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Janine Mendes-Franco · September, 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 September, 2009

Barbados: First H1N1 Death

Barbados Free Press reports on the island's first death from the H1N1 Virus.

Jamaica: Blogging About Climate Change

“On October 15, 2009, I plan to blog about climate change and Jamaica”: Diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp promotes the upcoming Blog Action Day.

Trinidad & Tobago: Digging a Hole

“It’s like a jamette woman in a rumshop shouting she does go to chuch!”: B.C. Pires blogs about issues of governance in the Trinidad & Tobago government.

Bermuda: Green Party

Catch a fire welcomes Bermuda's newest political party and “the contribution that they may be able to offer to our political discourse.”

Jamaica: Children & Violence

As the government signs a UN agreement aimed at protecting children from being recruited by armed forces, Letter From Jamaica wonders: “But what about children at home? Children don't just...

Suriname: Photographic Art

Paramaribo SPAN shines the spotlight on Dutch artist Risk Hazekamp, who shares her thoughts on thoughts “on one of the works inspired by her residency in Suriname in 2008.”

Dominica: Happy Independence!

Dominica Weekly reviews the island's 2009 Independence celebrations.

Trinidad & Tobago: Thinking & Drinking

Trinidadian blogger Andre Bagoo republishes an article he wrote in which he “began to think in earnest about the reasons why I drink.”

Cuba: Eye on Honduras

Writing at Havana Times, Circles Robinson posts an update on developments in Honduras, adding: “Here in Cuba, the parliament has taken a position of strong protest of the coup and...

Jamaica: Bolt & the Passa Passa

Yardflex.com, though a fan of Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, thinks that he should “stay out of the passa passa” controversy.

B.V.I.: Heritage Tourism

Repeating Islands reports that the British Virgin Islands are exploring the benefits of heritage tourism.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Price of Progress is High

“As if the stink of the uselessness of the building weren’t enough…here comes talk that toxic fumes from the Performing Arts Academy are making people in the neighbouring buildings fall...

Jamaica: Gully Gaza

Active Voice offers an insight into the Jamaican “Gully Gaza phenomenon”.

Guyana: Thanks, But No Thanks

Guyana-Gyal turns down a publishing “deal”.

Aruba: Election Results

“It's still sinking in. It was an incredible night. I'm fairly sure that this government is, at one point going to disappoint me, but today I'm very happy”: Arubagirl reports...

Cuba: “A Virtual Island”

“This will be the first time that an event from Cuba will be narrated live through Twitter. We hope that it works!”: Generation Y and Octavo Cerco look forward to...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Soccer” Warriors

As Trinidad and Tobago's hopes of making it to the 2010 World Cup are further dimmed by the team's loss against the U.S.A. yesterday, B.C. Pires says: “It’s not so...

Trinidad & Tobago: No Justice

“There is no love for innocence in this gory time. Protect your heart from the hurt, because they think they are right and they in their putrid tabloid righteousness will...

Cuba: Antúnez Arrested

“No one should be surprised that Antúnez is again in jail,” writes diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense, as he blogs about the most recent arrest of the Cuban human rights activist.

Barbados: Tourism & The Web

“The Web has changed the world, but does the Barbados Tourism Authority realise what that really means?”: Barbados Free Press maintains that “every destination has to deal with the dichotomy...

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