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Janine Mendes-Franco · June, 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 June, 2007

Guyana: Carbon Credits

  29 June 2007

“The tee vee does keep me company while I embroider, but if I switch it off and listen to them voices in me head instead, I can get credits for that?” Guyana-Gyal wants to find out more about how the Carbon Credits system works.

Grenada: Three of “13” Set Free

  29 June 2007

Notes From The Margin is appalled that three of the Grenada 13 who executed former Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and members of his Cabinet in 1983 have been set free.

Bahamas: Planning for New Providence

  29 June 2007

Population growth, limited road capacity and potential hurricane threats make it critical for the Bahamas to think about urban planning. Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit explains.

Trinidad & Tobago: Midnight Robber

  28 June 2007

“Ah does bade in acid and scrub meh teeth in the ashes of Caroni and grease meh foot beyond petroleum jelly…and when I laugh a roar more terrible than Ivan tumbling over Grenada to make politicians scamper like pot hounds in the gutter.” Thebookmann posts a speech from The Midnight...

Cuba: Bye Bye Blair

  28 June 2007

Child of the Revolution acknowledges former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's departure from office and shares why he's sad to see him go.

Bahamas: Crime and Punishment

  28 June 2007

Sidney Sweeting at WeblogBahamas.com is astonished at the lenient sentence imposed in the disturbing case of sexual abuse of a six-year-old girl: “If the Attorney General is successful in changing the sentence…perhaps that could be a start for the courts to send a message, with the help of Parliament, that...

Bahamas: Reinventing our Image

  28 June 2007

“People are people, and fundamentally people are all the same. The differences are superficial; underneath, we are more alike than we think.” Nicolette Bethel calls for a reinvention of “the images of savages” that have subconsciously defined the people of the Caribbean.

Anguilla: Slave Labour?

  28 June 2007

As imported Indian labourers marched against unfair wages on a high-profile resort project, Corruption-free Anguilla writes: “Our government has lost its way. It was the compassion of the ordinary Anguillian that redeemed our government today.”

Jamaica: Engaged Employees

  27 June 2007

Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle links to research which finds a connection between engaged employees and increased competitiveness: “Interesting, especially given my estimate that some 60-80% of Caribbean employees are disengaged.”

Jamaica: Personal Space

  27 June 2007

“From the beginning of slavery, there has been a war fought over black bodies and black space and because we have been victims in the past, we have conceded our space and our right to that space and it has had a debilitating effect on our self-esteem.” Jamaican Geoffrey Phlip...

Trinidad & Tobago: What Makes Great Art?

  26 June 2007

According to Thebookmann, the canvas doesn't always matter when it comes to the spirit of great art: “…What really matters is the passion and respect of a good deed from an individual from this small nation, Trinidad and Tobago.”

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