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Young Professionals

September 20th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Shaquille S. Bell

By Ron O. D'Avilar

It's almost as if the Virgin Islands (VI) is on the cusp of a new emerging industry in visual identity, branding and communications design. More and more youths are turning their computer savviness and digital skills into a viable source of income.

September 13th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Sandra S. Daniel

“The teaching profession is not an easy job, but if you care about your country’s future and the people who will eventually lead this country, get involved in teaching.”

September 6th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional D’Andre R. A. Young

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Quitting a job to focus on business is not surprising but is often a drastic step many entrepreneurs take on their path to success. This week’s Young Professional, D’Andre R. A. Young, already understands the need for sacrifice to succeed, even as technology is making it easier for youths to turn their digital skills into viable businesses.

August 30th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Jmoi Henry aka ‘Moyo’

By Ron O. D'Avilar

For generations, humans have made music not just for entertainment but as a form of expression rooted in culture, inspired by moods and events and even as a tool to communicate complex ideas and address social ills. While music has evolved far beyond the gramophone, 8 track and the cassette tape, for 24-year-old Audio Engineer, Jmoi Henry aka ‘Moyo’, making the music is far more gratifying than just playing it.

August 23rd, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Shamahnea J. Simmons

By Ron O. D'Avilar

The ability to develop, organise and manage a business, along with its risks, in order to profit are the hallmarks of being an entrepreneur. Many get into business yet few can muster up the skills to master the art. Our Young Professional this week is Shamahnea J. Simmons. At just 17-year-old, she runs a thriving cosmetics business with its eyes set on the global stage.

August 16th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Madison S. Blyden

By Ron O. D'Avilar

At just 18-years-old, this young influencer has made it her life’s mission to empower women and girls to overcome adversities. “My aim is to help young women find a sense of belonging, self-worth and comfort while interacting with others who may be going through the same or similar experiences,” she said. This week we feature Young Professional Madison S. Blyden.

August 9th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Donte D. Hodge

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Whether we like it or not, design infiltrates every aspect of daily life. When it comes to garments, while Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren and Tom Ford are just a few male fashion designers who started out amid humble beginnings, growing into icons, brewing in the Virgin Islands is a little storm who may just have what it takes to reach the heights of global consumer fashion.

August 2nd, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Cleodean A. Meyers

By Ron O. D’Avilar

A career mom and budding entrepreneur, this week’s Young Professional has built a life on fostering great business relationships with the people she met along her career path. Working in the financial sector can be very stressful at times, but for our Young Professional, assisting others to fulfill their dreams remains the best and most gratifying part of the job.

July 26th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Zara A. Brown

By Ron O. D'Avilar

A refusal to fail is one of the hallmarks of this week’s Young Professional, even as she is an athlete in one of the oldest and most competitive sports. Track and Field requires athletes to demonstrate passion and high endurance for the sport but for Zara A. Brown, a Virgin Islands (VI) based athlete, sports is not just a passion but a lifestyle.

July 19th, 2019
This Week We Feature Young Professional Kaleel A. Donovan

By Ron O. D’Avilar

In this competitive world of graphic designing, it takes more than just talent, new devices, smart apps and social sharing to reap success. Our Young Professional is bearing this in mind as he designs his path towards achieving his goals as a Graphic Designer and Entrepreneur.

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