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Janine Mendes-Franco · October, 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 October, 2013

26 October 2013

High Voter Turnout Reframes Trinidad Election Story

First reports indicated low voter turnout for Local Government Elections, but the reality was the total opposite, confirming some netizens' suspicions that the electorate is anything but apathetic.

22 October 2013

Opposition Wins Trinidad's Local Government Elections, but Everybody Celebrates

The opposition People's National Movement has won Trinidad's Local Government Elections - but that hasn't stopped the other political parties from claiming some measure of victory. Netizens, meanwhile, are incredulous.

21 October 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Giving the Government the Finger?

Today, Trinidadians voted in the country's Local Government Elections; Facebook was full of photos of citizens' ink-stained fingers. The question remains: have their votes sent a message to the government?

15 October 2013

Cancellation of Electoral Debate in Trinidad & Tobago: Symptom of Political Malaise?

Local Government Elections will take place in Trinidad and Tobago next week, but any chance of hearing the political leaders debate one another about relevant issues, has been foiled.

12 October 2013

Earthquake Spurs Tsunami of Tweets in Trinidad & Tobago

If social media had a Richter scale, comments about the earthquake that struck last night would have registered high, judging from the timelines of Twitter and Facebook users.

10 October 2013

Hungry in Haiti

8 October 2013

Landmark Ruling in Discrimination Case Puts the Caribbean First

The Caribbean Court of Justice's decision in a controversial discrimination case sends the signal that regional citizens have the right to freedom of movement across CARICOM states, without suffering harassment.

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting the Facts on Property Tax