Andwele Boyce is a final year student of the UWI Cavehill Campus pursuing a degree in Political Science and Law. Andwele is passionate about youth engagement around social and political issues and has worked on sexual and reproductive and justice improvement programs in Barbados and across the region. The overarching theme in all of his work is the removal of stigma and discrimination in all of its forms from our societies. The committed young man intends to pursue a career in Public Policy with the aim of improving the lot of disenfranchised and marginalized communities.
News and current affairs has always been of interests to the 22 year old Freelance Journalist and thus writing,reading , Cable news and dissecting hot topics in social media are constants in his life.
Toni is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a BSc. Economics and Accounting (Hons). At present, she is enrolled at the University of London pursuing a degree in Law.
Toni is respected within the local and regional artistic community- travelling to represent Barbados in various aspects of culture. Her business BoUiK has been featured in every major regional publication and fashion production as well as international publications such as the London Times.
Founder of Martha's Smile, a charity catering to HIV infected children in Jamaica, she has also involved in the creative direction and production of various projects.
A lover of the arts, Toni has represented Barbados on numerous occasions in the performing arts. She is a member of the cast for the LIVE UP sponsored HIV and AIDS television series "Secrets", which is broadcast in over 40 countries and has represented Barbados as a member of the cultural contingent to the Shanghai Expo with the Barbados Tourism Authority.
Ms. Juliette Maughan is a Freelancer in the area of International Development. She has provided consultancy services in operations and logistics management and research to various government and non-governmental organizations in Barbados and abroad. Her varied background includes working on issues related to youth and gender mainstreaming, poverty alleviation, political affairs, human rights, trade, sexual and reproductive health rights and HIV/AIDS.
Ms. Maughan has immense experience having lived, worked and studied in different countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. She has also been a member of international electoral observations missions to Latin American countries and has served as the Youth Representative on the Commonwealth International Observer Mission to Tanzania.
Sheena Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2008. With the support of her family, she resisted the usual career path as an art teacher and instead decided to invest the next couple of years pursuing a career as a professional artist. Working as a model in the figure drawing classes at the college provided Sheena with some income but, more importantly, gave her the ongoing support of an ‘art community’ where she could benefit from the professional advice and guidance of her past tutors and serve as a role model for current students.
In a short time, Sheena has garnered significant critical attention for her animated videos which focus on her subjective experiences of urban spaces, notably Bridgetown. Her work has been shown at the “Black Diaspora Visual Arts” exhibition in Barbados and at “Rockstone & Bootheel: Contemporary West Indian Art” at Real Art Ways in Harford, Connecticut. She has participated in artists’ residencies at Alice Yard in Trinidad and Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, South Africa. She has also been invited to show her work at the 2010 British Film Festival in London and is currently working towards her first solo exhibition.