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February 21st, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Tishon S.J. Bridgewater

By Ron O. D'Avilar

With his eyes set on becoming the head chef of a top restaurant, 20-year-old Virgin Gordian Tishon S.J. Bridgewater is living his new found passion as a professional chef in the Virgin Islands tourism sector.

February 14th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Sabrina Smith-Penn

By Ron O. D'Avilar

22-year-old beautician, Mrs Sabrina Smith-Penn from The Settlement, Anegada, has taken nail designs to new heights as a certified nail technician. She is also the owner of Island Goddess Beauty Parlour, established in 2017.

February 7th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Christine A. Ewers

By Ron O. D'Avilar

The Virgin Islands is surely not short of hairstylists but Christine A. Ewers is one with a difference. Christine is already the youngest entrepreneur in her family, gaining that title after taking on the challenge to chart her own course based on a passion she shared for hairdressing as a little child.

January 31st, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Lawrence A. Kirton-Wheatley

By Ron O. D'Avilar

20-year-old Young Professional, Vlogger and Entrepreneur Mr Lawrence A. Kirton-Wheatley aka ‘Bunchie’ has taken on a personal mission of promoting the Virgin Islands. Through his eyes and the lens of his camera, Lawrence creates videos documenting his adventures in Anegada via his personal YouTube channel, ‘BunchieVI’.

January 24th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Jade-Allison J.C. Straker

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Young Professional Jade-Allison J.C. Straker is a Corporate Services Junior Administrator at Harneys; however, like most entrepreneurial youths, she has a booming small business under her watch. Island Aromas BVI manufactures and sells scented bath and body products, in addition to soy candles inspired by landmarks or delicacies in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 17th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Ahmad L. Mahoney

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Young Professional Ahmad L. Mahoney always had a love for the sun, sea and sand which led him to pursue a tourism-based career. On the surface, he might seem like just an average Virgin Islander, but that is far from the truth.

January 10th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Nardia A. Thomas-Mather

By Ron O. D'Avilar

As a busy wife and career mom, Mrs Nardia A. Thomas-Mather in true entrepreneurial spirit still finds the time to balance life, work and a small business.

January 3rd, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Kevin W. Jones

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Professional culinary artist Kevin W. Jones is cooking up a name for himself in London, United Kingdom. Born and raised in the Virgin Islands, Kevin is taking the flavours of the territory and infusing them with regional cuisines under the travelling restaurant brand ‘Nyammin’. Nyammin is a popular Caribbean term for eating.

December 27th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Brandon N. Andrew

By Ron O. D'Avilar

'When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade' is a popular mantra that young Brandon N. Andrew has literally crafted into his very own business. At 24-year-old he runs a pop-up beverage shop called ‘Brandini's Lemonade’ through collaborations with bars, festivals, private events and other initiatives.

December 20th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Tunika G.N. Aymer

By Ron O. D’Avilar

A bold entrepreneur with a passion for fashion, 31-year-old Tunika G.N. Aymer is living her childhood dream by owning a fashion retailer. “When I was a little girl, I always wanted to make sure when I go out to any function I was always well dressed,” she told Virgin Islands News Online (VINO). The name of her business is stylised ‘Uniqueandcreativefashion'.

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