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Sanya Richards-Ross for Broward County Sports Hall of Fame

Olympic gold medallist and the always stylish islandista Sanya Richards-Ross is to receive yet another honour – this time from the county which became her adopted home after she migrated from Jamaica as a pre-teen. She is among a group of six who will be inducted in the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame on […]

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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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Super Shelly!

The unstoppable pocket rocket and inspirational islandista Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce did Jamaica and the whole Caribbean proud yesterday when she did the double at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Shelly-Ann was out like a shot and looked quite simply unbeatable early on, even with the formidable challenge of Olympic champion Allyson Felix in […]

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Sanya Richards-Ross’ Glam and Gold premieres today!

While she didn’t make it to Moscow for the IAAF World Championships, Jamaica-born sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross will still be all over our TVs this summer as her new reality show, Glam and Gold premieres tomorrow on WE TV. Last week, Sanya and her husband, American football player Aaron Ross were all over the place promoting […]

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Kerry Washington is married…and hardly a soul knew!

Ok so cue all the “just like Olivia Pope would have done it” jokes and headlines because Kerry Washington eased off and got married two weeks ago and kept it as quiet as anything. No-one even knew she was dating, far less engaged, far less about to jump the broom but the Jamaican-descended islandista did […]

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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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Rally Round the West Indies Women!

The men may have been disappointing Down Under but our ladies have made us incredibly proud, making to the finals of the Women’s World Cup – something our men’s team has not done since 1983! Captain Merissa Aguilleira says they want to bring the trophy home for the people of the West Indies. Speaking at […]

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Islandistas Shelly-Ann and VCB shine at the Olympics!

It’s like deja vu all over again – here we are blogging about two of our favourite sporting islandistas – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell Brown. Just like we did in 2008. And in 2009. Because that’s just how our islandistas do it! Shelly-Ann just gave me goosebumps and my throat is still raw from […]

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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 […]