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Trinbagonian Rhodes scholar: Find your passion and don’t give up


20-year-old Zubin Deyal said he was in shock when he learned that he’d been awarded the 2019 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship for Barbados.

Deyal, who graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus with First Class Honours in economics and finance, said the reality is still sinking in.

“It still hasn’t really set in yet. I think it’s a great blessing, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Deyal said initially he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do but said he felt an affinity for economics and paired it with finance which felt like a natural match.

Deyal said by pure luck, he found about the scholarship just months before the deadline.

“The reason why I applied to the scholarship was because I needed funding for my Masters, I actually didn’t know…

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How Gina Waters Miller Turned a Passion Into a Career


Gina Waters Miller didn’t choose to pursue music; music was ingrained in her from the beginning. Her early memories of music include her mother and grandmothers playing piano and Sundays singing in the church choir. Gina was born into a family of classically trained and church musicians, and she is a licensed music teacher and classically trained musician, herself. Today, she approaches music from a different angle, though, as Vice-President and General Manager at Entertainment One. Gina earned her seat at the table and has continued to grow within the company to create a space for artists to make music with purpose. The Memphis native is aware that her appointment to the position is history-making, as only a few women, specifically African American women, have held that position. 

Gina’s…

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African American Leadership Conference helps professionals find their passion


Find a mentor. Invest in yourself. Take chances.

And most of all, have a plan. That was the message Thursday during the 2018 African American Leadership Conference at the Radisson Hotel at the University of…

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Royal Caribbean And The GRAMMY Museum® Set The Stage For Aspiring Entertainers To Make Their Passion A Real-Life Ad…


MIAMI, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, will bring a new sound of adventure to South Florida when she makes her North America debut on Nov. 9, 2018. Ahead of the ship’s highly anticipated arrival to her new home in Miami, FL, the global cruise line is partnering with the GRAMMY Museum® – the official foundation of the Recording Academy™ – to fund music education programs in underserved high schools within the Miami-Dade County Public School District. Twenty local schools will receive grants from Royal Caribbean through the GRAMMY Museum® Signature Schools program, and the chance to perform at Symphony’s naming ceremony, a momentous occasion and maritime tradition.

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This young South African is bringing new passion to traditional African cuisine



By teaching women and young South Africans authentic recipes, Mogau Seshoene is on a mission to promote her heritage and culture with her …
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Celebrating women: Kerra Denel turns passion into platform for women


If you Google jet-setter, Kerra Denel’s image may just pop up.

The red-haired businesswoman is constantly on the go, one minute winging her way across the Caribbean and the next somewhere in the United States.

If you work in the Caribbean entertainment industry or are familiar with its players, Denel would surely be known to you. The Trinidad-born Canadian citizen works as a public relations manager, artist liaison, event coordinator and voice artist in various countries, especially on the Carnival circuit.

“I live a nomad life,” she told Loop.

The former Holy Faith Convent student left T&T in Form Two to migrate to Canada with her parents where she lived up until two years ago. These days she calls Miami her home, though she practically lives out of her suitcase.

Despite her…

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