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Ricardo P. Deveaux, D.H.L
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At 3:23pm on August 20, 2009, Nadine McMillon said…
Thank you Ricardo. Let it be our prayer that we be the leaders as well as followers GOD will have us to be. I look forward to sharing ideas with you.
At 2:49am on August 22, 2009, Leonardo C. Burrows said…
Thank you sir. I am enjoying this site already. I am greatful for the invite, this is just what I needed.
At 10:31pm on August 22, 2009, Kelly Reid said…
Thank you Ricardo for thinking so highly of me...
At 8:37am on August 23, 2009, Anastacia Yvette Johnson said…
Thank you Richardo, another great idea, congratulations! I will upload my picture and other poitions shortly. I look forward to the exchange of ideas and information.
At 1:28am on August 24, 2009, Sharell Ali McIntosh said…
Thank you Ricardo. I have not buit my page yet, but will soon add to its content. Look forward to the discourse fom time to time. All the best!
At 11:23am on August 25, 2009, Sylvia Beneby said…
Thanks for your words of wisdom and encouragement Blessings to you and the family Sylvia
At 11:33am on August 25, 2009, Gary R. Ferguson said…
Excellent Idea! I anticipate exchange of great ideas that will be more than 'just' thought provoking but will be life changing- for participants, the people we lead/serve/influence, and the wider communities in which we live. Ricardo, continue to lead leaders. Thank YOU.
At 1:25pm on August 25, 2009, Gary R. Ferguson said…
Doc, it was an honor to serve with you then and to still have you as a friend. You know you continue to make us proud. Hope to update profile 'soonest'.
Ps. Boy U know how 2 'swell-up' people head. :-)
At 11:04am on August 26, 2009, Glenardo Knowles said…
Ricardo, Thanks for the words of encouragement. I will continue to do my part to make our nation better. I also would like to say that you are doing a wonderful job in making our country better through all of the various groups you are a part of. Keep up the good work!
At 3:54am on August 28, 2009, Leon R. Williams said…
Thank you Doctor Deveaux for your kind words. Thank you for the invitation. Keep up the great work. I hope that I can contribute in some small way. From my view point while we have well educated persons and great managers in the Caribbean, in times of crisis such as we are experiencing today, there is a clariant call for Leaders.

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Birthday - Month and Date (The year is your secret)
March 28th
Leadership positions that you currently hold or have held
Past Leadership Positions:

President, Student Government Association, Bethune-Cookman College (1989-90)
President, Resident Student Association, Nova Southeastern University (1991-92)
Charter President, Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council (1994-98)
Assistant Regional Director, Southern Region, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (1998-1999)
National First Vice-President, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (1999-2003)
President, Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (2000-2003)
Chairman, International Brothers Affiars, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (2005-2009)

Current Leadership Positions:

President & CEO, Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation (2004 - present)
President Nassau, Bahamas Alumni Chapter, Bethune-Cookman University (2009 - present)
Senior Assistant Secretary, The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture
(Employed with The Bahamas Government since September 1992)
Served a four month rotation (September 2008 – December 2008) in The
Office of the Prime Minister’s – Cabinet Office. Sat in on the weekly Cabinet Meetings and assisted the Secretary to The Cabinet to take notes. (An Awesome leadership exposure but I am SWORN TO SECRECY)
Vice-President, Parents Teachers Association, St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School (2009 - 2011)

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Letter From President Trudie Kibbie Reed, Ed.D - Bethune-Cookman University

May 16, 2009

Dr. Ricardo P. Deveaux
P.O.Box N-4511
Nassau, Bahamas

Dear Dr. Deveaux:

I cannot express in words how truly touched I was by your address to the 2009 graduating class of the GREAT Bethune-Cookman University. It was an honor and delight to have you here as our special guest and friend and I thank you for joining us on this very special occasion. I enjoyed hearing you speak and was moved by your words. Your message for the graduates to "make your test your testimony" was inspirational and motivating and truly a message that our graduating class will always remember, even as they depart from this institution and enter the world to serve and uphold the legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. I sincerely thank you for making the Service of Commencement, on Saturday, May 9, 2009, a memorable event and for sharing with us in this momentous and scared tradition.

In a quote from Mark Twain, the author encourages us to "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." As one who is really great, this is truly what you have done for the 2009 graduating class, and newest alumni of Bethune-Cookman University. You have inspired them to go out into the world and become truly great, as you have done and so eloquently demonstrated throughout your career, your everyday life, and here at Bethune-Cookman University. Thank you for this encouragement and for your dynamic and enthralling speech which will not be forgotten.

Once again, thank you for your time, gracious company, and inspiring words. You are truly a blessing to Bethune-Cookman University, and we look forward to working with you again moving forward.


Trudie Kibbie Reed, Ed.D.

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Announcing the passing of Dare to Lead Member - Lionel Elliott, Sr.

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In our Showcase of our Members, we highlighted Lionel Roosevelt Sears Elliott, Sr. in January 2011. We regret to advise that Lionel passed away on January 4th, 2016.

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Person of the Year shared between the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie (left) and John Rolle (right).

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Showcasing Our Members

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In January 2010, we began a monthly spotlight on Individuals Who DARE to LEAD. We are excited to provide you with a listing of our past honorees.

January 2011

Mr. Lionel R. S. Elliott, Sr.


Youth Leader Extraordaire, Human…


What will be YOUR LEGACY???

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We will all leave a legacy of some sort – the question is what it will be. One dictionary definition of legacy is "something coming from the past." A legacy is something that remains after we leave this world – something that speaks of our lives. Typically we think of what ancestors leave a family when we think of this word – but it is actually much broader than that. It also refers to the effect a person had on others while he or she was alive.…


Individuals Who DARE to LEAD - 2010 Spotlight

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In January 2010, we began a monthly spotlight on Individuals Who DARE to LEAD. We are excited to provide you with a listing of our past honorees.

January 2010

Dr. Trudie Kibbie Reed

President Emerita

The GREAT Bethune-Cookman University

Daytona Beach, Florida…


This group is designed for individuals who have been inspired to lead a business, community, civic, fraternal, religious or political group.

Spotlight on an Individual Who DARE to LEAD

This section will be used to highlight a member or an outstanding Leader who DARE to LEAD.


Vision2lead will dedicated our Leadership spotlight to Dr. Myles Munroe:

Dr. Myles Munroe, an internationally renowned bestselling author, motivational speaker, lecturer, teacher, life coach, government consultant, and leadership mentor.

Dr. Myles Munroe (born April 20, 1954) is the president and founder of the Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI)and Myles Munroe International (MMI), a Christian growth and resource center that includes leadership training institutes, a missions agency, a publishing company, a television network, radio and Web communications, and a church community. He is chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the International Third World Leaders Association and president of the International Leadership Training Institute. 

Dr. Myles Munroe is the author or coauthor of over 100 books, study guides, and audio tapes currently in print, and he is a contributing writer for various Bible editions, journals, magazines, and newsletters, such as The Believer’s Topical Bible, The African Cultural Heritage Topical Bible, Charisma Life Christian Magazine, and Ministries Today.

He has travelled around the world training leaders in business, government, education, sports, media, and religion.

He has degrees in fine arts, education and theology from Oral Roberts University (1978), a Master’s degree in administration from the University of Tulsa (1980), and he has been awarded a number of honorary doctoral degrees. He has also served as an adjunct professor of the Graduate School of Theology at Oral Roberts University. In 2004, he was named the Oral Roberts University Alumnus of the year.

This multi-gifted motivational speaker serves as a business consultant to governments, Fortune 500 companies and corporations, addressing critical issues that affect every aspect of human, professional, leadership, social, and spiritual development. 

Dr. Munroe is this country's youngest recipient of the Queen's Birthday Honors of the Order of The British Empire (OBE) Award 1998 bestowed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth of England, for his spiritual and social contributions to the national development of the Bahamas. He has also been honored by the government of the Bahamas with the Silver Jubilee Award (SJA) for providing twenty-five years of outstanding service to the Bahamas in the category of spiritual, social and religious development. In 2012, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his contribution to leadership development in Peru and other emerging Latin American nations.

Pastor Myles is the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship, where his wife, Ruth Ann, serves as co-senior pastor. They are the proud parents of Charisa and Chairo (Myles Jr.).




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Powerful Quotes

"Our Destiny is not written for us but by us"

Barack H. Obama
44th President
United States of America


“A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.”

John Maxwell
American Author and motivational speaker


You become a leader when you decide to be an original and not a copy.

~ Dr Myles E Munroe ~
Founder, President and Senior Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International


A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t want to go but ought to be. —

Rosalynn Carter,
Former First Lady
United States of America

"Excellence HAS NO LIMITS, we seek to impose
limits on Excellence"

George Zonicle
2006 Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year

2012 Honour Graduate, Queen's College - High School



"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Civil Rights Leader






“We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.”


Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Founder, Bethune-Cookman University, First Black US Presidential Advisor, Community Activist




“Leaders, we must not forget, do not make themselves. They are made instead by

the people they lead, by the people who believe in them and by the people who are

prepared to follow them not out of fear, or because it may be the in-thing to do, or

because of some hypnotic spell, but because deep down there is a faith that moves them to lift us up to a height above their own in the hope that, from the lofty perch to which they have raised us, we can see what they cannot and, that having seen, we, as their leaders, can point the way forward into the tomorrows that await us all.


Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling

Prime Minister

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas

1967 – 1992

“Founding Father of The Bahamas”


Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Civil Rights Leader


“Being in charge is not always as wonderful as it seems. Have respect for the leaders around you. Some people just don't know what we endure to ensure smooth operation and success.”


Ashley Charles Neely

Senior, Majoring in Accounting and Economics

University of Central Oklahoma



‎"Being President doesn't change who you are, it Reveals who you are"


Michelle Obama

First Lady of The United States of America



Dominican Republic official says country is safe: 'There is not an avalanche of deaths'

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NASA’s Curiosity rover saw something flash on Mars, and people are freaking out

NASA’s Curiosity rover saw something flash on Mars, and people are freaking out Mars is almost certainly the next place in our solar system where humans will travel. We're still many years from actually seeing mankind roaming the Red Planet, but with a number of high-powered instruments already hanging out around Mars and on its surface, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect once we get there... or do we?A new image captured by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover shows something that, at the moment, remains unexplained: a bright flash popping up, seemingly out of nowhere, and with no indication of what may have caused it. The image, which was snapped on June 16th, has quickly taken the internet by storm, but NASA scientists aren't particularly concerned with what it might mean.The flash is only present in one of many consecutive images Curiosity captured that day. Images from just seconds later show absolutely nothing but the baren Martian landscape, so what caused the flash?NASA can't say for certain, but the most likely explanation is rather mundane. When we see something we can't immediately identify, especially when it's happening on another planet, it's easy to jump to some seriously wild conclusions. Perhaps it's an alien ship zooming through, or an alien surveying the planet with a flashbulb, right? Unfortunately, no.Scientists have seen these kinds of flashes in images of Mars before, and generally speaking they never really amount to much. NASA has chalked it up to reflections from distant rocks or glare caused by the Sun. The fact that NASA published a total of 21 images shot over a four-minute span and only one of those pictures includes the bright flash suggests it wasn't anything particularly meaningful.In any case, it's yet another interesting mystery for scientists to unravel between now and whenever in the near future we finally send human travelers to the Red Planet.

White House on lockdown with reporters being moved to press briefing room, reports say

White House on lockdown with reporters being moved to press briefing room, reports say The White House was put under lockdown on Monday morning, according to reporters who cover the administration. Journalists posted messages on social media announcing the lockdown as they were assembled in the White House press briefing room, where they have not had a briefing in nearly 100 days. “We are literally locked in here,” wrote Megan Pratz, a reporter for Cheddar. “We can’t see much but Secret Service officers just ran across the lawn.”The Secret Service posted a statement on Twitter minutes later saying the agency was “responding to an incident involving a suspicious package located on Pennsylvania Ave.”Nearby pedestrian traffic routes were closed on Monday, the Secret Service added. The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. > Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers are responding to an incident involving a suspicious package located on Pennsylvania Ave. Pedestrian traffic is closed along Pennsylvania Ave. between 15th and 17th streets to include Lafayette Park.> > — U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) > > June 24, 2019More follows…

Stunning giant squid captured on video in US waters for first time

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Is the U.S.-Iran War Scare Over?

Is the U.S.-Iran War Scare Over? Beloved readers: It's been a rough week inside the Five-Sided Fun House as it looked like the United States and Iran were on a collision course until President Donald Trump aborted planned air and missile strikes at the eleventh hour.As your beleaguered friend and narrator writes this, the Pentagon has not scheduled any briefings about how close the U.S. military was to attacking Iran, or even if those strikes have been called off or are on hold.It would be nice to know whether we are at war or not. One would think the headquarters of the U.S. military would be a good place to find out. But the Trump administration has one spokesman: the president himself. His tweets have replaced Pentagon's briefings as the primary source for military news.Throughout the week, defense officials strained to provide reporters with some information. With little notice, the Pentagon held an off-camera background briefing on Monday about the latest imagery of explosive devices found on foreign tankers in the Gulf of Oman – although none of the pictures actually showed Iranian military personnel placing the mines on ships.That evening, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced another 1,000 U.S. troops were headed to the Middle East to deter Iran. There was no briefing. (In the Pentagon's defense, this correspondent can be a tad aggressive when pressing for answers at briefings.)Events reached a climax on Thursday, following the news that Iran had shot down a $110 million U.S. military drone. Reporters were given about 30 minutes' notice for a "briefing," which was actually the head of U.S. Air Forces Central Command reading a brief statement. He did not take any questions.The Pentagon also provided a brief video of the drone going down and map of the aircraft's flight path, but for the most part, defense officials have left it to the president to inform the public about whether their sons and daughters will be going into harm's way.In response to criticism about how the Defense Department is dealing with the media about Iran, a Pentagon spokeswoman said military press officers both in the United States and the Central Command area of responsibility are working to answer questions from journalists around the world."Throughout the Department of Defense, leaders and spokespeople from multiple offices are providing as much information as we can about this dynamic, on-going event," Navy Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich told Task & Purpose. "We are respectful of the public's right to know about ongoing military operations, as we maintain operational security in the protection of our personnel and assets in the region."However, the Pentagon also needs to resume holding regular briefings at which reporters can ask questions, said retired Marine Corps Marine Col. David Lapan, who has served as a spokesman for the Defense Department and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.The situation with Iran is growing more complicated every day, so it is especially important for the Defense Department to keep Americans informed while protecting classified information so that the public understands how the military is being used, Lapan told Task & Purpose on Friday.

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