It was a hectic, jam-packed year in all things Caribbean art, culture and news stories. And Island Origins went along for the right for every minute. So check out your favorite stories this passed year on Island Origins.

These English-Kreyol Bilingual Children Storybooks Celebrate Haitian Girls

Top 8 Stories: From New Caribbean Art to Rihanna Jamaica-gate

Looking to add a jolt of girl power to your bedtime stories? Then check out these uplifting English-Kreyol children’s books. NABU Publishing has published two new exciting titles by Haitian authors: “Princess Maniya” by Saonha Baptiste and “Lila Plays Soccer” by Christina Doret. Both colorful books are illustrated by Haitian artist Audeva Joseph. Both bilingual books seek to celebrate Haitian culture while empowering young girls in their own stories. READ MORE…


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There’s A New Mayor In Town – Dale Holness Makes Broward History

Top 8 Stories: From New Caribbean Art to Rihanna Jamaica-gate
Photo by David I Muir

Longtime commissioner Dale Holness became the first Jamaican-American major of Broward County in 2019. Mayor Holness was sworn in by Senior Pastor, Henry Fernandez, The Faith Center Ministries, while his son Daylan, held a bible before a standing-room only crowd. READ MORE…

Meet The Most Exciting Caribbean Artists Working Right Now

Caribbean artists are claiming their space on the world stage with an exciting range of innovative and interactive projects around the world. These project explore a diverse range of experiences, from the legacy of Indian indentureship to the international refugee crisis. From installations to performance art, explore these exciting voices of stalwarts and breakout new talents. READ MORE…

20 Surprising Styles That Will Make You Wish You Had Dreadlocks

Top 8 Stories: From New Caribbean Art to Rihanna Jamaica-gate

Considering locking your hair for the first time? Or looking to upgrade your everyday locks? Revamp your basic looks with these stunning hairstyles, from complex updos to straw curls. Plus check out easy hacks for engineering a long-lasting and easy-to-wear ponytail (no matter how much hair you have). READ MORE…

Caribbean Power Couple: Carla & Marlon Hill – When Opposites Attract

We’re still swooning about the moving love story shared by Caribbean-American power couple Carla and Marlon Hill. Their story is a tale os opposites attract, but they prove the perfect pairing over the years where it really counts. The pair shares their love story and the secret behind going the long distance in any relationship. READ MORE…

The Day Jamaican Twitter Craftily Claimed Rihanna As A Jamaican

So is Rihanna Jamaican? Right? Right? Twitter certainly christened her so in this hilarious Twitter campaign. The social media ploy sneakily tried to steal Rihanna from Barbados and got the #RihannaIsJamaican hashtag to be the #3 trending topic in the United States. Check out the story behind the tweet by tweet. READ MORE…

The Caribbean Films We Can’t Wait To See

Top 8 Stories: From New Caribbean Art to Rihanna Jamaica-gate

More Caribbean stories than ever join the silver screen in 2019, from sweep historical tales to young adult romances. So check out our round-up of our favorite projects that premiered last year. READ MORE…


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