I am a writer and media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Follow me on Twitter @JanineMFranco.
Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from April, 2022
Regional social media users cringe after the British Virgin Islands’ premier is arrested on drug charges
'Why has there been no statement from the ruling party regarding the removal or suspension of Andrew Fahie's title of premier?'
What does Jamaican politician Kamina Johnson Smith's bid for Commonwealth secretary-general say about Caribbean political solidarity?
The post of Commonwealth secretary-general is currently held by Patricia Scotland, who is Dominican by birth, and whose re-election the Caribbean community publicly supported ... until Jamaica announced its own candidate.
What Earth Day means to the Global Voices Caribbean team
'On Earth Day, we pause to think about the planet we live on and share with other beings. But that’s just one part of it.'
Just in time for Earth Day, Trinidad & Tobago gets a new bat
Scientists record a new bat species in Trinidad and Tobago, bringing the total number of locally recorded bat species to an astounding 70.
Awards fiasco exposes flaws in Trinidad & Tobago's secondary school entrance exam
The bungling of the score tallying process in Trinidad and Tobago's Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination raises questions of fairness and relevance.
Why hasn't Jamaica made Bob Marley a national hero yet?
Marley's shaping of Black consciousness, “lyrical activism,” representation of reggae and Rastafari, and his “One Love” philosophy were cited as part of the bid to make him a national hero.
As international negotiations end in Jamaica, the threat of deep-sea mining hangs over the world's oceans
From the impact on global fisheries to destruction of carbon storage on the seabed, environmentalists say deep-seabed mining could herald even more catastrophic effects for climate change.