The Caribbean Posh Weekend 2024 concluded with resounding success, solidifying its reputation as the ultimate gathering for Caribbean and Caribbean American women. From June 28-30, 2024, Harbor 360 Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, hosted a transformative experience filled with empowerment, celebration, and inspiration.

The highlight of this year’s event was the inaugural Caribbean Posh Icon Woman Awards. Friday evening saw a prestigious ceremony honoring exceptional Caribbean women who are trailblazers in their fields. Grenadian-born, Dr. Yvette Noel-Schure of Schure Media Group was celebrated as the Pioneering ICON, recognizing her profound impact on the Caribbean community and beyond.

Among the distinguished honorees were Jamaican-born Naomi Cowan, who was celebrated for her multifaceted talent as a singer and actress. She is known notably for her role in the recently released Bob Marley movie. Haitian American, Sidnee Michelle Douyon, a celebrity journalist at Black Enterprise, received recognition for her exceptional contributions to journalism. The USVI’s very own former Miss USVI, Janeisha John, was honored for her work as host and TV producer at the Zeus Network, and for her significant impact on the entertainment industry.

In addition to the aforementioned honorees, the event also celebrated a host of nominees from across the region, shining a spotlight on their remarkable achievements and contributions to various industries. The category winners include:

Roberta Rose-Collins, Founder, Yes She Can (Trinidad & Tobago)

Social Impact & Community Engagement

Ramone Reid, Founder, Cultural Naturals (USVI, Jamaica)

Science, Technology & Innovation

Amashkia Lorne, Public Relations and Communications (Jamaica)

Cultural, Preservation & Promotion

Colette Brown, CB Consulting (USVI)

Entrepreneurship & Business Excellence

Monea, Singer/Dancer (BVI)

Arts & Culture

Trudian Dalley, Pharmaceutical Technologist (Jamaica)

Leadership and Empowerment

Suana Callum, International Published Model (Jamaica)

Young Achiever

The awards night festivities were elevated by electrifying live performances, including the debut performance of “Woman on Top” by BVI Grammy-nominated musician and producer, Kamau Georges. Miss Teen BVI, Asha Hyndman wowed the crowd as she made her hosting debut.

Saturday’s POSHgirl Power Brunch brought out the region’s fashionistas, entrepreneurs, creatives, and working professionals for enriching master class sessions and dynamic panel discussions. Industry leaders shared insights, empowering attendees with strategies for success, and stressing the importance of fostering a network of collaboration and support. As keynote speaker, Dona Regis-Prosper, Secretary-General and CEO of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, inspired attendees with her personal story of resilience. Antonia Fifi, a Trinidadian fashion influencer, shared her remarkable journey illustrating the transformative impact of fashion.

The event highlighted the vibrant creativity of the Caribbean through an enchanting fashion showcase that featured talented regional designers. A lively marketplace further promoted local businesses and creatives, fostering a bustling environment of cultural exchange. The Caribbean POSH Weekend concluded with the Pink Sunday Sunset Sail, a picturesque finale against the backdrop of the Caribbean Sea, symbolizing unity and celebrating achievements. The event continues to expand its reach. This year, attendees came from both the US and the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Maryland, New York, and Los Angeles, USA.

“We are thrilled with the success of Caribbean POSH Weekend 2024,” said Janette Brin, Founder and CEO of Caribbean POSH Magazine. “This event has truly brought together women from across the region to celebrate their accomplishments and foster meaningful connections.

The joy and sisterhood we’ve experienced is a reminder that the vision for Caribbean POSH Weekend is a shared dream, and I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to orchestrate such a nurturing experience for women across the region.”

Brin indicated that while she and her team will be taking a few weeks to fully recap, they have already begun developing Caribbean POSH’s next in-person event.