I am a writer and media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Follow me on Twitter @JanineMFranco.
Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from September, 2007
Trinidad & Tobago: Talking with Filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon
Trinidad-born Frances-Anne Solomon is a blogger and award winning filmmaker who has just completed her most recent project, A Winter Tale. Set in the violent downtown Toronto community of Parkdale, the story begins with the gathering of a black men’s support group, which was formed after a bullet meant for...
Trinidad & Tobago: Indian Sweets
Through The Lens Trinidad and Tobago posts an appetizing photo of traditional Indian sweets.
Trinidad and Tobago: The Course of Justice
“This Chief Justice matter is no joke. The integrity of the entire judiciary rests upon it,” writes Manicou, who is incredulous at the refusal of Trinidad and Tobago's Attorney General to allow himself to be cross examined by the tribunal investigating allegations that he conspired with the Chief Magistrate to...
Jamaica: Grateful Day
In light of the situation in Myanmar, Montego Bay Day By Day writes: “Although this little rock called Jamaica isn't perfect, I am indeed grateful that, as of this date, we can criticize our government quite harshly without fear.”
Bahamas: Artists or Liars
“Where we don't explore ourselves, we pay the price”: Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, explains how lack of any real emphasis on the arts translates into creating “a society of liars.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Book Picks
“V.S. Naipaul's latest book, A Writer’s People, was published this month and lands on the top of my book-pile”: Tattoo posts a list of great reads.
Trinidad & Tobago: Oil Spill
“If it takes the Environmental Management Authority a week to take notice of an oil spill, how can we trust them to monitor the daily emissions coming from a plant?” asks Rights Action Group T&T, as it calls for “an immediate introduction of proper emergency response mechanisms to be put...
Trinidad & Tobago: Visiting Curaçao
Lifespan of a Chennette makes a trip to Curaçao and gives us a guided tour…
Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Outsourcing Service
Francis Wade makes a case for the customer service function to be outsourced in Jamaica – and Barbados and Trinidad, for that matter.
Trinidad & Tobago: The Secret Interview
Caribbean Free Radio snags the first-ever interview with the secret blogger claiming to be the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago.
Cuba, Jamaica: Under Siege in Burma
Uncommon Sense blogs about the struggle in Burma, while Montego Bay Day By Day says: “Freedom is not a thing that is earned. It is a right that is obtained at the very moment that one is deemed alive.”
Bahamas: Education Challenges
Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit examines the problems facing Bahamian education.
Trinidad & Tobago: What Kind of Unity?
“If the UNC and the COP do unite, what kind of unity could this be?” asks Manicou, who is confused about some of the moves being made in Trinidad and Tobago's election season.
Trinidad & Tobago: Blogging Against Abuse
“Abuse is all over, in many forms. If anything, citizen media can highlight abuse…”: KnowProSE.com gets a jump on Blog Against Abuse Day, which will be observed tomorrow.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: HIV/AIDS Awareness
“As far as am concerned, fighting the HIV war calls for effective use of all available tools”: Blogging from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Abeni comments on a steamy ad campaign intended to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.
Jamaica: Home Sweet Home
Francis Wade blogs about how “life became easier when I realized that I was Jamaican, first and foremost.”
Dominica, Guyana: Making Music
Living Dominica posts video of street musicians in the island's capital, while Living Guyana shares what he thinks is the problem with Guyanese music.
Haiti: I'm Sorry
The Latin Americanist reports that “exiled former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier has apologized for any ‘wrongs’ committed under his rule.”
Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: By Association
Caribbean Public Relations republishes an article that she wrote for the Jamaica Gleaner about the benefits of joining a professional association.
Barbados: Future for Agriculture?
Notes From The Margin recounts a conversation he had concerning the future of Barbados’ agriculture industry.
Bahamas: State of Education
Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com blogs about the report on the state of education in the Bahamas.