Category: Columns

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 /
INSPIRE BVI: Barzey breaks glass ceiling in BVI

INSPIRE BVI: Barzey breaks glass ceiling in BVI

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Since being involved in the Red Cross Society back in secondary school, Tashima Barzey realised relatively early what she wanted to do with her life. Help people. Not only has she achieved that […]

by / on February 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: A community dream rescued

INSPIRE BVI: A community dream rescued

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The make-shift gym in East End where some 18 young men usually gather to sharpen their boxing skills was forced to close late last year. That’s because the volunteer who coaches the youngsters […]

by / on February 13, 2017 at 7:56 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Sixty and still studying- Robyn Fawcett

INSPIRE BVI: Sixty and still studying- Robyn Fawcett

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Retirement couldn’t be further away for 60-year-old Robyn Fawcett, who has spent much of her adult life sailing across the world and experiencing many professions. The Australian native, who has been living in […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: From deadly attempts to saving lives

INSPIRE BVI: From deadly attempts to saving lives

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Reality does not always end up corresponding with Joycelyn Rhymer’s expectations. She said her childhood hope of being a nun, for example, was dashed, and she ended up having five children. Rhymer added […]

by / on January 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Labourer rising after major fall

INSPIRE BVI: Labourer rising after major fall

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff A labourer who was left without a stable income for years said he did not get justice following an accident that happened on the job two years ago. Still, he never lost faith. […]

by / on January 9, 2017 at 11:01 AM /
INSPIRE BVI: Rastafarian, leader, cancer survivor

INSPIRE BVI: Rastafarian, leader, cancer survivor

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff While growing up in Trinidad, Paula Chester-Cumberbatch identified and admired certain traits in her grandmother – a village midwife and farmer who struggled to raise her four children. “My grandmother (Fredericka Cruickshank) was […]

by / on December 12, 2016 at 8:12 AM /