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Agostinho Pinnock

Agostinho Pinnock is a trained Journalist, Broadcaster and a Public Relations practitioner. He is a Media and Communications teacher, as well as a published author on culture and identity issues in Jamaica.
 
With over fifteen years of professional experience in the public and private sectors, Agostinho has worked in various capacities, including at the University of the West ...

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Angela Thame

Angela Thame has a wealth of international experience in television production, public relations and project management. Before returning to Jamaica in 1991 as Director of Programmes for CVM Television, she worked at WPIX-TV in New York as Manager of Community Relations, Senior Producer for 8 public affairs programmes and was the brainchild behind the production of Essence, a ...

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Blossom Laidlaw

Her extensive experience includes, news reporting for the radio and television, teaching at various levels of the education sector and  Public Relations Manager positions in the Financial sector and the Bauxite/Alumina sector. She is currently a Lecturer at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communications, CARIMAC for the Writing for Media and Advanced Public Relations courses of the ...

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Damien Baddy

Damien Baddy is a professional photographer whose work has been published in the New York Daily News, the Afro-American newspaper in Washington DC, CNN Atlanta, the Jamaican Gleaner and multiple UWI Guild publications. He has also taken promotional photographs for reggae artistes Shaggy and Jah Cure as well as worked with popular music video director Jay Will.

In 2008 Baddy lent his ...

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Dane Lewis

Dane Lewis has studied Recording Engineering and Production at the Institute of Audio Research in New York. His formal training and practical experience as a sound engineer have taken him through major theatrical productions and concerts. Lewis has been involved in the production of Radio Programmes since 1994.

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Elaine Commissiong

Elaine Commissiong has worked in marketing, public relations and advertising for more than 30 years. Mrs. Commissiong is the Chairman and Executive Director of CARA (Corporate Affairs, Research and Advertising Ltd), which she founded, on May 12, 1981.

 An educator at heart, Mrs. Commissiong has also lectured for the past 18 years in ...

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Erynn Lyster

Erynn Lyster is a Canadian Graphic Artist and owner of the designer firm Urban Motif Design Inc. She has been designing professionally for over five years for a range of clients from non-profit organisations to corporations to individuals. She holds a masters certificate in graphic and web design and also dabbles in interior design.

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Fae Ellington

Gail Hoad

Gail Hoad is a communication specialist with over twenty years’ experience in communication and media and an adjunct lecturer at CARIMAC.

After working for five years in mainstream media as a journalist with the Gleaner, she moved into communication and development in 2001. She has worked in communications ...

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Ingrid Riley

Ingrid Riley is the CEO of Connectimass, a digital marketing agency. Ingrid is Digital Marketing Strategist, Entrepreneur and Internet Pioneer for over 10 years. She helps companies successfully and profitably target Caribbean, Caribbean Diaspora and Generation Y audiences online and has worked with over 30 startups and major Jamaican and Caribbean brands (including Flow Jamaica, Digicel ...

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Janneth Mornan-Green

Janneth Mornan-Green is the Managing Director of Media Central Limited, a public relations consultancy. She holds a M.A. degree in Communication Studies and B.A. (Hons.) degree (Communication major) from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and has worked in the communication field for over 20 years. She is a Past President of the Public Relations Society of Jamaica (PRSJ), and lectures in ...

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Keith Brown

Keith Brown is one of Jamaica’s most experienced Public Relations practitioners, having been in the field for over 40 years. He was a corporate Public Relations manager for 22 years and currently heads his own PR company. Brown is the founding president of the Public Relations’ Society of Jamaica and the first Jamaican practitioner to be accepted as a member of the International Association of ...

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Mario Romans

He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Synergy Communications, a leading-edge brand marketing consultancy and knowledge management firm focused on creating and empowering world-class marketing for profitable business growth and brand leadership.

Mario is the Conceptualizer and Chair of the annual Marketing Excellence & Brand Leadership Seminar-- a premier learning event for ...

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Michael Christie

Michael Christie has amassed over 26 years experience in the field of graphic design, working with the private and public sectors. As a graduate of the State University of New York, Rockland College, Christie also holds an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences (AAS), a degree in Graphic Arts and Advertising Technology. In addition to his work at Design Studio, Christie has been lecturing in ...

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Michael Grant

Michael Grant is a Creative Director and Marketing Consultant with experience at advertising agencies and media houses both in the USA and Jamaica. An honours graduate of Yale University, he holds a Master’s Degree in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School. His work is widely published, winning him the NY Festivals World Medal, Addy Awards, and others. He ...

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Howard Moo Young

Howard Moo Young is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts, New York, in Advertising and Graphic Design. He is an award-winning creative director, graphic designer, artist and photographer with over 40 years experience. His peers recognized his contribution to the advertising industry with an award of “30 Years of Excellence in Advertising” from The Advertising Agencies Association of ...

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Paula-Anne Porter Jones

A graduate of CARIMAC, Paula-Anne Porter Jones is a lecturer/tutor in communications-related courses at several institutions. The UWI, MTI, VTDI and UTech are just some of the institutions of learning with which she has been associated. Currently a broadcaster with RJR 94 FM, she has worked in radio and television presentation and production for radio and television for the past 15 years. Her ...

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams is a proofreader for the Jamaica Gleaner, and a writer of a weekly Gleaner feature called His Story on Mondays. He has worked as a proofreader for a number of local publishers, including: the Jamaica Herald and Gleaner Company, and currently works for Carlong Publishers. He is also a self-publisher, fiction writer and songwriter. Williams was trained at the University of the West ...

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Peta-Ann Long

Ms. Peta-Ann Long is a graduate of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Communication, and in Philosophy. Specializing in Multimedia, she’s work in the field of Graphic design for the last 8 years, and began her exploration in Design early in her teens working with Hot off the Press, in Jamaica. ...

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