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Looking forward to Home Again

A distinctly Caribbean film – Home Again is set to hit movie screens in the Caribbean soon – starting in Trinidad on April 2. The film deals with something all too familiar to Caribbean people – deportees. The three main characters have one thing in common – their ‘homeland’ of Jamaica which they all left […]

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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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Miss Haiti Universe’s past reflects Haiti’s troubles

Miss Haiti Universe, Sarodj Bertin will be going for the title in Las Vegas on Monday along with 82 other contestants from around the world. Sarodj is Haiti’s first representative in the contest since 1989 and like her country, has a tragic and troubled past. Her mother Mireille Durocher Bertin, a lawyer and opposition party leader […]

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Wyclef for President?

That was the big talk yesterday when news broke that mega music star Wyclef has filed the necessary paperwork to run in Haiti’s November 28 election.  The New York Times reports: “You can either live trying to do something or die having done nothing,” he said, adding that he did not want history to remember […]

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Islandista becomes Baroness

Congrats are in order for Trinidad-born islandista Floella Benjamin who took her seat in Britain’s House of Lords today as a peer for the Liberal Democrats. Her official title is Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham in Kent, but she will be known simply as Baroness or Lady Benjamin. She follows fellow Caribbean Baronesses Lady Amos and Lady […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Kamla Persad-Bissessar first female PM of Trinidad & Tobago

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=Trinidad+elections&iid=8901433″ src=”3/6/d/5/Opposition_leader_PersadBissessar_7be6.jpg?adImageId=12976890&imageId=8901433″ width=”380″ height=”268″ /] As Denyse Plummer said it then, it has become now – Woman is boss in Trinidad & Tobago. The news is just in that Kamla Persad-Bissessar will now be the first female Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, after her People’s Partnership coalition won the snap elections […]

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Terror in Tivoli and women’s role

And so islandistas, it has come to this. The ugly, jagged and dark side of the Caribbean’s ultimate Jekyll and Hyde island has been unveiling itself in all its horror over the last week as the forces of Dudus have been unleashed against the Jamaican state. Dramatic? Not really. A state of emergency was declared in Kingston […]

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Island folk at White House Correspondents Dinner

The biggest night on the Washington D.C. social calendar (outside of the inaugurations of course!) came off on Saturday – the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. US First Lady Michelle Obama looked gorrrrrgeous in a fire-red Prabal Gurung dress! [picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=Michelle+Obama+2010&iid=8677340″ src=”9/0/e/7/US_President_Obama_303e.JPG?adImageId=12736560&imageId=8677340″ width=”380″ height=”251″ /] A few big up island folk were in […]

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Kamla Persad-Bissessar takes over as Opposition Leader

She finally did it – Kamla Persad-Bissessar will take her seat today in the Red House in Port-of-Spain as Trinidad & Tobago’s first female Oppostion Leader. On Wednesday, after weeks of public bad john talk from Basdeo Panday and quiet negotiation behind the scenes by Kamla, she finally got enough support from the parliamentary group […]

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10-1 is murder!

Or so Sparrow said. Yet, despite a 10-1 drubbing by Kamla in the UNC leadership elections, Bas, like Denyse Plummer, ‘nah leaving.’ Not yet. Kamla polled 13, 929 votes to Panday’s 1,359 votes – or more than 10 times as many votes as the Silver Fox. But he made it clear in an interview with […]