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Islandista’s Power Dressing Party: A ladies’ lime for a great cause!

Come October 27th, islandistas in Barbados will have a ladies’ lime like no other! We’ll be teaming up with some of our best and most talented Islandista Magazine-featured collaborators such as I Heart Makeup, Shev Kalekshan, the Daily Cookies and the multi-talented Lauren Austin for a totally indulgent, fun and and glam experience that is […]

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Shelly-Ann Fraser’s Pocket Rocket Foundation gives back

As if we didn’t already know that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is pure class, she confirmed all the reasons we love her when her Pocket Rocket Foundation donated J$700,000 (US$6800+) in scholarships to seven students in Jamaica last week. The donation underscored many of the things we’ve already seen or recognised in Shelly-Ann, like her firm belief […]

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Say it ain’t so…VCB tests positive for banned diuretic

It’s been over two days since I first heard the news and I still cannot believe it. I have to write this post in the first person because this is personal. I have admired VCB for so long – have sung her praises right here on Islandista so many times. So words are inadequate to describe how […]

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Sanya Richards-Ross & family get reality show

Go dehhh Sanya! In a move that doesn’t shock us at all, at all here on Islandista, Jamaica-born gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross is coming to the small screen in a new reality TV show on WeTV. The show will cover Sanya’s life with her American football player husband Aaron Richards and how she balances her […]

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Rihanna + MAC = beautiful makeup?

In a move sure to have islandista approval in her native Bim where the MAC stores are like religion, Rihanna is teaming up with the makeup brand for one of their most high profile and in-depth collaborations ever. The deal, which Rihanna called a “no brainer” was announced late last week. She told Women’s Wear Daily: […]

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Some justice at last for Stephen Lawrence

Today, we salute Doreen Lawrence, the Jamaican-born mother of Stephen Lawrence, who was as she herself rightfully put it, not just a murder victim but “a bright, beautiful young man who any parent of whatever background would have been proud of.” After 18 years – just as many years as her son spent on this […]

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Sanya Richards-Ross U. of Texas’ Hall of Honor

One of our very favourite islandistas, Jamerican Sanya Richards-Ross received a huge honor this weekend, being inducted into the Women’s Athletics Hall of Honor of her alma mater – University of Texas. Enshrinement into the Hall of Honor is considered the highest honor bestowed by the 38-year-old UT Women’s Athletics department. And wow… clearly some […]

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Will Notting Hill Carnival die?

…Or so says the carnival’s immediate past co-directors Chris Boothman and Ancil Barclay who resigned last week in frustration at the chronic under-funding and lack of support for the event, which is billed as Europe’s largest street festival. Even though the carnival is such a big deal, bringing out over a million people to London’s streets to […]

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Violence & the Labour Day parade

So there has been a lot of chatter this week about violence and the annual West Indian American Day Carnival festivities (aka Labour Day parade) in New York City. A fatal shooting in Crown Heights has been controversially linked to the celebration, much to the anger of some in the Caribbean community in NYC. Caribbean-American […]

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Islandista is at Girlfriends Expo!

Hey islandistas, we’re venturing out of our cyber-shell and into the ‘real world’ of bricks and mortar … and cupcakes! If you happen to be in Barbados, check us out today and tomorrow at Love FM’s Girlfriends Expo at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre! While we can’t exactly give out samples of the blog you […]