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.