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Janine Mendes-Franco · April, 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 April, 2008

Cuba: Las Damas de Blanco

It has been the most discussed topic in the Cuban blogosphere over the last week: the arrest of Las Damas de Blanco as they staged a peaceful demonstration for the...

Cuba: Passing Sentence

Child of the Revolution, Uncommon Sense and Ninety miles away…in another country all comment on Raul Castro's decision “to commute most death sentences to 30 years to life in prison.”

Bahamas: Abuse of Power

In the Bahamas, Womanish Words blogs about an environmental fundraiser gone awry: “The Royal Bahamian Police Force needs to know that we the new and awakened public doesn’t sit by...

Jamaica: Bob Goes Home

Montego Bay Day by Day reports that a controversial statue of reggae icon Bob Marley has finally found a home in Ocho Rios, but insists: “I have looked at this...

Barbados: False Pride?

“Tourism has become the life blood of most of the Caribbean countries and it needs to be re-energized”: Living in Barbados wonders whether the region can be proud of its...

Jamaica: Elections – Take 2?

As dual citizenship laws dictate that certain ruling party Ministers are ineligible to sit in Parliament, Jamaica and the World wonders whether the Prime Minister can avoid calling another general...

Caribbean: Food Shortages

“If music be the food of love, play on”, wrote Shakespeare, who could not possibly have anticipated the global food crisis the world is facing today. Rising food prices are...

Guyana: Tribute to McAndrew

Signifyin’ Guyana is pleased that the government will “pay a special homage” to the late Wordsworth McAndrew at Guyana's upcoming Carifesta celebrations.

Haiti: Ideas on Development

Haitian blogger kiskeácity examines the concept of “measuring development as if people mattered more than places.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Roped Off?

Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, Ramblings and Reason takes a look behind the velvet rope.

Bahamas: Educational Responsibility

“Remember, everyone we can save is one less who will have an opportunity to participate in crime”: Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit says that education is a collective responsibility.

Bermuda: Drunk Driving

As more road fatalities make the news, Bermuda Longtail says: “The message must be hammered home that drunk driving is unacceptable.”

Guyana: Price of Rice

“Rice is the new pearl,” says Guyana-Gyal, as spiraling food prices make their impact.

Guyana: Footprints

Living Guyana shares a few steps he is taking to mimimise his carbon footprint.

Haiti: Food Crisis

kiskeácity links to a Haitian organization's perspective on the island's food crisis.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Safety Issues

As St. Vincent & the Grenadines’ latest homicide makes the news, Abeni says: “It's a scary situation which seems like it will get worse before it gets better.”

Jamaica: Su Su

In honour of National Poetry Month, Geoffrey Philp's Blogspot features a poem by Jamaican Velma Pollard.

St. Lucia: Inflation

Blogging from St. Lucia, Looshan Ramblings notes that “Oil is set to go up again. If the trend continues the first casualties of this spiraling inflation are the poor nations...

Guyana: RIP McAndrew

Signifyin’ Guyana acknowledges the passing of Wordsworth McAndrew, “a pioneering Guyanese artist.”

Jamaica: Been a Long Time Since I Rock n’ Rolled

Too old to rock n’ roll? Jamaican Marlon James can identify.

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