Press Release

Department of Trade, Investment, Promotion and Consumer Affairs
Release Date:
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 12:25pm

Twenty-four students from six of the Territory’s secondary schools will showcase their design and business skills tomorrow May 11.

The students will compete in the ‘School Spirit’ Entrepreneurial Competition at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College at 5:00 p.m. All are invited to attend the free and fun event.

Competitors from the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies include Radiance Modeste, Janesha Emmanuel, Requan Minott and Bryanna Pemberton; Elmore Stoutt High School’s competitors are Akeya Herbert, Debrah Smith, Taajah Skelton and Tariq Fahie. Students Athalyah Gilgeous, Lilliana Rhymer, Reghani Walters and Ashley Foster will represent Cedar International School while St. George's Secondary School’s competitors are Aniyah Wilkinson, Morgan Creque, Maat Penn and Tiana Pusey. Bregado Flax Educational Centre – Secondary Division’s competitors are ReShawn Stevens, Jada Barrett, Deron Leslie and Queja Barrow; and Neemie Odbil, D'andre Young, Earl James and Kene Bolondia will represent the Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School.

The students will pitch their designs for a re-imagined school uniform. They will be judged for the innovation of their design and the quality and effectiveness of their delivery before a live panel of judges and audience.

The competition is being hosted by the Department of Trade, Investment Promotions and Consumer Affairs, as an extension of its first Trade Entrepreneurial Week, held last month.

The goal of the competition is to enhance the business knowledge of students. It is also meant to encourage entrepreneurial activity in schools, while boosting school spirit.Winners will receive tours of international university campuses in the United States of America. 

Find out more about the competition online at, use the hashtag #TEW2017, and follow the Government of the Virgin Islands on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at username @BVI Government. 


April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations
Phone: (284) 468-2730