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Hi all, I'm new to this message board and I'm wondering how many West Indian folks are members?
 

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Me bon here, but me mooma from antigua and me fahda from Nevis. Me empress family from yard (St Elizabeth ova by Junction). Welcome, you might wanna post on the black female premed thread (you might get more respones).

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Bless dpoke1. As you can see I'm representin' JA. By the way, thanks for the info about the black female premed thread but I didn't wanna post there solely... i didn't want to leave out my west indian brothers :)
 
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I'm back and I noticed that people are looking at this thread but nobody's posting except dpoke1. Whappen man, the W.I. massive too shy to pass on some big ups and respec's :laugh:
 

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My parents were born in Trinidad. We're Indian though.
So are you in the middle of the applications process?
 

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Im from Trinidad, bigup Diego Martin, been here since '88. Love it here, but go back for Carnival every year, except this one. I was so vex, because my cousin went and rubbed it in my face when I got back.

Funny thing I put white on apps and born in trinidad, and got some funny looks at interviews. " I thought you would be black, being from Trinidad"
 
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LorinE said:
My parents were born in Trinidad. We're Indian though.
So are you in the middle of the applications process?

Whappen LorinE and tazdevil52. It's good to hear from you. I guess you can say that I'm in the end stage of the app. process. I found out on Friday that I got into Pitt and I'm really happy. I have no more interviews since Howard lost my info :rolleyes: and Cornell won't give me the time of day :( . So what's up with both of you?
 

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Hi all, I'm new to this message board and I'm wondering how many West Indian folks are members?
what does "West Indian" mean again?
 
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IllinoisStudent said:
what does "West Indian" mean again?

Generally it means anyone from the West Indies (i.e. the Caribbean island region). But specifically it refers to the people from the English and French speaking islands: Jamaica, Trinidad, Haiti, etc.
 

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Born in Montreal, moved to Barbados for nine years, and then to florida...

AKA canadian bajan, although I rarely claim my canadian heritage ;)
 
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Born in Montreal, moved to Barbados for nine years, and then to florida...

AKA canadian bajan, although I rarely claim my canadian heritage ;)
Whappen drbribi, good to hear from you. Where are you in terms of the application process?
 

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I have been accepted to Mayo in Rochester :) ...It was my top choice, so I have cancelled most of my other applications... How are things with you? Have you decided on where you will be, come August?
 
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I have been accepted to Mayo in Rochester :) ...It was my top choice, so I have cancelled most of my other applications... How are things with you? Have you decided on where you will be, come August?

Congrats on your acceptance! I haven't decided as yet. I'm waiting around to hear about aid but I sure do like Pitt :)
 
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Lived in St. Thomas and worked at the hospital..I wanna go back
Welcome to this thread and congrats on your acceptance Termwean!
 

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At the end of the app process too, got accepted to Nova Southeastern Univ. COM but waiting to hear from FSU before I make any final decisions.
 

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"2005...still we comin'"...Toronto-born Trini representin!!

(The first 10 minutes of my Toronto interview involved talking about pan!)

Drbribri, congrats on Mayo. Seeing as you're from Mtl. the cold shouldn't bother you.

Whey de Howard ppl. dey? I though Howard was full of Caribbean ppl.
 
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"2005...still we comin'"...Toronto-born Trini representin!!

(The first 10 minutes of my Toronto interview involved talking about pan!)

Drbribri, congrats on Mayo. Seeing as you're from Mtl. the cold shouldn't bother you.

Whey de Howard ppl. dey? I though Howard was full of Caribbean ppl.

Welcome Winstonm, it's always good to hear from the Trini massive :) Good luck with Toronto. By the way did you make it to carnival this year... 100 year celebrations only come once.
 
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Reppin JA here. I love my West Indian massive.
Whappen Jamaican MD, it's good to see another yardie on the thread :D
 

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I'm pretty sure I'm headed to SUNY Syracuse but I am waiting on two other schools...
 
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I'm pretty sure I'm headed to SUNY Syracuse but I am waiting on two other schools...
Congrats on Syracuse. I'm also considering SUNY Syracuse
 
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At the end of the app process too, got accepted to Nova Southeastern Univ. COM but waiting to hear from FSU before I make any final decisions.
Congrats on the accpetance and good luck with FSU :luck:
 

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Congrats on the accpetance and good luck with FSU :luck:

Got letter today, waitlisted at FSU :(

but gonna keep fingers crossed and keep on praying :thumbup:
 
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Got letter today, waitlisted at FSU :(

but gonna keep fingers crossed and keep on praying :thumbup:

Still gonna send the good luck vibes your way :luck: . I hope it works out for you.
 

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I'm a Trini, applying this year ... are you guys who got accepted (congrats!)international students or have green cards/citizens??
 

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Chiq said:
I'm a Trini, applying this year ... are you guys who got accepted (congrats!)international students or have green cards/citizens??
U.S. citizen - thank God my parents had the foresight to move here fifteen years ago and apply the minute we arrived. Got it ten years ago, and it has been a blessing. I have lots of cousins who come for college and have to worry about visas, and paperwork and finding a job that will sponsor tthem after college or its back to Trinidad they go. It is a nightmare nowadays, I had a cousin who had to go back for a semester because his grades dropped and he didn't pass a class and went on academic probation, something like that.
 
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Chiq said:
I'm a Trini, applying this year ... are you guys who got accepted (congrats!)international students or have green cards/citizens??

I applied as a permanent resident but I don't think it affects interviews/acceptances. I think the only time (green card vs citizen) may matter is when it comes to certain scholarships/loans. But I don't know how the international student thing works but from what I've heard from friends it can be a hassle, so I think Tazdevil52 may be right with that point
 

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Wha de gwaan, dpoke1? I haven't heard from you recently. How are things with you?
Everyting cool. I'm going to vegas on Thurs so I'm amped on that. Otherwise just chilling, working ................and school (serious senoritis).

I'm trying to go to JA in May. looking forward to that. Hope everything cool with you.

Bless up and GIVE THANKS!!!
 

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Hey Folks,
My pop was born in Ocho Rios and my mum is from Manchester, UK. I was born in Virginia a few years after they jumped da broom. I have always considered myself a yardie.
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Everyting cool. I'm going to vegas on Thurs so I'm amped on that. Otherwise just chilling, working ................and school (serious senoritis).

I'm trying to go to JA in May. looking forward to that. Hope everything cool with you.

Bless up and GIVE THANKS!!!

Have fun in Vegas an nuh bodda get too hype up out there... mek sure whatevah yuh do is strictly legal :laugh:
 
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Hey Folks,
My pop was born in Ocho Rios and my mum is from Manchester, UK. I was born in Virginia a few years after they jumped da broom. I have always considered myself a yardie.
njbmd :D :D

Welcome, fellow yardie :)
 

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My parents are Jamaican born but I am Canadian born. Hey everybody
 

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Hey, ise ah Trini but I not a doctor. It really nice to see all alyuh West Indian people leavin' ah mark in de World!
 

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Sak Passe, everyone!

My family is born and raised in the beautiful island of Haiti... :love:
Anyone else representing my country?
 

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bwoy mi neva know seh there was a west indian thread and mi just realize is from last year... im from mobay myself.. family lives there so i go back 3 times a year..
 

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Hi all, I'm new to this message board and I'm wondering how many West Indian folks are members?
Born here but Mum from England (Manchester) and Pop from Jamaica (Ocho Rios).