1306, 2017

Shannon Harris: Breaking New Barriers as an Entrepreneur

By |June 13th, 2017|2 Comments

In January, Facebook and Instagram were overloaded with support for Shannon Harris. At 21 years old, Shannon captured the attention of Barbados by winning Miss Universe Barbados and continuing on to the Philippines to represent her island nation in the 65th Miss Universe Pageant.
But she didn’t start there.
In fact, she wasn’t very interested in the […]

3005, 2017

Carolina Dickenson: Taking Kite Surfing to New Heights

By |May 30th, 2017|2 Comments

Carolina Dickenson is the co-founder of KiteSirens, an adventure-based company which hosts a blog, one-on-one instruction and a non-profit to support girls at risk of social exclusion women around the world. Before KiteSirens, Carolina got the feeling that she was losing control in her life: she was unable to finish her second degree and was pulled […]

1605, 2017

Jaye Applewaite: Couture Wedding Creations

By |May 16th, 2017|4 Comments

The stories of walking into the boss’ office, handing in your resignation in order to start your own business, seem like just that: a story. Except it’s not. That’s exactly what happened to Jaye Applewaite.
After following the conservative and calculated path of being a civil engineer, Jaye was not fulfilled. She felt stifled and restricted from expressing her creativity. […]

404, 2017

Lord Zenn: Turning Traditional into Timely

By |April 4th, 2017|2 Comments

When I interviewed Lord Zenn, known to family and friends as Jherard Alleyne, he never referred to himself as an entrepreneur. But I thought he was. Entrepreneurs are scrappy, uncompromising, risk takers, innovative and have high standards. Lord Zenn shows all that and more. He also understands one of the important principles of entrepreneurship: meet your market where […]

1403, 2017

Vayne: Her Leap of Faith

By |March 14th, 2017|2 Comments

Vayne may be just blossoming in Barbados but don’t let that confuse you. She is a veteran of the music industry. This Virginia native with Caribbean roots, is coming up on her three year anniversary of living in Barbados. Her winding history in the music industry includes work with DJ Kay Slay, Busta Rhymes and Remy Ma. […]

103, 2017

Alexander Mills: Musician on a Mission

By |March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Alexander Mills can be deceiving. When I first met him, I observed a layer of shyness which quickly faded away when he positioned himself in front of a mic and hung his guitar over his shoulders. He transformed.
It doesn’t take long to realize that Alexander Mills is on a mission. Music isn’t his profession – it’s […]

3001, 2017

Darian King: Amongst Tennis’ Top 150 Players Worldwide

By |January 30th, 2017|1 Comment

Darian King is a hidden gem for Barbados. Currently ranked as #140 in tennis internationally, Darian’s road to success hasn’t been easy. He has had to endure the loss of those closest to him, naysayers who have doubted his ability, and an exhaustive travel schedule. Despite this, Darian has continued to improve his tennis game […]

1112, 2016

Jason Warrior: Life After The Voice

By |December 11th, 2016|0 Comments

For weeks I watched Jason Warrior as a contestant on NBC’s hit show, The Voice. On stage he is electric, captivating and oozing with talent. When I caught up with the Chicago-native, he was just about the same. Recently home after being committed to The Voice since February, Jason is returning to his old life .
It’s a […]

2011, 2016

Scott Le Roc: Not Your Average DJ

By |November 20th, 2016|2 Comments

Scott Le Roc is anything but average. As an experienced DJ and MC for radio and Rocfresh Movement as well as entrepreneur, brand owner and soon-to-be event producer, Scott’s unassuming nature can certainly fool you.
What struck me about Scott is how he could summarize in a few words what many cannot. He’s not a big […]

611, 2016

Nikita: Carrying on the Family Legacy

By |November 6th, 2016|3 Comments

When Nikita told me she grew up singing songs by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, I thought, “yes! I can hear it.” Nikita is a songstress with an abundance of talent. But talent alone is not what has allowed Nikita to reach new levels off success and notoriety.
Nikita is proud to have come from a […]