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Janine Mendes-Franco · June, 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 June, 2008

Haiti: Jean-Juste Charges Dropped

Blog de Port-au-Prince is happy to report that all charges against Father Gerard Jean-Juste (the Catholic priest who is a prominent supporter of Famni Lavalas, the political party of ousted...

Bahamas: Unfair Reporting

“I smell the stink of patriarchal collusion”: Bahamian blogger Womanish Words takes issue with the mainstream media's reporting of a brothel raid.

Trinidad & Tobago: Life and Death

Notes from Port of Spain shares his thoughts on death.

Jamaica: Crime Solution

As Jamaicans clamor to re-institute the death penalty, My View of JamDown from Up So says: “In Jamaica we don’t merely try and convict criminals. We try and convict poor...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Juneteenth

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp remembers Juneteenth, “the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.”

Bahamas, Venezuela: PetroCaribe

Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas cannot believe that the question of the Bahamas joining PetroCaribe appears to be on the table once again, adding that the move “would drastically and...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: R.I.P. Roy Ralph

Abeni bids farewell to the late Roy Ralph, “the man who…epitomises Carnival” in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Trinidad & Tobago: Land Ownership

KnowProSE.com is preparing for his new agricultural venture and blogs about a particularly mind-boggling encounter: “This is land ownership in Trinidad and Tobago. The police can't be involved in trespass...

Bermuda: Hide and Seek

As the list of watchdog organisations speaking out against the Bermudian government's clampdown on a local newspaper continues to grow, Vexed Bermoothes asks: “What is there to hide?”

Jamaica: Local Fare

As global food prices continue to rise, Transition Sunshine is eating more locally produced staples and is surprised to learn that some Jamaicans consider them “slave food”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Pot Hounds

Andre Bagoo posts a flickr photoset of street dogs, saying: “‘Pot hounds’ and the environments they inhabit are the perfect symbols for life in Trinidad and Tobago today.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Small Shoes

Trinidad and Tobago-based artist Chris Cozier posts a photo of a child's shoes taken on his last trip to Haiti: “Something about the way that the shoes had become so...

Cuba: Review of Sanctions

Both Babalu and Child of the Revolution blog about the European Union‘s upcoming decision on whether or not to end sanctions on Cuba.

Barbados, Venezuela: Maritime Claim

Notes From The Margin sheds some light on the Barbados/Venezuela maritime controversy, saying: “The waters under discussion can ONLY be Venezuela's if you accept that 1. Half of Guyana is...

Jamaica: Reggae Sumfest

After the recent sponsorship controversy surrounding Jamaica's Reggae Sumfest festival, Montego Bay Day By Day is happy to report that “the show shall indeed go on…which is a good thing...

Jamaica: Red Man

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem on “the curse of being apart, neither black nor white, but red…”

Bahamas: Microwaveable Minds

Blogger Nicolette Bethel is “operating in a state of low-grade anger”: “The thing that makes me angriest these days is the fundamental disrespect that we offer ourselves as Bahamians…the conviction...

Barbados, Bahamas, Cuba, U.S.A.: R.I.P. Russert

Cuban blogger Ninety miles away…in another country, Adrian Gibson at Weblog Bahamas and Living in Barbados acknowledge the passing of American journalist Tim Russert.

Barbados, U.S.A.:

Barbados Underground says that “the queue of ‘expectation’ for Barack Obama, has already started to form”.

Guyana: Good Boys

Guyana-Gyal wonders where all the good boys have gone…

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