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Janine Mendes-Franco · February, 2009

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 February, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Aggravation Nation

Trinidadian blogger Now is Wow Too is finding the U.S.A. “an unfortunate source of aggravation”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Living for Carnival

This Beach Called Life suspects that Trinidad Carnival may have a positive impact on longevity.

Bermuda: Budget Response

From Bermuda, Vexed Bermoothes comments on the opposition's response to the government's 2009-10 Budget.

Guyana: The Ripple Effect

The far-ranging effects of the CL Financial failure have now reached Guyana. One blogger has been assiduously following the latest developments...

Jamaica: Passion

Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Phlip republishes text from a lecture he gave about the importance of pursuing your passions.

Jamaica, Guyana: Action or Reaction?

Both Active Voice [Jamaica] and Guyanese blogger C.D. Valere (writing at Baiganchoka) continue the discussion about recent attempts by the Jamaican Broadcasting Commission to “clean up” the airwaves.

Aruba: Calling the Socialists

“Some Arubans are also affected because they invested in Stanford's company and are now, as we say in quaint Dutch, sitting with the baked pears”: Arubagirl examines her government's reaction...

Haiti: Carnival History

Real Hope for Haiti writes a detailed post about the island's Carnival traditions.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Injunction

Barbados Free Press finds it “interesting” that the Trinidad and Tobago Central Bank and the Colonial Life Insurance Company Limited (CLICO) have been granted an injunction against CL Financial.

Cuba: BTTR Four

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense wants us to remember “the BTTR Four”.

Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica: Carnival Photos

More photos from Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, this time from Trinidad Carnival Diary, and from Dominica's Carnival, courtesy Dominica Weekly.

Guyana: Mash 2009

Guyana Providence Stadium posts photos from this year's Mashramani celebrations.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Missing Carnival

B.C.Pires is in “quiet Barbados” for Carnival and wonders if he can still manage to catch a flight to Trinidad: “There really is nothing like it; even in its modern,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Pics

From Trinidad and Tobago, de cooler : soca news and This Beach Called Life link to photo sets of this year's Carnival celebrations.

Cuba: One Year Later

Blog for Cuba says that one year after Cuba signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Personal Rights, “human rights...

Bermuda, Cayman Islands: Freedom of Info

“While Bermuda continues to pay lip service to public access to information, the Cayman Islands forge ahead”: Vexed Bermoothes weighs in.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Change? Really?

“He has taken several steps back from the openness he once showed, the willingness to talk to anyone without preconditions. He proposes to send 17,000 more troops into Afghanistan…dampening down...

Barbados: Hotel Construction Stopped

Barbados Free Press and Gallimaufry report that construction has stopped on the Four Seasons Hotel project, which does not auger well for the island's economy.

Bahamas: Say “No” to Violence vs. Women

“One in three women on this side of the world will experience violence in her lifetime”: Womanish Words says that the woman’s right to live a life free of violence...

Cuba: Women in Jazz

Havana Times focuses on the contribution of women to Cuban jazz.

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