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Janine Mendes-Franco · June, 2020

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 June, 2020

30 June 2020

Police killings spark protests in Trinidad's capital

Following the killing of three men by police on June 27, residents of communities in Trinidad on blocked roads, burned debris and processed through the streets chanting "Don't shoot!"

11 June 2020

Amid Black Lives Matter protests, fresh calls to remove statuary that hijacks the Caribbean's historical narrative

BLM protests have inspired the denigration and defacement of symbols of black oppression. The Caribbean, with its long history of occupation, has its own symbols of oppression to reconsider.

6 June 2020

‘Sit with that discomfort': Two white Trinidadians go public about racism

"If we cannot talk about the legacies of trauma, plundering, violence, genocide and prejudice that are ever present [...] there will be no equality."

5 June 2020

World Environment Day should mean more in Trinidad & Tobago this year

While there are encouraging signs, social media users remain unconvinced that the fight to protect the environment is anywhere near over.

3 June 2020

‘Born fi dead': The Caribbean looks at the George Floyd protests and sees itself

"This Minneapolis fight was Marcus Garvey’s fight; it was Martin’s fight; it was Malcolm’s fight; it was Marley’s fight. It’s a Caribbean fight and it’s a global fight."

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