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Ms. Debbie Jacob

Wrong Debbie Jacob?

Teacher, Librarian, Journalist an...

Trinidad Guardian

Employment History


  • MEd
    Framingham University
  • BA , Anthropology
    Ohio State University
  • BA , history
    Ohio State University
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Web References
Debbie Jacob, Trinidad & ..., 5 Mar 2015 [cached]
Debbie Jacob, Trinidad & Tobago, is a teacher, librarian, journalist, and columnist for the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. She is the author of eight books: five CXC Study Companions and the children's novel Legend of the St Ann's Flood, published by Macmillan Caribbean; a collection of short stories, Speaking of Promises published by Archimedes, and a nonfiction book, Wishing for Wings published by Ian Randle Publishers.
Debbie Jacob ..., 8 Aug 2011 [cached]
Debbie Jacob
Local News - News Journal -, 22 June 2005 [cached]
Last summer Debbie Jacob, a 1971 Lexington High School graduate who lives in Trinidad, dropped by.
A fellow journalist, she is a feature writer for the Trinidad Guardian in the West Indies.She lives and works in the little village of St. Ann's.
She also is head of the English Department at a secondary school in Port of Spain, Trinidad's capital city.
And now she is a novelist.
A single mother raising two teenagers, she found time to write "Legend of the St. Ann's Flood."
Jacob tells me by e-mail that she wrote the book for her son, Jairzinho, now 16, when he was 10 because there is no West Indian literature for children between 8 and 12.She felt that, like any child, he needed some reading that reflected his environment.Namely Trinidad.The hero and heroine of this story are Joseph and Jaya, a fictional boy and girl who attend the same school Jacob's son attended.
Jacob used a devastating flood that hit the city of St. Ann's in 1993.A deadly flood that came pouring unexpectedly out of the hills.
According to the tale Jacob spun, the flood was caused by the perpetually angry Mama Dlo, a very large anaconda who hates humans because they tend to destroy the forest.
But flooding is common these days because all the forests are being cut down, Jacob said.
So this book was a plea for the forest's survival as well as a tale for children.She said the book is available on in the United Kingdom.
Trinidad gained independence from the British Commonwealth in 1976 and survived a coup attempt by Muslim fundamentalists in 1990.
Jacob said Trinidad's wealth comes from oil, deposits it shares with nearby Venezuela.
An Ohio State University graduate who majored in anthropology, Jacob moved to Trinidad in the '80s, married, divorced and is raising her children.
Perhaps some folks in Lexington who knew Debbie Jacob might be interested.
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Debbie Jacob
Debbie Jacob is a journalist, librarian, and English teacher. She is Head Librarian at the International School of Port of Spain and a columnist for the Trinidad Guardian. Born in the United States, she has lived in Trinidad for over 20 years. Her most recent book is Wishing for Wings.
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