CCELD 2015 - Participants


There were 59 participants in the 2015 Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders' Dialogue. Business and labour represented the largest sectors represented (29% each) with government (20%), civil society (17%), and other (5%) sectors, representing the remainder.

» Age range: 24-60
» 2 Academic, 12 Government, 17 labour, 10 NGO & 17 Corporate
» 58% women, 42% men

Country Representation:

2 Antigua and Barbuda
3 Bahamas
5 Barbados
1 Belize
4 Bermuda
3 British Virgin Islands
3 Dominican Republic
1 Grenada

3 Guyana
2 Haiti
9 Jamaica
2 Trinidad and Tobago
1 Turks and Caicos Islands
3 Canada Alberta
4 Canada - British Columbia
1 Canada - Nova Scotia
12 Canada - Ontario

Participant Interviews with Real Jamaican Radio

Participant Names, Country and Title

  • Amaya Athill. Antigua. Associate, Lake & Kentish
  • Chandroutie Baldeo-Hiralall. Guyana. Senior Manager, Massy Services (Guyana) Ltd.
  • Jay Barker. Ontario, Canada. GM, Cargo Services - Central Canada, Air Canada
  • Shane Barnes. Jamaica. Team Leader - Professional Services, Massy Technologies (Infocom), Jamaica Limited
  • Adrian Bayley-Hay. Jamaica. Owner, Palma Jamaica Inc.
  • Martin Benjamin. Ontario, Canada. Director General-North America Strategy, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
  • Rory Bhikarrie. Trinidad and Tobago. District General Manager, Scotiabank T&T Ltd
  • Larissa Burgess. Bermuda. Executive Officer, Bermuda Public Services Union
  • Kishelle Cameron. British Virgin Islands. Investment Business Regulator, BVI Financial Services Commission
  • Rochelle Cameron. Jamaica. Vice President Legal & Regulatory, Jamaica, Cayman and Trinidad & Tobago, Cable & Wireless (LIME)
  • Daniel Cherubin. Haiti. CEO. Inventive House/ Inventiva Digital
  • Jehree Clarke. British Virgin Islands. Research Analyst. International Affairs Secretariat, Government of the Virgin Islands
  • Macenat Clifton. Haiti, Director of Volunteer Management, TECHO HAITI
  • Camesha Cox. Ontario, Canada. The Reading Partnership, Founding Director
  • Pamela Craig. Nova Scotia, Canada. Mgr, Financial Services Operations and Administration, Jazz Aviation LP
  • Lisa Dale. Ontario, Canada. President, United Steelworkers' Union Local 2724
  • Trevor Daly. Guyana. Executive Council Member/ Research & Projects Officer, Guyana Public Service Union
  • George Davison. British Columbia, Canada. President, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC
  • Royann Dean. Bahamas. PR & Communication Strategist, Baha Mar
  • Debora De Angelis-Geraldo. Ontario, Canada, National Coordinator for Strategic Campaigns UFCW


  • Sadie De La Cruz. Dominican Republic. Import/Export Sales Manager, ET Heinsen
  • Nicole Dodd. Alberta, Canada. Program Officer, Bow Valley College
  • Victor Elkins. British Columbia, Canada. Regional Vice President, British Columbia, CUPE
  • Pablo Godoy. Ontario, Canada. National Representative, UFCW
  • Sophia Greaves-Broome. Barbados. Special Projects Director, Pinelands Creative Workshop
  • Glenn Hargrove. Ontario, Canada, Director General, Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service
  • Dionne Howard. Barbados. Industrial Relations Officer, Barbados Workers' Union
  • Miranda Huron, British Columbia, Canada, Program Manager, Ch'nook Indigenous Business Education, Sauder School of Business
  • Michael Jackman. Barbados. Major, Bardados Defence Force
  • Maya Johnston. Jamaica. Regional Director, Retail Distribution, Scotiabank (Bank of Nova Scotia)
  • Ricardo Kellman. Barbados. Third Vice President, NUPW
  • Vincent Klassen. Ontario, Canada. Director, International Affairs, Natural Resources Canada
  • Nikita Lashley. Barbados. Digital Fulfillment Team Supervisor, Global Directories Ltd.
  • Richard Lee. Trinidad and Tobago. Trustee, Oilfields Workers' Trade Union
  • Ian Marshall. Grenada. Division Manager, Steeles Auto Supplies Co. Ltd
  • Miso Matic. British Columbia, Canada. Shop Steward, IBEW 2228
  • Mario Matos. Dominican Republic. Executive Director, Center For Transforming Missions of the Dominican Republic
  • Yolanda McClean. Ontario, Canada, Diversity Vice-President, CUPE 4400
  • Ross McElroy. Alberta, Canada. GM, Project Controls, Suncor Energy
  • Christina Misquitta. Alberta, Canada, Union Representative in Education, AUPE
  • Delaine Morgan. Jamaica. Vice President, Trade & Business Development, Jampro


  • Keithra Morley. Bahamas. Founder, The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Bahamas
  • Stephanie Murdock. Jamaica. Manager, Human Resources & Administration, National Export & Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank)
  • Jermaine Nairne. Jamaica. Senior Policy Research Officer, The University of the West Indies, Mona
  • Kevin O'Connor. Ontario, Canada. Director-System Operations Control (S.O.C), Air Canada
  • Tifonie Powell. Jamaica. General Secretary, Jamaica Civil Service Association
  • Chelauna Providence. Guyana. Social Change Coordinator, Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD)
  • Margie Quezada. Dominican Republic. Manager of Operations Support, Scotiabank
  • Tami Ray. Bermuda, Senior Ferry Pilot, Bermuda Industrial Union
  • Jevaughn Rhymer. British Virgin Islands, Paralegal, Carey Olsen
  • Shenrika Robinson. Turks & Caicos Islands. Human Resource Manager, National Health Insurance Board
  • RuthAnn Rolle. Bahamas. Sr. Manager, Ministry of Tourism
  • Reneka Smith. Bermuda. Management Accountant, Accountant General's Department
  • Rebecca Suazo. Belize. General Secretary, National Trade Union Congress of Belize
  • Emily Trottier. Ontario, Canada. Greater Sudbury Development Corporation, Business Development Officer, Arts and Culture Portfolio
  • Donna Walrond, Ontario, Canada. Pay Equity Specialist/Litigator, Ontario Nurses' Association
  • Bernard Warner. Antigua and Barbuda. President, Antigua and Barbuda Association of Persons Living with Disabilities (ABAPD)
  • Antonette Wemyss-Gorman. Jamaica. Commanding Officer JDF Coast Guard, Jamaica Defence Force
  • Kanhai Woolridge. Bermuda. Assistant Maitre'D, Hamilton Princess Resorts and Beach Club a Fairmont Managed Hotel