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Poet Derek Walcott dies at 87.  CASTRIES, St. Lucia – St. Lucian-born Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott died last month after a prolonged illness. He was 87. According to relatives who were by his bedside, the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature winner died at his home on the morning of Mar. 17. Up to press time no details of his illness had been disclosed.
Newly released in paperback, Peggy Orenstein's Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape(HarperCollins, $15.99) is, quite frankly, terrifying. As the mother of two teen girls and fan of Orenstein's intelligent and thought-provoking work (Cinderella Ate My Daughter), this study of 21st-century sexual culture--culled from interviews with more than 70 high school and college-aged girls--was an auto-buy for me.
From Old Havana to Cardenas, to Santa Clara, to Baracoa and more, we see the magnificence of historic Cuba in brilliant images and vivid descriptions in a new publication — Old Cuba. Authored by Alicia E. Garcia, with photography by Julio A. Larramendi, Old Cuba takes us on a nostalgic journey of Cuba, once referred to as “the jewel of the Caribbean”.
“Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur?” Now Available.  It’s never too early to tap into your passion and pen your first book – just ask young author, Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith. At just four years old, Smith took his fascination for dinosaurs and published his first book entitled, “Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur?” “My love for dinosaurs inspired me to write this book,” says Smith. “I hope people of all ages enjoy it and learn something new about my favourite animals.”
The Caribbean finished one-two at last month’s “Miss World” contest. Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle, center, was crowned the 66th Miss World. Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez, left, of the Dominican Republic, was first runner-up. Indonesia’s Natasha Mannuela was second runner-up.
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