I am a writer and media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Follow me on Twitter @JanineMFranco.
Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from June, 2016
Barbados-Born Author Austin Clarke Remembered as a ‘Pioneering Voice’
"He spoke his mind unafraid, he stirred the pot [...] He was a citizen of the world but always belonged to Barbados. He was a proud native son."
The Caribbean Considers the Ripple Effects of Brexit
Economic fallout, a hostile view towards immigration, and a world where Donald Trump could be the next US President. Surprise: many Caribbean Internet users are not pleased about Brexit.
Harold La Borde, the First Trinidadian to Sail the World, Remembered for His Sense of Adventure
"There are heroes in name and then there are heroes in legend who will live on through the ages. The late Harold La Borde was the latter."
Problems in Trinidad and Tobago? Write the Queen!
One citizen was so frustrated with the level of crime in the country that she wrote to the Queen of England for help. Social media users, meanwhile, created a hashtag.