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Janine Mendes-Franco · September, 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 September, 2012

Jamaica: Storm Saulter on Film & New Media in the Caribbean

The 2012 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival continues this week and one of the most high-profile regional attendees is Storm Saulter, the Jamaican director whose first feature film, Better Mus’...

Trinidad & Tobago: Not “Moving On” from Section 34

The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago advised earlier this week that the country should “move on” from the Section 34 debacle; contrary to his request, thousands of citizens marched...

Puerto Rico: Corruption Ranking

Riding the crest of public corruption, Puerto Rico cements its place as #1 with an astonishing 130 corruption convictions–convictions, people–in 2011. Gil the Jenius blogs about this dubious honour.

Trinidad & Tobago: Sinking Ship?

After the debacle of Section 34, diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch says that it's time to call a new election.

Jamaica: Time for Twitter

Twitter gives you the ability to tune in to any locality you wish as long as there are people from there on Twitter. Active Voice explains why she makes time...

Trinidad & Tobago: Down the Rabbit Hole?

Further to the outrage expressed by political bloggers in Trinidad and Tobago earlier this week, the country's Parliament convened to debate the controversial Section 34, which resulted in it being...

Jamaica: The Modern Sonnet

Jamaican diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp interviews author Pamela Mordecai about her new work, ” Subversive Sonnets”.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Paralympic Inspiration

They are all winners because they chose not to feel sorry for themselves but to embrace life despite their limitations. Abeni salutes the Paralympians.

Trinidad & Tobago: Section 34? Last Straw!

Political bloggers in Trinidad and Tobago are having a field day with the government's latest missteps - from a failed motion to remove the Minister of National Security from his...

Trinidad & Tobago: Internet Governance Issues

ICT Pulse lays out a few key points about Internet governance and explains why you should care; a follow-up post identifies three emerging trends in Caribbean Internet governance policy.

Trinidad & Tobago: iPads for Parliament?

If this Government…want[s] to appear to be the pillar of honesty they must go out for an open public tender for tablets…and not simply go out to tender for the...

Jamaica: Coral Crisis

The latest diagnosis on Caribbean coral reefs is dire. Labrish Jamaica thinks immediate action should be taken.

Trinidad & Tobago: 50 Doesn't Add Up

How come the nation never learn to grow as a nation from all its peoples and from its individual talents? And how come the money and the success not giving...

Jamaica: For Every Child, a Laptop

Active Voice reports that the “One Laptop per Child” project has come to Jamaica.

Trinidad & Tobago: 50 Years Later

On August 31, Trinidad and Tobago marked its 50th year of independence from Great Britain. The weekend has been full of celebration and citizen media commentary on what the landmark...

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