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Janine Mendes-Franco · December, 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 December, 2010

Bahamas: Patience for Junkanoo

  28 December 2010

“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.

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Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010

  24 December 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

  24 December 2010

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

  24 December 2010

Iván's File Cabinet says that “although the city does not have a Christmas atmosphere…in their way, Cubans celebrate Christmas.”

Jamaica: Honouring Huie

  24 December 2010

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.”

Haiti: Post-Election Update

  22 December 2010

“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.

Bermuda: Government Inspiration?

  22 December 2010

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

  22 December 2010

“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.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Fete List

  21 December 2010

“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.

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