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Young Professionals

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'.

December 13th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Rikkiya A. R. Brathwaite

A performing actress who aspires to make it to Broadway, this week’s Young Professional is getting valuable experience in the spotlight while bringing much pride and positive attention to the land of her birth- the [British] Virgin Islands.

November 29th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Lanea L. Scatliffe

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Dirt, dust and grime are just a few things that can make jewellery appear dull and lifeless; however, this week’s Young Professional brings them back to life. Meet 21-year-old Lanea L. Scatliffe of Johnson Ghut, Tortola, who specialises in jewellery restoration and cleaning.

November 22nd, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Cordell C. Richards

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Young Professional Cordell C. Richards is literally a man on a mission, again proving that a lot of young men in the Virgin Islands are choosing to shun idleness and nefarious activities and are becoming focused and progressive citizens. Cordell runs a scooter messenger service in the heart of Road Town, Tortola, and is also the owner of an auto parts shop servicing the wider Virgin Islands (VI).

November 15th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Keyana K.N. Browne

By Ron O. D'Avilar

All around the world Virgin Islanders are flying the flag of the territory high. One such individual, Ms Keyana K. N Browne, is no different. She is an entrepreneur as well as a Certified Medical Assistant, in addition to being the Founder and CEO of an apparel company called 'Baby Royal Eminence'.

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