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Janine Mendes-Franco · April, 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 April, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Issues

Both KnowTnT.com and Trinidad diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch comment on “the resignation of High Court judge Herbert Volney and early retirement of Acting Senior Magistrate Ramraj Harripersad in order to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Drought

“Here in Trinidad our reservoirs are at record lows. This combined with severe, chronic, bush fires has meant that food prices have continued to inflate”: TriniGourmet.com blogs about the regional...

Bermuda: Campaign Finance

“I agree that political funding in Bermuda needs reform but doubt that our politicians – in any of the three tribes – have the stomach to tackle it”: Vexed Bermoothes...

Jamaica: New Artists

The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog profiles new talent, here and here.

St. Lucia: Getting Kids to Read

“All over the world there is mounting concern among educators and parents that kids are not showing enough interest in reading for pleasure, both in and out of school”: St....

Haiti: Getting it Wrong

Haitianalysis.com points out all the ways in which a British newspaper columnist gets it wrong about Haiti.

Bahamas: Free Markets & the Environment

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith blogs about Earth Day and free market environmentalism.

Trinidad & Tobago: Checking the Facts

KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall thinks “it would be nice if a couple professional journalists in T&T could produce a weekly fact-check column for the duration of the elections.”

Cuba: It's the Economy

“You can count on one hand the number of foreign investors who have kept their businesses in Cuba”: Iván's File Cabinet thinks that the Cuban economy is sinking.

Bermuda: Lack of Governance

Vexed Bermoothes calls the extension of a hotel's lease to 120 years “stunning”, adding: “This is a failure in governance and in accountability.”

Bahamas: Public Education

Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe wonders if there's hope for the country's public education system.

Barbados: Parliament Action

Barbados Underground reports on the goings-on in the country's Parliament, saying: “The display of disorder…this morning would have saddened all who witnessed or heard it.”

Haiti: Visiting the Capital

Adventures in Life visits downtown Port-au-Prince, while Chronicles of an Unplanned Return blogs about Haiti's school system.

Trinidad & Tobago: Bedtime Stories

Tattoo couldn't care less about the domestic practices of the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's wife, saying that the talk on the election platforms has nothing to do with “any...

Cuba: On Elections

Repeating Islands focuses on the Cuban elections here and here, while Generation Y explains why she has adopted “abstention as a form of protest.”

Guyana: More than bravado

Signifyin’ Guyana thinks the actions of the country's President have something endearing about them, adding: “I hope it turns out to be a lasting positive part of his legacy…”

Guyana: Jagdeo Wins Environmental Award

Repeating Islands notes that Guyana's President “was one of the six recipients of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEDP) 2010 Champions of the Earth award—the UN’s highest awards for environmental...

Trinidad & Tobago: Magistrates called to Measure

Jumbie's Watch is “aghast at the audacity of the judiciary in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Cuba: Journalist Reportedly Detained

Human Rights Cuba says that “Dania Virgen García, independent journalist and member of the group who march in support of the Ladies in White, was detained and taken to the...

Barbados: Cyberbullying

Barbados’ Keltruth Corp. is “deeply saddened by the personal attacks made on Johan Bjerkhamn after the most tragic death of his son” and advocates for a cessation of the cyberbullying.

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