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Janine Mendes-Franco · March, 2007

I am a writer and media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Follow me on Twitter @JanineMFranco.

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Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from March, 2007

Cuba: Fidel's Blog?

“The blogosphere is certainly growing!” (ES) declares mi isla al mediodia (tongue firmly in cheek) as he notes that Fidel Castro has written an “entry” in his “blog” (ie, Granma,...

Grenada: Price of the Cricket World Cup

Six & Out refers to the comments of cricket fans who were actually there in order to dissect what many see as the failings of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Jamaica: African/Brazilian Connection

Geoffrey Philp's Blogspot covers Joel Gondim's presentation “Color, Identity, and Candomblé in Brazil,” in which he explores how the African connection to Brazil manifests itself in food, music, and religion.

Guyana: UK should support Reparation

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade, Propaganda Press highlights Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo's call to British Prime Minister Tony Blair to “go...

Trinidad & Tobago: Second Life for Caribbean Teens?

Caribbean Public Relations reports on Coca-Cola‘s latest marketing concept for Caribbean teenagers – “a virtual city…called Caribbean Connection. The idea borrows from the Second Life concept, where you can go...

Bermuda: Presidential Motorcade

A Politics.bm reader writes in, comparing presidential motorcades to “children playing dress up.”

Bahamas: Help for Zimbabwe

Weblog Bahamas.com thinks that Bahamians should get more vocal with regard to the situation in Zimbabwe.

Antigua: Human Rights Treaty

A new human rights treaty protecting the rights of persons with disabilities opens for signing today at the United Nations and Talk Antigua thinks it is a significant development: “How...

Anguilla: Constitutional Reform

Don Mitchell at Corruption-Free Anguilla was invited by the Members of the House of Assembly to lead them through the Report of the Constitutional and Electoral Reform Commission as Anguilla...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blog Karma

Caribbean Public Relations links to Rohit Bhargava for some tips on good blog karma: “They’re really common sense approaches to being courteous and open online, and expanding your network.”

Puerto Rico: Education

“Can We wait another 20 years to develop the world-class education We need to compete as equals on the global stage?” Gil the Jenius examines the state of Puerto Rico's...

Guyana: Foreign Flu

Find out why GuyanaGyal hasn't been blogging in a while…

Bermuda: Elections Approaching?

A reader of Politics.bm comments about the “surefire sign” that elections in Bermuda are imminent…

Barbados: Low Cricket Turnout

Barbados Free Press marvels at the low crowd turnout for the West Indies vs. Australia Cricket World Cup match yesterday and wonders “How many hundreds of millions of dollars spent...

Trinidad & Tobago: Abolition of the Slave Trade

As the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is celebrated today, Roi Kwabena posts a poem that “tries to show the links between the...

Guyana: Purity or Responsibility?

The latest US phenomenon – Purity Balls – causes Stella Ramsaroop to raise the question of teen sexuality : “We can be such prudes sometimes with our own sexuality that...

Bahamas: Still Enslaved

Nicolette Bethel sees stunning parallels between a young black American filmmaker's documentary about race and the image that Bahamian children have of themselves 200 years after the abolition of the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Westwood Copyright

Christopher at Subway Chronicles has just bought the Season 1 DVD of the Trinidad and Tobago soap opera Westwood Park – and he's already impressed just by the copyright warning...

Puerto Rico: Violence Ranking

Gil the Jenius is livid over a local demographer listing Puerto Rico as the 9th most violent country in the world: “I'm not here to say We are Paradise Found,...

Jamaica: TriniJam Biz Club?

“After the doubles and jerk-chicken are over, and the reggae and soca music has stopped, and the wining and dubbing is finished… what else would happen?” asks Fwade at Chronicles...

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