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Janine Mendes-Franco · April, 2014

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 April, 2014

Exploring Trinidad & Tobago's Digital Divide (Part 1)

A progressive new company is changing the face of data collection in the Caribbean, starting with a project in Trinidad and Tobago that examines the country's digital divide.

Caribbean: An ICT Wish List

From critical thinking to more public data, T3CHTT compiles a list of what the region is lacking when it comes to Information and Communications Technology.

What Now for Jamaica's Vybz Kartel?

One blogger will make you think about the Vybz Kartel murder trial in a new way, offering a glimpse into Jamaican society and suggesting what Kartel's next move might be.

Jamaicans React to Vybz Kartel Sentencing

Active Voice compiles a selection of choice tweets about the sentencing of Jamaican dancehall star Vybz Kartel, which “will give you a feel of what the mood was like today...

Jamaica: Vybz Kartel to Face Additional Charge

Even though he has already been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, Jamaican dancehall performer Vybz Kartel is to face the courts on a charge of perversion of justice related...

Vybz Kartel Gets Life in Prison, Fans Question the Future of Jamaican Dancehall

Life with hard labour; no possibility of parole before 35 years: that's the sentence Jamaican dancehall artist turned convicted murder Vybz Kartel got today, sending the blogosphere into a flurry.

Ministers’ Firing Sparks Debate about Women, Race & Politics in Trinidad & Tobago

Caste, misogyny and race are hot topics of discussion in the Trinidad and Tobago blogosphere, following the recent dismissal of two Ministers of Parliament.

Authors Shortlisted for 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Regional litbloggers are sharing the news that “two writers from Jamaica and one from Trinidad and Tobago have made the shortlist for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.”

Indigenous Research at the College of the Bahamas

As a follow-up to her post about “the absurdity of cutting the budget for the College of The Bahamas”, Blogworld says: Not only is the College the national tertiary level...

We Love to Talk, But Do We Speak Out?

What's lies at the root of the Trinidadian reluctance to speak out publicly on matters discussed so energetically in private?

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