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Janine Mendes-Franco · May, 2010

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 May, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: On the Issues

Know blogs about “four issues arising on the campaign trail this year.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Right & Wrong

“Clearly something has gone terribly wrong. Who are these people who feel they can just start lecturing us on how to live our lives? We pay THEM. They should be...

Jamaica: Extradition Developments

“There is a terse calm across the island, with Jamaicans watching with great interest, the events that are unfolding before our eyes”: Girl With A Purpose is monitoring the situation...

Haiti: Burning Seeds

Haitian farmers react to news of hybrid seed flooding the country – Repeating Islands links to a comprehensive report.

Trinidad & Tobago: Politics

gspottt looks at the two main political parties’ stance on “same-sex unions, homosexuality [and] sexual orientation”, while asks: “Does the PNM led by Mr Patrick Manning morally deserve to...

Bermuda: More on the Media Bill

Wishful Thinking says “it's really hit the fan over this Media Council Bill”, while adds: “So, the PLP during the election were against locking up violent criminals but are...

Jamaica: Double Cross?

“Approving the extradition order for Dudus was the cross… Now we’re waiting to find out what’s the DOUBLE CROSS”: Jamaica and the World reads between the lines.

Jamaica: Logan Act?

My View of JamDown from Up So thinks that “it should be clear in the aftermath of the Prime Minister's revelations about the Jamaica Labour Party's retention of a lawyer...

Bahamas: Electoral Reform

Larry Smith blogs about electoral reform in the Bahamas.

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Predictions

Mark Lyndersay predicts the results of the upcoming elections in Trinidad and Tobago based on “nothing more than a casual remembrance of who these people are in public life, the...

Jamaica: “Dudus” Extradition and Caribbean Camera are following the “Dudus” extradition case with great interest.

St. Lucia, St. Vincent: New Imprint

St. Lucia's Caribbean Book Blog highlights “SFI Books, a new publishing imprint based in the Eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent, [which] has opened a new door of opportunity to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Do So!

Pleasure highlights the different ways in which to “do so” in Trinidad and Tobago's upcoming general election.

Barbados: Paying for Corruption

Allegiance blogs about “the Auditor General’s report that highlights the depth to which corruption has reached in Barbados.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Keeping Promises asks: “What methods do we have in T&T to hold the winning politicians to their campaign promises after 24 May 2010?”

Jamaica: Extradition to go forward

Jamaican bloggers are keeping a close eye on developments surrounding the extradition of Christopher “Dudus” Coke to the United States.

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Issues

gspottt notes that “of the almost 100 candidates [in the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago general election]…the People’s Partnership candidate for St. Ann’s East…is the only one to date to make...

Puerto Rico: In Solidarity

Repeating Islands reports that “public figures including musicians, singers, and sports personalities from Latin America and Spain” have sent messages of support to the students who are on strike at...

Trinidad & Tobago: Social Media Interaction

“This general election has seen the most social media usage in the history of Trinidad and Tobago”: says that while this is a positive development, “something is missing. Interaction.”

Barbados: PM Unwell

Bajan Global Report links to a report on the ill-health of the nation's Prime Minister, while Barbados Free Press blogs about an upcoming national day of prayer in his name.

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