I am a writer and media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Follow me on Twitter @JanineMFranco.
Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from December, 2007
Trinidad & Tobago: Slang
Jumbie's Watch responds to a Letter to the Editor that he finds “doltish”.
Cuba: Freedom and Environment
Babalu Blog disagrees with a New York Times article that suggests the ending of the US embargo could mean the end of environmental preservation in Cuba.
Barbados: Campaign Financing
Barbados Underground blogs about political campaign financing.
Trinidad & Tobago: Chutney Christmas
“The thought of Christmas gift buying practically brings me out in hives, because I can’t bear pre-Christmas crowds and the over-commercialisation of Christmas.”: Can Cook, Must Cook is giving homemade Christmas presents to her friends.
Trinidad & Tobago: Lara's Return?
West Indies Cricket Blog wonders whether there is more than meets the eye regarding Brian Lara's “intention to make himself available to play first class cricket for Trinidad & Tobago in January.”
Haiti: Meaning of Christmas
Pwoje Espwa says Christmas is “less commercialized” in Haiti.
Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica: Caribbean Christmas
“Not only do we enjoy warm weather when most of the rest of the world is cold, but we also have a way of making the season festive”: Living in Barbados offers a glimpse of Christmas in the Caribbean.
Barbados: X Marks the Season?
“Who will be coming down your chimney and bringing you gifts this year? Not Santa Claus: the politicians!”: Boyce Voice wishes all Barbadians an election campaign Christmas.
Barbados: Electoral System
Barbados Underground discusses the island's electoral system.
Trinidad & Tobago: Christmas Messages
“I know, its a busy time of the year. It really is. And I understand that you feel the need to share your seasonal feelings with my computer, I do”: The Christmas season has KnowProSE.com thinking about messages.
Antigua, U.S.A.: Copyright Rights
Both Talk Antigua and Caribbean Free Radio blog about Antigua being awarded the right to violate copyright protections on goods like films and music from the United States.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Older & Wiser?
Abeni suspects she might be getting old…
Grenada: Down By The River
If you're looking for Free Spirit she'll be down by the river…
Barbados: Election Date
“For most Barbadians who have not become completely apathetic, this general election will be one of the most interesting since Independence in 1966″: Barbados Underground reports that the island's Prime Minister has set a date for elections.
Bahamas: Go Slow?
Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com wonders if the island's air traffic controllers are on a go-slow.
Dominica: Posh Christmas
Living Dominica decks the halls with her “gratitude tree” and gets ready for Christmas.
Barbados, Jamaica: Navel String
“Dirt under the nails is a good thing”: Living in Barbados blogs about an interesting Jamaican tradition and the joys of being close to the earth.
Cuba: Show Me Your Friends…
Child of the Revolution describes the United Nations resolution expressing concern at reports of human rights violations in North Korea “surprising” – and notes that “the usual suspects” (including Cuba) abstained from the vote.
Trinidad & Tobago: Media Accuracy
“It's not enough to just present the news. You have to be accurate”: Media Watch corrects several reporters’ poor pronunciation.
Barbados: Matters of Race
Barbados-born pop star Rihanna's revelation that she was bullied at school for being “white” causes Barbados Free Press and What crazy looks like to blog about “the intersections of race, colour, class and gender in the Caribbean.”
Barbados: Politics and Unions
Notes From The Margin asks: “Should a Union endorse a political party? Should politicians be union representatives?”