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• April 2018: Founded PREE: Caribbean. Writing ( A bi-annual online portal for writing from, on or about the Caribbean PREE is now on its fifth issue and has won a grant from the Prince Claus Fund. • October 2017: Commissioned by Big Talk Productions, a TV production house in London, to prepare a research document providing an overview of crime and corruption in present day Jamaica. • Co-programme chair, @OnlineMind Digital Publishing Conference, JAMCOPY, November 2-5, 2015, Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica. • I have been invited to be a contributor and peer reviewer for The University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg School of Arts’ new online journal […]. My first review can be found online at • Adviser, 2014 Musgrave Medals, Institute of Jamaica • 2014: Interview Committee for Chief Curator at National Gallery of Jamaica • January 2014: I also appeared on Live at Seven, CVM TV, with Simon Crosskill, discussing media critiques, on TVJ’s All Angles with Dionne Jackson-Miller discussing Winter Olympics broadcast rights and on Smile Jamaica discussing the passing of Stuart Hall. • 13 Aug 2013: BBC World Have Your Say, discussion on Dwayne Jones, transgender boy who was killed by a lynch mob. • August 18, 2012: BBC World Have Your Say WHYS 60: Is Bolt the greatest athlete ever? Participated in a global discussion on the Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt ‘spat’ during the London Olympics. • In 2011 I started and hosted two weekly radio programmes on Newstalk 93, The Silo and Double Standards for a little over a year. The Silo recorded a series of 20 interviews with an exciting range of creatives such as Marlon James, Honor Ford-Smith, Diana McCaulay, Germaine Rowe, Deborah Thomas, Patricia Saunders, Faith Smith, Marc Andre Robinson, Andrea Chung, Ebony Patterson and others. On Double Standards which discusses double standards in the media and elsewhere we have interviewed Gleaner editor Colin Steer, Observer editor Desmond Allen, Claude Robinson, Julian Rogers (Antigua), Desmond Richards, the NYT Middle East correspondent and Suniti Maharaj among others • On July 22, 2011 I was a commentator on CVM TV’s Live at 7 programme titled “Is the media in Jamaica fair and balanced?” • On July 19, 2011 I participated by invitation in a Commonwealth Broadcasting Association- sponsored TVJ panel discussion on Journalism and Democracy in the Caribbean which will be broadcast regionally. I was invited to speak as a journalist with familiarity of traditional media as well as new media. • I was responsible for the March 25, 2011, BBC World Have Your Say live broadcast from the Mona campus to mark the last day of the BBC’s Caribbean Service having been consulted by them as a participant in several previous BBC WHYs programmes. This was a landmark broadcast which showcased a selection of UWI students, several of whom were handpicked by me. The students made a very good impression on the BBC WHYs crew and the broadcast proved to be a valuable PR opportunity for the university. • On Feb. 2nd 2011 I was featured in the Gleaner’s video interview series On the Record • December 5-11, 2010 I served as personal assistant to the Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo, at the UN COP16 meetings in Cancun, Mexico. • My blog Active Voice (started 2008) continues to attract global as well as regional attention, being featured in Global Voices Online several times over the course of last year. In addition: In June 2010 Active Voice was quoted in The New York Times’ Lede blog, a Village Voice blog and in an Associated Press article on the Dudus imbroglio. Channel 4 News in London commissioned me to write for them twice: on 26 May 2010 “Jamaica death toll rises as unrest continues” and 25 June 2010 “Jamaica extradites alleged drug lord to US.” Also in May 2010 my tweets were featured in a NYT Lede article called Following Jamaica’s State of Emergency Online. I also participated by invitation in the following BBC World Service programmes: • BBC World Have Your Say July 23, 2010 Discussion on internet rights and wrongs emanating from the firing and subsequent re-hiring of American civil servant Shirley Sherrod. • BBC World Have Your Say July 5, 2010 Discussion on whether citizens should be informing police about crime and criminals, civic duty etc. • Radio Host, Looking Forward, Looking Backward, Newstalk 93, Sundays 9-11 am • Represented Jamaica at the 72nd PEN International Congress, May 22-28, 2006 in Berlin (GDR) where the Jamaican bid to form a PEN Centre was officially ratified. • Juror, Super Plus Under 40 Artist of the Year Competition 2006-2009, Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston • Juror, the Derek Walcott TTW Prize for Fiction (short story) Trinidad and Tobago, December 2005 • I obtained a 15,000 euro grant for the National Gallery from the Prince Claus Fund for repairs after Hurricane Ivan. • May 1, 2004: Panelist, “What Makes a Critic Good?” Calabash International Literary Festival Publishing Seminars, Philip Sherlock Centre, UWI, Mona. • January 20, 2003: consultant in a discussion on “Art and the Market” with Tim Marlow (editor of the Tate magazine, London) in his programme Meridian Masterpieces, BBC World Service. • November 2001: Juror at the IV Caribbean Biennial of Art, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


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