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Janine Mendes-Franco · November, 2011

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 November, 2011

Cuba: News, 24/7

Cuba will apparently soon have a 24-hour news channel; Regina Coyula says: “Despite so much supposed information, we are the most disinformed people in the world.”

Caribbean: Giving Thanks

Regional bloggers are wishing all Americans a happy Thanksgiving Day.

Cuba: Photos of Violent Arrests

Uncommon Sense weighs in on photos showing the violent arrest of “two Cuban female activists, Yris Pérez Aguilera and Donaida Pérez Paseiro, as they tried to leave Yris’ home in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Plot Against the Prime Minister

ttgapers.com reports on an alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and other members of her Cabinet. Limited Twitter commentary about it is here.

Barbados: CL Financial Back in 2007

Barbados Free Press republishes an article and photos from the Monaco Revue that highlight the presence of Lawrence Duprey and other CL Financial executives at the 2007 Monaco Grand Prix:...

St. Lucia, Guyana: The Right to Vote

Amala's View has been “watch[ing] from afar, the campaigning that went on for months [and] now comes to a heated close in two Caribbean nations”, saying: “As the voting day...

Trinidad & Tobago: Water Not the Only Problem

Jumbie's Watch comments on the recent flooding in Trinidad: “This is a country with 3 desalination plants…flashy skyscrapers, newly built motorways – and they can't solve a ‘water problem’.”

Cuba: Giving Thanks, Cuban Style

This Thanksgiving, My Big Fat Cuban Family “opted to take a traditional Thanksgiving side dish (corn) and added a Cuban spin to it” – check out the mouth-watering recipe, here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Anya's Designs for TRIBE?

Rumour has it, according to Trinidad Carnival Diary, that Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee will be designing a section for the band TRIBE's 2012 presentation: “The most important question may...

Cuba: Siding with Syria

Bloggers comment on Cuba's opposition against a United Nations General Assembly resolution condemning Syria for human rights violations, here and here.

Jamaica: Miami Book Fair Meetup

Litblogger Geoffrey Philp meets some old literary friends at The Miami Book Fair International.

Trinidad & Tobago: Flood Damage

B.C. Pires comments on the flood damage in northern Trinidad over the weekend: “Somewhere between asking God for strength and not throwing rubbish in the river, there is a lesson...

Cuba: Censoring “El Chupi”

Generation Y blogs about El Chupi Chupi, a hugely popular song in Cuba right now, which has been panned by the Cuban Music Institute, saying: “Controversy will arise, of course,...

Puerto Rico: Who's Running the Medical School?

Gil the Jenius is calling for the firing of those who were allegedly responsible for the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine's recent loss of accreditation (which has since been...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Colman Commission

“The Colman Commission was established about a year ago as a Public Enquiry into the failure of the CL Financial group”, explains Afra Raymond, adding: “The sole Commissioner, Sir Anthony...

Barbados: Applauding Anya

Skip to Malou* admits she's “a bit behind on the Project Runway hype”, but says of the winning designer from Trinidad and Tobago: “[She] seems like a down to earth...

Cuba: Ladies Detained Again

The Ladies in White were once again attacked this weekend as they tried to attend Mass, babalu reports; two of the group's members are allegedly “still being held in a...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Blame Game

Plain Talk is “flabbergasted” by a statement made by the Minister of Works calling for “an end to what he calls the ‘blame’ game because there is…critical work to be...

Cuba: Overseas Voting

“The attention with which the Spanish community on the Island follows the Spanish electoral process is surprising,” says Generation Y, suggesting that “among voters here there is a clear intention...

Trinidad & Tobago: Flood!

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog has reports on the flooding that plagued northern Trinidad this past weekend, here and here.

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