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Janine Mendes-Franco · September, 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 September, 2014

Gay Rights in Trinidad & Tobago Once Again Out of Reach as Prime Minister Backpedals

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has backed off of past promises to decriminalise homosexual acts, saying "it would not be prudent" to do so now.

Will Trinidad & Tobago's Government “Listen, Learn & Lead”?

Art & Education in Suriname

Second Hunger Strike Over Highway May Leave Trinidad & Tobago Fighting For Its Soul

Environmentalist Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh takes up a second hunger strike to protest the construction of a section of highway, but the stakes are now much higher than a simple road.

‘We Should All Care About Climate Change Because It Will Have a Direct Impact on the State of the World’

In the second part of Global Voices' interview with Jonathan Barcant, the co-founder of the non-profit group IAMovement talks about what a world that uses clean energy looks like.

‘The Right Moment Has Come for People to Rise Up and Say No More’ to Fossil Fuels

Trinidad and Tobago was one Caribbean nation that took part in the global Climate Change Marches last Sunday. Global Voices talks to Jonathan Barcant, who helped organise the local event.

Trinidadian Diaspora Blogger Appeals to Domestic Violence Victims After Seeing Rice Viral Video

How a Vote for Scottish Independence Could Affect the Caribbean

How could something as seemingly remote as the issue of Scottish independence have an effect on Caribbean states? The long arm of colonial history connects more than you might think.

Why One Trinidadian Father Will Never Hit His Kids

Trinidadians Concerned Over “Largest Ever Budget”

Trinidad & Tobago Needs to Pass the Public Procurement Bill

The Politics of “Pretty” in Jamaica

Domestic Violence Victims in Bermuda No Longer Have a Shelter to Turn to for Help

The safe house shut its doors because it didn't have enough funding to continue. The closure comes at a time when data suggests domestic violence is increasing.

The National Gallery of Jamaica Celebrates 40 Years of Home-Grown Art

The ‘Nuh Guh Deh’ Campaign Wants to Make Jamaica a Place Where Sexual Abuse of Girls Is Never Okay

Some Jamaicans, especially men, think it's acceptable for girls to be sexually initiated at a young age. The campaign will coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child.

Fashion Trends in Trinidad's Capital

Is the Caribbean Education System Dumbing Down Kids?

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