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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: Not Quite All Right

Active Voice isn't so sure that the new Jamaica tourist board slogan is actually “all right”.

Jamaica: Language & Development

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...

Jamaica: Abuse of Police Power

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...

The Caribbean Review of Books Reinvents Itself Online

Regional litbloggers will be glad to know that The Caribbean Review of Books is back in publication – online – with some help from Bocas Lit Fest.

Haiti: Reforestation Nation

Haiti Grassroots Watch blogs about some of the challenges of reforestation on the island.

Jamaica: Get with the (Interactive TV) Program!

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...

Jamaica: Police Painting Out Murals

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...

The Caribbean Tweets for NBC's The Voice Contestant Tessanne Chin

Jamaican musical sensation Tessanne Chin is battling it out on season 5 of NBC's The Voice - and every week, Caribbean netizens are showing their support for the songstress.

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

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Opposition Wins Again; Government Still Optimistic

Hot off their win in the Local Government Elections, the opposition People's National Movement has won the St. Joseph by-election - yet, the government is forging ahead with hope.

Trinidad & Tobago: Creative Collaboration & Devious Download

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...

NaBloPoMo, Caribbean Style!

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.

The Caribbean's Financial Culture

Abeng News magazine reports that the Caribbean has some of the lowest savings rates in the world.

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