I am a writer and media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Follow me on Twitter @JanineMFranco.
Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from November, 2007
Caribbean: Earthquake Update
Caribbean bloggers provide timely updates on yesterday's earthquake...
Puerto Rico: Jump-Starting the Economy
Dondequiera has “a list of actions, not goals” to help jump-start the Puerto Rican economy.
Cuba, Venezuela: Changing Into Cuba?
Child of the Revolution reports on the reaction to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's proposed constitutional changes: “Not surprisingly, many Venezuelans think the changes go too far – turning the oil-rich nation into ‘another Cuba'”.
Barbados: Independence Day
It's All Good and Barbados Underground wish their fellow Barbadians a Happy 41st Independence Day!
Anguilla: Invasive vs. Native
As a common beach plant threatens to take over the island of Sombrero and eliminate the remaining native species, Corruption-free Anguilla asks: “Why are they spending money sending people to invasive species workshops if we then fail to do the actual work?”
Caribbean: Earthquake Tremors
Just a few hours ago, the Caribbean experienced strong tremors from an earthquake that originated off the coast of Martinique - regional bloggers talk about what it was like.
Bahamas: Renewable Energy
“Since we rely heavily on tourism, we are especially vulnerable to the negative consequences of petroleum use”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit thinks that the island has the potential to set the renewable energy pace for the rest of the region.
Trinidad & Tobago: Fruits of the Caribbean
My Chutney Garden is reminded of “how lucky we are to have so many delicious things growing around us in the tropics.” Posted with some mouth-watering photos.
Jamaica: My Jamaica
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about the land of his birth.
Haiti Innovation says that “Haiti is not even in the game when it comes to preserving the environment.”
According to Guyana-Gyal, chatting, or “gyaffing” is “what we live for here…and cellaar-phones ring in the best thing for extra-communication in my lovely native land.”
Jamaica: Colourful Chattel House
Montego Bay Day By Day continues her Wordless Wednesday series by posting a photo of a colourful chattel house in Negril.
Cuba: Human Development Index
Child of the Revolution blogs about Cuba's ranking on the United Nations’ 2007-2008 Human Development Index.
Barbados: Paying The Piper?
Cheese-on-bread! suspects that many of the latest developments in Barbados are “all part of the politics game, but I'd rather my Government admit times are tough…than lull us all into a false sense of comfort.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Bravo!
Now Is Wow is excited that the feature she worked on for Ledaserene Films will be airing tonight on the Bravo Canada channel.
Trinidad & Tobago: Come Into My Parlour
“The concept of the ‘parlour’ is a distinctly Caribbean one,” writes My Chutney Garden, as she makes a trip to one of her favourite roadside shops.
Haiti: Going Solar?
Denise Green writes in to Haiti Innovation wondering “if the government ever thinks about solar thermal technology as an alternative to electrical power? We should exploit the one resource that we always have plenty of – the Sun!”
Bahamas: Paradise Lost?
Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit likens the current state of the island to John Milton's Paradise Lost.
Barbados, Trinidad & Toabgo: Minister Accused of Fraud
Barbados Free Press reports that “Trinidad & Tobago’s new Minister in the Ministry of Finance has been accused of fraud by his former Barbados-based employer.”
Cuba: Unearthing Che
Child of the Revolution reports on a recently-held Cuban press conference “to reveal that they had undertaken extensive DNA testing on…the remains of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.”
Guyana: The Food of Love
“If this be the food of luuuve eat on, go on, have another”: Guyana-Gyal indulges in some “chawklit”.