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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Business basket

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Government minister Mark Vanterpool was recently photographed supporting this young entrepreneur who was selling a basket of snacks in Carrot Bay.

The National Democratic Party administration has been an avid advocate of youth entrepreneurship in the British Virgin Islands.

The said administration has hosted a number of entrepreneurial training workshops in the territory to help young and aspiring persons start their own businesses.

While this youngster might be some years away from starting her own business, she can perhaps feel assured that local government continues to create avenues to assist young entrepreneurs.

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  1. LOL says:


  2. Albion says:

    Meanwhile trade trying to close down every other person who tries to start up an informal business just trying to make a buck…

  3. Sam the Man says:

    Make sure he doesn’t short change you young lady….

  4. Oh please says:

    This story is misleading. The young lady sells all the time and everyone in Carrot Bay including Hon. Fahie supports her all the time for years so I don’t know why Mark made news with this as if he’s doing something special. Kudos to the young lady but the NDP need to stop using the young people for marketing purposes.

    • Onlooker says:

      You sound like a bitter person.
      So what if Hon Fahie supports as well. Kudos Hon Fahie
      Don’t come on here and criticize everything. Leave well enough alone sometimes.
      Some of us do good behind closed doors
      Bible: Do not let your right hand know what the left is doing
      But some want the world to know. To each his own.
      Let’s stop the public bickering. The world is watching our little country

  5. she might start a business one day? says:

    She is not years away from starting a business. Give the child credit, she already started a business.

  6. Well sah says:

    Is hell getting a trade licence as a young person especially if you don’t have a traditional bvi last name.So I wonder how they supporting entrepreneurs.

  7. Negative says:

    If you all don’t have anything positive to say or a solution to a problem, stop blogging. Find something constructive to do with your time.

  8. vince says:

    That young lady with a basket over her arm hits home for Mark. In the 1970s and 1980s both Mark and his brother Hesket walked from Hunthum’s Ghut to Lower Estate with Baskets over their arms selling bread.

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