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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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All about Anya in TnT!

Trinidad has got absolute Anya fever ever since her win on Project Runway. The Trinidad Express’ Woman magazine said it succintly – Call It A Comeback. From the ashes of scandal and sniggering two years ago, Anya has risen like a phoenix and is now the toast of Trinidad, hailed by PM Kamla Persad-Bisessar hailing […]

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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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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 […]

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It’s Kamla!

She finally did it. Kamla Persad-Bissessar is now the first woman to lead a major political party in Trinidad’s history, after winning the leadership of the UNC last night in a landslide. She came out of the shadows of her former political mentor,  Basdeo Panday and withstood the attacks from her parliamentary colleagues, most of […]

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Is it about time for Kamla?

Woman time now? Kamla Persad-Bissessar We don’t discuss politics much on Islandista, namely because women are still quite under-represented in our regional houses of assembly, so there’s not as much to discuss as we’d like. And quite often, where women aren’t under-represented, they are undermined. There have been many capable and intelligent Caribbean female politicians […]