Category: Columns

Inspire BVI: Family affair in festival booth

Inspire BVI: Family affair in festival booth

At sundown last Saturday, booth number six at the Festival Village in Road Town was abuzz with activity as three generations of Freeman worked hand in glove to prepare their makeshift restaurant and bar for the Emancipation Festival that starts […]

by / on July 31, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Lena opens store, for Ashburn

INSPIRE BVI: Lena opens store, for Ashburn

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist The opening of Sew It Seams should have happened a few months ago, but it was delayed. That’s because Ashburn Dawson, who was among key pushers of the plan, was shot dead in […]

by / on July 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: From night club cleaner to boss

INSPIRE BVI: From night club cleaner to boss

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Journalist When she left secondary school at age 17, Evelyn Wong-Dawson landed her first job, which was to clean a night club at Penguin International Hotel in Guyana. Now, decades later, she stands tall […]

by / on July 17, 2017 at 8:23 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Kaydia breaking gender barriers

INSPIRE BVI: Kaydia breaking gender barriers

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist Kaydia Smith, at only 13 years old, already experienced the glare of gender bias. She however is on a mission to help curb it by showing the world that females can reach the […]

by / on July 10, 2017 at 8:20 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: K’Nesha now living a childhood dream

INSPIRE BVI: K’Nesha now living a childhood dream

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff K’Nesha Greenaway could have been elsewhere. But she is on the ground in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) rooting for advancement of her native land. In fact, the aspiring judge perhaps would have […]

by / on June 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: ‘I love him like hog love mud’

INSPIRE BVI: ‘I love him like hog love mud’

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Marriott was expected to pack her belongings and storm out of the relationship when her husband Gregory Smith lost his sight in 1993. But her unshakable love and commitment to the man she […]

by / on May 29, 2017 at 9:07 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: BVI native speaks for over 200 abroad

INSPIRE BVI: BVI native speaks for over 200 abroad

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The graduation season has started in fine style for some British Virgin Islands (BVI) students studying abroad; not least among them is Virgin Gorda native Monel Marcellin, who has graduated with the highest […]

by / on May 15, 2017 at 8:10 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: From rejection to distinction

INSPIRE BVI: From rejection to distinction

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff When James Halliday made his first attempt to enter the law enforcement profession, he was refused. But, through resilience, the Nevis native is now among the most decorated personnel to have served in […]

by / on May 8, 2017 at 10:43 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Melville leaves Digicel with big plans

INSPIRE BVI: Melville leaves Digicel with big plans

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff When Digicel popped the big question generally about voluntary redundancy, it was not challenging for Katasha Melville to voice the ‘I do’ declaration. “I am actually grateful that Digicel has given persons that […]

by / on May 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: How a child makes a businessman

INSPIRE BVI: How a child makes a businessman

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff At the back of a scooter, John Harvey had a plastic crate packed with natural juices – all made by him. “I wasn’t getting any job in the British Virgin Islands; it was […]

by / on March 27, 2017 at 7:20 AM /