ABOUT CARIBBEAN TRACKLIFE
CaribbeanTrackLife International Online
is produced by D. G. Palmer Publications Inc. Its main objective is to promote Caribbean track & field by taking an in-depth look into the performances and lives of athletes who compete in the sport, from as early as the primary/elementary school level.
The brainchild of Desmond Palmer, a Jamaican journalist,
focuses on giving readers quality content ranging from eye-catching photos that aren't run-of-the-mill to the latest on what’s happening in the track-&-field world, as it keeps pace with Caribbean athletes at home and abroad.
The site hopes to bring to the track-&-field enthusiast the numerous untold stories of triumph and defeat, sacrifice and success, and the glory and disappointment of our athletes. We plan to heighten interest among fans of the sport, through analyses and previews of major track-&-field events both inside and outside of the region.
CaribbeanTrackLife International Online
Magazine offers quality content that’s informative and thought-provoking, and will also appeal to a readership that spans a wide age and economic range.
We break the story; if we didn't, we add perspective and insight to
THE VISION OF D.G. PALMER PUBLICATIONS
To become the primary source of information about Caribbean track & field.
Caribbean TrackLife is committed to becoming a major platform to profile Caribbean track & field athletes. It will strive to further promote the Caribbean region as the track-and-field force that it is, simultaneously showcasing and pushing for the support necessary to keep young athletes focused, fit and healthy in mind and body.
Desmond G. Palmer is a Caribbean national living in New York. He has had many years experience and extensive academic training in journalism. In addition, he possesses a rare combination of all the editorial/journalistic skills and knowledge that go into producing a respectable and sought-after online magazine.
Born and raised in Jamaica, Desmond began his on-the-job education early in the craft. Immediately after graduating high school, he was hired as a trainee features writer and subeditor by
the oldest daily newspaper in the island as well as the Caribbean.
Desmond grew up in that job, working and traveling on journalism fellowships and assignments that took him to the wider Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East before pursuing an undergraduate degree in foreign languages and literature at the University of the West Indies.
After migrating, Desmond completed a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in English at Long Island University in New York.
Anthony L. Gayle is from the parish of St. Elizabeth in Jamaica and was an outstanding middle-distance runner in (SDC) Social Development Commission and parish competitions. He has had several of his “Letters to The Editor” published in Jamaica’s Daily Gleaner newspaper.
Anthony has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and is a licensed New York State Notary Public. He currently works as a Credentialing Specialist in the insurance and healthcare industries, and serves as voluntary assistant coach for a high school girls track & Field team in Queens, New York.
Neil O. Clayton was born in the Jamaican parish of Manchester but moved to May Pen, Clarendon, where his interest in track and field emerged at the age of 10. Throughout his early years, Neil participated in track and field competitions, which took him to places countrywide, he might not otherwise have known. He was a fledging long jumper who had equal success in the 100m dash.
A graduate of Brooklyn College, New York, Neil has an Associate’s degree in Fine Arts, a Bachelor’s in Media Studies, and a Master’s in Journalism. He has had articles and letters published in Jamaica’s Daily Gleaner newspaper, as well as the renowned US Track and Field News magazine. He has worked as an assistant, coaching upcoming athletes attending New York City public schools.
Photographer & Videographer
Kwesi Peters was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Arima, Trinidad until the age of eight. That was when he moved back to New York to live in Queens. He attended St. Francis Preparatory School, where his interest in track and field began during his sophomore year. He continued his career as a sprinter from there to Adelphi University. Kwesi has earned a bachelor’s degree, in which he majored in exercise science and minored in Communications: Moving image production, which is where his expertise in film and knowledge of photography reside. He is currently completing his master’s degree in exercise physiology, and he still competes for Adelphi as a sprinter.