Joel Harrihar: UG Biology Major With a Passion For Business
Your first impression of Joel Harrihar is likely to be that of a ‘bookish’ Guyanese youngster preoccupied with working his way feverishly towards a university degree. That is part of what he is. At 19, he is reading for a first degree at the University of Guyana and exudes the personality of an emerging intellectual.
Joel is, however, much more than that. His pursuits at Tain are, in fact, a stepping stone to immersing himself further into the world of business, the stepping stone already having been arrived at through ownership of a thriving tyre shop and a cane juice enterprise.
The last thing you expect to hear from Joel is that he is not a Guyanese by birth. He was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis to parents who had moved there in search of work and afterwards had decided to return home. At home he attended the Berbice Islamic School followed by courses at GUYSUCO in Mechanical Engineering before enrolling at UG where he is currently in his final year.