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Janine Mendes-Franco · February, 2010

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, 2010

Dominica: Water Needed

News Dominica.com reports on the country's water woes and its impact on the island's agriculture industry, here and here.

Trinidad & Tobago: New Opposition Leader

“Kamla Persad-Bissessar will take her seat today in the Red House in Port-of-Spain as Trinidad & Tobago’s first female Oppostion Leader”: Islandista and Trinidad and Tobago News Blog weigh in.

Belize: Teachers’ Strike

Teachers are on strike in an effort to secure a pay raise: Belizean reports.

Cuba: On the Front Line

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense says that “Orlando Zapata Tamayo's fight for liberty is not over, as reports…are that other Cuban freedom fighters are taking his place on the front...

Bermuda: Budget Day

Today is Budget Day in Bermuda. 21 Square “throw[s] out a few thoughts.”

Trinidad & Tobago: J'ouvert!

“To me J’ouvert is the purest form of Trinidad ‘mas there is, right up there with ole ‘mas and the long, oft drawn out pre-soca calypso from the tents”: Gilberte's...

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Rights of LGBT

gspottt has its eyes on developments in Guyana regarding the filing of “a constitutional challenge to a law criminalising ‘crossdressing’ in that country’s high court.”

Barbados, Haiti: Survival

“One of the things that has stuck out for most of us as we look on at the struggle in Haiti after the quake is that people have to go...

Bermuda: Southlands

Bermudian bloggers discuss the issue of Southlands, which involves the government's plans to develop a green site.

Guyana: Spam You!

Guyana-Gyal says that spam is a four letter word.

Suriname: Countdown to Exhibition

Paramaribo SPAN is excited about its upcoming art exhibition.

Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis: Corruption Watch

Barbados Free Press has its eyes on St. Kitts and Nevis when it comes to transparency and government accountability.

Bermuda: Budget Day

“With a very important budget looming I've been thinking about what the individual parties can get out of it”: Politics.bm considers the upcoming Budget Day in Bermuda.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Flags, Water & Reggae

Jamaican Annie Paul blogs about everything from the regional drought to the recently concluded International Reggae Conference.

Haiti: On Beauty

“The problem is not lack of food. It's lack of money. Put people to work. Pay them enough to support the local economy. Pay them enough to eat good local...

Dominica: Going Green

Dominica will be hosting a Green Investment Conference later this year: Repeating Islands reports.

Haiti: 4.9 Tremor

“When houses are barely standing after an earthquake and a tremor like this comes along more houses crumble and more lives are lost”: Pwoje Espwa blogs about Haiti's latest tremor.

Puerto Rico: Artifacts Seized

The Voice of the Taino People Online notes that “the French authorities confiscated a piece of the Taino culture valued as high as one million euros…”

Trinidad & Tobago: Observations

Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch focuses his attention on a few developments – from politics to crime – in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Being the PM

This Beach Called Life admonishes his fellow Trinidadians to “leave the Prime Minister alone”.

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