Deono James is a young, aspiring, professional body builder. He has been an employee of Barbados Port Inc. for eleven years, and is the son of Vincent Gill, a dedicated member of the Port staff. Deono began his stint as a casual worker, and has recently become a permanent member of staff, (Shed Attendant) assigned to the Terminal Operations Department.
Deono has been competing in the Novice Men’s Physique competition since 2013. This year’s competition was held on July 1st at the Lester Vaughn School where he represented Portside Fitness Gym. He participated in the Novice Men’s Physique and the Men’s Physique where he placed first and second in the respective categories. This was a well-deserved accomplishment for him. He noted that his transition to Portside Fitness Gym contributed to his success, which allowed him to cop two (2) titles at the end of the night.
Deono has participated in other competitions throughout his body building career. He placed fifth in the Darcy Beckles Men’s Physique Competition, third in the Mr. St. Michael’s Men’s Physique in 2016, both in the novice and amateur categories, and third in the Mr. Bridgetown in 2013. The challenges he encountered over the years, not only aided his development as a body builder, but gave him a stronger love for the sport.
Deono also has a love for stilt-walking. He has performed as part of Ife’s Mokojumbie and at private events. Deono enjoys travelling, and his skill as a stilt man afforded him the opportunity to perform in Haiti for Carifesta. He also represented Barbados at Folkfest in Canada, and performed at the World Cup Cricket ceremony in Jamaica. His dream nevertheless, is to become a professional body builder and one day take part in Mr. Olympia.
To accomplish this feat, Deono must participate in the Barbados National Men’s Physique competition and represent Barbados at the CAC Games.
Barbados Port Inc. commends his dedication to the sport and supports him in this venture.
We wish him continued success.