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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

“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

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: National Pride?

Trinidad and Tobago bloggers react to news that a massive flag erected at the National Stadium may have cost TT $2 million.

Trinidad & Tobago: India Tour

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

“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

“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...

Anguilla: No News is Bad News

“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...

“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...

Barbados: Party Leader

“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

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

Guyana: Uniformity

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

Cuba: Contemplating Change

“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...

Bahamas: Effects of Colonialism

“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...

Dominica: Fruit Cake

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

Bahamas: Homosexual Rights

Catch a fire and Wishful Thinking discuss homosexuality in the Bahamas.

Haiti, D.R.: Escalating Tensions

Repeating Islands reports on the murder of four Haitians in the Dominican Republic.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Happy Independence

“We still have far to go but I live in hope that the generations to come will get it right”: Abeni wishes St. Vincent & the Grenadines a happy Independence...

Trinidad & Tobago: Politics & Race

“When it comes to race in politics, Trinidad and Tobago has a colourful past”: Taran Rampersad thinks it's time for a change.

Trinidad & Tobago: Long Live The Queen!

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...

Cuba: Feeling the Disconnect

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...

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