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Janine Mendes-Franco · October, 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 October, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Death Penalty

  30 October 2009

“The term ‘death penalty’ is a literary iceberg – two words that hide a huge amount of detail beneath the surface”: Know TnT.com examines the issue.

Antigua & Barbuda: Ending Gender Violence

  30 October 2009

“I want to beat power and gender inequalities to a pulp, starting with enforcement of good legislation designed to protect women”: Antigua's playing with ink invites us to join in “16 days of activism to end violence against women, starting November 24th.”

Trinidad & Tobago: India Tour

  30 October 2009

Trinidad and Tobago's rapso ambassadors, 3 Canal, are preparing for an upcoming tour of India. Caribbean Free Radio posts a podcast with all the details.

Barbados: Key Professions

  30 October 2009

“In the Barbados context teachers, policemen and nurses represent core professions which are key to building and sustaining a productive society”: Barbados Underground is afraid these callings are in crisis.

Guyana: Restorative Justice

  30 October 2009

“Recent years have found the Caribbean embroiled in the challenges of drug trafficking, money laundering, murder, rape, robbery and crimes of all sorts”: Guyana's caribbeanlawbytes wonders whether the region is ready for restorative justice.

Anguilla: No News is Bad News

  29 October 2009

“Six members of the Royal Anguilla Police Force arrested in the last five years. Traditionally, the Anguilla public administration operates under the assumption that any bad news is better not published”: Corruption-free Anguilla is “simply disgusted at this state of affairs.”

  29 October 2009

“When it comes to swine flu, if the MoH sanitises our minds of the myths, there won’t be a need for special sanitisation of buildings”: KnowTnT.com comments on the Trinidad and Tobago health ministry's handling of the H1N1 situation.

Barbados: Party Leader

  29 October 2009

“We have had some exciting days in Barbadian national politics”: Living in Barbados blogs about the power struggle in the opposition BLP party.

Jamaica: Police Corruption

  29 October 2009

“News of police corruption is sadly no surprise”: Letter from Jamaica wonders whether “we get the constabulary we deserve.”

Guyana: Uniformity

  29 October 2009

Individualism and free expression are made up of much more than clothing. Signifyin’ Guyana explains.

Cuba: Contemplating Change

  28 October 2009

“I think that for Cuba to transition to an open society from a society ‘with some emergency exits’, some of the people now occupying positions of power in the government could take a long vacation…”: Octavo Cerco contemplates what's needed for meaningful change in Cuba.

Bahamas: Effects of Colonialism

  27 October 2009

“There’s an affliction that strikes countries whose histories come out of colonialism. It’s the sense that what happens in your space of the world…is not quite real. It isn’t really happening to proper people”: Nicolette Bethel explores one of the effects of the Bahamas’ colonial past, while Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick...

Dominica: Fruit Cake

  27 October 2009

Dominica's Gourmet Global is getting ready for fruit cake season and posts a mouth-watering recipe!

Trinidad & Tobago: Long Live The Queen!

  26 October 2009

Tongue very much in cheek, This Beach Called Life is pleased that the Queen of England is coming to Trinidad, since the Minister of Works, “fearing his ass would be highlighted in the international press…announced how, after years of looking, his Ministry suddenly found out what was blocking the drains...

Cuba: Feeling the Disconnect

  26 October 2009

Cuba's Generation Y feels like a nomad in cyberspace, but is confident that “one day my blog will be found on a server on this Island and, believe me, it will not be because it has performed an ideological pirouette.”

Bermuda: PATI Problems

  26 October 2009

Vexed Bermoothes says that Bermuda's draft freedom of information law “is a rather opaque transparency law. It also misses a singular opportunity to protect whistleblowers…”

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