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Janine Mendes-Franco · March, 2008

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 March, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Dhal

Lifespan of a Chennette blogs about Dhal (a beloved dish of both Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana) and posts a helpful recipe.

Trinidad & Tobago: Tropical Dry Forests

“When people think about the destruction and degradation of tropical forests, they tend to focus on rainforests. Tropical dry forests tend to get overlooked.” Trinidadian blogger Further Thoughts explains.

Barbados, USA: Black President?

“Many Barbadians are in awe that a Black man in the year 2008 could be challenging for the presidency,” says Barbados Underground.

Bermuda: Retribution?

As the government pulls its advertising dollars from local newspapers, supposedly for reasons of retribution, Vexed Bermoothes asks: “Is this about governing or controlling Bermuda?”

Bahamas, Cuba: The Cuban Five

Blogging at, Rick Lowe shares his perspective on The Cuban Five.

Trinidad & Tobago: Robbed!

Trinidadian blogger Shivonne Du Barry‘s cell phone is stolen – recounting the incident, she says: “This country has me more emotionally conflicted than a cheating man. I love it so...

Cuba: Blog Access

Child of the Revolution reports that “the Castro regime has restricted (and in some cases, blocked) access to semi-critical blogs written from inside Cuba.”

Bermuda: Tourist Trap?

After a tourist dies in a road accident, Bermudan blogger asks: “Are we doing the right thing by continuing to rent auxiliary cycles to tourists?”

Guyana: Learning to Live

“The confusion I come to is this – something new growing in we the people”: Guyana-Gyal says that her fellow Guyanese are “learning to live despite the threats of badness,...

Dominica: 10 Reasons…

Caribbean Man lists ten reasons to live in Dominica.

Barbados: Middle Class

Notes From The Margin has some thoughts on the Barbadian middle class…

Jamaica: Beauty and Race

“What beauty contests say about women is still an open and now tired debate, but what it says about race, particularly in a country like Jamaica is still up for...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Obama's Vision

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp thinks that Barack Obama “has a deep understanding of America and that he offers a transcendent vision of America that we haven't had in a long time”,...

Guyana: Commonweath Writers’ Prize

Signifyin’ Guyana notes that among the regional winners of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize “was Guyanese-born, Nigerian-based Karen King-Aribisala for Best Book.”

Haiti: Discovering Jacmel

Blog de Port-au-Prince invites us to discover Jacmel, “the cultural capital of Haiti”.

Cuba, USA: Obama's Speech

Cuban blogger 26th Parallel has another take on US Presidential hopeful Barack Obama's speech on race.

Barbados: Easter Traditions

Living in Barbados blogs about Easter traditions in the Caribbean.

Barbados: Atlantic Storm

Notes From The Margin reports that Barbados has had one fatality because of “huge waves generated by an Atlantic storm.”

Bermuda: Race Therapy

“Bonds grow through community, not through confrontation,” writes Vexed Bermoothes, as he administers some group therapy for Bermuda.

Barbados, UK: RIP Arthur C. Clarke

Barbadian bloggers Notes From The Margin and Pull! Push! acknowledge the passing of “noted science fiction writer and visionary” Arthur C. Clarke.

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