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Ivonne Brown was born in 1969 in Panama where her parents were also born, though she believes they have ties to Barbados. Ivonne also believes her grandmother has connections to France, especially since she spoke French at home. The youngest of three children, Ivonne grew up in a strict household, but was provided a good education and was a popular and social girl. After graduating from secondary school she went on to complete almost all of her course work at the university level in Communications. Ivonne now works as a photographer and is married to a Panamanian man who is also of West Indian descent. Together, Ivonne and her husband have one son. Though he does not speak English, Ivonne knows such knowledge is important and would like him to someday learn it.