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Janine Mendes-Franco · December, 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 December, 2007

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Windies Beat South Africa

“This victory is so huge given the history of South African tours”: Abeni is thrilled that the West Indies cricket team have finally won a test match.

Jamaica: Friends for Life

“Moving home to live in Jamaica has revealed to me that American friends are for a reason, but Jamaican friends are for life”: In Francis Wade‘s experience, West Indians and...

Haiti: Prayer for the New Year

Pwoje Espwa bids 2007 farewell and welcomes the New Year with a prayer.

Dominica: Bhutto's Son

Living Dominica is touched by the words of Benazir Bhutto's son and wonders “what the world would be like today if American leaders had spoken words like this in the...

Barbados: Homophobia

“In the Caribbean we are confused and hypocritical in our attitudes toward sex in general”: Living in Barbados blogs about the region's lack of tolerance for homosexuality.

Antigua: Fixing Crime

Talk Antigua thinks that crime is destroying the country “and no one seems to be doing anything about it.”

Barbados: Retired Immigration Chief Shot Dead

Both Barbados Free Press and Barbados Underground report on the murder of former Chief Immigration Officer Kenrick Hutson.

Puerto Rico: Kayak Trip

The CAC Review interviews Taino Almestica, part of a two-person team that circumnavigated the island of Puerto Rico in a kayak.

Cuba: Havana in Pictures

photo.imagina posts a beautiful Flickr photo set of shots from Havana, Cuba.

Trinidad & Tobago: Trip to Cairo

“I spent most of my first day swearing never to return, but I’ve been won over. I’ll be back.”: Club Soda and Salt visits Cairo, Egypt and finds a few...

Puerto Rico: Prayer for Bhutto

“What a great lost to the world is the assassination of this heroic woman who sought only to bring peace to her people”: The Voice of the Taino People calls...

Trinidad & Tobago: Permaculture

Sharon Millar at My Chutney Garden interviews Johnny Stollmeyer – “a conceptual artist/deep ecologist working on issues of sustainability.”

Jamaica: Qualified Unemployment?

Francis Wade republishes a letter to the editor by a returning Jamaican national who can't get a job in order to make a point about why educated Jamaicans remain abroad.

Trinidad & Tobago: Stop the Traffic

“How can an island of 2 million people with an area the size of London have major traffic problems?”: Seldo.com blogs about the gridlock in Trinidad's capital city.

Barbados, Pakistan: What Now?

“I wonder what implications this tragic act will have for upcoming elections in Pakistan, as well as for the relations between the United States and the nuclear-armed nation”: Cheese-on-bread! speculates...

Barbados: Issues with LIAT

“Considering the massive investment the Barbadian taxpayer has made in LIAT, its difficult to understand why our Minister of Tourism does not represent ‘our’ interests on the board”: A reader...

Barbados: Jordan Passes On

Cheese-on-bread! acknowledges the passing of Barbadian visual artist and costume designer Winston Jordan.

Trinidad & Tobago: Remembering Bhutto

“While she was far from perfect, and her government was plagued by corruption, I will always remember her as she was when she first came to power in the late...

Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Pakistan: RIP Bhutto

“Benazir Bhutto was for me an inspiration. She was fierce. She was bold. She was beautiful and smart and fearless”: Puerto Rican born blogger Liza Sabater recognizes Bhutto as a...

Bahamas: Theatre and Democracy

Nicolette Bethel agrees with artistic director Oskar Eustis that “The same emotion that is required for theatre to work is the emotion that is required for democracy to work —...

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