September 30, 2011
Paul Keens Douglas hosted by Rotary Club

This past weekend saw patrons in St. Vincent benefitting from the humour and motivational speaking of Comedian Paul Keens Douglas during a series of events hosted by the Rotary Club of St. Vincent.{{more}}

On Saturday, September 24, 2011, employees at various business houses in Kingstown benefited from motivational speeches given on topics ranging from customer service to absenteeism and job performance, all delivered with the characteristic wit of Keens-Douglas.

On Saturday night, patrons at the Peace Memorial Hall in Kingstown were treated to a delightful comedy show featuring Keens Douglas.

Culmination of the events occurred on Sunday, September 25, at the Canash Beach Hotel, with a highly successful all inclusive fundraiser, treating patrons to good food and drinks, great ambience and a comedy show all in one package.

Paul Keens-Douglas was born in Trinidad but spent his early childhood in Grenada. He holds diplomas in Commercial Broadcasting and Radio and Television Production from Announcer Training Studios and RCA Institutes of New York, an Honours degree in Sociology from Sir George Williams University (Concordia), Montreal, Canada, and has done two years post-graduate work at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Jamaica.

Active in drama from an early age, he has a wide and varied background in Theatre and the Creative Arts, and he has focused on highlighting the Trinidad & Tobago and Eastern Caribbean vernacular in poetry, storytelling, dramatic presentations, and advertising, both as writer and performer.

His work has been featured in several anthologies and well known international publications. and has been highlighted on the BBC and on Canadian and American radio and television.

An active Rotarian, he is a founding member of the Association of Black Storytellers of America, and holds the Zora Neale Hurston Award. the Caribbean American lntercultural Organisation Award, Washington, and the Beryl McBurnie Foundation for the Arts Award, Trinidad. A total professional in control of his management, talent and properties, he makes regular tours of the Caribbean territories and metropolitan countries lecturing, performing and doing workshops.

He has moved into the field of Management and Staff Training, focusing on inter-personal and cross-cultural communication, and is a much sought-after conference presenter and after-dinner speaker.