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· November, 2007

Stories about Development from November, 2007

Puerto Rico: Jump-Starting the Economy

Dondequiera has “a list of actions, not goals” to help jump-start the Puerto Rican economy.

Jordan: King's Visits a Boon

To know why Jordanian Ohoud wishes her King would visit more areas in Jordan, read this post.

Angola: A blog post from Angola

Thomas Gowans writes a letter from Angola: “Living in Angola, I am used to the now thankfully decreasing threat of assault but after over a decade here, I suppose the...

Bahamas: Renewable Energy

“Since we rely heavily on tourism, we are especially vulnerable to the negative consequences of petroleum use”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit thinks that the island has the potential to...

Jamaica: My Jamaica

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about the land of his birth.

Haiti: Reforestation

Haiti Innovation says that “Haiti is not even in the game when it comes to preserving the environment.”

Armenia: Renovated Toilets

Kyle's Journey in Armenia updates its readers on a current Peace Corps project to renovate the bathroom and sewer system in a local school. With substandard facilities at present, the...

Cuba: Human Development Index

Child of the Revolution blogs about Cuba's ranking on the United Nations’ 2007-2008 Human Development Index.

Barbados: Paying The Piper?

Cheese-on-bread! suspects that many of the latest developments in Barbados are “all part of the politics game, but I'd rather my Government admit times are tough…than lull us all into...

Haiti: Going Solar?

Denise Green writes in to Haiti Innovation wondering “if the government ever thinks about solar thermal technology as an alternative to electrical power? We should exploit the one resource that...

Colombia: The Future Freedom Plaza in Medellín

President Uribe was recently in Medellín to mark the beginning of construction of the future Freedom Plaza. PISO TR3S [es] does not understand the point of the old-fashioned traditions of...

Russia: Saami Parliament

Russia's Saami “want to set up their own parliament to control the dispersal of government funds allocated to their numerically small nationality,” Window on Eurasia reports.

Armenia: Labor Dynamics

Social Science in the Caucasus comments on a World Bank report on labor dynamics in Armenia. The blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Center says that its findings revealing that...

Uganda: Broken Sidewalks

Want will happen to the broken sidewalks in Uganda?: “They tore up the sidewalks and streets for Chogm to rebuild nicer ones. But since the repairs haven’t been finished, and...

Hong Kong: O Little Town of Tin Shui Wai

Fai Mao composes a song “O Little Town of Tin Shui Wai” before the Christmas about the town's sorrow.

Armenia: World Bank Corruption

Following last week's visit to Armenia by Dr. Beatrice Edwards, Director of International Programs for the Government Accountability Project (GAP), Blowing the World Bank Whistle alleges that corruption in the...

Chinese Engineers in Central African Republic

Six Chinese engineers have arrived in Central African Republic to install two new turbines at the Boali electric plant, a US$117 million project [Fr] financed by the Chinese government. ENERCA,...

Haiti: New Public Market in Port-au-Prince

Collectif-haiti-de-provence posts an article about a new public market [Fr] being built in Port-au-Prince, thanks to Venezuela.

Armenia: Telethon

Run by an immigrant from Armenia now living in the United States, Blogian urges its readers to make a donation to the annual Thanksgiving Day Telethon held in the Diaspora....

China: Recently, Can You Afford Meat?

The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics reported that China's October inflation rate had reached 6.5 percent which was the highest during the last 10 years. Although the government described the...

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