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· April, 2013

Stories about Economics & Business from April, 2013

28 April 2013

To Cut or Not To Cut College Subsidies in the Bahamas?

Education, democracy and societal priorities are being called into question as Bahamian bloggers address the government's recent decision to reduce the subsidy it provides to the College of The Bahamas.

27 April 2013

Football and Beer Come Face to Face in Panama

The Panamanian Football Federation had its accounts seized following a demand made by the Baru Brewery. Reactions from Internet users and affected companies have waited for no one.

Public Trust Wiped Away; Jamaicans at Risk from Tainted Toilet Paper

The poop has been hitting the proverbial fan in Jamaica recently over the sale of substandard toilet paper that has allegedly caused a slew of rashes and vaginal infections.

RSF Addresses the Situation at Ukraine's TVi Channel

25 April 2013

‘Farmers Know Better’ in Turkmenistan

Mapping Tool to Track Insecticide-Resistant Mosquitoes

Hundreds Killed and Trapped in Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse

Yet another factory disaster in Bangladesh, this time a nine story building collapsed killing more than 142 and injuring close to a thousand people. Many more are still trapped, and...

24 April 2013

Cheap Gold Puts China in a Frenzy

Mainland Chinese tourists tempted by the plunging price of gold emptied Hong Kong's local banks and jewelry shops over the weekend of the precious metal.

22 April 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Jack Fell Down and Broke His Crown

Years of accusations against former FIFA Vice-President turned Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of National Security, Jack Warner, came to a head yesterday as the country's Prime Minister accepted his resignation...

Barbados: The Economy & Crime

YouTube Lags in South Korea While Internet Zips By

In South Korea where net users are accustomed to whizzing along with one of the fastest Internet connection speeds in the world, YouTube's sluggish performance is a source of constant...

18 April 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Digital Expo, V2.0

China Comes Down on Apple After Calling Company ‘Arrogant’

China's industry and commerce authority has said that it will tighten its oversight of Apple as well as punish the technology giant for failing to comply with Chinese laws following...

17 April 2013

Displaced Residents Accuse Brazilian Power Plant of False Promises

Among 4,325 people that have been either removed or indirectly affected by the construction of the Jirau and Santo Antonio dams in the Madeira river region, in the Brazilian Amazon,...

Mozambique: Coal mine blocked in protest