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Janine Mendes-Franco

I am a media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. I blog at WIM. My Twitter handle is @JanineMFranco.

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Latest posts by Janine Mendes-Franco

15 December 2014

A First Glimpse of Christmas in Trinidad and Tobago

If you've never experienced a Caribbean Christmas - or even if you have - this peek into how Trinidad and Tobago celebrates will get you into the Christmas spirit!

10 December 2014

Slain Photojournalist Luke Somers’ Deep Connection to Jamaica

Luke Somers, the photojournalist who was murdered by al-Qaeda in Yemen, was known and loved the world over. One Jamaican reading centre, for whom he volunteered, remembers his life.

4 December 2014

A Little Library That's Making a Big Difference in Grenada

The unassuming Mt. Zion library in the heart of St. George's is having a positive impact on the lives and literacy of young people in Grenada.

2 December 2014

Historic Church Building Razed in Trinidad & Tobago Is ‘Still Worth Saving’

"no understanding of culture and history... no joy and awe for the hand made building and the sweat and tears of our ancestors..."

17 November 2014

Jamaican Sexism Flexes Its Muscles as Gender Gaffes Stir Public Outrage

Most recently, the misogynistic ideas of some of Jamaica's leading men, in both the public and private sectors, has entered the public spotlight.

5 November 2014

‘When I Think of Trinidad, I See It in Technicolor': A New Music-Theatre Work Takes the Stage

Global Voices continues its conversation with the show's librettist, Caitlyn Kamminga, and its composer, Dominique Le Gendre.

4 November 2014

A Starboy is Born as Trinidad and Tobago Gets a New Work of Music-Theatre

GV sits down with some of the people behind "Jab Molassie," a daring new play premiering this Thursday in Port of Spain.

3 November 2014

A Stretch of Asphalt Where Our Freedoms Should Be

The Bridge

Somewhere, lost in the brouhaha over a controversial stretch of highway in Trinidad, a protestor's hunger strike and misinterpretations of a key report, is the real point of it all.

30 October 2014

Pioneering Trinidad & Tobago TV Personality Hazel Ward-Redman Remembered

Hazel Ward-Redman, who showcased the musical and artistic talent of young Trinbagonians through her television shows, has passed away. Fans and protégés pay their respects.

24 October 2014

Hitting Below the Belt? Trinidad & Tobago President Tries to Gag Comedian Over Jokes About First Lady

A president, a first lady and a comedian walk into a bar...and what happens next, no-one could have anticipated. Did good-natured teasing hit below the belt?

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