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New beginnings

As one year ends and another is about to begin many of us reflect on the one gone by, and evaluate how it impacted our lives, while asking ourselves how much growth did we achieve in certain aspects of our lives.

I am one of those who ponders on the unexpected and unpredictable nature of life and wonders what is to come in the new year.

For many of us a new year allows us the opportunity to right perceived wrongs, a chance to change the things we want, repair broken relationships and cement and reinforce strong friendships as we move into new horizons.

I am sometimes aghast however, at those who approach a new year with the same negativity which they displayed in the previous one, completely oblivious to the golden opportunity for major change laid out in front of them.

This year many outstanding women graced our covers. Genelle Guzman McMillan who was entrapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center, and Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez who told us all about her life lessons. Michelle Fenty, wife of a former Washington mayor, shared why she is now living in Trinidad, while two women Geetha Seethi and Tammy Yates spoke about the peoples agenda.

In May I took a much needed rest but returned with a bang in June to give you Jamaican Romae Gordon celebrating Caribbean fashion followed by a story on albinism featuring Ikponwosa Ero of Tanzania.

There was also the story of Somali model Waris Dirie who is fighting against female genital mutilation and Carol Maraj mother of entertainer Nicki Minaj. These are just some of the outstanding women who graced our covers on 2012.

This year I hope we brought you the stories that you wanted to read and the people you wanted to see. I hope that some stories impacted in a positive way and introduced you to new subjects and new perspectives.

Let me wish all our readers a bright and enterprising new year and remember be kind to each other.

Editor

Angela Martin

Please send all comments to

angela.martin-hinds@trinidadexpress.com

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