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Janine Mendes-Franco · February, 2017

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, 2017

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2017 Crowns Its King and Queen

Birds, dragons, poetic Midnight Robbers, stilt walkers — the competition for the 2017 King and Queen of Carnival titles in Trinidad and Tobago was fierce. Here's what you missed.

One Photographer's Stunning Glimpse Into the Beauty of Trinidad & Tobago's Traditional Carnival Masquerade

A spirit of joy sweeps through Trinidad and Tobago on 'Fantastic Friday', the start of the Carnival weekend.

Trump a Convenient Whipping Boy for Trinidad & Tobago Footballer Dwight Yorke's Visa Issue

A high-profile footballer, a controversial travel ban and an Iranian stamp in a passport all converge to blow a simple visa issue out of proportion.

Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival 2017 Playlist: Part 2

An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year, Part Two.

Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival 2017 Playlist: Part 1

An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year.

Trinidad & Tobago's Prime Minister Says Women Should Choose Their Men More Wisely to Avoid Violence

"As per our usual culture. Let's victim-blame, right? She should've chose[n] better? How about he should've been brought up better?"

In Trinidad & Tobago, Clamour for Action After Yet Another Woman Is Murdered

"Our women and girls seem to be the major target of crime and assault. We must do something now!"

Trinidad & Tobago Says Goodbye to Cherished ‘Virtual’ Historian Angelo Bissessarsingh

"A good soldier has fallen. Inevitable but still very sad. You will be missed by a whole country. History certainly will NOT forget YOU.”

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