I am a writer and media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Follow me on Twitter @JanineMFranco.
Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from July, 2010
Trinidad & Tobago: TTFF 2010
Repeating Islands has the lowdown on this year's Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.
Trinidad & Tobago: Up Paramin Way
“This village is stunning – the scenery, the variety of panoramic views, and even the crops on the steep hillside are mesmerising”: MEP Caribbean Publishers visits the village of Paramin, “one of the few communities where some of the older residents still speak French patois.”
Cuba: Economic Effects
“The unemployment phenomenon, which is vehemently denied by high officials in the government, is nothing new”: Iváns File Cabinet uses the example of Cuba's only telecommunications company to illustrate its effects.
Jamaica: The Politics of SoE
Girl With a Purpose says that “the Limited State of Emergency in Jamaica…has now become a political football.”
Jamaica: Fastest Man Alive
“All is in place for a showdown featuring the three fastest men over 100 metres”: YardFlex.com is looking forward seeing the performance of Jamaican athletes in an upcoming meet in Sweden.
Trinidad & Tobago: From the Archives
The Caribbean Review of Books posts some interesting content from its archives.
Puerto Rico: Honouring “Maboití”
A monument in honour of the late master artisan Elpidio Collazo González “Maboití” is being prepared; The Voice of the Taino People Online describes him as “one of the island’s most illustrious carvers of local bird life from wood.”
Dominica: Going Virtual
“The Commonwealth of Dominica has gone virtual with great alacrity” in order to promote tourism; Repeating Islands has the details.
Trinidad & Tobago: Eating for Emancipation
TriniGourmet.com posts some ideas for a mouth-watering menu that honours the spirit of Emancipation Day.
Cuba, U.S.A.: Reason to Smile?
Ariel Sigler Amaya arrives in the United States from Cuba to undergo medical treatment; Uncommon Sense applauds his resolve.
Caribbean: New Memoirs
Repeating Islands blogs about the release of two memoirs: by editor Diana Athill, who worked with V.S. Naipaul and Jean Rhys, and by Fidel Castro.
Trinidad & Tobago: Types of Discrimination
gspottt applauds new Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for acknowledging that discrimination “includes, but is certainly not limited to, racial bias.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Local Government Reps
KnowTnT.com republishes the results of the country's recently-held local government elections.
Trinidad & Tobago: Missed It
Ever wondered how to miss a coup? Caribbean Free Radio knows first-hand.
Jamaica: Reverend's Case Postponed
Girl With a Purpose provides an update on the Dudus extradition case.
Trinidad & Tobago: 20 Years Later
“For twenty years, successive governments ignored calls from citizens both prominent and ordinary for a formal probe”: On the anniversary of the 1990 attempted coup d'etat, The Caribbean Review of Books believes “it’s time to face the truth and its consequences.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Argyle Falls
MEP Caribbean Publishers visits Argyle Waterfall in Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago: PP Wins
As the People's Partnership once more trumps the People's National Movement – this time in the local government elections – B.C. Pires quips: “How much licks can one party take?”
Guyana: Media Accreditation
“If it is his contention that journalists should be admitted into Presidential press conferences solely on the basis of a Guyana Press Association general media accreditation then he is being most unreasonable”: Imran Khan attempts to sort through the confusion of media accreditation procedures in Guyana.
Bahamas: Race & History
“If…young Bahamians imagine that they can take their twenty-first century notions of black and white and translate them into what they may one day read about the history of this nation, they will never fully understand their country and its rich and difficult past”: Nicolette Bethel explains the significance of...
Cuba: July 26
Cuban bloggers have their say about the observance of the July 26th anniversary of the military action that began the Cuban Revolution.