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Janine Mendes-Franco · February, 2014

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, 2014

21 February 2014

Jamaica Awaits Verdict in Murder Trial of Dancehall Reggae Star Vybz Kartel

There is as yet no verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, but Jamaicans are awaiting the outcome with bated breath - and tweeting about the possibilities in the interim.

19 February 2014

Empty Office Buildings in Trinidad's Capital

Photographers Snap Over Online Accreditation for Trinidad Carnival

Social media has taken the enjoyment of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival to a new level - but photographers are being told that their 2014 accreditation fees won't cover online use.

14 February 2014

Carnival Love Songs From the Caribbean

Valentine's Day in the Caribbean is usually overshadowed by Carnival, so GV's Caribbean team posts a few of its favourite soca songs in an effort to spread the love...

13 February 2014

The Iconic Trinidadian Film You've Never Seen

The Bridge

In 1974, Bim—widely regarded as the iconic Trinidadian film—was released, then faded into obscurity. 40 years later, one film enthusiast gives it new life via Facebook.

Trinidad & Tobago: Feminist Soca

Barbados, Guyana: Peas & Rice, Very Nice

11 February 2014

A Personal Tribute to Jamaican “Interventionist” Stuart Hall

Jamaica-based blogger Annie Paul posts a personal and stirring tribute to the late Jamaican cultural theorist Stuart Hall - a must-read for anyone who admired his work.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Deeper Carnival

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