The legendary Sonny Roberts created Sunburst Products. Sonny was born in 1931 in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica in a village called Spice Grove. This is where Sonny learnt all about natural remedies and farming from his ancestors.
Sonny then left Jamaica in the late 1950’s for London, England to find work and prospects as a carpenter. Instead, he became involved in the music industry by making speaker boxes for sound systems, doing carpentry commissions for private clients which were a natural progression to open a recording studio and record shop; both were hugely successful for the young entrepreneur. It was in the recording studio where Sonny met his wife Monica Tyrell who used to visit his studio with her niece who was a singer in a popular reggae band.
During that time it was always Sonny’s dream to return home to Jamaica so after living in England for over 38 years, Sonny and his wife Monica moved back to Jamaica to retire. After a few years of retirement in Jamaica, they became slightly bored with the quiet life so they set to work on Sonny’s family farm in Manchester by manufacturing the natural colouring Annatto and Dandelion Coffee of which were both dying out in Jamaica. These two products became very popular with Jamaican’s after its resurgence.
Whilst living in Jamaica, Monica contracted the mosquito related illness Dengue Fever, Sonny became extremely worried about his wife and the harsh medication that she was prescribed by medical doctors so he hastily went back to his grass roots to create a natural remedy in order to prevent his wife from becoming seriously ill again. This formula was so effective; it relieved the itching, swelling, redness, sores and infection.
This miracle formula became a household staple for the Roberts family and friends who found it of great use. It was only in the year 2011 that their daughter Cleon joined the company as a director, she was born in the UK but came to Jamaica to support her parents due to serious illness and to recuperate due to tragedy in her personal life. Upon knowing of the effectiveness of formula that her father created, she decided to market the product. She later launched the product using some of her personal savings and paid homage to her father by aptly naming the product – Sonny’s All Natural Mosquito & Insect Bite Relief.
This product has been well received in Jamaica due to the product being very effective, all natural and oil free. It retails in numerous hotels and pharmacies island wide also there are plans in future to introduce their products to other Caribbean Islands.
BIOGRAPHY – SUNBURST PRODUCTS
Sonny Roberts was born in 1931 in Manchester, Jamaica in the district of Spice Grove; where he learnt about natural remedies and healing from his ancestors.
In 1958, Sonny went to London to learn a trade in carpentry and to further his ambitions. It was there where he met his wife Monica who was also Jamaican, they returned to Jamaica 18 years ago to retire but it was always Sonny’s dream to go back to his roots to do farming. Sonny and Monica set about converting his family land into a natural agricultural system that would produce high quality products using the best ingredients by working in harmony with the environment, nature and using traditional farming skills.
Sonny and Monica Roberts launched Sunburst Products in 2007.
By those principles, Sonny and Monica believe that one is able to nourish ones family with good wholesome cooking combined with a complimentary approach to wellbeing is the foundation for a healthy, vital life for generations to come.
In 2011, Sonny and Monica’s daughter Cleon Roberts joined the company by becoming a director. Cleon invested in the company and launched Sonny All Natural Mosquito & Insect Bite Relief which became later became popular island wide in hotel gift shops, pharmacies, supermarkets and is also regarded as a household staple.
Sunburst Product has recently created two new products: –
- Sonny’s All Natural Mosquito Repellent & Insect Bite Relief
- Sonny’s All Natural Muscle Cramp Pain Relief