Before Wyclef Jean became known as the famous musician, actor, and entrepreneur he is today, he was just a boy from the small town of Croix-des-Bouquets, just outside of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. When he was only nine years old, his family migrated to Brooklyn New York. Upon arriving, he only spoke Haitian French but later started learning English from listening to Rap music.
Yesterday I received news that someone I knew very well died, a young man admired by the community as was seen with the outpouring of support on Facebook. The news shocked me, I saw people sharing messages of love and support, and that got me thinking. There are some things our Caribbean men don’t hear often enough and while on the train today, I made a list of them and decided to share with you.
Today on “How They Did It” I chat with Giovanni Vance Errission-Johnson a full contact kickboxer from the Bahamas currently living and training in Thailand.
Today on “How they did it” I talk to Heidi St.Clair, the OECS 30 under 30 award-winning entrepreneur and owner of St. Clair Sitting Service in St Lucia. Heidi talks about how she switched from wanting to be a fashion designer to launching her own business based on her love for working with children.
Today on “How They Did It” I talk to 24 old year St Lucian entrepreneur Johanan Dujon. Founder of Algas Organics, the Caribbean’s first indigenous agriculture biotech company. We talk about his life as a physical education teacher and how he got involved in entrepreneurship and some of the obstacles such as access to finance and age that he had to overcome.