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Janine Mendes-Franco · September, 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 September, 2007

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Trinidad & Tobago: Talking with Filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon

30 September 2007

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 and Tobago: The Course of Justice

28 September 2007

“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

28 September 2007

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

28 September 2007

“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

28 September 2007

“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

27 September 2007

“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...

Cuba, Jamaica: Under Siege in Burma

27 September 2007

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.”

Trinidad & Tobago: What Kind of Unity?

26 September 2007

“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.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: HIV/AIDS Awareness

26 September 2007

“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.

Dominica, Guyana: Making Music

26 September 2007

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

26 September 2007

The Latin Americanist reports that “exiled former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier has apologized for any ‘wrongs’ committed under his rule.”

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