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Patricia Scotland was born in Dominica, the tenth of 12 children. Perhaps coming from a small country and being raised in a large family could be used as an excuse for failing but Patricia Scotland didn’t.

Her family moved to the United Kingdom when she was 2 years old, an age that one might say she would have forgotten her ties to Dominica. However, like many Caribbean families who migrate, Caribbean roots run deep at home, even in a foreign country. It is likely that Scotland’s family kept their connection to Dominica.

Patricia Scotland, official known as The Baroness Scotland of Asthal has many great achievements, some history making. No doubt her words of advice are valuable. In a 2011 interview with a Kenyan media company, Baroness Scotland offered words of advice to the people of Kenya.

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Maybe we can take Baroness Scotland’s words of advice as a recipe for success for those across the Caribbean who have given up hope. We should all believe that size doesn’t matter; a woman from Dominica, is proof.

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Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation