Trump went to Puerto Rico. And brought to life a scene in Graham Greene’s Haiti novel

by Rashmee

Posted on October 5, 2017


  When Donald Trump went to Puerto Rico, I remembered Graham Greene’s telling portrait of imperious largesse to the needy in ‘The Comedians’, his 1966 novel on Haiti. The US president threw rolls of paper towel and bags of rice to Puerto Ricans. Not, quite like the way Greene showed us the treatment of the … Continue reading “Trump went to Puerto Rico. And brought to life a scene in Graham Greene’s Haiti novel”

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St Maarten: a very personal memory of the Caribbean island 95% destroyed by #Irma

by Rashmee

Posted on September 8, 2017


I have a very particular interest in the Caribbean island of St Maarten, now 95 per cent destroyed by Hurricane #Irma. Four years ago, we visited the beautiful 34-square-km Franco-Dutch island, had a wonderful holiday living on the southern Dutch side, and acquired our Dutch passport-bearing dog from Mrs Richardson via the Dutch vet. From what … Continue reading “St Maarten: a very personal memory of the Caribbean island 95% destroyed by #Irma”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK