Janine Mendes-Franco · December, 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 December, 2008

Jamaica: Bailout Plan?

  24 December 2008

“It is indeed a sorry state of affairs. Usually in times of downturn, alcohol sales increase as people look to drown their sorrows!”: As employees of a rum manufacturer are laid off, Jamaica Salt wonders whether “the government of Jamaica should be considering a bailout plan.”

Guyana: Bridge Opens

  24 December 2008

Living Guyana congratulates the government on the opening of the Berbice bridge, but reserves the right to ask a few questions.

Barbados: Missing Money

  23 December 2008

The Bajan Dream Project reports that “a further BDS $100,000 is missing” from the Central Bank of Barbados’ vaults.

Haiti: Photo of the Year

  23 December 2008

Haiti Innovation reports that the UNICEF “Photo of the Year” features the plight of Haiti, while the photographer, who has her own blog, says of her win: “It’s not only great because my work as a photographer gets recognition, but also and much more important – eventually many people will...

Bahamas: Cuba & the USA

  23 December 2008

“A constellation of events will shape the pace of the rapprochement between our geographically closest neighbours”: Simon at Bahama Pundit blogs about relations between Cuba and the US.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Stanford's Legends

  22 December 2008

Barbadian Cheese-on-bread! and Trinidad-based Caribbean Beat Blog talk about the uncertainty surrounding US billionaire Allen Stanford's continued involvement in Caribbean cricket, following the dissolution of his West Indies 20/20 Cricket Board of Legends.

Jamaica: Christmas Present

  22 December 2008

All blogger Long Bench wants for Christmas is “a public apology from Bruce Golding for how he and his government have been a spectacular failure and embarrassment to Jamaicans in 2008.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Earthquake & Flood

  22 December 2008

From Trinidad and Tobago, Coffeewallah blogs about an early morning earthquake: “It was really something that jolt, makes you wonder if the universe is trying to tell us something, floods, earthquake, what next, a plague of grasshoppers?”, while TriniView.com posts photos of the recent flooding she refers to.

Jamaica: Half & Half

  22 December 2008

Jamaicans have an innovative method of dealing with the impact of the global economic crisis – Iriegal says that merchants “are now cutting everything in half and selling it at reduced prices.”

Cuba, U.S.A.: Lat Am & Caribbean Leaders Meet

  19 December 2008

“You could call it the independence summit”: The Cuban Triangle takes a look at the meeting of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Brazil, adding that it “seems to have been about independence from Washington and a big way of expressing that independence was opposition to U.S. policy toward Cuba.”

Haiti: Media Intimindation

  19 December 2008

HaitiAnalysis.com and The Haitian Blogger republish a statement from Amnesty International which voices their concern over death threats against journalist Joseph Guyler Delva that are possibly related to “both his involvement in an investigation into the murder of Haitian journalist Jean Dominique and his reporting on the controversial election of...

Bahamas: Silver Lining

  19 December 2008

“Our lazy stream, meandering through the softest rock, is now faced with turbulence, restriction and stagnation that have caught most completely unawares”: Christopher Lowe at Weblog Bahamas says that the silver lining of the global financial crisis – at least for Bahamians – is that “we are being forced to...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Murderer Sentenced

  19 December 2008

As the Vincentian courts hand down judgment on Stacy Wilson‘s murderer, Abeni says: “Death by hanging usually makes me squeamish and uncomfortable but in Sean Samuel's case it was welcomed with something akin to joy.”

Jamaica: Death Penalty

  19 December 2008

“An issue which seems to be troubling the government over their decision to reinstate the death penalty, is the worry that foreign governments will stop making aid contributions”: Jamaica Salt explains.

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