"Man kills himself after beating woman to near death". "Domestic Violence at crisis level in the region". "Woman stabbed to death by ex-lover". All too familar headlines!
An electrical engineer by training, Alvin has manly interests including renewable energy and embedded systems. He believes that for a region to be truly independent they must be responsible for their own energy and food security. A firm believer in the creation of critical thinkers, Alvin has worked in the industry and various levels of academia including high school. It was while working at the high school level he recognized a vacuum exists where many young men do not have a father figure and seek to find their identity from negative images in media and poor role models in their society. Alvin created the Manly Man Series to tackle this problem; to create media which shares a message of responsibility and to challenge young men to become better versions of themselves.
Peter Douglas Weller Ph.D. BIO
Dr. Weller's work with the private and NGO sectors in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and the wider Caribbean has been wide ranging and included developing the Wellness Program at Grace Kennedy and Company (Jamaica), implementing Management of Change interventions at a number of companies, providing Critical Incident interventions and Employee Assistance services. His clients in Trinidad and Tobago have most recently included ALTA, Massy Group, Galt and Littlepage, JMMB and The Emancipation Support Committee.
Peter Weller is a graduate of Howard University Washington D.C. and then Emory University in Atlanta Ga. USA, where he completed a combined Masters/Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Community Clinical Psychology and Family Therapy. He is a Past President of the Jamaica Psychological Society, a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists and was an invited Consulting Editor of the Caribbean Journal of Psychology. A "doer" more than a writer, Dr. Weller has however published a number of articles and book chapters.
A problem solver, advocate, and educator by nature, Dr Weller has integrated his professional training as a Clinical Psychologist and his concerns about wellness and social justice, to build a career as a community/organisational behaviour change facilitator. His previous professional posts have included being the Clinical Psychologist with the Ministry of Health in Jamaica; a curriculum developer and lecturer in the Introduction to Medical Practice course and a facilitator of the Personal and Professional Theme in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI; lecturer in Psychology at the University of the West Indies, at Mona and lecturer in Clinical Psychology and coordinator of the Clinical Training for the Post graduate MSc Clinical Psychology students at the Psychiatry Unit, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, Trinidad and Tobago .
Shane Gibson, more popularly known as Rizon is a multi-award winning, purpose-driven music minister, hailing from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. His music is all about the Spirit-led message, wrapped in sweet Caribbean music. His rhythms are infectious and his lyrics reflect his deepest convictions, which is why his listeners are moved in more ways than one. Over the years, Rizon has shared the stage with multiple Grammy and Stellar Awardees. In 2014, he came away with 2 awards at the prestigious Marlin Gospel Music Awards held in Nassau Bahamas, for ‘The Best Music Video Of The Year’ and ‘The Dance Recording of the Year’. In 2015 he was nominated for “Publisher of the Year” and “Gospel Song of the Year” for the song “Whole Day” at the COTT Music Awards. In January of 2016, Rizon was the recipient of the “PRVM Honorary Minister of the Year” for showing upstanding character, focus in ministry and the furtherance of the kingdom of God within the nation of Trinidad and Tobago. In 2017 he came away yet again with the ‘The Dance Recording of the Year’ award at the Marlin Awards. In January of 2018, he won the award for Song of The Year 2018 at the inaugural Gospel Music Awards of Trinidad & Tobago. On the heels of a nationwide school tour centered on sexual purity in the latter part of 2017, January 2018 was a campaign month for Rizon and his team, as his efforts at reigniting a heart for sexual purity in Trinidad and Tobago, culminated with the highly successful, first of its kind, “All White Purity Gospel Concert” entitled “Never Too Late” on January 27th 2018.