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Six years of chronicling islandista fabulousness!

a message from Islandista Editor-in-chief Amanda Lynch-Foster Today marks exactly six years since I wrote my first post on Islandista. It was not my first foray into blogging – that had come over a year earlier with some other, earlier experiments where I dabbled in more a somewhat different beast. Islandista was an outlet for […]

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I Am An Islandista: Ebonnie Rowe of Honey Jam

Barbados’ music scene needed Ebonnie Rowe to come along. Ever since the Bajan-Canadian started the Barbadian version of her famed all-female music showcase Honey Jam, she has unearthed a dizzying array of talented performers in some frankly unexpected genres. Sure we expected R & B, pop, reggae and of course soca singers but the Honey […]

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‘I Am An Islandista’ featuring Jeunanne Alkins

Jeunanne Alkins I am so proud to feature the next brilliant and creative Caribbean woman in the ‘I Am An Islandista’ series. One – because like I said, she’s brilliant and creative. Two, because I’ve been able to witness her brilliance and creativity up close for about ten years now as we go way back to our UWI […]

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‘I Am An Islandista’ featuring Patrice Grell Yursik of Afrobella

I am super-honoured to be blessed with a very special islandista for this latest edition of ‘I Am An Islandista’. It is none other than the proudly Caribbean, “Trini to de bone” beauty blogger, Patrice Grell Yursik. Patrice is the kind of blogger I want to be when I grow up – in fact, she […]

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‘I Am An Islandista’ featuring Nikeisha Boothe & Kimberley Lue Lim of ‘I Love JA’

Yayyy! We’re super excited about this interview. We featured their hot, boasy, islandista-ful tees last week and now here they are – the islandistas behind the ‘I Love JA’ line – Kimberley Lue Lim and Nikeisha Boothe. One thing comes across clearly from these two 20-something islandistas – they really do love Jamaica – a deep pride […]

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‘I Am An Islandista’ featuring Allysen Layne

Today, we feature yet another fabulous and fascinating Caribbean woman in our ‘I Am An Islandista’ series. This time, it’s Barbadian baker Allysen Layne, who is the force behind Edible Expressions. Just in case you didn’t know it – cakes are one of the hottest food trends these days. But of course, I’m sure you […]

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Who is Islandista?

Really, the answer to that is you! The readers of this site – young Caribbean professional women who revel in their Caribbean heritage and culture.So more accurately, I should have said – who is the person behind Islandista? For various reasons I have been sharing with you for years without giving much indication of who […]

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‘I Am An Islandista’ featuring Shala Monroque

Islandistas, today we introduce a new original series where we feature women who embody what it means to be an islandista – smart, fascinating, proudly Caribbean women who are making waves in the region or the world. We are really excited to be launching this series with a real coup – an interview with someone […]