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This Week We Feature Young Professional Feliza D. Fenty

This Week’s Young Professional, Feliza D. Fenty, is endowed with an energetic and bubbly personality but is also a hardworking communications practitioner with a range of interests from the arts to humanitarian pursuits. Photo: VINO
Feliza is currently an Information Officer with the Department of Information and Public Relations where she is seconded to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour. Photo: VINO
Feliza is currently an Information Officer with the Department of Information and Public Relations where she is seconded to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour. Photo: VINO
Feliza expresses thanks to a guest speaker during a Rotaract meeting. Photo: supplied
Feliza expresses thanks to a guest speaker during a Rotaract meeting. Photo: supplied
Feliza is also a member of the CADA Players, a dance group that has been popular in the Virgin Islands for several years. Photo: supplied
Feliza is also a member of the CADA Players, a dance group that has been popular in the Virgin Islands for several years. Photo: supplied
Above: Feliza seen at her graduation from Texas Christian University (TCU). Photo: supplied
Above: Feliza seen at her graduation from Texas Christian University (TCU). Photo: supplied
Feliza prepares an interviewee before recording a show at work. Photo:supplied
Feliza prepares an interviewee before recording a show at work. Photo:supplied
By Ron M. Henry

This Week’s Young Professional, Feliza D. Fenty, is endowed with an energetic and bubbly personality but is also a hardworking communications practitioner with a range of interests from the arts to humanitarian pursuits.

Feliza attended the Bregado Flax Educational Centre in Virgin Gorda and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College where she did an Associate’s Degree in General Studies with a concentration in English. Feliza then moved to Texas Christian University where she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in 2011 Strategic Communication.

Before leaving for school abroad, she worked with the Deputy Governor’s office and during her years of study overseas she interned with Samaritan House, a US government funded housing agency.

Feliza disclosed that her tenure with Samaritan House allowed her to work a lot with minority groups and members of the Hispanic community and this helped to boost not just her interest and capacity for humanitarian work but also her Spanish as well.

Always displaying an interest in Journalism, Feliza said she knew what she had wanted to study for some time and after doing some additional research into the subject area, she decided to settle on Public Relations. “I thought it was something that I could be very good at,” she remarked.

Feliza is currently an Information Officer with the Department of Information and Public Relations where she is seconded to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour.

Our Young Professional is responsible for much of the public communication emanating from the Ministry and the Departments that are governed by the Ministry.

One of the exciting parts of the job is being able to travel and work from the many different areas in the Virgin Islands, she disclosed. Her job takes her to many parts of the Territory that she felt she may not have otherwise travelled to.

“I get to learn about really interesting, educational and sometimes inspiring things that are going on here in the Virgin Islands, things that a lot of people may or may not know are happening in terms of the environment and advancements being made in our local industries, I get to see them and to witness first hand,” she said.

Her favourite part of the job though, is creating advertisements. Coming up with ideas, being creative and thinking outside of the box to meet the audience required are some of the challenges that she relishes on a day to day basis.

Her vocation, she explained, goes hand in hand with her knack for ‘putting things together and making people look good’. Describing herself as a very outgoing and ‘people-person’, Feliza disclosed that she felt gifted with the ability to woo and or to win over others.

Now the Public Relations Officer of the Rotaract Club of Tortola, Feliza has bestowed a resounding endorsement on the group in saying that she has found a new love with this bunch of positive individuals. “I really, really love it. I was looking for a group of positive people that were doing positive things and having fun and this is exactly the kind of club that it is.”

Feliza is also a member of the CADA Players, a dance group that has been popular in the Virgin Islands for several years.

She counts her parents and her foundation in the church as helping her in many ways to become the person that she is today. “My father has always pushed me to express myself artistically and my mother has always pushed me to excel at school.”

Offering advice to young persons, Feliza said, “I really want to tell future generations to never give up on their dreams and aspirations. The BVI is a small territory filled with opportunity and possibilities.”

“Do not allow yourself to be overwhelmed by circumstances,” she charged, “when I first left high school, I never imagined that someone like me would get to go away and study something so fun, interesting and worthwhile.”

She added, “I want the future youth of our territory to always put their best foot forward in whatever job or study they may have. Build a reputation of ‘responsibility’ and ‘reliability’.” “Make it so that if there is anything people can say about you it is that, you always do the very best you can.”

25 Responses to “This Week We Feature Young Professional Feliza D. Fenty”

  • kk (27/12/2013, 10:23) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a sweet young lady
    • Aunt Grace (28/12/2013, 12:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are blessed! Congratulations! Thank God and remember Him always. We love you! Lovely shots.
  • VG (27/12/2013, 11:25) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    What a Peach!
  • Kim (27/12/2013, 11:54) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    She is such a nice girl. Well done and good pick vino.
  • Ms. Freeman (27/12/2013, 11:55) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Your attitude always determines your altitude. You have what it takes darling to achieve your dreams and much more.
  • The Eye (27/12/2013, 12:02) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    This young lady is very talented and down to earth. NICE PICK VINO!
  • LA (27/12/2013, 12:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome choice VINO. Feliza is creative, innovative, intelligent and talented. She is a joy to work with!
  • J REAL (27/12/2013, 12:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    SO PROUD OF U FENTY!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
  • Me (27/12/2013, 13:23) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations Feliza, you really are a fabulous human being. xxx
  • cada (27/12/2013, 14:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Such an amazing person! Great spirit and a pleasure to be around.
  • cool (27/12/2013, 15:31) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't know Miss Fenty, but I think I know her parents. They taught me at BVI High School back in the early 1980s. If that's the same man, he was one of the best teachers I ever had. I always wondered what happened to him because I don't think I saw him again after I graduated in 1985.
    • @ Cool (27/12/2013, 19:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Back then it was Mr. Fenty and Ms. Phillips ... if i got it right her parents are really cool people.
  • @ Cool (27/12/2013, 15:49) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    HE is a teacher at the BFEC... Both him and his wife.. They happen to be two of our great educators for many years so kudos to them for the work they have been doing. I am a past student of theirs and It was a great pleasure in having them as two of my teachers...very humble people.
  • Me too :-) (27/12/2013, 17:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was very pleased to see Feliza featured as the YP of the week today.

    Smart, sweet and cool all wrapped up in one cute package.

    Congrats Feliza!
  • sash (27/12/2013, 20:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job Feliza. I am one virgin gordian who can richly say that I am proud of you. The sky is the limit my dear. Much love.
  • @dmac143 (28/12/2013, 08:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm definitely bursting with pride to see my co-worker, fellow dancer and most of all awesome friend, featured as a YP! Feliza Sunshine Fenty, the positive spirit and high energy you bring to any room or situation is always on time! You are a phenomenal individual and I'm proud to call you a friend! Well done. Well deserved. P.S. The honey badger actually DOES ...(out of characters)
  • Great pick (28/12/2013, 10:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fenty vino did a good pic. Still need some clothes out your closet stay classy!!!!lol lol
  • Cayman (28/12/2013, 10:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very happy for you Feliza. You have made us all proud. God Bless you. C.K.
  • james (28/12/2013, 13:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Other local young women on the high way to success
  • Aunty Catherine (28/12/2013, 13:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go girl! Great news! Keep it up!
    "A chip off the old block." Which block you asked? Hmmmmmm!
  • No Name (28/12/2013, 23:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very proud of you!
  • Aunty J. N Ottawa Canada (01/01/2014, 14:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Love you girl...keep up the good work.... In all you do, let Jesus be in the center of it all...and may God continue to Bless your parents as they Bless others.
  • VG Dancer (01/01/2014, 17:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go Lyza!!!!! Woohoo!! Keep up the good work
  • Adri (10/01/2014, 00:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm late!!! Congrats Fenty!!!! Well deserved! Hard worker indeed!


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