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Trinidad and Tobago-born Camille Alleyne is carving out a career in space exploration. She is an aerospace engineer who has managed projects at United States agencies NASA and the Department of Defense. Currently she is an assistant program scientist for the International Space Station (ISS), specifically responsible for developing innovative strategies for communicating the benefits and value of ISS. Alleyne holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering, a master’s in aerospace engineering and is working on a doctorate in educational leadership.
This year, Trinidad and Tobago celebrates an important milestone in its history: 50 years of Independence. The twin-island republic is planning a myriad of activities to mark the occasion, including steel band shows, military parades, community murals, sport history and icon exhibitions through December.
Days before hundreds of millions of people around the world witness the outstanding skills of the Caribbean's athletes, a documentary about the spirit of region's people will be unveiled in London. "Built To Last", produced by the Barbadian production company Studio Caribe, follows the amazing Caribbean men and women competing in a range of Olympic, Paralympic and non-Olympic sports whose stories of success defy the odds stacked against them.
Jamaica will celebrate 50 years of independence from British rule on Aug. 6, 2012. Jamaica’s golden jubilee anniversary is especially meaningful to Food For The Poor, which earlier this year commemorated its three decades of service to the hungry, destitute, and abandoned. In 1982, the nonprofit started out as a feeding program in Jamaica, and since then has grown exponentially to become the largest international relief organization in Jamaica and the United States.
Fourteen  (14) ICT government ministers, three(3) government representatives and the Honourable Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime Minister of Bahamas joined close to 600 delegates at  CANTO’s  28th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition held at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida from 22nd to 27th July 2012.  The popular annual conference and trade exhibition also known as CANTO 2012 is the Caribbean’s premier telecommunications event for industry professionals, academics and regional governments.  This year, the theme was “Accelerating broadband in the Caribbean - Transforming the way we live.”      CANTO 2012 was held on the heels of the International Telecommunication Union’s  (ITU) Connect the Americas Summit in Panama,  which took place  from the 17th - 19th of July.  Connect the Americas is part of ITU's Connect the World Series, an ambitious initiative aimed at connecting the unconnected by the year 2015.  Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the ITU paid an impromptu visit to CANTO 2012, fresh from the summit on the 22nd of July to speak with all the ICT ministers and the CANTO Board regarding the outcome of the Summit. He congratulated the ministers on the level of preparation displayed by the Caribbean team and provided insightful feedback regarding how to chart the way forward for the implementations of their respective projects. http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2012/49.aspx
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