I was born
on April 30, 1974 in my hometown of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
It was here, in the capital, that I attended high school at Fatima College
from 1986 to 1993. Following this, I spent three years at the University
of the West Indies at St Augustine, graduating in 1996 with an Upper
Second Class Honours B.A. Degree in English.
while still a student at U.W.I. that I started developing my media skills.
I spent the summer of 1994 working at CCN-TV 6 - a Port of Spain television
station - and spent two months at the Trinidad Express newspaper in
1995. After working at TV 6 for fifteen months (May 1996 to August 1997),
I decided to make a return to the print media and was employed by the
Independent newspaper as a sports writer until August 1998, when I received
a Fellowship from the O.A.S. to read for an MS in Communications
(Broadcasting) at the University of Miami. I graduated in May 1999 with
a Masters Degree in Broadcast Journalism.
at the U.M.(Miami)
interest in sports - I am a capable footballer - has proven
to be beneficial. My penchant for keeping records and retaining
important facts has assisted me greatly in my professional endeavours.
While I do specialize in football (soccer), track and field
and boxing, current conditions occasionally demand sojourns
into other sports such as cricket and rugby. The result of this
has been an increasing knowledge of various disciplines - an
important requisite in Trinidad where resources pale in comparison
to what is accustomed in more developed countries. At present
I am a Newseditor at Channel t.v.6 and a columnist at the National
the "bunker" - University of Miami