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Esmin Green’s family to sue hospital

Just a quick update on the Esmin Green tragedy. Her family is planning to sue Kings County Hospital for US$25 million. Green’s oldest daughter and family spokesperson Tecia Harrison was even more devastated upon actually seeing the security footage of her mother’s dying moments. From Carib World News via Caribbean 360: Green`s eldest daughter, Tecia Harrison, […]

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Outrage: Jamaican mother of 6 left to die on NY hospital floor

  By now, I am sure news-savvy islandistas have heard or read of the tragic story of Esmin Green’s emergency-room death at Kings Country Hospital in Brooklyn. While others, including patients and a security guard looked on, Green who had been waiting 24 hours for a hospital bed, fell out of her chair to the […]

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The lovely ladies of Lewis Hamilton

Ever since hot Formula One racer and part-Grenadian islandisto Lewis Hamilton broke up with his long-time girlfriend a year ago he has been seen out with a slew of gorgeous women – as well we would expect from a young man who has … well, everything! Good looks, tons of money (apparently made 10 million GBP […]

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Islandistas in Italian Vogue’s all-black issue

(photo credit: New York magazine) So every fashionista worth a damn has been buzzing about Italian Vogue’s all-black issue which came out this week. We all know how hard it is to find women of colour in the fashion industry – whether on the runways or in the editorials. And there has been a lot […]

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Islandista ‘It’ Girls

Maybe it’s just a coincidence or how the stars are aligned right now but I have noticed that an increasing number of the ‘It’ girls making waves over and away these days are also islandistas – or at least islandistas by descent. Now what do I mean by an ‘it girl’ ? After all, it’s still […]

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If only…

(photo credit: The Sartorialist) *Sigh*… I adore this outfit. It’s from the Sartorialist blog and was taken in London. Everything about is so coolly individual – the bow tie, the brogue shoes, the stripey socks, the stripey dress that would ordinarily be rather ugly on its own but looks inspired paired with the other items. […]

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Like I said…

In my post of May 15th I commented about the issue of the scrutiny and criticism that many female politicians get over their appearances. At the time I said: Personally, I think considering that is now established that women are outstripping men professionally, academically and financially, we can finally finish with this foolishness of trying […]

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The small graces of small islands

Living in a small island can be a study in contradictions for islandistas. Admittedly there are times it is frustrating for us with our with more worldly tastes – personally I wish there was more theatre, more art, more restaurants, more options for partying, more career options. Not that we’re not getting there – there are more options for […]