities to offer products and services online to to businesses around the world.
Dr. Melize Huggins has a PhD. in Development Economics and specialised in Public Law. We talk her studies, people power and other topical items like her experience with homelessness and unemployment despite being highly educated.
Vidal Pooran graduated with a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from UWI before joining the Trinidad and Tobago Defense force which included one year of training with the Royal Air Force at Cranwell. He later left the TTDF to better serve his country by pursuing his calling as an animal rights activist and believes that animal understanding and compassion is the key to bettering life. He is currently finishing his Bachelor of Law degree to better equip himself in his battle for justice, fairness and equality.
Empress Q, is the founder of Stay Calm Its a Plant. She has been an advocate for the medical benefits of cannabis sativa over the past six years and is working to end the stigmatization towards Rastafarians and herbalists. She has also partnered with All Mansions of Rastafari (A.M.O.R) and acted as the A.M.O.R. PR representative through two national cannabis rallies.
Instagram: @staycalmitsaplant, @qislove
Jonathan Bhagan is an Attorney at Law in private practice and a part time tutor at UWI Law Faculty. Jonathan is the founder of the Christian Youth Foundation. Jonathan also lead the Caribbean Committee Against Sex Crimes founded by Camille St. Omer in a regional campaign for sex offender registration from 2016 to 2018.
Jonathan has 5 years’ experience as a board member of the Organization for Abused and Battered Individuals assisting survivors of sexual violence.
Jonathan is a graduate of the Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education Leading Change programme and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Losing Sleep (official video) - Wai
Rodell (Ro'dey The Entertainer) Cumberbatch is a broadcast radio personality and comedian who is recognized for having been an on-air personality on 96.1 WEFM's morning show program The Breakfast Party and is also one of the most popular Trinbagonian youtube personalities and commedians. He is also the founder and owner of Blu Moon Productions.
Nikoli Edwards is the founder and leader of the Progressive Party. Edwards was elected to the Commonwealth Youth Council in November 2015 and serves as Vice Chair for Policy, Advocacy and Projects. He is also founder and chair of the Trinidad and Tobago Youth Convention.
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