Written By:

Cherise Janelle

Current Rock of Residence:

St. Maarten

Island Girl Since:


Originally Hails From:

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Cherise is the epitome of an island girl. She was born in Barbados to Barbudan and Vincentian parents. She lived in St. Kitts for one year, St. Vincent for 13 years, and has been in St. Maarten ever since. These islands are hers and she is theirs. She is a soca lover and rum drinker. Her newest title is Island Mama to her son, Kai.

Living on St. Maarten is “big city” island living and she loves to “drink a rum” and play in the sand on the beach. She works at a luxury condominium property and she loves to travel and meet people.

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