Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from October, 2022
After a tweet recounts an intolerant comment about Divali, social media users overwhelmingly speak out for respect and tolerance: "Do onto others are you would like them do onto you."
He sang love songs for Haiti – songs about its landscape, culture, women and music; songs to uplift the poor; songs of courage, resilience and hope.
Allison Skinner-Bacchus, who had travelled quite a distance to cash a cheque and was denied entry because of her sleeveless attire, created a unique style to get her business done.
'I challenge anyone to make a case for [international] military intervention in Haiti [...] it wouldn’t solve the problem [and] it would be an escalation of the crisis.'
The prolific calypsonian, who passed away on October 7, was “affectionately dubbed 'the messenger', because he composed songs which expressed the ills of society and the oppression of the poor man.”
Some of the fiscal measures in Trinidad and Tobago's 2023 Budget have not been well received, but the political repartee is hitting an even more sour note.
With the country's Riverine Flood Alert advisory upgraded to Orange Level, and one of Trinidad's major waterways bursting its banks, the late notice of school closure had many citizens upset.
The tropical wave, dubbed Invest 91-L, caused severe flash flooding, as well as property damage, felled trees, landslides, and suspected loss of life.