I am a writer and media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Follow me on Twitter @JanineMFranco.
Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from December, 2010
Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Earthquake
YardFlex.com reports on an earthquake in Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago: Types to Stay Far From
Outlish recommends 5 types of people to let go of in the coming year.
Trinidad & Tobago: Year in Review
Afra Raymond reviews the critical events of the last year, saying: “The Code of Silence must be broken if we are to progress.”
Bahamas: Patience for Junkanoo
“During the Christmas and New Year period, little else animates Bahamians than showing vociferously where there hearts are in support for the groups that grace the annual street parades”: Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac blogs about Junkanoo.
Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010
Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...
Trinidad & Tobago: A Vote vs. Human Rights
Trinidad and Tobago bloggers are upset about their country's abstention on a UN vote regarding an amendment to a resolution “condemning extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions” which “restores a reference to sexual orientation in the list of groups of people particularly targeted in extrajudicial killings.”
Cuba: A Cuban Christmas
Iván's File Cabinet says that “although the city does not have a Christmas atmosphere…in their way, Cubans celebrate Christmas.”
Barbados: Fave Christmas Carols
Ever wondered which Christmas songs put Barbadians in the festive spirit? Cheese-on-bread! lists the Top 25 faves of her countrymen.
Jamaica: Honouring Huie
The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog is thrilled to be honouring the late modern art pioneer Albert Huie “on the eve of what would have been [his] ninetieth birthday.”
Guyana: Inner Beauty
The Guyana Groove is convinced that true beauty comes from within.
Haiti: Post-Election Update
“Two weeks after the preliminary results were announced, the streets of Port-au-Prince are calm, but the situation is just as confusing and worrying”: prophet N gives an update.
Cuba: “The Year of Zapata”
Uncommon Sense has declared 2010 “The Year of Zapata”. Read the blogger's full Top 10 List of Cubans who made a difference this year, here.
Bermuda: Government Inspiration?
Vexed Bermoothes suspects that the government has sent him an inspirational postcard, saying: “Sending a post card won’t change the tone of Bermuda politics, halt the gang warfare, and or make us nicer people.”
Haiti: Behind Cholera
“Cholera is a disease of the poor, of the disenfranchised. Poor people in poor countries. Cholera thrives where there is no clean water, where there is inadequate sanitation, where there are poor health systems”: Haiti Grassroots Watch takes an in-depth look behind the cholera epidemic.
Guyana: Making Connections
Guyana-Gyal is convinced that everything is connected.
Trinidad & Tobago: Give Peace a Chance
How is Trinidad's capital city connected to John Lennon? aka_lol explains.
Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Fete List
“I personally still think that fetes are too expensive…prices will certainly determine which ones I will make it to”: Trinidad Carnival Diary is making a fete list and checking it twice.
Cuba: Making a Difference
Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense continues his list of the Top 10 Cubans who made a difference this year.
Jamaica: Blog Awards
Mad Bull is excited that Jamaica will soon be having its Blog Awards!
Cuba: Economics or People?
Laritza's Laws blogs about “economic readjustment…at the expense of the welfare of Cubans.”
Cuba: More Top 10
Uncommon Sense continues his list of the Top Ten Cubans who made an impact in 2010, here and here.