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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

1 May 2015

Baltimore Riots Remind Caribbean Diaspora That #Black Lives Matter

The riots in Baltimore is the latest chapter of a seemingly endless story of police aggression towards young black men in the US.

24 April 2015

Guyana's Health Minister Assails Women's Activist, Says He Would ‘Slap Her Ass’

The Minister of Health's tirade against a women's rights activist raises questions about gender equality, human rights and the political status quo in Guyana.

14 April 2015

President Obama's Visit to Jamaica Wasn't All ‘Irie’

Some Jamaicans weren't so keen to see authorities falling over themselves to make Jamaica Obama-ready.

11 April 2015

Bloggers Get Bad Rap in Trinidad & Tobago as Paid Political Trolls Do Online Damage

As political groups allegedly pay internet trolls to spew racial slurs and cyber-bully, netizens express their disgust over the depths to which politics in Trinidad and Tobago have plunged.

27 March 2015

Trinidad & Tobago's Politics Hits New Low With ‘Product of Rape’ Mudslinging

"Vernella has offended every victim of rape and sexual abuse, every child born out of rape and incest...As a woman, she should know better. I am appalled and disgusted."

26 March 2015

‘Diner en Blanc’ Fans the Flames of Jamaica's Social and Economic Divide

'Diner en Blanc' is a worldwide phenomenon - but staging it in economically challenged Jamaica, with its ever-widening gap between the haves and have nots, has left a bitter taste.

A Trinidadian Falls in Love with Jamaica

25 March 2015

Bermuda's 99%

23 March 2015

Police Roadblocks in Trinidad & Tobago Stir Public Ire, Not Sympathy

"When you put self before country, when you hold an entire nation to ransom, when you play politics with your duty to protect and serve, you have failed us."

14 March 2015

One Small Step for a Trinidadian Rocket Scientist, One Giant Leap for Young Women

"I know what space did for me -- it pulled me outside of myself -- and I wanted to give that back," Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne tells Global Voices.

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