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This Week We Feature Young Professional Temulji O. R. Hughes

Temulji O. R. Hughes is a young business owner and radio personality. Photo: Provided
Temulji O. R. Hughes often appears on the teen talk show 'Let's be Real' on ZBVI 780 AM radio with Kyla Forbes. Photo: Provided
Temulji O. R. Hughes often appears on the teen talk show 'Let's be Real' on ZBVI 780 AM radio with Kyla Forbes. Photo: Provided
Young Professional Temulji O. R. Hughes (left) is a member of the BVI Heritage Dancers. Photo: Provided
Young Professional Temulji O. R. Hughes (left) is a member of the BVI Heritage Dancers. Photo: Provided
Young Professional Temulji O. R. Hughes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications with a minor in Marketing from Southeast Missouri State University in the United States of America. He also attained an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality Management from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). Photo: Provided
Young Professional Temulji O. R. Hughes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications with a minor in Marketing from Southeast Missouri State University in the United States of America. He also attained an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality Management from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). Photo: Provided
For many people, being qualified and smart will not quite take them the distance, simply because they lack the determination, versatility and courage to face all the challenges that will inevitably come.

Our young professional this week, Temulji O. R. Hughes, knows a thing or two about challenges and, while he may not have seen the end of them yet, his mind is made up that he is willing to take risks, not afraid of failing and will never back down when life deals him a hard card.

Hughes is no strange face to the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands as he is a known radio personality, appearing on the teen talk show 'Let's be Real' on ZBVI Radio with Kyla Forbes, very often on stage hosting or co-hosting events and very visible as probably the tallest among the group of Heritage Dancers.

Tjay, as he is fondly called, is a budding entrepreneur operating his business 'KTJ Markering', which is not yet a year old.

Picking up & moving on

His story of venturing into private enterprise gives credence to the saying ‘when life throws a lemon at you, make a tall glass of lemonade with it’.

Tjay lost his job with a private company in April but while that sort of thing tends to throw persons in a state of depression, he remained composed and focused enough to quickly spot an opening for establishing a business of his own. It falls in the very line of business from which he came - Communication and Marketing.

"It is not perfect, I am making mistakes along the way, leaning from them, but I am very focused and open to learning along the way."

Graduate of South East Missouri State University

Tjay has a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications with a minor in Marketing, which he obtained from the Southeast Missouri State University in the United States of America. He is a past student of the Enid and Althea Scatliffe primary schools, Elmore Stoutt High School and at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), where he did an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality Management.

Our young professional also has a passion for the hospitality industry and if an open door presents itself he may just jump through it since it is within the scope of him continuing to advance his private communications and marketing business.

Unlike many others who would say in the next X years they want to have this wealth or doing this or that, Tjay just wants to be happy living a life of comfort, being in a position to elevate himself and business comfortably and being a role model to others.

When Tjay is away from the business that makes him a daily dollar, you are sure to find him doing a few things - dancing, restaurant hopping, reading and or writing or just simply having good laughs with friends, family or even strangers.

Advice to young people

Temulji O. R. Hughes advises youth to "trust the journey, be open to the process and never fear challenges."

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