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Janine Mendes-Franco · June, 2012

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 June, 2012

30 June 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: The Architect of our Public Spaces

Trinidad and Tobago: Security Minister or Action Figure?

Instead of taking on Trinidad and Tobago's many serious crime problems, the newly appointed Minister of National Security's first official action was to request an army contingent to demolish a...

Trinidad & Tobago: For all the Daughters

Jamaica: Guts & Glory in Olympic Trials

Cuba: Clicking Towards the Future

Havana's recently concluded Festival Clic, which was designed to discuss Internet and Society in Cuba, has got several bloggers talking about technology and the role it can play in the...

26 June 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: The Real Political Losers

Bloggers continue their discussion about the government's recent Cabinet reshuffle, suggesting that the real losers in the equation are the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

23 June 2012

Guyana: Race Relations

Trinidad & Tobago: Bloggers Discuss Warner & Cabinet Reshuffle

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has been alluding to some major changes in government ministers' portfolios for some time now; last night, details of her Cabinet reshuffle finally...

19 June 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse

The case of a 12-year old girl, who recently gave birth to her stepfather's child in Guyana, gets Outlish talking about feminism, education and the everyday reality of women in...

Cuba: Two Protests, Many Arrests

The Ladies in White (Las Damas de Blanco) are again top of mind with Cuban diaspora bloggers. As one of the oldest and most respected opposition entities on the island,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Problems for People's Partnership

Much of the political discourse in the Trinidad and Tobago blogosphere of late has been about the shortcomings of the People's Partnership Government. It was no secret that there was...

Jamaica: Windscreen Murder

Guyana: Stories in Photos

14 June 2012

Cuba: Bloggers say there are more like “Antunez”

Diaspora bloggers still have their attention focused on Cuban dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez (Antunez), who was reportedly beaten and detained following his testimony at a United States Senate sub-committee...

Jamaica: “Dudus” Sentenced

Guyana: Shared Humanity

12 June 2012

Cuba: Bloggers Rally Around Beaten Dissident

Bloggers from the Cuban diaspora are concerned about the reported beating and detainment of dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, more popularly known as Antunez, after he testified via teleconference at...

Trinidad & Tobago: Message to “Sir Viv”

7 June 2012

Cuba: Economic Deja Vu?

A few Cuban bloggers have been voicing their economic concerns - and wondering whether the island's recent reforms, some of which include a more open approach to self-employment - could...

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