Barry John de Courcey Collymore is committed to seeing positive and innovative change in the Caribbean and is currently focussing much of his work in Grenada to create a model for the region. He is involved in many different projects and performs the roles of: Company Director; Investment Consultant; PR/ Marketing and Communications professional; and Film maker.
He holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of the West Indies in Mass Media Communications and a Masters Degree in Management from Loughborough University, UK.
Barry started his career as a journalist with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union where he rose to the position of head of news and sports.
Barry has served as Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of St. George’s University and Press Secretary and Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Grenada.
He owns a public relations/marketing company, Colour Bar Media and co founded Solutions Grenada, a business advisory company which works to create new products or make products and services work better.
Barry is a Director of Savvy Grenada the company which owns and is developing Mount Cinnamon Beach Resort and Port Louis Marina. He has also been recently appointed as a Director of Urbaniza Ltd, which is involved in urban renewal and trade projects.
Barry loves films, and has Directed and Produced a film called Footprints, featuring Grenada’s road to Olympic victory and Produced Forward Ever a documentary telling the story of Grenada’s Revolution.
He has invested in an organic apiary in the north of the island which produces some of Grenada’s finest honey. He believes that bees can help to protect many of our indigenous plants, and that the honey they produce is a healthy replacement for refined sugar in our Caribbean diets.
For Barry, Grenada represents the Caribbean that his father and grandfather once told him about. He is passionate about working to preserve the strong traditions of hard work, generosity and honesty that are becoming harder to find in many places in the world. He wants to document the Caribbean’s traditions and heroes on film, for the sake of future generations including his eight year old son Zachary.