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Janine Mendes-Franco · December, 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 December, 2013

25 December 2013

‘Round the Christmas Tree in Trinidad & Tobago

Guyana: Family Ties

The Caribbean Just Might Be The Next Big Thing in Music

With the recent victories of performers like Tessanne Chin and Bunji Garlin, Caribbean music appears to be emerging as the next big thing.

18 December 2013

Cuba: Madiba Was Great, But Not Perfect

Jamaican Songstress Tessanne Chin Wins “The Voice”

Caribbean netizens are celebrating the victory of Jamaica's Tessanne Chin on the popular music reality show, The Voice - as well they should be - their votes helped her win!

Cubans’ Daily Concerns Trump Controversial Handshake

12 December 2013

Suriname: Trinidad Artist Wins 2013 Prince Claus Award

The Caribbean Ponders the Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Across the Caribbean archipelago, from Trinidad and Tobago to Cuba, regional bloggers reflect on Nelson Mandela's life and legacy.

6 December 2013

Caribbean: Farewell, Nelson Mandela

The announcement of Nelson Mandela's death has dealt a hard blow. Regional bloggers share their thoughts about the passing of one of the world's most enduring icons of peaceful resistance.