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Janine Mendes-Franco · April, 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 April, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Constitutional Reform

Trinidad and Tobago is talking about constitutional reform – Jeremy Taylor puts in his two cents’ worth.

Jamaica: Caribbean Networking

In considering the concept of regional networking, Jamaican Francis Wade thinks “it is critical that our region's professionals take the task of managing their online brand as an essential one...

Guyana: Sarwan New W.I. Captain

Voice of Guyana International is thrilled that Guyanese Ramnaresh Sarwan is “being entrusted with the arduous task of taking West Indies cricket forward”, following former captain Brian Lara's recent retirement...

Cuba: The truth of the truth

mi isla al mediodia quotes Carlos Varela's lyrics to make a statement (ES) on truth.

Bahamas: Elections Thoughts

On the virtual eve of the Bahamian elections, Nicolette Bethel shares her thoughts about politics and governance: “No matter who we think we support, or what party we will elect...

Puerto Rico: Health Care System

Gil the Jenius shares his thoughts on capitation payments in the Puerto Rican health care system: “If you think money isn't the issue just make the rounds (pun intended) of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Zen Closed

Trinidad Carnival Diary confirms that Zen, the nightclub embroiled in controversy following the Akon and Machel Montano incidents, has been closed indefinitely.

Jamaica: New Caribbean Novels

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp is excited about The River's Song – a new book by by Jacqueline Bishop – and other soon-to-be-released Caribbean novels.

Cayman Islands, Jamaica: Interesting Cartoons

Writing from the Cayman Islands, Mad Bull posts three cartoons drawn by the Jamaica Gleaner’s Las May that he thought “were either funny, or interesting, or funny AND interesting, all...

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Artists on Assault Charges?

The Trinidad Insider reports on another incident at Zen nightclub, this time involving the alleged assault of a young man: “The assailants may include soca artists Machel Montano, Benjai and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Satire

Nicholas Laughlin has a chuckle at some satirical political columns that ran in the Trinidad Guardian close to half a century ago and asks, “Could anybody working on the Trinidad...

Bermuda: Harbour Nights Accident

Bermuda's Harbour Nights celebrations got off to a sad start. Politics.bm reports.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: The Art of Letter Writing

Posting from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni wonders if letter writing has become a lost art.

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting Your Blog Read

Caribbean Public Relations asks the question, “What is it that gets a blog read by lots of people?” and comes up with some helpful advice: “You can form relationships online...

Caribbean: Farewell to a cricketing legend

In the early ’90s, the West Indies' dominance of the international cricket scene entered its long decline. There were fewer victories to celebrate, fewer exceptional demonstrations of the brilliance to...

Barbados: Analysing 2007 CWC

Adrian Loveridge, guest authoring at Barbados Free Press, believes that “as the 2007 Cricket World Cup (CWC) event draws to a close, with the hosting of the final in Barbados...

Bermuda: The state of the blogosphere

Bermuda's governing Progressive Labour Party has a new blog, prompting BravoZulu.bm to write, “While I applaud the idea of yet another Bermuda blog, suddenly blogging just became less cool. Like...

Trinidad & Tobago: Reading the Signs

Thebookmann is amused and somewhat intrigued by “two eloquently painted wall signs” in Trinidad.

Guyana: Society Producing Murderers?

“In light of this (Virginia Tech) incident and other such brutal attacks, like the one at the Kaieteur News printery last year”, The Guyana Groove thinks that “the debate at...

Barbados: Media Responsibility

What crazy looks like is unhappy about the Barbados media's treatment of the issue of domestic violence following the murders of two women on the island: “Domestic violence is not...

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