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· September, 2006

Stories about Development from September, 2006

Barbados: Land sale

Barbados Free Press employs a bit of allegory to highlight possible flaws in the logic behind the government's decision to sell the island's lands to foreign investors.

Hong Kong: urban renewal

Chong at interlocals.net translates a citizen report on a urban renewal project in a poor district in Hong Kong: “There are more poor people than the rich in Hong Kong....

Serbian Blog Roundup

A house at the Golija Mountain – by Bogdan Cirovic At English section of Serbiancafe discussion board, Toshiba blogs out: Village of Rudno at Golija mountain is at altitude of...

Barbados: Concorde museum

Linda Thompkins questions the validity of establishing a “Concorde Visitors Centre” in Barbados: “When will we ever face the fact that Concorde was merely a fast, uneconomical passenger plane with...

Africa: renewable technologies

Africa Unchained writes, “Karekezi, S…surveys (PDF) the dissemination of renewable technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa…and attempts to evaluate the potential for these technologies to meet the energy needs of Africa’s poor…“

Malaysia: Narrow Minded Political Group

Shianux writes about the lack of basic economics knowledge among the UMNO political party members in Malaysian province of Johor. Johor is the province that borders Singapore. Johor UMNO is...

Ghana: West Africa's ICT center

Accra by Day and Night blogs about “Ghana-India Kofi Annan ICT Centre of Excellence,” West Africa's state-of-the-art ICT center.

Africa: Africans ahead of rest of the world

Ethan offers four areas where Africa is leading the rest of the world.

Serbia: The Military and Internet Domain Issues

Dictionary of the Serbian Mess writes about Serbian military and domain issues.

Bangladesh: Fishermen and their troubles

Drishtipat Group Blog on the issues that the fisherfolk face in Bangladesh. “Without navigation knowledge and equipment, very frequently they find themselves in foreign water and a large number of...

Brazil: Lula's Speech to the UN

Bloggings by Boz says that Brazilian President Lula da Silva's speech to the UN General Assembly is not to be missed.

Third Chilean City with free Wi Fi

Molina is located in the Maule Región, in Curicó province. The main square in Molina now has free Wi-Fi for the citizens. This is the third city in Chile with...

Russia: New Home for the UN?

David McDuff of A Step At A Time suggests an alternative location for the UN: “It really is time that the United Nations were moved out of New York, and...

Russia: Countering Media Stereotypes

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog, in an attempt to provide “accurate and fair reporting and analysis—without fear or favor” – of Russia, comes up with a list of “10 Western...

Balkans Blog Roundup

On September 11, Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes: […] [Serbia] just won the water polo European championship, and here's a short video with the atmosphere from the streets of Belgrade...

Bermuda: Government blog requests feedback

The Bermuda government's Charting Our Course: Sustaining Bermuda blog, which is dedicated to discussing the draft Sustainable Development Strategy for the country, publishes a critique put forward by a panellist...

The future of the African blogosphere

Writing about the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging, which took place in South Africa last week, and the future of the African blogosphere, Grandiose Parlor asks: “What would the post-conference...

Ted Turner on the U.N.: Spoke but didn't listen

On Tuesday afternoon in New York, Georgia Popplewell, Alice Backer, Kamla Bhatt and I did our best to ask questions on behalf of the world's blogosphere at the Reuters “Newsmaker”...

Bermuda: Botanical gardens

Bermuda blogger Sean Soares makes a case against the destroying of Hamilton's botanical gardens to build a hospital.

Bahamas: Challenges of nation-building

Sir Arthur Foulkes outlines the challenges faced by the Bahamian “nation” as the country seeks an appropriate model for development.

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