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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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More islandistas at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards

So, we were pretty caught up over Rihanna’s gorgeous Stephane Rolland couture dress at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. That dress deserved a post all for itself. Now, onto the other islandistas that were at the event. Another islandista honouree, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was also on hand to collect her award in […]

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Susan Rice is one of Glamour’s Women of the Year!

 In all the fuss over Rihanna’s interview in Glamour’s year-end edition, we nearly overlooked Susan Rice,  the United States’ U.N Ambassador of Jamaican heritage, who was also named one of Glamour’s Women Of The Year. No less than President Obama bigs her up, telling Glamour she deserves to be a WOTY because: “She understands the […]

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Island folk honoured by Congressional Black Caucus

  Islandistas and islandistos were all up in the do two weekends ago when the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held their annual Phoenix Awards and dinner in Washington D.C.   As ever, the event was a high-wattage gathering of true black star power and this year was topped off by an address by President Barack […]

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Political power players with island roots

Eric Holder may be the most prominent Caribbean descendant on the U.S. political scene right now but he’s not the only one. There are quite a few islandistas-by-descent who are on the political scene or the power behind the throne (as it were). They all just happen to be hugely intelligent and educated, career-minded, successful and […]