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Janine Mendes-Franco · November, 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 November, 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Losing My Accent

What does an accent have to do with it? Outlish investigates.

Trinidad & Tobago: Parang, Parang!

In the spirit of the Christmas season, Outlish posts a list of its Top 10 Parang songs.

Trinidad & Tobago: No Simple Highway

University lecturer and environmentalist Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh, who began his hunger strike on November 15 outside the Prime Minister's office as a protest against the construction of one part of...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Senegal Scam

When the top cop gets duped by an internet scam you don't know if to laugh or cry. Abeni thinks the Police Commissioner “should have done the honourable thing and...

Bermuda: Elections & Social Media

Social media is providing lots of undercurrents to the 2012 Bermuda election. Vexed Bermoothes explains.

Protests Put an End to Chris Brown's Guyana Gig

Just over a month ago, Guyanese bloggers were voicing their displeasure over talk of a Chris Brown concert that was allegedly being supported by the government. Much of the controversy...

Guyana: Remembering Angela Cropper

Without destroying a single rainforest tree, she cut a path for we Caribbean women to follow. A touching tribute to the late Angela Cropper, by Guyana-Gyal.

Coming out of the Water Closet: Haiti on World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day. Of a global population of 7 billion, a staggering 2.5 billion people have no access to clean toilet facilities - that's about 1 in 3...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Archaeological Finds

St Vincent and the Grenadines is fast becoming an archaeological treasure. And Still I Rise explains.

Trinidad & Tobago: Bond…Jack Bond?

aka_lol compares James Bond and Jack Warner.

Trinidad & Tobago: Cropper was an Exemplar

A finer exemplar of the best that the Caribbean has to offer the world, one could hardly find. Norman Givan mourns the passing of philanthropist and Deputy Executive Director of...

Cuba: Time for Constitutional Reform?

Iván García suggests that Cuba needs a constitution that serves the interests of the entire population.

Trinidad & Tobago: Useless Labels

In a society where name-calling and labelling is the easy way out, we must be mindful of the words we use. West Indian Mother suggests that it's time to throw...

The Bahamas: U.S. Election Result Sign of a Global Shift?

The recently-concluded U.S. election captured the interest of the entire world. Post-election, a couple of bloggers from the Caribbean territory that is geographically closest to the United States - the...

Jamaica: The Gay Man is Somebody's Son

Referring to the recent gay bashing at a Jamaican university, Active Voice republishes a poem by Tanya Shirley as “a timely intervention into the barbarism threatening to drown us.”

Guyana: Women are not Objects

[It is] a racist, sexist colonial throwback which draws on a long history of the sexualisation, commodification and thingification of the brown woman’s body. Code Red is trying to raise...

Haiti: Hurricanes Hardest on the Poor

Haiti Chery laments the fact that the poor always seem to suffer the most when it comes to natural disasters.

Jamaica: Talking about the Gay Issue

Take a look at another perspective on the beating of a gay university student in Jamaica.

Bahamas: Banking or Learning?

If a school in no way challenges its students to synthesize, analyze, interrogate, I fail to see how that school can produce critical thinkers, educated citizens or nation builders. Blogworld...

Curacao: Feeling the Tension

The recent parliamentary elections in Curacao have brought a lot of racial and cultural tension to the surface. Karen Attiah thinks it is a real problem.

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