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Janine Mendes-Franco · January, 2013

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 January, 2013

23 January 2013

Tobago's Election Results Send Message: Hit the Road, Jack!

Tobago's election results have come in and bloggers don't seem surprised. The incumbent, Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary Orville London, won by a landslide, while the main challenger, Ashworth...

Haiti: Like a Phoenix from the Ashes?

16 January 2013

“Silly Season” with Tobago's Elections

Tobago will be holding its Tobago House of Assembly elections on Monday, January 21 - and though these are not national elections, it is still an important vote, as the...

Haiti: Water & Cholera

15 January 2013

No Exit Visa: The Cuban Diaspora Speaks

After much anticipation, it has finally happened. The Cuban government has done away with the need for an exit visa - essentially state permission - to leave the country. Bloggers...

Jamaica: Handing Over “Calabash”

12 January 2013

Jamaica: Debt Storm Coming?

The Jamaican blogosphere has been a bit prickly ever since the Chicago Tribune, in an editorial on January 8, 2013, compared Jamaica’s financial condition to that of Greece, considered by...

11 January 2013

Jamaica, Grenada: Master Sculptor Passes On

Discussing the Caribbean's Rape Culture

The disturbing gang-rape - and subsequent death - of a young woman in Delhi, India, has elicited global outrage and discussion about gender-based violence. A handful of Caribbean-based bloggers have...