Friday, August 10, 2012

The Who's Who In The Trinidad And Tobago Diaspora

A few years ago I received an email from Dr. Michele Reis regarding her book, The Who's Who in the Trinidad and Tobago Diaspora. Michele has collected bio's and published the achievements of many Trinidadians, and Tobagonians  living abroad. From Sportsmen, musicians and actresses, they are all included. Over the years Michelle and I have stayed in touch as our relationship has grown thanks to the internet.

When I heard that Dr. Reis was in New York City to do a soft launch on Tuesday, August 14th at 6pm, I was elated and just had to meet her.

I invited her to Orlo Salon for a haircut, which she happily accepted. She walked in with her daughter Natalie and we all started chatting and laughing from the get go!

It turns out that we grew up streets away from each other in St Joseph. We swapped stories about growing up in T&T and how lucky we were to have been influenced by such a diverse, colorful and creative island.

Congratulations Michele on your book! It’s great to see your hard work pay off. And thank you for including me in your book, its an honor.

If you would like to meet and enjoy an evening of Trinidadians celebrating with Dr. Michele Reis, followed by a book signing, here's where to go...


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