PERSON OF THE YEAR
Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria
In many ways 2017 was a year of earth shattering events and outstanding personalities making it a toss up to isolate a personality or event as having the most significant impact for the year. Nevertheless, two phenomena are EVERYBODY’S, the Caribbean-American magazine, Person of the Year. It is the first time since this magazine started its person of the year 39 years ago, in 1978, by celebrating joint winners Janelle “Penny” Commissiong of Trinidad & Tobago becoming the first black woman to win The Miss Universe Pageant (1977) and Calypso Rose, the first woman to win the highest title in calypso (1977), that a non-person is its person of the year. Our Person of the Year for 2017 is Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma.
History will register 2017 as the year of frequent and ferocious hurricanes. … To read the entire commentary order the 2018 Global Caribbean Calendar … CLICK … Magazine & Subscription … on the Home Page.