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Janine Mendes-Franco · July, 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 July, 2011

Bahamas: Taking Precautions vs. Dengue

Womanish Words is shaken by her son's diagnosis of Dengue Fever, saying: “These are serious times. We all must take proper precautions. And we need to amp up the national...

Cuba: MSM Paying Attention

Pedazos de La Isla takes heart in the fact that “various English-language news sources have been brave enough to publish the truth about the Caribbean island”, saying: “In Cuba, there...

Haiti: Revered Flag Maker Dies

Repeating Islands acknowledges the passing of “Silva Joseph, a highly regarded Vodou flag maker…in the tradition of BelAir’s famous flag artists, such as Tibout, Joseph Fortine and Luc Daniel Cedor.”

Dominica: Rains Cause River to Break Bank

NewsDominica.com reports on the latest damage caused by persistent heavy rains on the island.

Cuba: Internet Restrictions

Uncommon Sense says that despite the arrival of “an underwater cable reached Cuba from Venezuela” designed to improve Internet access to the island, ” the regime has intensified its control...

Haiti: Martelly's Promises

Toussaint on Haiti suggests that Haitians who voted for a Martelly presidency may now be suffering from buyers’ remorse.

Puerto Rico: Libraries and Reading

Gil the Jenius puts forward a theory about why “there are no decent libraries on the island”, adding that with the current levels of Internet penetration, “We don't have any...

Cuba: Call for Justice in Death of Teen

Laritza's Laws posts an update about the shooting death of a teen by a retired police officer: “Relatives and neighbors of the victim suspect the police are looking for excuses...

Trinidad & Tobago: National Strike on the Horizon?

Caribbean Journal reports that Trinidad and Tobago may soon be facing a national strike.

Cuba: Differences of Opinion are Healthy

“‘The People's Path‘ is…a vision statement of what the movement for a free Cuba should be striving for,” writes Uncommon Sense, who, along with Babalu, thinks that despite Dr. Oscar...

Jamaica: Public Outbursts from Diasporan Women

“How can we not say to ourselves – was any enterprise ever so doomed to failure? Was anything ever so sad?”: An eye-opening post from Under the Saltine Flag about...

Cuba: Tired July 26 Celebrations?

Generation Y blogs about this year's celebration of Cuba’s revolutionary holiday.

Jamaica: An Anime Nation to be Reckoned With

Jamaipanese says that this year's Anime Nation was “bigger and better” than its inaugural event, calling it “an epic event for fans of anime, cosplay, video games and Japan as...

Bermuda: Waiting in Vain for PATI

According to Vexed Bermoothes, “there is no sign of ‘freedom of information act’ preparation in any part of Government”, despite the fact that a year has passed since the Public...

Jamaica: Unimpressed with Minaj

Active Voice publishes a guest post about singer Nicki Minaj's performance at Jamaica's recent Reggae Sumfest: “Minaj messed up when she displayed such flagrant disrespect to Jamaica by announcing that...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Beauty of Imperfection

Attillah Springer shares some “things [she discovers] from eating a mango in the morning.”

Trinidad & Tobago: A Poem for Amy

“I’ve never met Amy Winehouse. I’m not a musician. I’m not British or anything even remotely connected to her. I only discovered her music about three years ago and, honestly,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Celebrating Emancipation

“Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to commemorate the abolition of slavery with a national observance, and since that time several other countries (mostly in the...

Cuba: Attacks vs. Women

Pedazos de La Isla blogs about violence against women in Cuba, here, here, here and here.

Jamaica: OCD Ghosts?

Could it be that “the world of the supernatural [is] ordered not by the rules of metaphysics, but the rules of mathematics”? Under the Saltire Flag considers the possibility by...

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