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September 18th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Gia A. Wilson

By Ron O. D’Avilar

The natural hair movement is one encouraging men and women of African descent to embrace their natural afro-texture hair. Virgin Islander Gia A. Wilson is a firm believer in the cause.

September 11th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Dakota K. Christopher

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Dakota K. Christopher is on a mission to spread positivity and women empowerment in the Virgin Islands. Through a custom clothing line ‘Notbasic by Ms Kody,’ she started a community movement that spreads powerful messages of hope in this very unorthodox way.

September 4th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional De’Vaughnia K. Sprauve

By Ron O. D’Avilar

Many businesses are sparked out of a skill or passion and ‘Sinful Lipwear’, a Virgin Islands-based homemade lip cosmetics brand, is no different. Its founder De’Vaughnia K. Sprauve aka 'Deba' said she got hooked on the idea after learning how to make red lipstick from an online video tutorial.

August 28th, 2020
This Week We feature Young Professional Alonya J. Ophelia

By Ron O. D’Avilar

Virgin Gorda resident Alonya J. Ophelia is not your average teenager. Her creativity and passion for desserts have led to the creation of a sweet business, ‘Alonya's Delectable Delights,’ the home of unique desserts and pastries in the Virgin Islands.

August 21st, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Buney H. Chinnery

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Young Professional Buney H. Chinnery was immediately put on the breadline as a result of COVID-19, having lost his job as a chef due to the tourism sector coming to a halt. For this entrepreneurial youth; however, that wasn’t the end. He took some money from his savings to start a landscaping business called ‘pretty plants’.

August 14th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Tanisha A. L. Pierre

By Ron O. D'Avilar

After struggling to simply find a swimsuit on island that was right for her, young entrepreneur Tanisha A. La-Touche Pierre decided to not let anyone else go through that experience and has since become the proud owner of Boujee Bodies VI, an online store providing stylish swimsuits to customers in the Virgin Islands.

August 7th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Keianna G. Smith

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Business is booming for Young Entrepreneur Keianna G. Smith, the owner of ‘A Classy You’ retail store, an online destination where persons can buy high-quality fashion merchandise and have them delivered anywhere in the Virgin Islands.

August 1st, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Aqueelah L. Frett

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Championing the natural hair movement in the Virgin Islands, Entrepreneur Aqueelah L. Frett has turned her passion for haircare into a business. Originally from Virgin Gorda but residing on Tortola, this mother of two does have a day job, but she also runs the ‘Afrotherapy’ boutique.

June 26th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional C’Novia D. Toussaint

By Ron O. D'Avilar

While many teens are taken up with social media apps like TikTok and Snapchat, 15-year-old Young Professional C’Novia D. Toussaint has her eyes set on building an industry around her cosmetic company ‘C’Novia Cosmetics.’

June 12th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Keithleen S. L. Mathavious

By Ron O. D'Avilar

There is nothing more fulfilling than when you can say “I did that.” Young Professional Keithleen S. L. Mathavious, who runs a family business called Cre8tive Arts Branding Specialist and is using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to diversify and grow, can certainly relate to those words.

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