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This Week We Feature Young Professional Doyle D. Guishard

This Week We Feature Young Professional Doyle D. Guishard, a young man who professes a multiplicity of skills and experiences. Photo: VINO
Young Professional for This Week Doyle D. Guishard can fix anything computer. Photo: Provided
Young Professional for This Week Doyle D. Guishard can fix anything computer. Photo: Provided
“When you running with bad company you gain a bad name, you find yourself doing bad things, ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it makes it tough for you to get by in life. Choose wisely, I am telling you my story so you do not make the mistakes I did, stay in school, get your papers, and respect the people around you.” Photo: VINO
“When you running with bad company you gain a bad name, you find yourself doing bad things, ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it makes it tough for you to get by in life. Choose wisely, I am telling you my story so you do not make the mistakes I did, stay in school, get your papers, and respect the people around you.” Photo: VINO
Doyle D. Gishard loves operating heavy duty machines but is currently working towards having his own taxi service in honour of his late grandfather. Photo: Provided
Doyle D. Gishard loves operating heavy duty machines but is currently working towards having his own taxi service in honour of his late grandfather. Photo: Provided
By Cathy O. O. Richards

There is no problem that you may have with your computer that he cannot fix; he is a computer technician. Put to drive or operate any heavy earth moving equipment; he is a heavy duty vehicle skilled operator/driver. He sings, writes his own music, does his own video recording and editing; he is an artist, he puts together websites; he is a webmaster.

Ask him about his academic qualifications; he has none, he can tell you about life behind bars; he has been there, ask him about his life lesson; he would tell you be careful the friends you choose.

This is our Young Professional for This Week Doyle D. Guishard a young man who today is determined to give himself a second chance at life even if the society he lives in chooses not to. He has many skills and of them all he has chosen to earn his daily bread as a back hoe operator but has a passion for video/audio editing and art which he does when not on his regular job.

It is not very easy for him to stand and tell his life story, nor is he proud of his past. He has had it ‘rough’ simply because of ‘choices’ the very two things that he is now using but in a very positive way.

Speaking very slowly, being very careful in his choice of words Doyle said that he is determined to be one whose life can be put into a museum for all to see with the intention that it may inspire others to mindful of the choices they make in life. He said if at the time of hearing of his story they would have made some of the very mistakes or worse, he hopes they do what he is doing today; taking control of his destiny by doing and being positive.

His story began from a tender age as he recalled where and how he developed the skills that have made him a self-qualified computer expert. He recalled being in a home where there was a computer. Back in those days there was no internet. But he loved playing the games and doing other things. “It was my thing I was always on the computer so one day it broke down and I wanted it back. I opened it up and I experimented then eventually with constant practice [I became a professional] at it. I never went to school for that but I can do it very well, anything with a computer I can fix.”

His other skills were also developed naturally.

He said that he was kicked out of school because he seldom attended. At that time he thought to himself that he was being held back in class because he felt that the school system was holding him back. “To me I was very intelligent, I was smarter than the average kid my age so when the teacher comes to teach it was hard for me to sit in class because they were trying to teach me things I already knew,” he explained. “To me at age 12 I had the capacity to perform at the level of an 18 year old, that how I felt so I hardly went to school because I was in class where I felt I was being held back.”

“I went into high school as a grade one student … it’s not that I didn’t like school.”

But being out of school from an early age he found himself in very bad company, got into trouble with the law, landed in prison, lost his job with the government and most of all now in a position where he has to make up to get by.

He told the story how his life was put on pause, thrown back by many years but looking on the positive side he said that it has provided him an opportunity to look into the wisdom glass, assess mistakes and past experience and chart a new course.

“What was lost in that time may be impossible to regain but what is available now and in the future, once used wisely can make up for time, dollar and experience, I WILL MAKE IT and be a good influence to the youths around me, I will hold their hands and be a POSITIVE buddy to them, I will not stand by and see them make the same mistake I did. Rebounding is hard, very hard,” he said very emotional and passionately.

While he would have produced several music videos and recorded several of his own compositions, today he is working diligently on producing a product that would sell his homeland, Virgin Islands, to the rest of the world. “There are so many people right here on Torlola that have never even gone to Virgin Gorda or Anegada much less the other many Islands that make up the BVI,” he said. “I love sailing, being out on the sea where I see the true beauty of these Virgin Islands so I want to use my skill to help persons to stay in their homes and see my country at its beauty,” said Doyle. The website is named seebvi.com

In the next few years ahead Doyle said that he is positive that he is going to be the owner/manager of a taxi service, something he wants to do to keep the legacy of his now deceased grandfather alive. Alongside that he will continue to use his God-given talent and experience in life to be a man that the VI can be proud of.

Along the way he never stops reading, “reading is fundamental, I am always reading, doing research, I love history.”

In his words to youths he said, “When you running with bad company you gain a bad name, you find yourself doing bad things, ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it makes it tough for you to get by in life. Choose wisely, I am telling you my story so you do not make the mistakes I did, stay in school, get your papers, and respect the people around you.”

Click on the link below for a teaser from our This Week We Feature Young Professional Doyle D. Guishard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGGFn5pKxc4&feature=youtu.be

27 Responses to “This Week We Feature Young Professional Doyle D. Guishard”

  • RedStorm (28/03/2014, 08:50) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very inspirational, where can I contact this young man. I have some computer to fix.
  • Emotional (28/03/2014, 09:09) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Virgin Islands News Online thanks for sharing this story and seeing something in Doyle to share withe "world". Many would have or already put this young man in the dumps. He owned up to his mistakes and has a passion for succeeding. As a mother myself my heart is touched by this story. I’ve seen Doyle’s name all over the news frequently, I’ve wondered what’s wrong with this young man. I believe it must be the prayers of family and friends why his life seems to be more steadied now. Doyle, I applaud you. Keep a level eye. Remain focus. I am confident that some young man or woman have read your story and have been moved by your story and the enthusiasm you show pick up the pieces and move on. I wish you success in your endeavors. May God bless you and I pray that one day your life will also be dedicated fully to Him.

    Peace
  • Eagle (28/03/2014, 09:25) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is so and inspiring story...tells it’s not where you came from but where you are going Kudos to you
  • cool girl (28/03/2014, 09:31) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome keep it up!
  • M.H (28/03/2014, 09:44) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    GOOD TO SEE YOUR MIND SET HAS CHANGE AND EVEN THO YOU HAD YOUR DOWN FALLS YOU ARE STILL TRYING YOUR BEST TO PUSH AND MAKE SOMETHING OF YOUR SELF... LIFE GOING TO KEEP SENTING ALL KIND OF BAD TO YOUR WAY ITS UP TO YOU TO KEEP YOUR HEAD ABOVE WATERS AND be a Survivor !!!!
    keep pushing and even tho you feel no one is there for you sometimes turn to God He is always there!!!!!
  • Dj Swagga (28/03/2014, 09:59) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Up Pear yo large
  • Power to the Youths (28/03/2014, 10:18) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    singing go Doyle, go Doyle,
  • Your Sister (28/03/2014, 11:00) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    CONGRATULATIONS, Doyle! You are indeed an intelligent person with high expectations and I know that you will go places. Keep focus and try not to get side track. I love you and I am indeed proud of you, big bro.

    <3 <3 <3
  • rae (28/03/2014, 11:31) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Awww!! That's my cousin!! Go Doyle!! No matter how far we fall we fall down but we get up!!

  • Pretty_Hustle284 (28/03/2014, 11:41) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations! Nice to see you doing good bro!
  • rattie (28/03/2014, 12:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    SO TOUCH BY THIS KEEP YOUR HEARD UP YOUNG MAN
  • T (28/03/2014, 12:45) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the best in the future cuz!!!
  • bay yute (28/03/2014, 14:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big ups d you know big time
  • Keep your Head up Doyle (28/03/2014, 15:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    You have done wrong things in the past and i am glad to see that you have learnt from your bad choices. Please stay positive and your life will go according as planned and remember to keep focused. Never forget God.

  • ... (28/03/2014, 16:25) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job, Doyle. Very inspirational. Stay focus and put GOD first.
  • Eyes opened (28/03/2014, 17:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was very inspiring, I felt it. This would touch someone's life definitely!
  • Frank Lee (28/03/2014, 23:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Always great to see the brothers picking up themselves and being positive…
  • unknown (29/03/2014, 10:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Glad to see that he is picking up the pieces of his life and moving towards a positive direction. He is talented and young with great potential. Govt needs to invest in young ppl such as him. Buy BVI NDP!!!
  • w (29/03/2014, 19:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very proud of you cuz, this was a very inspirational article. You are proof that things can turn around for the better. Keep pushing and striving, keep the faith and God will see you through doyle. Much Love <3 <3
  • bee (29/03/2014, 21:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seems to be a very good role model to all youth in the BVI. I hope that the churches and schools will engage you to speak to out Youth especially our young men.
  • Byron (31/03/2014, 18:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very inspirational story.
  • la bebesota (31/03/2014, 19:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I love you baby ,im very proud of being with a man like you even though some people only see the bad in human beings i see the good in you too. muah D&D
  • Praise God (02/04/2014, 01:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very proud of you Doyle continue making us in your committee proud we encourages you to keep pressing forth on the right path. We will continue praying for you. Angie I am proud of you for keeping the faith in your kids and praying for them continue trusting in God for everything and continue covering your family with the blood. Doyle is a living testimony to God answering your prays and looking over you and your family.
  • Sister Lyn (02/04/2014, 09:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yeah! Doyle. I can say that we're a naturally gifted set
  • wow (02/04/2014, 22:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its so good to c him turn his life around in all things u do put god first and watever u do will florish keep positive mr guishard and god bless
  • Chingus (09/04/2014, 13:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes I Pear Head Keep It up....


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