Berl Francis

Independent Historian

Communication specialist Berl Francis lives in Kingston, Jamaica.  She worked as a journalist in Jamaica and Montreal, Canada, and in public relations for over 40 years.  Francis operates a public relations consultancy, with emphasis on development support communication.

She has taught, at the University of the West Indies, Webster University in St. Louis, and in Thailand.  Her publications include  a report of a study on male socialization by the University of the West Indies called “ Why Man Stay So,” and contributed to a United Nations publication,  “HIV & AIDS: The Global Interconnection,” Currently she writes on communication, particularly relation  to human and labour relations issues.

Rosângela Cristina Oliveira Santos (1990- )

Rosângela Cristina Oliveira Santos is a track and field sprint athlete who competes internationally for Brazil, specialising in the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Born to Brazilian parents in Washington D.C., on December 20, 1990, she contracted pneumonia as a baby and was one year old when her parents took … Read MoreRosângela Cristina Oliveira Santos (1990- )

Deise Nunes Ferst (1968– )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” In 1986 eighteen-year-old Deise Nunes became the first woman of visible African descent to be named Miss Brazil in the competition’s thirty-two-year history.  As the Brazilian winner, she automatically went on to compete in the Miss Universe competition held in Panama … Read MoreDeise Nunes Ferst (1968– )

Veronica Campbell-Brown (1982– )

Veronica Campbell-Brown is a Jamaican track and field sprinter, who competes in 100- and 200- meter races. She is one of only nine athletes to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior levels. Campbell-Brown’s personal best in the 100 meters (10.76) and 200 meters (21.74) ranks her among the all-time top ten in … Read MoreVeronica Campbell-Brown (1982– )

Merlene Joyce Ottey (1960- )

Merlene Joyce Ottey is a Jamaican-born but now Slovenia-based track and field sprinter. She is ranked fourth on the all-time list over 60 meters (indoor), sixth on the all-time list over 100 meters, and fourth on the all-time list over 200 meters. Her world indoor record for 200 meters of 21.87 seconds, … Read MoreMerlene Joyce Ottey (1960- )

Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park (2006- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” In May 2006 the world’s first underwater park, Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park, opened for public viewing.  Located in Molinere Bay, off the west coast of the Caribbean island of Grenada, Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park covers an area of approximately 2,000 square miles and … Read MoreMolinere Underwater Sculpture Park (2006- )

Santo Domingo de Guzman, The Dominican Republic (1496- )

Santo Domingo de Guzman, the capital of the Dominican Republic and the cultural, financial, and industrial center of the nation, was founded in 1496 by Bartholomew Columbus, the younger brother of Christopher Columbus.  Situated on the southeastern coast of the island of Hispaniola (which The … Read MoreSanto Domingo de Guzman, The Dominican Republic (1496- )