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· May, 2014

Stories about Development from May, 2014

30 May 2014

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

22 May 2014

Property Prices a Source of Sticker Shock for Expats in Hong Kong

Expats flock to the city for the high quality of life and abundant work opportunities, but many say rental property prices are too expensive for the average worker.

A Low-cost Solution to Heal Cataract in Sub Saharan Countries

Wildlife in Hong Kong Lantau Island

18 May 2014

“Ban” From Barbados Central Bank Prompts Defense of Press Freedom

Barbados' Central Bank Governor attempts to strip a newspaper of its privileges, prompting a barrage of blog posts questioning his suitability to the post and supporting freedom of the press.

VIDEO: Mining Mogul Brags About the Unbelievable “Deal” He Scored for Zambia's Copper

A video of the owner of Vedanta Resources bragging about the unbelievable deal he cut with Zambia’s government for a copper mine 9 years ago, has appalled many Zambians.

8 May 2014

Saint Lucians Defend Country's Image After Hotelier's Murder

After a rich businessman is murdered in St. Lucia, netizens discuss the impact his killing might have on the international perception of the island and by extension, its tourism industry.

7 May 2014

Pity for the Poor, or When Do We Get to Hear the Good News?

The Bridge

When NGOs communicate, they often go for narratives of distress and disaster instead of showing progress and potential. The result is a distorted and stereotyped view of the world.

6 May 2014

Jamaica: Let's Get Together and Feel…Miserable?

A country ranking by The Cato Institute based on the misery index has listed Jamaica, the land where everything is "irie", as the 5th most miserable country in the world.

5 May 2014

Retaking the Streets of Puerto Rico…On a Bicycle

In some urban areas of Puerto Rico, more and more people choose to leave their cars in favor of cycling.

Alternative Voices Speaking For A Secular Bangladesh

2 May 2014

Protest against Goods and Services Tax Became Malaysia’s Biggest May Day Rally

Tens of thousands in Malaysia joined the May Day rally organized by the opposition to oppose the Goods and Services Tax which the government will start collecting next year.