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Janine Mendes-Franco · October, 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 October, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: New Politics?

Coffeewallah has some advice for Trinidad and Tobago politicians: “Here’s a novel idea guys, why don’t you assume we all have brains, focus on the issues and tell us exactly...

St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago: The True Caribbean

“Being born a West Indian means that I am less likely to succumb to the palm trees, blue sea, white sand, standard tourist pitch. The Caribbean islands are so much...

Trinidad & Tobago: In Search of Lessing

Jeremy Taylor can’t find copies of Doris Lessing’s work – in fact, “no one had even heard of her…what's going on here? Has the Nobel Prize become irrelevant, even to...

Guyana, Jamaica: The Power of Money

Guyana-Gyal knows that money isn’t everything, while Moving Back to Jamaica wonders: “How much would it take to buy my happiness for a day?”

Barbados: Answering the Call

Living in Barbados hears the call of ancestral voices…

Cuba: UN Motion

Both Child of the Revolution and The Cuban Triangle blog about the outcome of the UN motion for the United States to lift its long-standing embargo against Cuba.

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Agenda?

Jumbie's Watch is not impressed by the Trinidad and Tobago opposition's latest maneuver, while KnowProSE.com thinks that the political parties “seem to be catering to the lowest common denominators –...

Jamaica: A Case for Justice?

“Coming from where I come from, I know a thing or two about injustice”: Jamaican Marlon James weighs in on the case of the Memphis Three.

Dominica: Dengue Fever

Living Dominica reports that the incidence of Dengue Fever is still high in certain Caribbean islands.

Cuba: The Power of Imagery

Child of the Revolution blogs about “a new exhibition…looking at the ‘use and abuse’ of that now-ubiquitous Alberto Korda photograph of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.”

Barbados, Puerto Rico: Global Warming

My Barbados Blog refers to reports from the recent Caribbean Tourism Organization meeting in Puerto Rico to emphasize that the Caribbean would do well to anticipate the effects of global...

Bahamas: That Special Time of Year

Find out why Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com isn't so much into the Christmas spirit.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: How Do I Love Thee?

Abeni lists 28 reasons to love St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Jamaica: Slave Mentality

“Sometimes I wonder if to be black in this world is to be absolutely unaccountable. For anything.” Marlon James picks apart the slave mentality.

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Song for Burma

The Bajan Reporter discovers a wonderful new song recorded by Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian David Rudder in support of the people of Burma.

Guyana: View of Guyana

A returning national shares her experience of Guyana with MACO Caribbean Living.

Barbados: Blogging at the IMF

The International Monetary Fund has a blog – and Living in Barbados thinks that “this recent step into the blogosphere, and its subcategory the econoblogsphere will be interesting to watch.”

Barbados: Gullah Gullah Island

Gallimaufry finds similarities between the language of the Gullah people and the way Barbadians speak: “I am reminded that something as commonplace as the way we talk is, even without...

Jamaica: Lucea

“I so wish there was a way to modernise the town without losing the old world charm and without knocking down all those beautiful old buildings,” writes Montego Bay Day...

Grenada: The Cure

Free Spirit shares the Grenadian cure for the common cold.

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