I am a writer and media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Follow me on Twitter @JanineMFranco.
Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco from April, 2014
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 at the Supreme Court and outside it.”
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 to the case. Jamaican View reports.
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 institution, but it’s the only indigenous public institution that is engaged in any form of ongoing Bahamian research.
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?