Caribbean-American In The Spotlight: Shama Harrysingh

Shama Harrysingh
Shama Harrysingh

SOUTH FLORIDA – Shama Harrysingh, was born in Trinidad, West Indies. As in true Caribbean Style she wears many hats.  Shama is a Realtor and Licensed Mortgage Broker in the State of Florida, a Certified Etiquette Coach, Certified Image Consultant and a published author.

She attended the University of Winnipeg, Canada and currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida.

Shama is a dedicated and hard-working community enthusiast who has been feverishly propagating Indian culture and religion successfully for the past twenty years.

As a philanthropist, Shama has initiated many fundraising projects with other community members to provide underprivileged children with educational and medical assistance. She is also instrumental in supporting various temples and churches.  A former member of the Humanitarian Society of Boca Raton, Florida, and current Public Relations Officer of Divali Nagar South Florida, Inc., a Non Profit group which celebrates Divali on a global, world class stage annually in Florida.

Shama works extensively as a volunteer in her community in projects including the Annual Sunfest, South Florida’s largest waterfront festival of music and the arts, 44th Super Bowl held in Miami in 2010 and the March of Dimes. At present, she volunteers as a teacher of literacy classes in the City of Boca Raton.

For many years, Shama volunteered as a journalist with the Caribbean Contact USA newspaper featuring successful Trinbagonians and other cultural icons in South Florida and currently does some freelance work for South Florida Caribbean News (

Shama recently spearheaded Indian Arrival Day celebrations held at the Hibiscus restaurant in Sunrise, Florida, during which the featured speaker The Honourable Dr. Suruj Rambachan, Dr. Anil Ramnanan and twenty-eight members of the community were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the community.

She believes in giving back to the community and continues to devote her time and talents to the upliftment of children and her community locally and globally. Through her love for and devotion to her religion and culture and her determination to promote same, she hosted a religious program on WAVS1170 AM in South Florida and WHSR 980 AM which focused on health, immigration and other social issues. She also produced ‘Caribbean cache’ on Comcast television .

The former Caribbean Contact Area Manager of Palm Beach County is a philanthropist who has added to the lives of many individuals. She has volunteered time to the city of Boca Raton mentoring students and teaching reading and on April 13th 2011, she was honoured by the City for her commitment and hard work as a volunteer with a Proclamation by the Mayor of Boca Raton, Susan Whelchel.


Shama was the recipient of a prestigious award from the Caribbean Contact USA for community service and volunteerism. Among the people she has interviewed are:
Former Prime Minister, The Honourable Mr. Basdeo Panday
Prime Minister, The Honourable Kamla Persad Bissessar
The Honourable Mr. Chandresh Sharma
Trinidad & Tobago’s Ambassador to the United States,
The Honourable Dr. Neil Parsan
Legendary Classical singer, the late Ustad Haniff Mohammed.

On a personal note her favorite books are, The Propher by Kahil Gibran, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins.  Her passion is serving the community with love and devotion, helping others to succeed and maintaining a positive direction in life.


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