Mr. Troy McKoy of Brown Pasture was awarded for his 25-year contribution to the Business Sector on Nevis, as part of the 38th Anniversary of Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis.He was one of two persons who were awarded in the field of Business and was presented with a plaque by Her Honour Mrs. Hyleeta Liburd, Deputy Governor General on Nevis, at an awards ceremony at Government House on September 20, 2021.

From an early age Mr. McKoy knew he wanted to become a business man. However unknowingly his first step toward that goal presented itself when in 1989, a friend and neighbour Mr. Michael Jones of blessed memory gave him a hair clipper and asked him to cut his hair.According to Mr. McKoy’s profile, his neighbour was impressed with the quality of the haircut he received since it was the first time his young neighbour had given anyone a haircut.Later on, after he left school and was devoid of a formal job, the enterprising Mr. McKoy used his time to perfect his skills in cutting hair and began charging his clients a small fee.