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Column - April 24, 2009

Diablo Views: Steel drums beat for Trinidad

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

When Leo Newman, 87, heard about Obama's visit to Trinidad and Tobago to attend the Summit of the Americas last weekend, it brought back a flood of memories. Newman lived in the Caribbean for 30 years following World War II, much of the time in Trinidad. He eventually married Betty, an American Embassy employee, and their daughter Karen was born in 1966 in the clinic at the U.S. Naval Station, just outside Port of Spain.

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