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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

Cuba: What's Important

Babalu Blog reminds us of the important things in life.

Trinidad & Tobago: Short Term vs. Long Term

“In a world where everything happens faster, are we as a species focused more on short term success than long term success?” KnowProSE.com explores the question.

Guyana: Carbon Credits

“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...

Grenada: Three of “13” Set Free

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

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

“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...

Cuba: Bye Bye Blair

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

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...

Belize: Free Text Books for Primary School Children

Simone's Belize Blog is overjoyed at the news that the Belizean government will start supplying all primary school children with free text books.

Barbados, Jamaica: Irving Youngest to Fly Solo Around the World

Barbados Free Press celebrates the outstanding achievement of Jamaican-born Barington Irving, who has become the youngest pilot and the first black person to fly solo around the world – and...

Bahamas: Reinventing our Image

“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...

Anguilla: Slave Labour?

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...

Jamaica: Engaged Employees

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Poem for the West Indies

West Indies Cricket Blog posts a poem submitted by a West Indies Cricket fan.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Wind and The Temple

Multimedia artist Elspeth Duncan posts video of Trinidad's Temple on the Sea.

Jamaica: Personal Space

“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...

Barbados, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda: Deported Journalist Recounts Events

The CARICOM journalist that was recently deported from Antigua and Barbuda tells his tale to Barbados Free Press.

Bermuda: Students to Protest against Corruption

Both IMHO.bm and Politics.bm report on an upcoming student march against corruption.

Jamaica: Hurting for WI Cricket

The West Indies Cricket Blog links to Jamaican sports journalist Tony Becca's piece on why it hurts so much to talk about West Indies Cricket.

Trinidad & Tobago: What Makes Great Art?

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...

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