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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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Big fail Shelly-Ann :(

Daaaaammnnnn Shelly! It’s not like we think you wilfully cheated – after all, the drug that showed up in your failed test from the Shanghai meet is neither performance-enhancing nor stimulant-masking. But it’s just not a good look, hon. You know well enough that there are x-amount of haters out there looking for a flaw […]

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Shelly-Ann Fraser not running from tough past

AFP did a very moving article earlier this week about one of our favourite islandistas, Shelly-Ann Fraser. The feature is all about Shelly’s determination to be a role model, particularly in light of growing up in the gritty ghetto of Waterhouse, Kingston. The piece deals very directly with the stark poverty Shelly was raised in:  Fraser has […]

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VCB blazes at Prefontaine Classic

  One of Islandista’s favourite sprinters – the lionhearted Veronica Campbell-Brown, sizzled in the Prefontaine Classic this weekend – in the 100 meters.  Though she’s no slouch at the shortest distance, over the last few years, VCB has become better known for her 200 m ability than her 100 m running, as she won back […]

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Solid gold at ‘A Night on Tracks’

It was solid gold night on Sunday night in Kingston when Jamaican track star Asafa Powell hosted his charity event ‘A Night on Tracks with Asafa Powell and Friends’ at the Indoor Sports Centre. And those friends? Pure stars.

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Shelly-ann does it again!

Islandistas and islandistos are again doing it like only we  do (*coff – bussing up records drug-free*) in the World Championships in Berlin! Of course, everyone in the world saw or watched the Youtube clips of Usain Bolt MASHING UP his own men’s 100m world record last night in a sizzling time of 9.58 – […]

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Islandistas we love: Golden girls VCB and Shelly!

Jahknow, mi couldn’t blog during di Olympics. Di at’lete dem just had me in such a uproar whe mi couldna constentrate. Had to channel my Jamaican friends there just now. 🙂 It is all done and dusted and it was truly the best Olympics ever for me as a Caribbean person. I don’t know if any […]