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Janine Mendes-Franco · June, 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 June, 2010

Haiti: MSM Coverage

The Haitian Blogger says that “mainstream media pieces about Haiti are like Swiss cheese, full of holes.”

Haiti: Five Months Later

Haiti, land of Freedom takes a look at the country just about five months after the devastating earthquake.

Belize: Mayans Win Right to Land

Repeating Islands reports on a landmark court ruling “in favor of 38 Mayan Communities in the Toledo District”, which confirms their rights to the land surrounding their communities.

Barbados: White Elephant

B.C. Pires fears “there is a white elephant in the West Indian drawing-room.”

Caribbean: On Crime

The Caribbean Camera reports on the G-8 and G-20 summits from a regional perspective.

Cuba: On Journalism

Iván's File Cabinet says that “being a journalist in Cuba is like performing black magic. Investigating a story or getting reliable data is like trying to catch hold of a...

Cuba: Spotlight on Fariñas

“In the wake of the death of political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo, Cuban independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas started a hunger strike to demand the release of some two dozen seriously...

Jamaica: Bloggers Discuss Dudus’ Extradition

Following his capture by Jamaican police, Michael Christopher 'Dudus' Coke has been extradited to the United States to face pending charges of drug and arms trafficking. "The President", as he...

Jamaica: ‘Dudus” Hearing Today

“Dudus is to have his hearing at 10:00 a.m. at Harman Barracks, Up Park Camp (the army base in Jamaica)” today: Girl With a Purpose explains what to expect.

Cuba: For the Bloggers

Generation Y posts interviews with Dr. Darsi Ferrer and Juan Juan Almeida.

Jamaica: Lighter Side

Annie Paul looks at the lighter side of ‘Dudus” capture (as does Laura Redpath in this tweet).

Trinidad & Tobago: Au Revoir

This Beach Called Life makes fun of France's early exit from the World Cup.

Jamaica: ‘Dudus’ In Custody

News broke late yesterday that Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke - whose pending extradition to the United States threw the island nation into a state of emergency thanks...

Cuba: Ferrer Released

Several Cuban bloggers report that prisoner of conscience, Dr. Desi Ferrer, has been released, but must serve the remaining four months of his prison term under house arrest.

Jamaica: The capture of Dudus

Labrish is following the breaking news that Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, has been captured.

Trinidad & Tobago: Football & Fete

B.C. Pires has figured out the difference between World Cup football and Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.

Cuba: Letter for Ferrer

“Just know I will be watching. And as I have done for almost 5 years on my blog, I will be holding you and your government to account what it...

Barbados: Slow Decisions

Barbados Underground is concerned about “the slow pace of decision making in government.”

Bahamas: At a Loss

Weblog Bahamas is concerned about the government's apparent inability to deal with the crime situation.

Jamaica: Social Media Benefits

In light of the recent state of emergency in Jamaica, diaspora blogger Labrish calls social media “a strong wind at the back of citizen journalists and ultimately a benefit for...

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