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Janine Mendes-Franco · November, 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 November, 2013

Jamaica: Language & Development

  23 November 2013

Jamaica needs to be declared the bilingual state it is asap. Annie Paul thinks that “half of Jamaica’s problems stem from its linguistic identity crisis, insisting its mother tongue is English when a huge proportion of the population can only speak Patois.”

Jamaica: Abuse of Police Power

  22 November 2013

If the police involved…are allowed to go unpunished aren’t you sending a message to other cops with no respect for human rights, especially the rights of the poor, that they have a license to behave like this? Active Voice issues a plea to Jamaica's police commissioner after two teens were...

Jamaica: Get with the (Interactive TV) Program!

  15 November 2013

You can buy the exclusive rights to such shows but you can’t do that and treat them as if they’re the kind of traditional uni-directional, analog content that’s on its way out without raising the ire of your viewers. The Voice is stirring up some discussion in Jamaica – and...

Jamaica: Police Painting Out Murals

  15 November 2013

Many will say the murals are merely ‘a glorification of criminals’ and should be defaced for fear of their ‘grave effects’ on ‘poor Jamaicans’ [but]…How does a profoundly corrupt state determine criminality? A really interesting post by Active Voice about the police embracing iconoclasm as a crime strategy.

D.R., Haiti: We Can Work It Out?

  6 November 2013

This is an island. No way out. So these two nations, who have been doing a live rendition of a Russian novel for 500 years, are going to have to work it out. Contrary to many of the opinions expressed in this post, Changing Perspectives weighs in on the decision...

Trinidad & Tobago: Creative Collaboration & Devious Download

  5 November 2013

The Caribbean Review of Books blogs about an exciting new project, Douen Islands, whose “first manifestation” is an e-book of eleven poems (one of which boasts a video adaptation) and brief Twitter texts. Bonus: Click on the downloadable link in the post.

NaBloPoMo, Caribbean Style!

  5 November 2013

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has spawned NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), which, in turn, is getting quite a few Caribbean netizens blogging – here, here and here.

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