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Janine Mendes-Franco · May, 2011

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 May, 2011

Haiti: A Different View of Cite Soleil

“We want to showcase local talents, and change the image of the youth in Cite Soleil. We want to get people planting again and eating Haitian food”: Throwing Down the...

Bahamas, Jamaica: Caribbean Climate Change

Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe is “all for going green voluntarily…and in time”, while Labrish Jamaica warns: “There is no debate anymore about climate change. It is here. If sea level...

Caribbean: FIFA Foul

Regional bloggers congratulate the Bermudian and Bahamian football representatives – now being lauded as whistleblowers – who refused to accept bribes from FIFA; Globewriter republishes suspended vice-president Jack Warner's statement...

Jamaica: Garvey's Good Name

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp has begun an online movement to clear Marcus Garvey's name – his aim is “to get 10,000 signatures and to deliver the petition to President Barack...

Cuba: Any True Democracy?

“When Castro says that Cuba is the most democratic country in the world, I am uncertain if he is being serious or it is black humor”: Iván García says that...

Haiti: Vendors in Delmas

Throwing Down the Water reports on “the chaos” associated with clean-up efforts in Delmas, the capital's largest commune.

Trinidad & Tobago: Politricks?

Plain Talk, tongue firmly in cheek, gives a quick run-down of the political goings-on in Trinidad and Tobago, while Weblog Bahamas quips: “Politicians confuse me.”

Cuba: Repressive Action

Cuban bloggers cite numerous cases of the authorities cracking down on dissidents, calling the arrests “part of a vicious series of repressive moves by the dictatorship to target the opposition.”

Bermuda: Gay Rights

“Bermuda has a long history of discrimination rooted in slavery, the restricted vote and racial segregation. Those who championed resistance to these injustices, those who have benefited from their elimination,...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: FIFA Disciplinary Hearing

B.C. Pires says that the most recent corruption allegation against FIFA vice-president Jack Warner “looks for Jack like it did for Tony walking into that diner in the last episode...

Cuba: Architectural Heritage

Fernando Dámaso at Translating Cuba, is concerned about the country's architectural patrimony.

Trinidad & Tobago: Oppression of Women

“Women’s oppression, he said, was a myth created by the Judeo-Christian West as a tool of capitalism. I nearly fall on the ground”: And then, Lisa Allen-Agostini writes a must-read...

Trinidad & Tobago: Indian Arrival Day Food

TriniGourmet.com shares what's on her menu to commemorate this year's anniversary of Indian Arrival.

Guyana: Dreaming of Utopia

“One day, we gon discard that box, push aside the ol’ habits, and think in ways that make the whole place sparkle”: Guyana-Gyal has a dream.

Jamaica: Minister Resigns

Girl With A Purpose has the details about recent political resignations and Cabinet reshuffles, here.

Cuba: Prisoner & Dissident Deaths

Uncommon Sense links to a report which alleges that the death of a prisoner was at the hands of prison guards, while Babalu links to new medical reports of the...

Bahamas: Mid-Term Budget

“I die in despair as the debt, deficits and taxes all continue to rise with no respite in sight”: Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas doesn't hold out much hope for...

Trinidad & Tobago: Advantegous Politics

Plain Talk says that when it comes to politics, “the name of the game is advantage.”

Barbados: New FIFA Corruption Allegation

Barbados Free Press links to a FIFA press release that details new corruption allegations against the organisation's vice-president, Jack Warner.

Bahamas: Fish Market Hazard

Weblog Bahamas‘ Sidney Sweeting acknowledges that “hindsight is always better than foresight” as he blogs about a fish market that he considers “a ticking time bomb”.

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