Keno Forbes​

BACKGROUND

Keno Shamado Forbes, descends from the island of South Caicos and was born to the parents of George and Sarah Forbes (both deceased). As a young child, he experienced the hardship of losing both parents, but with God’s help Keno demonstrated resilience and fortitude as he purposed in his heart to rise above life’s adversities and expand on the foundation his parents had laid out for him. He attended the Iris Stubbs Primary and the Majorie Basden High schools on South Caicos. Keno excelled academically while displaying a passion for service. He became actively involved in youth ministry and later went on to serve as a United Nation’s Goodwill Ambassador for a period of

Issues

Youth Empowerment Programs (investing in education, music and sports) - Expansion and improvement of Public Service delivery in South Caicos - Revitalisation of Island Economy through Tourism, Small Business opportunities and modernization of the Fishing industry. - Building Stronger Families and Communities - Career training and professional development

EDUCATION

John Maxwell Group : Certified  Coach, Teacher  and Speaker August 2014 Goldey-Beacom College :  Master of Science Degree : Management August 2006 Goldey-Beacom College: Bachelor of Science Degree: Business Administration and Human Resource Management April 2004

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Scotiabank (Turks and Caicos) Ltd 2007-2016 An international financial institution providing personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking to more than 50 countries around the world. Worked in various Managerial Capacities over the last 10 years specializing in: - Operations - Organizational Development and Change - Compliance/Regulatory Management - Staff Planning- Employee Relations - Performance Management- Diversity Management - Conflict Resolution - Human Resource Management - Leadership Development - Training and Executive Coaching - Continuity Management State Farm Insurance Companies New Castle Delaware USA 2004-2006 A group of insurance and financial services companies servicing more than 80 million policies and accounts across the US and Canada. Insurance and Bank Products Sales Specialist Wilmington Savings Fund Society Wilmington Delaware USA 2003-2004 The seventh oldest, continuously-operating bank in the United States. A permanent fixture in the community, providing personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. Retail Banking Associate

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Turks and Caicos 1998-2000 80K raised for Scholarships and Projects via the TCI Community College Fund serving as Treasurer 2013-2015 We Speak To Nations Youth Leadership Award 2015 Who’s Who Among American Colleges and University 2004 & 2006 International Student of The Year - Goldey Beacom College 2003 20 Years as a youth Leaders (mentoring, organizing back to school projects, holding workshops) Top National Scholar CXC Awards 1998

 

two years. Keno is a graduate of Goldey-Beacon College in Wilmington Delaware where he achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources and a Master’s Degree in Management. During his time in Wilmington Delaware he worked with The Junior Achievement Program and served as member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Delaware Youth for Christ. In his professional capacity, he has over 15 years’ experience in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry having held various leadership roles with Scotiabank (Turks and Caicos) Ltd. and State Farm Insurance, Wilmington, Delaware. Keno is also a certified Leadership Coach and Trainer with the world renowned John Maxwell Group. Over the years, his commitment to community service and desire to see young people fulfil their purpose grew, serving as Youth Director for several years at his local church. Keno also served as the Treasurer for the Turks and Caicos Community College Fund which provides scholarship to local students attending the college and funds educational projects. During his time on the board over $80,000 was raised and distributed by the Fund for scholarship to the college. He is currently the President and Host of Generation Next (powered by Rock of Jesus Ministry), a Christian based group and Talk Show with the aim of motivating young people to pursue their dreams. Keno believes in the strength of family and one of his greatest joys in life is being a husband and father. He is married to the love of his life Ruth Forbes, together they have one son Isaiah.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT keno

"Keno Forbes is the man for the job"
"He is genuine voice and has the people at heart"

"South Caicos has another chance to make a difference.  A young man has put his name forward to represent this island.  Over the years, South Caicos has suffered embarrassment, shame and social and economic decline. 

South Caicos, Keno is your man.  Embrace him.  Support him.  I proudly endorse him.  You should too."

Dr. Carlton Mills (Former Minister of Education)

"I, endorse Keno Forbes in his political quest because the youth of this nation, especially the young men of South Caicos would have a role model from their peers to emulate. Someone with whom they can relate, associate and compliment for the efforts he will make in charting a course for a more successful future. He will ensure that there are extra curricula activities taking place within the community of South Caicos to encourage a well-rounded approach to the growth and development prospects of human resources. He will not leave the youth, especially the young men to the mercy of chances.

I hereby recommend Mr. Keno Forbes to you the residents of South Caicos, the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands as he seeks your support in the next General Election for the People’s Democratic Movement. He will give of his best efforts and ensure that his objectives would be to help in revitalizing the growth of our community, South Caicos."

Emily Malcolm (Ms.)

"Keno has always contributed and cared about the citizens of South Caicos though he has worked as  a Banker in Providenciales he has never forgotten the people of South Caicos especially the youths and elderly. He will serve as a great role model and will work for the betterment of South Caicos"  

Bishop George Fulford

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PDM Headquarters Address

Downtown, Providenciales Turks & Caicos
Hillgrove Street, South Caicos