He decided that he was going to reclaim his life& sought assistance from the Jamaica Society for the Blind where he learnt to read& write Braille. He moved on to the UWI to pursue a BA in Mass Communication, then his MPhil in Government& recently completed his Ph D.
He was called to national duties in 1998 when he became the first blind Senator in Jamaica.
Listen Mi reinvests part of its proﬁts into producing original projects such as League of Maroons, a digital graphic novel, part ad proceeds of which have been contributed to Jamaica’s indigenous people.
She was the Spark the Fire Pitch Winner at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University, hosted by President Obama.
He is Member of the Private Sector of Jamaica Economic Policy Committee& publishes an article in the Jamaica Gleaner, that simplifies& opens for discussion, economic issues affecting Jamaica& by extension the Caribbean.
He is the founder of the Valley Foundation a charity organization that provides resources for at-risk youth across Jamaica.
Kenia Mattis is a founder of Listen Mi, a creative design lab using animated storytelling& technology to create immersive experiences that inspire social change.
She secured a bilingual MBA in Marketing in 2009& was a marketing manager& consultant.
A creator at heart, she is a published songwriter& lyricist for global reggae artistes such as Etana, Romain Virgo, Andrew Tosh& featured on the Grammy-nominated album, Kingston Morning by Dave Eggar.
He served as the Co-Executive Director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute, a UWI Think Tank, while also serving as an Opposition Senator (2012–2016).
He is a business strategist with expertise in International Business & Marketing Strategy.