Reflections Janelle Penny Commissiong-Chow Then and now
She created history in 1977 as the first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe and today 35 years later this country is still extremely proud of her incredible achievement.
Now nearly 60, Commissiong-Chow's astounding beauty still has the power to turn heads. But this phenomenal woman is not just a beauty queen but a smart, astute and assertive businesswoman who proved her mettle when she took over her first husband Brian Bowen's business when he passed away many years ago.
Commissiong-Chow not only maintained Bowen Marine's success but greatly improved on its profit margin. The mother of an 18-year-old girl and now on her second marriage, Commissiong-Chow was recently appointed Deputy Chairman to the Tourist Development Company Board. She spoke with us recently and reflected on her life.
Are women more promiscuous than men? This is the question being asked by writer Lorraine Waldropt- Ferguson in this week's issue piece on Page 18. The responses offered by those interviewed are enlightening.
Writer Kimberly Castillo gave Waldropt-Ferguson a much needed break this week as she took a turn at our Real Women, Real Stories. Castillo introduces us to Poolo Teelak from Bamboo whom she described as a master in traditional massage.
US correspondent Allan Wesley the writer women seem to love questions, Is sex overrated?
New writer Akilah Holder who officially joins the team this week looks at assertive women, while a new monthly column entitled Dear Moms with Mary Serrette makes its debut. She intends to give us her take on a variety of topics as we go along.
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