Views on News — Free Newsmaker Opportunity !

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It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, that means Views on News is back!

Share your views and become a newsmaker.

You and your business that is!

Deadline: Monday, November 15, at 6:00 PM | Toronto, EST

Each year we partner with The Caribbean Camera to bring you this opportunity to share and promote your business during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

This year we present you with one radio and four opportunities for gettng published.

Seize this opportunity to represent your brand.

Who can submit?

  • Entrepreneurs with Caribbean Roots worldwide
  • Canadian entrepeneurs with our without Caribbean roots
  • Entrepreneurs without Caribbean roots but who want to do business with them
  • One lucky entrepreneur from anywhere in the world with no North American or Caribbean roots. Say hello Canada, have a chill to COVID-19.

Publication date  – Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

How to participate:


One hundred and eighty countries, including Canada, several in the Caribbean and its diasporic markets are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2020. #Ecosystems and #Policy are among the themes of GEW 2020.  Ecosystems focuses on building connected and thriving entrepreneur communities.  Policy aims to recognize the work of government in helping entrepreneurs “start and scale”. It has been concluded that even with a COVID-19 vaccine the pandemic will be far from contained for 2021.  Therefore we cannot rely on economic forecasts for informing business decision making.


To what extent do you believe entrepreneurship can still deliver self-actualization and financial independence for SMEs in this era of COVID-19?

SMEs, small, medium-sized and micro-enterprises.


Thank you for submitting your response in 100- 150 words for Views on News. Eighty words will be fine but not more than 150.

Include your name, the name of your business, city and the country where your business is located.

Please include a headshot photo or portrait with attitude that is not cluttered (There may be nice background image but you, your face should be visible.

Type or copy and paste “Views on News Entry” in the subject line.


Submit your entry 

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I know some of you have been anxiously awaiting your question, six will be featured in Views on News in The Caribbean Camera.

A treasure hunt on Magate Wildhorse blog or LinkedIn page will lead you to the other media opportunities.



Each entrepreneur is limited to a maximum of two print and a radio opportunity only.

Depending on uptake you might be restricted to one during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Copyright © 2020 by Meegan Scott, Magate Wildhorse Ltd .(Toronto), Magate Wildhorse Inc.,(New York). All rights reserved.


Held Over by Popular Demand — Outride COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar

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By Meegan Scott                                                                                                                May 16, 2020

Held over by popular demand!     

The Outride COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar series which was scheduled to break from May 7 to August 2020 before resuming to support planning and execution has been extended.

Attendees at the season finale — “Outride COVID 19: Diaspora Supply Chain― Who’s Who”, indicated that they had come “to look forward” to the sessions and felt any break would disrupt the rhythm, strides, and future impact of the programme.  Members of the gathering therefore decided to play more active roles for ensuring the series continue uninterrupted.

The proposed break was intended to facilitate analysis of research conducted and the application of learning from the five seminars and its exit COVID 19 assignment for participants. However, participants are willing to take on the challenge without meeting holidays.


 During last Thursday’s event Meegan Scott proposed and presented a hybrid of the core-peripheral network governance model with integrated market mode— for governing and coordinating the initiative.

The core-periphery structure is often used for driving resilience because it allows for connectivity,  idea generation, and information flow including in emergencies or shocks.  The flow can be intensified or scaled down as required to for drawing in the public and private sectors and civil society as needed.

However, significant changes in culture, practice, and the need to develop key industry market sectors, entrepreneurship in diasporic markets along with other social and economic challenges (to be addressed by our organizational leaders in partnership with key stakeholders and duty bearers in the third, public and higher education sectors in host and home countries) required a market mode input for delivering effective coordination and the development of efficient markets.

Outriding COVID Together

The series commenced on April 16th with the theme  “Embracing risk for driving vision and growth”.  Value creation and preservation;  and risk intelligence as a “new normal” in doing business and driving growth among both mission and profit driven organizations were major sub themes. Inclusiveness, contribution to host and home country economic recovery by twinning purpose and profit was another major sub theme.

Accordingly, the gathering explored opportunities for advancing the shared and different development objectives of host and home countries as well as the profit and purpose objectives of the participating organizations as a key focus of multiple sessions.

Holding Each Other Accountable

The series were designed to better understand the COVID 19 impact and responses of Caribbean diaspora organizations as well as to support organizational leaders and provide them with information for ensuring they could act to make their entire strategy house and businesses more risk intelligent competent, agile and adapted to survive or thrive during COVID 19.

In recognition of the need to bring the entire Caribbean community on the journey of change and transformation, we focused on civil society or community organizations and how they could be strengthened and involved for accessing and distributing needed development resources available to Caribbean diasporans, but which currently sit on the table while communities at home and in host countries fail to be benefit.

We also found it important to ensure Caribbean is not lost in BAME hence our reference to BCAME (Black, Caribbean, Asia, and Minority Ethnic Groups) during the series.

Many Caribbeans are not of African descent, the cultural treasures and accomplishments of the Caribbean, its music, its cuisine, it art and entertainment forms reflects the contribution, investment, melting and blending of indigenous peoples, Africans and Europeans, Asians (Chinese, Indians, Javanese and others), Jews, Mediterraneans, North Africans and other groups. While loaded with African retention the culture of the Caribbean is boldly distinct; and the contribution of diasporans to host markets is significant.

The development of many art forms was supported by Caribbean governments, taxpayers, and entrepreneurs and the returns on those investments should go to Caribbeans and be branded Caribbean it should not be submerged in African culture or a single diaspora brand. Moreover, the complexities of problems faced by the both diasporic groups comprise of similar and different challenges, which require different and relevant eyeball attention and surgical interventions as well as collaborative measures.

Participants in the series are determined to the take the necessary steps that will enable them to deliver their vision and missions in the face of COVID 19.  Among the areas covered were:

  • Risk intelligence
  • Strategy Planning for Outriding COVID 19
  • Agribusiness Sector —Market Intelligence Planning & Response
  • Customer Service, Value & Sales
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Nonprofit Governance and Response
  • Risk Intelligence for Outriding COVID 19 —Key Questions, Practical Responses for SMEs
  • Outride COVID 19: Diaspora Supply Chain― Who’s Who
  • Disaster Risk Financing: CCRIF, Climate Risks and COVID-19
  • Digital Transformation – Process Pivots for COVID 19 and Beyond
  • COVID 19 Risk Intelligence: Are Your Legal Rights Protected in This Time of Uncertainty?
  • Supply Chain― Diaspora Who’s Who for Outriding COVID 19 as well as a network governance model for cooperation and leveraging intelligence for improving diaspora and home country outcomes.

The series also featured global participation, a Joy Spot motivational speech and activity segment, Mouth and Mind panel discussions, COVID 19 business community experiences (open mic―diaspora, in Caribbean, other representatives of BAME or mainstream peers), Elevator pitches  and networking sessions.

The pivot of one technology company was facilitated at the very start of the series.  Others will follow during the planning and execution phase.

Our Speakers

Among the speakers who gifted our participants with their messages and knowledge were Mark Brown, 1995 World Champion of Public Speaking; Professor Amit Kapoor, President & CEO of India Council on Competitiveness, Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness;

Leo M. Tilman, President and CEO of Tilman & Company;

LaShanda Henry, Web Business Strategist and Digital Content Creator & Founder of SistaSense;

Albert Ramsay, Financial Advisor at APSOL;

Dr. Mythili Kolluru, Assistant Professor-College of Banking and Financial Studies, Oman & Magate Wildhorse Consulting;

Shariful Islam, Market Systems Development Specialist, PHAMA Plus and Country Manager PNG, Market Development Facility;

Theo Chambers, Motivational Speaker and Business Coach Consultant, at CaribAcademy and Co-founder of Positive Tourism News;

Gina Sanguinetti-Phillips, Program Manager at Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC);

Jennifer Clémence Graham, Managing Director and Senior Consultant at JG&G Consulting Services Inc.;

Philip Bedward of Pathways;

Andrew Sharpe of  Authentic Caribbean Foundation; Rudi Page of Making Connections Work;

Tannisha Scarlett, Life Media Productions Ltd (F.I.L.M. Productions Ltd.) and Agri Views; Loretta N. Green Williams of Caribeme Magazine; and Meegan Scott of Magate Wildhorse Consulting.  Rapporteurs included Lester de Souza, Counsel, Barrister & Solicitor and Manager, Impact Galaxy; and Tonny Ng’uni, Principal Consultant at Magton Ltd (Zambia).

Roy Page of Asterix Tourism Services Ltd and Dr. Roy Davidson of UNI Healthcare Inc were significant contributors to the discussions. Henry Madnani, Assistant Manager, Client Servicing at 10 Times shared the vision, timeline, and work in-progress for their pivot to a trade show and exhibition platform during the premiere edition.  The premiere edition was sponsored by Magate Wildhorse and 10 Times, in a pivot partnership facilitated by Magate Wildhorse.

The Caribbean Camera was our ethnic media attendee who helped us to share with audiences beyond the gathering. The  Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) at Ryerson University also held us to get the word out.

To our dedicated speakers, participants, and media partner we say a Big Thank You!

In the video we leave you a few reminders and points for consideration as you commence your exit COVID gallop.

If you would like to join us for this free programme please register at:

For ensuring you are included in the supply chain and factored in for support interventions please complete questionnaire below if you will not be participating in the series.

Career and Professional Development Opportunities— Caribbean & Latin American Immigrants, Afro-Caribbeans & CoP Members without Caribbean roots

Meegan Scott (for),                                                                                                          Magate Wildhorse Consulting and The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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OUR HEART FELT THANK YOU TO Messrs. CARLTON & ANTHONY JOSEPH of THE CARIBBEAN CAMERA – Launch of CoP for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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On behalf of the members of the Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (CoP), Magate Wildhorse Ltd, and I thank Messrs. Carlton and Anthony Joseph and the Editor of The Caribbean Camera for being steadfast supporters of the CoP and our local businesses.  This evening we extend our special thanks to Carlton for a powerful rally call to Caribbean immigrants to start and grow their own businesses.

We also thank him for sharing his personal journey of successes and failures to growing a company with revenue of $2M and 200 employees.  His is a powerful story that I am sure have sent some of us in high gear saddle up to ride to thenext level of success as entrepreneurs.

We are fired up by your passion and message! Thank you also for putting some powerAnthony-Joseph-Excellence-in-Media-683x1024behind our message Carlton.  To Anthony, we thank you for being there with us for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 and again in 2018; and for being one of the first members of the CoP.

Let our businesses remember the power of global in accurately conveying their messages and in reaching our audiences.  We look forward to strengthening our relationship with the Caribbean Camera for both the CoP and our GEW celebrations.  In partnership with the Caribbean Camera the CoP has already hosted two events for GEW in its infancy.

One thing is clear Carlton, has a wealth of knowledge to be shared with the members of the CoP. While We look forward to having Carlton join the CoP or at least join us from time to time for sharing other messages, tips, and guide.

Both Anthony and Carlton bring entrepreneurial DNA from Trinidad and Tobago to the CoP and our entrepreneurs.

Thank you, Trinidad―I am proud to be Caribbean and serve Canada, Jamaica, and the rest of the Caribbean from the richness that it poured into me in preparation to serve at home and abroad.

Listen to Carlton’s story here.

We look forward to seeing more entrepreneurs from Trinidad in the CoP.

Thank you again Carlton, Anthony, and the rest of the Caribbean Camera.

Meegan Scott (for)
The Secretariat of the CoP &
Magate Wildhorse Ltd

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