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COVER FEATURE

KENROY HERBERT | 35 Hospitality Professional & Entrepreneur

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hen Kenroy Herbert quit his job at the Government Water Lab to find a new challenge, he knew it was the start of something. “It became too monotonous, and I knew there was something else,” he explains. He ended up unemployed after Pyrat manufacturer Anguilla Rums, where he was the production manager, and then the Temenos Golf Course, where he was a caddy, both closed for business. Fate led him to apply for a position as Villa Manager at Ricketts Luxury in 2008, and he’s been there since, moving up to his current position as Director of Operations. “I like to help people. When we check guests into our villas and they see it for the first time and say ‘Wow,’ or when they go to the beaches and say ‘Oh my God,’ it brings a renewed sense of appreciation for the product.” An entrepreneur at heart, Kenroy is behind Bumper II Bumper, a mobile car wash, and Pristine Plus, a cleaning service. “I like owning businesses,” he says. “I like creating jobs. I love knowing that someone can feel empowered by something I created.” Through his businesses, as well as personally, he donates to a different community organization monthly. South-Hill born Kenroy credits his mother and grandmother for his spirit of community. “They were matriarchs and looked out for everyone in the neighborhood.” “A business’ job is to make a profit. What you do with that is up to you,” Kenroy says. “I believe businesses have a responsibility to invest in the community. You need to invest in youth to ensure that your work can live on.” POLITICS?

Not now. For me to get involved in politics, I’d have to have a team like me. We would have to change the way we elect government, do away with party politics and elect on a national level. You would have to vote for a Chief Minister and officers in the districts. Right now, I can contribute more to society just being a businessman. CHIEF MINISTER FOR A DAY?

LIVE FULL, DIE EMPTY. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS. DON’T TAKE THEM TO THE GRAVE WITH YOU.” —Kenroy Herbert

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Work on expanding the airport, developing the seaport, and improving our hospital. I’d look at schools for different vocations and fix our infrastructure—then, we could work from there. Get our house in order first. ADVICE FOR YOUNGER MEN?

Live full, die empty. Follow your dreams and aspirations. Don’t take them to the grave with you. Find a mentor, someone who’s done it before. There are a lot of men here who are willing to help. Anguilla’s a small place—we’re easy to find.

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