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Ten Years, Ten Islandista Moments

Today is a day that I never thought about. When I started Islandista 10 years ago on this day, I didn’t have any long term goals for it. I just wanted to read about women like me whose identity sometimes gets lost when we rely on media from other places to report on their accomplishments. […]

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The Marleys meet the Obamas

The First Family of Reggae met the First Family of the United States recently. Matriarch Rita Marley, her son Ziggy Marley and assorted little Marleys visited the White House recently and snapped a pic and got autographs from President Barack Obama and his First Lady Michelle. Check the pics below. Dreadlocks in the White House? […]

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Fay-Ann on her pregnancy and more Obama pics

Thanks to poster bandi who not only commented on the post about Fay-Ann performing while pregnant but gave us a link to Synergy TV where there is a video posted of Fay-Ann herself performing and commenting on the reaction to her pregnancy. Fay-Ann’s message to the tut-tut-tutters? ¬† “Somebody say I am not supposed to […]

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Island son Eric Holder to be next US AG

We can hardly keep up with the stream of island folk doing big things in music, fashion, sports and politics and we are so excited! It is now being widely reported that US President-elect Barack Obama has offered¬†Barbadian-descended Eric Holder the position of US Attorney General. Holder, who would be the first black US Attorney […]

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The next First Lady…

We here at Islandista are overjoyed. There is simply no other way to put it. Of course we were invested in this US election and Barack Obama’s candidacy. Even for islandistas who do not live in the US, we all understood the importance of this election and this candidacy, the need to lift the malaise […]

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Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama

It’s slightly non-islandista news but we figure that it is important enough news to share. After all, Colin Powell is an island man (Jamaican parents) and of course, being well-versed on current affairs is a prerequisite for every true islandista! There had been much speculation on it for quite some time but today, General Colin […]

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The extra-fly future First Lady Obama

So Barack Obama finally won the Democratic presidential nomination last night – and I’m thrilled! Like many others in the Caribbean, this is one US presidential race I have been following avidly and I think we all feel a bit invested in his historic campaign and proud of what he has accomplished and what it […]