Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine April 2017 | Page 477

Paul Keens-Douglas One of the Caribbean’s best-known raconteurs Known as Mr. “Tim Tim” in the theatrical world, Paul Keens-Douglas is one of the most eloquent and best-known raconteurs and social commentators in the English-speaking Caribbean. Born in Trinidad on September 22nd, 1942, he spent his early childhood in Grenada where he attended the St.George’s Methodist School and Presentation Boys College. He holds diplomas in Commercial Broadcasting and Radio/TV Production from Announcer Training Studios and RCA Institutes of New York, a B.A (Honors) Degree in Sociology from Sir George Williams University (Concordia), Montreal, Canada, and has done two years postgraduate work at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica where he also was Sub Warden at Irvine Hall. Active in drama from an early age, he has a wide and varied background in Theatre and the Creative Arts. Since his return to Trinidad in 1974, he has focused on highlighting the Trinidad & Tobago and Eastern Caribbean vernacular in dramatic presentations and advertising, both as writer, performer, and producer. Over the years he has become a leading exponent of the oral traditions of which his annual Tim Tim Show and Carnival Talk Tent have become hallmarks.