BVI student-entrepreneur seeking to create niche market for her island home

Sharayah Brown
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This month, OECS YES In Action caught up with Sharayah Brown, a 19-year-old business owner from the British Virgin Islands linking the past to the present with a modern take on herbal (bush) teas.


Tell us a little about yourself.

(OECS News Room) Born and raised in Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI), I had an adventurous and exciting childhood. I was fortunate to travel around the world and learn and grow from many great experiences in my youth.

I attended the Althea Scatliffe Primary School in the BVI and, upon graduation, I moved to Leeds, England where I began my secondary education. During secondary school, I transferred to the United States and graduated from the Pine Forest High School in May, 2016.

Currently, I reside in the BVI and I am attending H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) where I am pursuing a double major in Business Administration and Human Services.

When did you first notice your inclination towards entrepreneurship?

Like many others, I always said that one day I will establish my own business — following the footsteps of both my grandparents (John and Sylvia Rhymer) and my father (Shelly Brown), all owning successful small businesses in the BVI.

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