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· May, 2006

Stories about Development from May, 2006

Bahamas: Development proposal

Residents of a small community in the Bahamas vote against a proposal which would have helped “preserve the character of local communities”. Larry Smith says the proposal's “scope, bureaucratic complexity...

Hong Kong: Central harbourfront developmental plan

The Hong Kong government announced the developmental plan in the Central harbourfront early this week. Miss Lee in Summer wondered whether the plan is for the interest of developer or...

Macau: Economy booming

A post from Simon at Simon World looks at recent speculation that the fastest growing economy in the world is not to be found in Shanghai, Chongqing, the Pearl River...

Singapore: Kampong Life

Blogger Lam Chun See visits a heritage museum and remembers his childhood days in the Kampong (village).

Latest in the Francophone Caribbean Blogosphere

St. Lucia: privatisation of utilities

Should the St. Lucian water company be privatised? Should the mass transit system remain in private hands? Matthew Hunte weighs in. “We end up in a funny situation where (quite...

Caribbean: What blogging is for

“Blogging … challenges the elitism that pervades the Caribbean and is a great experiment in the democratization of data,” says Geoffrey Philp in a thoughtful essay on the potential role...

Indonesia: Seismographs and Scholarships

Amidst the flow of corporate donations in Indonesia after the quake, Yosef is looking for a donation of a different kind “Company A to rebuild the school, company B to...

Be irrepressible! a campaign for global internet freedom

As more and more nations carve up the so-called global, borderless internet into separate spheres of control through filtering and censorship, often using technology supplied by large IT companies, Amnesty...

Vietnam: Learning from Bangkok

The blogger at Antidote to Burnout looks at Bangkok as a model for urban development for Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

China: Destitution inspires art

Guangzhou-based Supernaut artist-blogger Frances D'Ath finds inspiration for her death-themed works in the killings and violence which have taken place over the past year in clashes between villagers and Communist...

South Korea: Chinese labor unattractive

A post by James J. Na on The Korea Liberator blog looks at a decrease in Korean manufacturers doing business in China as labor conditions in the Communist state continue...

Dominica: The Nature of tourism

Both Titlayo and Francomenz write about their recent vacations in Dominica. Titlayo posts a beautiful photo of Trafalgar Falls, noting that they are “one of Dominica's main tourist attractions, especially...

Bahamas: Ignoring the revolution

“These days, it is possible to link to other human beings anywhere in the world by using satellites, cell phones, and the internet. The world has changed, and – without...

Trinidad & Tobago: More smelter woes

Attending a five-hour public consultation where Trinidad & Tobago's Environmental Management Authority tries to convince the audience that the aluminium smelter to be constructed in southern Trinidad is no threat...

Vietnam: Visiting Saigon

The blogger at Vietnamese God visits Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and compares it to Hanoi – the city where he lives. “Each time I come here it brings me...

Trinidad and Tobago: Government not promoting local technology

“The one thing that is being wasted in this country more than money is the minds of our young people,” argues aka_lol of Trinidad and Tobago's Initiative Against Crime. “There...

Taiwan: Ten years of democracy

A post earlier this week commemorates what Politics from Taiwan blogger David sees as ten years of democracy on the island off China's eastern coast: “By my reckoning, today marks...

Mongolia: Windfall Profits Tax

Luke Distelhorst reports that Mongolia's controversial windfall profits tax on mining is now law and he carries the reaction from Ivanhoe Mines, a major investor in the country's mining sector.

Kyrgyzstan: HIPC

Kyrgyz students call for their country not to join the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative.

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