Sunil Gehani

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Sunil Gehani
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Born (1974-03-12) March 12, 1974 (age 49)
Mumbai, India
Other namesSunny
Alma materNational College- Bandra
  • The Big Cane Rum - St Kitts
  • Global Link International

'Sunil Gehani' (born 12 March 1974), popularly known as Sunny, is a Non Resident Indian businessman from St Kitts, Nevis, Saint Martin and ex-president of IMA (Indian Merchants Association).[1]

Early Life

Sunil Gehani aka Sunny was born and grew up in Mumbai. He finished his schooling at Guru Nanak School-Sion, Mumbai. His father was a physician and mother was a homemaker. Sunil also attended National College- Bandra.[2]

Success In Liquor Business and More

In 1998, Sunil migrated to Saint Martin looking for work and started his business of tobacco vending machine with little savings of his own. After few years of ups and downs he opened a duty free tobacco store in late 2002 and a duty free liquor store 2003. A couple of years later he started trading and distribution of liquor and tobacco in Saint Martin and eventually became a liquor and tobacco trader in the island nation.

In 2010, world's biggest liquor giant Diageo dragged Sunil to court and he was sued for illicit business practices. This was because of Sunil's growing grip over the country's liquor market, as Diageo was losing business to Sunil. However Sunil successfully fought all the legal cases in 2011[3]. The highest court in Hague also gave a favorable judgement that Sunil was doing all legit business and there was nothing wrong in the product which he imported and sold in the island nation. This legal battle was well covered in local news and also made Sunil popular locally. [4][5]

Currently Sunil is distributor of duty free liquor in St Kitts & Nevis. He owns more than 10 liquor stores at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, in capital city of Basseterre, St Kitts Cruise Terminal and in hotels like Marriott and Hyatt. Sunil is also engaged in liquor production locally and owns few liquor brands. He is also a distributor of international tobacco products, in the island nation and have interests in local restaurants and event management businesses too. Starting May 2022, liquor brand The Big Cane Rum[6][7] will be produced locally in St Kitts. St Kitts & Nevis, is third most developed country in the Caribbean. Sunil also owns a immigration consultancy service company to help people who want to invest and obtain citizenship of St Kitts & Nevis Or The Republic Of Vanuatu Via Government Recognized Investment Programs.[8] This is part of the local government's efforts to promote international investments in the country.

Adopting Crypto

  • In last few months Bitcoin Cash (BCH) adoption increased tremendously in Caribbean nations. Several businesses now accept this Crypto Asset and their employees also get paid likewise. Sunny also joined the bandwagon and now all of his businesses transact in Bitcoin Cash.
  • Roger Ver who was one of the early investors of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash is a resident of St Kitts and starting early 2022, Sunny has assisted Roger to with Bitcoin Cash among different countries.
  • Sunny has on boarded several merchants in St Kitts, St Maarten, Dubai, UAE, India, Holland-Netherlands, Anguilla to accept Crypto for their businesses.
  • Sunny and Roger have partnered to spread the awareness of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) around the globe.
Sunny with Roger Ver

Becoming Global Citizen

  • Sunny is well known businessman in Caribbean’s. He is also a known in face India diaspora living in Island nations. He was invited to an event (held on April 6, 2022) to celebrate 75 years of diplomatic relations between India and the Netherlands. President of India Honorable Shri Ram Nath Kovind, King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima presided over the function. The event was hosted by Embassy Of India, Hauge, Netherlands.
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Being a resident for so long Sunny has very good political connections with the local government leaders in the islands. He has always been in forefront in helping the local communities.

During Hurricane Irma in 2017, Sunny helped about 1500 stranded Indians in the Island Nation.[9] [10][11] At the time of distress, he provided food and shelter to the locals who were severely impacted due to nature's fury.[12] He helped raised 50000$ to pay a for a vessel to rescue the stranded Indians from St Maarten.[13] [14]

In 2011, he presented a car to local police commissioner to help fight crime and violence. His efforts were appreciated by then Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.[15] Sunny is also member of Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle and does fundraiser events to help local bodies.[16] [17][18]



  1. Gehani, Sunil. "President of IMA". Mid-Day.Com. Mid-Day.Com. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  2. "R. D. National College". Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  3. Gehani, Sunil (18 March 2008). "Battle Continues Over Sale of Parallel Imported Liquor" (PDF). The Daily Herald. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  4. Diageo Brands B.V, Diageo North America Inc. "Retailers win appeal over sale of decoded products". Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  5. Gehani, Sunil (25 July 2008). "Government Not Aware of Ruling~wanted to prohibit importer from reselling merchandise On Decoded Products" (PDF). The Daily Herald. The Daily Herald. The Daily Herald. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  6. "The Big Cane". Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  7. Team, Times Bulletin (31 March 2022). "Employees Get Paid in Bitcoin Cash Salaries". Times Bulletin. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  8. "global link international". Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  9. Gehani, Sunil; Venezuela, Indian Embassy in; Shahani, Seema; Swaraj, Sushma (9 September 2017). "Indian Embassy tells 1,500 hurricane-hit Indian families in Caribbean to 'go to hell'". Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  10. Gehani, Sunil. "Sunil Helping Stranded Indian During Irma Hurricane". Little India. Little India. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  11. Gehani, Sunil; Shahani, Seema (11 September 2011). "Hurricane Irma: St Kitts Indian Community Reaches Out To Stranded Indians At St Maarten". Mid-Day. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  12. "Employees Get Paid in Bitcoin Cash Salaries". The Telegraph News. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  13. Gehani, Sunil (11 Sep 2017). "Raised 50000$". Mid Day. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  14. Gehani, Sunil. "Hurricane Irma". TimesCaribbeanOnline. No. Sep 12 2017. TimesCaribbeanOnline. TimesCaribbeanOnline. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  15. Gehani, Sunil; Douglas, Denzil; G. Walwyn, Celvin. "Police receive more gifts from business community". Suelika N. Creque. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  16. Gehani, Sunil; “The Doctor”, Beenie Man (7 September 2011). "Digicel co-sponsors upcoming Beenie Man Concert". Digicel, Press Release. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  17. Gehani, Sunil. "Zero Tolerance To Crime" (PDF). No. Nov 24 2011. the daily herald. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  18. "Onboarding merchants to #BitcoinCash is easy, because #BCH just works!". youtube. Retrieved 27 April 2022.

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