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Janine Mendes-Franco · April, 2007

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 April, 2007

Barbados: A World of Orchids

Chenette posts a Flickr photoset of shots from Orchid World in Barbados.

US Virgin Islands: Heavy Rains

St. John has been experiencing some nasty weather – Frank Barnako posts an update, along with a photo of “exactly what many folks on island are worried about – tremendous...

Bermuda: Measuring Tourism

“I'm sure tourism numbers are up. And I'm glad that we seem to be making some gains. But…the question is ‘by how much?'”. has some suggestions for measuring tourist...

Trinidad & Tobago: R.I.P. Boscoe Holder

Both Caribbean Beat Blog and Thebookmann acknowledge the passing of Trinidadian artist Boscoe Holder.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Cyber Crimes

Abeni is impressed by the swift action of the St. Vincent Police Force in dealing with cyber-culprits who have allegedly been doctoring photos of young Vincentian girls and sending pornographic...

Guyana: Life in the Fast Lane

Guyana-Gyal likens herself to “a drunk man lolling on grass parapet” after a fast-paced weekend gets the better of her.

Jamaica: Caribbean Film wins Outstanding Feature

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp takes note of Caribbean filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon's A Winter Tale, which was honoured as Outstanding Canadian Feature at the 7th annual ReelWorld Film Festival.

Bahamas: Mapping Perspectives

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel, linking to a blog called Strange Maps, muses on the fact that “mapping is an exercise not only in making sense out of the world, but in...

Aruba, Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago: Happy Earth Day

Arubagirl, Trinidadian blogger Elspeth at Now is Wow and Lynn Sweeting from the Bahamas all recognize Earth Day.

Trinidad & Tobago: Naipaul's Reading

Posting from Trinidad, where Sir Vidia Naipaul is making several appearances in honour of his 75th birthday year, Caribbean Free Radio reports from one of the author's readings: “Naipaul’s reading...

Barbados: Domestic Violence

“The ‘couple’ who everyone knows were at it again a few nights ago. Screaming, yelling, throwing. Kids crying, doors slamming.” Barbados Free Press wonders if anything can really be done...

Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago: More Thoughts on VT

Posting from Trinidad, Thebookmann is concerned that the media has played into the VT gunman's “sick little cold, dead hands” by broadcasting footage of the killer “unleashing his hateful rage...

Cuba: Cousins Make Dozens

“I think it’s a given that if you’re Cuban, you’ve got a cousin (or twelve) somewhere,” writes Babalu Blog. “Along those same lines, there is no way you can mention...

Trinidad & Tobago: Lara is Out!

Following his team's victory over Bangladesh yesterday, beleaguered West Indies Cricket Captain Brian Lara has announced his retirement from the sport. Caribbean Beat Blog was shocked at the news, but...

Barbados: Cricket Legends Give Back

Cricket Legends of Barbados, an organisation which boasts famous names like Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes and Wes Hall, is lending its support to former team-mates who have fallen...

Trinidad & Tobago: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Trinidadian blogger Elspeth at Now is Wow responds to a comment on a post she had written about American rapper Akon's appalling behaviour on stage with a female fan, in...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: VT Tragedy Hits Home

Writing from Jamaica, The Life and Times of Michmac is saddened by the tragedy at Virgina Tech, yet relieved that “somebody up there is looking out for me”. And

Guyana: Do The Chicken!

The Jolly Spectator reports that the enthusiastic, fun-loving attitude of Irish cricket supporters (not to mention their team's unique dance moves) have made the Irish the darlings of the Caribbean:...

Dominica: Looking for Wide Sargasso Sea

Bronte Blog reprints an article by Ellen Vanstone about Dominican author Jean Rhys and her acclaimed novel, Wide Sargasso Sea.

Trinidad & Tobago: Anamunthodo Freed

Anita Anamunthodo, mother of four-year-old Amy who was raped and beaten to death in Trinidad last year, was yesterday freed on six charges of willful neglect and child abandonment. Francomenz...

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