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This Week We Feature Young Professional Akia L. Thomas

This week we feature young professional Akia L. Thomas. Photo: Provided
Akia L. Thomas is a Clerical Officer III with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Photo: Provided
Akia L. Thomas is a Clerical Officer III with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Photo: Provided
Akia L. Thomas is a graduate of Elmore Stoutt High School and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Ashworth College. Photo: Provided
Akia L. Thomas is a graduate of Elmore Stoutt High School and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Ashworth College. Photo: Provided
Adventure Seeker, Praise Dancer, Socialite, College Student, and Working Professional…sounds like a mouthful isn’t it?

Meet Young Professional Akia L. Thomas, 25, of Long Look/East End, Tortola. Akia is a Clerical Officer III at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

“I’m an enthusiastic young lady who enjoys meeting new people. I love to help people, I love giving advice,” she told Virgin Islands News Online.

Endless possibilities

Thomas attended the now Elmore Stoutt High School where she graduated with a grade 2 certificate in Information Technology, and presently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Ashworth College.

The possibilities for a career are endless, as she explains she is exploring several options upon her successful completion at college.


In her “me time” Akia relishes in reading, singing, Praise Dancing, going out with friends and seeking new adventures.

Thomas is presently a Dance Teacher at Touch Ministry, a praise dance group from the Long Look Church of God of Prophecy. She said dancing has been part of her life since the age of eight.

“It helps me increase my faith, it is somewhat an escape from the stress of my life,” she said.

Role Models

As with every Young Professional we feature, we ask them who they would consider their role model/inspiration.

Akia said her mom Idalia White and her English Educator Mr Hubert Wong are two such persons.

She gave reasons for choosing her mother as her inspiration.

“Because even though my father was in my life and he still is, my mother was somewhat the mother and the father. She taught me to be a strong woman, she taught me to not take anything from anybody that I don’t like, don’t settle for less than the best, she taught me values, morals, she taught me, love,” Thomas pointed out.

In the Education department, she chose Mr Hubert Wong who taught her during Secondary School.

“He had a certain way of teaching that really reaches the young people. Before him, I didn’t like English at all and now where I am in College and I have to do an essay with basically every lesson, it helped me that now I can write an essay out of thin air. So he was a role model for me in that way.”

Advice to Young People

Thomas shared some good words with other young people.

“My advice would be to never give up, even if you start something and it didn’t go how you thought it would have gone or even if it is not as easy as you thought it would have been, just try again. I can guarantee the second or the third time that you try you would get it because it would become clearer to you,” Akia remarked.

17 Responses to “This Week We Feature Young Professional Akia L. Thomas”

  • stranger (21/04/2017, 16:14) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    I met her for the first time the other day picking up my police certification and she was very professional and personable. Was very impressed by first contact.
  • Vision (21/04/2017, 16:20) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    That is solid advise coming from a young lady .
    Note , she never mentioned church / God or religion ; simple praise worship .
    Sing your praises daughter : I dont know you , but I admire the way you did this intetview . Stay focus and give God the glory . Hug your mom and tell her thankzz again . As a stranger I am proud of you
  • zoe (21/04/2017, 17:02) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Big ups girl friend
  • Tolian (21/04/2017, 17:46) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice Akia,

    But why they putting age on you ? 35 ?
    • Ms. Diva (22/04/2017, 10:53) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Tolian, I would not even worry about that. Age is nothing but a number. My Mom is 60 and she looks like she is in her late 40's.
    • @Tolian (22/04/2017, 19:00) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      I was surprised, though she was much younger. Keep up the positive attitude young lady.
  • pat (21/04/2017, 17:59) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Akia is good people yall
  • kim2002 (21/04/2017, 19:03) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Love this girl so much she wouldn't even understand​.. keep up the good work Hun
  • Comment (21/04/2017, 20:47) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Such a nice person.
  • l (21/04/2017, 22:03) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    A good read, I really like this article and her positiveness
  • Church Sister (22/04/2017, 16:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    go Kiki, so proud of you!!!
  • pat (23/04/2017, 07:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    very beautiful woman inside and out,had a chance to work with her,she is nice,
  • sweetness (23/04/2017, 09:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job Akia, you are an awesome young lady.
  • vi (23/04/2017, 15:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    She is doing her way
  • Outsider (24/04/2017, 09:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    Very nice.... loving the vybe..... 

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