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Janine Mendes-Franco · January, 2008

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 January, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Where's The ‘Mas?

Thebookmann attends Trinidadian artist Ashraph's Carnival exhibition: “The Midnight Robber, the Fancy Sailor, Bats, Red Devils and Fancy Indians, Kings and Queens and to its current transitional state of feathers...

St Vincent & The Grenadines, Belize: Palacio Gone To Soon

St. Vincent blogger Abeni knew the late Belizean musician Andy Palacio personally and says: “News of his death…triggered all those memories of yesteryear. Gone at 47 which seems too soon.”

Barbados, Bermuda, USA: Standing for Change

Cheese-on-bread! notices a similarity between the new Barbados government's campaign slogan and Barack Obama's – and hopes that the “rallying cry will work for him as well as it did...

Trinidad & Tobago: Panorama

Thebookmann reports on the pervasive mood as Trinidad and Tobago steelbands move closer to the Panorama finals.

Trinidad & Tobago: On Not Eating Meat

“I am not the preachy sort of vegetarian,” declares Trinidadian Nicholas Laughlin, as he links to an article that “summarises so succinctly the good reasons to stop eating meat–or at...

Jamaica: Greetings from Jamaica

Francis Wade blogs about the sweetness of Jamaican greetings.

Bermuda: Police-Blogger Suspended

Bermudan Police Officer and blogger Allan Palmer reports that he is officially “on suspension” following a blog post that he wrote.

Bahamas: Secret Ballot?

Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit thinks that “the voting process in the Bahamas is not secret”.

Bahamas: Moving On…

Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com is fed-up of the two political parties’ bickering about the election results: “It is time for the rhetoric to stop on both sides of the political...

Belize: Palacio Laid to Rest

Belizean was there when musical icon Andy Palacio was laid to rest.

Jamaica: Safe Sex?

Stunner's Afflictions blogs about the controversial issue of distributing condoms in Jamaican schools.

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: Lusignan Massacre

“I've never felt so utterly hopeless about Guyana as I do today, and it weighs all the heavier in this prolonged season of hopelessness about my own country, my own...

Trinidad & Tobago: “La Fantasie” & Reality

“For most Trinidadians, giving the name ‘La Fantasie’ to a house is a bitter joke, rousing memories of the hundreds of millions spent to construct the new prime ministerial palace…it...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fancy Sailors

“Every year it seems, the few individuals who have kept the traditions of Old Mas alive are becoming less visible”: Thebookmann features Trinidad and Tobago Carnival's Fancy Sailors.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Bottom Line

“Trinidad is no longer the Land of the Hummingbird but the Land of the Cash Cow…in the new Trinidad Carnival, the only thing that need be considered is not the...

Barbados: Impact of CSME

While Bajan Free Press believes “the future of Barbados is inextricably linked to the future of the Caribbean region of which we are a part”, Barbados Underground says: “We will...

Bahamas: Freedom of Information

As the Bahamian Prime Minister makes his report to the nation, Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com admits to “feeling like someone was now in charge of The Bahamas”, but adds: “If...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dame Lorraine

Thebookmann attends a traditional “Old ‘Mas” performance in Trinidad and Tobago and posts video of the well-loved Carnival character of the Dame Lorraine.

Trinidad & Tobago: Stolen Generation?

A schoolyard incident in Trinidad and Tobago makes Jumbie's Watch wonder: “How and when did society ‘tief’ our children, and their innocence? And how did we let them get away...

Jamaica, St. Lucia: Hardwick's Eulogy

“Derek Walcott's prodigious gifts, even in the face of tragedy, continue to amaze me”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp links to the Caribbean writer's eulogy of Elizabeth Hardwick.

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