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Janine Mendes-Franco · February, 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 February, 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Tensions High After Fatal Car Crash Sparks Riots

Netizens from Trinidad and Tobago have been keeping an eye on the fallout over a car crash near the Central Market in Port of Spain on Sunday, which killed a...

Trinidad & Tobago's Take on The Harlem Shake

The latest Internet meme craze, the Harlem Shake, in which people dance to the song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer, has now taken Trinidad and Tobago – the other side of...

Haiti: The Politics of Identity

Tande blogs about “the relationship between cultural identity and belonging” and recommends a Haitian musician whose work goes beyond the identity politics and “offers a compelling example of how some...

St. Vincent, Grenada: Silly Electoral System?

The stupidity is the electoral system we operate under that leaves thousands without a political voice in the Parliamentary Halls. A landslide victory for the opposition in Grenada's national elections...

Trinidad & Tobago: Suggestions for Carnival

Mark Lyndersay offers some suggestions to the National Carnival Commission Chair, Allison Demas, after her first Carnival in office.

Barbados: Elections Tomorrow

As Barbados gets ready for its national elections tomorrow, two blogs share their perspectives, here and here.

Jamaica: Reggae, Bleaching and Black History

It's Reggae Month and Black History Month…Jamaica Woman Tongue looks at the bleaching phenomenon against that backdrop.

Haiti: Will Duvalier Pay?

Kevin Edmonds blogs about Duvalier’s impunity in Haiti and what can be done to end it.

Cuba: Reactions to Pope's Resignation

Cuban bloggers, both on-island and from the diaspora, react to the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation here, here and here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Dr. Kim Mallalieu on ICT

ICT Pulse launches its “Caribbean Tech Movers and Shakers” series by profiling Dr. Kim Mallalieu, an educator who has influenced telecoms regulation, mobile applications development and Open Data initiatives.

Dominica, Curacao: Carnival 2013

Catch a glimpse of what this year's Carnival celebrations were like in Dominica and Curacao.

Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso Music

Calypso dead? Not quite. Calypsonians and calypso shows being lazy and unoriginal? We have plenty of that. The Eternal Pantomime explains.

Caribbean: Valentine's Day is for Bloggers

Think you know what love is all about? A few regional bloggers use Valentine's Day as an opportunity to figure it out…

Trinidad & Tobago: Cyber Security

ICT Pulse wonders how serious the Caribbean really is about cybercrime and online security.

Death Knell for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival?

As Trinidad and Tobago gears up for its 2013 Carnival celebrations, bloggers discuss whether this is the beginning of the end of the national festival.

Jamaica: Superpower!

Don’t mind the IMF. Thanks to Volkswagen of America, Inc., we’ve been reminded yet again that Jamaica is a cultural superpower. Jamaica Woman Tongue reminds us that “the Jamaican presence...

Jamaica: Bob's Birthday

Today is the anniversary of reggae icon Bob Marley's birth; a couple of Jamaican bloggers pay him tribute.

Barbados: I'll Have a Burger

Two Barbadian bloggers discuss the arrival of a fast food franchise on the island.

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Superbowl Hopes

For the American Football fans, Weblog Bahamas makes a prediction about today's Superbowl game.

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