Meet the Team | Clyde Lettsome
At Oil Nut Bay we believe that our strength lies in our people and we are proud mr. Clyde Lettsome is among them. Every member of our team brings something unique to the group, be it years of experience, an exceptional way with people, an extraordinary vision, or a completely out-of-the-box approach to everyday tasks. The way we recognize and leverage this diversity enables us to achieve our common goal – to ensure that every Oil Nut Bay experience is one of excellence commensurate with our singular development.
One of the most erudite among us is Mr. Clyde Lettsome, our Director of Governmental and Community Affairs and Human Resources. It’s a big title for an even bigger role, and also encompasses the guidance of our North Sound Foundation, created by Oil Nut Bay Chairman David V. Johnson and his wife, Pam, to support the surrounding communities. Over the past few tumultuous months, the Foundation, through the generous support of our Oil Nut Bay Homeowner Community, has been raising funds dedicated to helping the community to navigate the economic fallout from the pandemic. The Foundation has a multi-pronged approach which includes helping those among us who have found themselves currently out of work and vulnerable. To these community members the Foundation is distributing care packages of supplies and provisions, as well as food vouchers. Funds are also being used to supporting a bi-weekly soup kitchen, daily police patrols, and the purchase of Chromebooks, computers and headphones for two schools in the area to facilitate remote learning.
Clyde Lettsome Leads By Example
In times such as these, community and kinship are more valuable than ever and we feel especially blessed to have Clyde on our Executive Team.
Clyde Lettsome joined Victor International and Oil Nut Bay in 2011, after 28 years with the Government of the British Virgin Islands, where he began as an Environmental Health Officer. He went on to serve in three government ministries, as Permanent Secretary in the then Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the Premier’s Office and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour. Clyde has served on both the BVI Tourist and BVI Airport Authority Boards.
After blazing a notable trail of success across Honor Roles and Dean’s Lists at various educational institutes in Barbados, Jamaica, the US and Australia, and a year with Greenpeace Australia, there is nowhere Clyde would rather have settled than in his native land, the BVI.
“The BVI is one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth”, he says. “Its landscapes and seascapes beckon visitors of all ages and all generations to lay aside their troubles and worries and abandon themselves to the soothing relaxation of these islands. Here sun, sand, sea, and people are central to the experience and the food in this cosmopolitan paradise, where over 100 nationalities commune, reflects the local culture as well as an upscale international cuisine that compliments all expectations.
And when he’s not liaising with the government, building bridges within the community or handling the various hundred Human Resource trials and tribulations that an average day hands him, where will we find him?
Enjoying the company of friends, having BBQs, shifting the venue weekly from home to home.
What does he feel no visitor should leave the BVI without experiencing?
A sail around the islands.
What is the one thing few people know about him?
I love attending a function where I know no one. It becomes an adventure getting to know people.
How about the most important lesson COVID-19 has taught Clyde Lettsome thus far?
Always expect the unexpected and be prepared.