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Janine Mendes-Franco · July, 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 July, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Mud Volcano

  31 July 2007

The newly-identified mud volcano off Trinidad's east coast is sparking interest in everyone from geologists to surfers. James O'Connor, a member of the latter group, asks: “Will this, or next hurricane season show us the most epic new surf spot in the Caribbean?”

Cuba: Opposing Ideas

  31 July 2007

Child of the Revolution blogs about the opposing views on Cuba held by Bebo Valdes, the Cuban-born jazz musician, and his pianist son, Chucho.

Puerto Rico: Why Write?

  31 July 2007

“Am I interested enough to write about it? Fellow bloggers know how hard it is to come up with content on a regular basis.” Gil the Jenius writes about…writing!

Jamaica: Adjust Your Tone

  31 July 2007

“Email messages here in the region can often sound abrupt, sharp and even downright rude. How do you adjust the tone of an email?” Jamaican Francis Wade has a few suggestions.

Barbados: A Time for Answers?

  31 July 2007

“We have six people dead and, if the talk is true, more than a few others who are barely holding on.” In the wake of the island's tragic bus crash, Barbados Free Press writes, “Barbados deserves answers and the truth, but for now let’s mourn and pray…”

Jamaica: Forrest and Freedom

  30 July 2007

“This is what I feel writing and self-publishing has given me the right that I was born with–permission to speak.” Forrest Gump helps Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp understand the meaning of freedom.

Haiti: Cervical Cancer Rates

  30 July 2007

Referring to a WHO report which estimates that nearly 80% of cervical cancer cases occur in developing countries, Dr. John Carroll identifies the disease as the leading cause of female deaths in Haiti.

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Bergman Passes On

  30 July 2007

“I have always found his films to be difficult to watch, always knowing, though, that I was watching a master at work.” Babalu Blog acknowledges the passing of Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman, as does Jonathan at Trinidad's Studio Film Club blog.

Barbados: Nation Grieves for Bus Crash Victims

  30 July 2007

A tragic bus accident which claimed the lives of six Barbadians as they made their way to the Crop Over Party Monarch Finals prompts Barbados Free Press, Barbados Underground and Notes from the Margin to extend their sympathy to a grieving nation.

Bahamas: While We're On The Subject…

  30 July 2007

The banning of laptop computers in the Bahamas’ House of Assembly, the felling of an old tree and the performance of a young athlete are just some of the topics Craig Butler blogs about at Bahama Pundit.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica: On the Bookshelf

  28 July 2007

Instead of getting caught up in Potter-mania, Andre Bagoo has “fallen prey to the wonderful tone of White Teeth, a book I had avoided reading for years because of its bulk. Blake, my favorite poet, is also fashionable these days and I finished Jean Rhys’ gem A Voyage in the...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Blue Mountain Hike

  28 July 2007

“Yes, this is my water bottle atop the trig marker on Blue Mountain Peak–for a few minutes last Sunday, it was the highest water bottle in Jamaica.” Nicholas Laughlin posts some photos of his hiking expedition.

Barbados, Jamaica: Let's Talk About Voting

  28 July 2007

With elections facing the nation possibly as early as October, Barbados Free Press wants to stimulate discussion on the voting process, while Living in Barbados says, “Spending a few days in Jamaica right now is interesting” as the island gears up for elections on August 27.

Trinidad & Tobago: WICB and Digicel

  28 July 2007

West Indies Cricket Blog is “desperately trying to refrain from thinking the worst thoughts” about the West Indies Cricket Board‘s “hastily extended and now contentious” sponsorship contract with a mobile service provider.

Cuba: Castro's Keynote Speech

  27 July 2007

“So Raul described large problems that are of great interest to average Cubans…he is creating public expectations that some kind of change is coming, and that in time it will measure up to the challenges he himself has defined,” writes The Cuban Triangle of Castro's 26th July speech, while Child...

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