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Janine Mendes-Franco · July, 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 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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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