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- )

Image Ownership: Public domain 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 … 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– )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” 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 … 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- )

St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda (1632- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” St. John’s (population 22,342) is the capital of the Eastern Caribbean twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua, the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, covers 108 square miles. Barbuda, a flat coral island with an area of only 68 square … Read MoreSt. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda (1632- )