Janine Mendes-Franco · September, 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 September, 2007

Barbados: STIs

  25 September 2007

Barbados Underground refers to an article which suggests that “Barbados maybe losing the battle against the spread of sexually transmitted infections among the youth.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Republic Day

  24 September 2007

“Now, I am not necessarily enamoured of our leaders, our government and our politics, but I am proud of our Republic status”: Lifespan of a Chennette wishes Trinidad and Tobago a happy Republic Day!

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Healthy Living

  24 September 2007

“Alarmed by the rising rates of non communicable diseases in the Caribbean the Heads of Govermnents recently held a summit dedicated to addressing the issue”: Abeni puts in her two cents’ worth.

Jamaica: Nobel Prize Picks

  24 September 2007

“It goes without saying that the list of writers that haven’t won will always be more impressive than those who have, but that’s matter more of volume than taste”: Marlon James puts forward his picks for this year's Nobel Prize in Literature.

Jamaica: Plant Wisdom

  24 September 2007

“In this lifetime, she has a lot to teach me”: Geoffrey Philp is looking forward to lessons from his favourite plant.

Grenada: Tattoo

  24 September 2007

Ever seen a live Tattoo (considered a “wild meat” delicacy by many West Indians)? Then Free Spirit‘s pictures will have to do…

Belize: Carnival Time

  24 September 2007

“Due to our most recent hurricane scare, Carnival was rescheduled to yesterday”: Belize-y Livin’ mixed fun with responsibility as she “handed out the condoms and HIV/AIDS literature to adults when we were walking behind the float…HIV/AIDS affects Belize more than any other Central American country.”

Barbados: Regional Connectivity

  24 September 2007

Living in Barbados asks: “Why is it that with a solid Caribbean regional network C&W cannot provide a simple, seamless, means of accessing services like voice mail within the region?”

Jamaica: Moving House

  21 September 2007

Montego Bay Day By Day posts a photographic account of the moving of a “chattel house” in Jamaica.

Bahamas: Price Control

  21 September 2007

“Three cheers for a politician that finally has the guts to speak the truth on a highly political matter,” writes Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com, as the country's Prime Minister makes a statement on price control at the recent CARICOM Summit.

Jamaica: Extravagant Books?

  21 September 2007

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp wonders whether V.S Naipaul was right about book-buying in the Caribbean being considered “an extravagance” and asks his readers to weigh in on the subject.

Barbados: “Bim” Rocks!

  21 September 2007

Notes From The Margin discovers an ode to Barbados via a YouTube video: “Maybe someone should tell the tourist board about this one!”

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Cover Controversy?

  20 September 2007

Caribbean Beat Blog reports that the cover of its magazine's latest edition, which features “Barbadian singer Rihanna draped on a purple couch in a provocative pose, looking over her shoulder straight into the camera” has turned out to be quite controversial for some readers.

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