Shasheena Rolle-Farquharson – S.Rolle@znsbahamas.com
Deputy General Manager of News | Programming
Shasheena Rolle-Farquharson, the first Bahamian to graduate from Florida Memorial University in Broadcast Communications, has forged a remarkable career. Following an internship at NBC, she joined the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas in 2008, using her platform to address critical issues like Sexual Abuse, Homelessness, Domestic Abuse, and Mental Health.
Co-creating ‘The Power of Giving,’ she provided crucial financial aid to many in need. Shasheena, a dedicated journalist and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, was recognized in 2020 as one of the 40 under 40 most influential Bahamians by Professional Services Bahamas.
Shasheena is not only a dedicated professional but also a loving wife and mother of three beautiful children. She currently serves as the Deputy General Manager of News and Programming at ZNS Northern Service, continuing her impactful career in journalism and her commitment to making a positive difference in her community.
Romeko Knowles – R.Knowles@znsbahamas.com
Anchor | Senior Reporter
Romeko Knowles, is a dynamic broadcast journalist, who joined the ZNS Northern Service in 2018 initially as a sports anchor. Through his work, Romeko covered Bahamian athletes at international events worldwide, showcasing his dedication to sports journalism. He’s known for directing the impactful documentary “East End After Dorian,” nominated for the 2020 Caribbean Media Award. Romeko’s career highlights include hosting national events and covering the now Prince and Princess of Wales’ visit to Abaco in 2022. In 2023, he delved into the issue of mental health in The Bahamas with the documentary “The Other Side of Suicide.” His rapid ascent from self-guided learning to news anchor within five years underscores his dedication and talent, with a lasting impact through storytelling.
Azure Quant – A.Quant@znsbahamas.com
Azure Quant, a proud Grand Bahama native, serves as a Senior Reporter at ZNS Northern Service. Azure holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a concentration in Broadcasting, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Florida Memorial University.
She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Azure’s media career started as a Radio Personality at Mix 102.1 Radio Station, followed by joining the ZNS team in March 2022. In December 2022, she received the Employee of the Quarter award and secured 3rd place in the Employee of the Year awards. In September 2023, Azure was honored as one of the ’50 Under 40’ Golden Jubilee young professionals for her community contributions and dedication to her field.
Her guiding philosophy is drawn from Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Raven Davis – R.Davis@znsbahamas.com
Raven Davis is a News Reporter at ZNS Northern Service, with a passion for weaving captivating narratives through the power of broadcast journalism. Raven’s career has seen her delving into a multitude of stories, bringing them to life for her audience. In her short time as a reporter, Raven has covered breaking news, court stories and politics. She is fascinated by nature, the tapestry of different cultures and enjoys exercise.
Juelanda Thompson-Evariste, a News Reporter at ZNS Northern Service, embarked on her journalism journey in 2017 as a print reporter at The Freeport News. The company downsized in 2019, prompting her to explore other avenues, using her Business degree in the printing industry and later as a Communications Specialist at The Ministry of Tourism, Investments, and Aviation, where she crafted press releases. Her passion for storytelling led her to broadcast journalism, where she excels as a news reporter. With intrepid reporting skills, she is committed to delivering accurate, captivating, and impactful stories about the Bahamas.
Ricardo Lightbourn – R.Lightbourn@znsbahamas.com
Ricardo Lightbourn is a familiar face at the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas. He embarked on his journey there in 1991 as a Reporter after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Saint Augustine’s College in 1981. Over the years, he has covered numerous noteworthy news and sports events, including the Olympic Games in Jamaica and Barbados, IAAF World Relays (2014 – 2015), Carifta Track & Field Championships, and the Chris Brown Invitational. Through his hard work and dedication, Ricardo climbed the ranks to become Sports Director, News Director, and later, the Director of the Northern Service at the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas. Ricardo Lightbourn is deeply committed to the welfare of the Bahamian people, engaging in philanthropic activities such as fundraising with his Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. brothers, coaching Little League, and providing support during hurricane season’s most trying times. His devotion to representing and contributing to the Bahamas and its people remains unwavering.
Jay Phillippe – J. Phillippe@znsbahamas.com
Jay Philippe is a Sports Anchor at ZNS Northern Service. Jay is a dedicated journalist and community mentor with a profound commitment to nurturing young men from the family islands and Freeport’s inner city community. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management with a minor in Sports Management from Webber International University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Webber International University Graduate School of Business. Recognized as an American National Athletics Intercollegiate Association Scholar Athlete in 2011 and 2013, Jay is also a distinguished Head Basketball Coach, leading teams to local and national Championships.
Shayne Stubbs – S.Stubbs@znsbahamas.com
Shayne Stubbs, has been a Reporter at ZNS Northern Service since June 2022. For seven years, he served as the sports reporter and photographer for The Freeport News, Grand Bahama’s esteemed publication from 2014 to 2021. Shayne’s coverage extends to national and international sporting events, such as the CARIFTA Games, World Relays, and the Bahamas National High School Basketball Championships. Beyond the camera, he revels in gym workouts, Grand Bahama’s Flag Football League, quality time with loved ones, and the occasional spontaneous adventure. His deep-rooted love for basketball and football shines through his reporting.Shayne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Lee University.