· August, 2009

Stories about Economics & Business from August, 2009

Haiti: The U.N. & Elections

  14 August 2009

Dying in Haiti publishes an article by Bob Corbett which speculates as to “why the United Nations could keep so silent about the fraud during Haiti's April Senatorial elections and the June runoffs”, adding: “It's time to make some significant changes; now.”

Guyana: “Brigah”-Free

  14 August 2009

“Guyanese got a word for this way of behaving. Anybody who is too proud or haughty, we does say them is brigah”: Guyana-Gyal attends a wedding that is refreshingly free of labels.

Trinidad & Tobago: Raisin in the Sun

  14 August 2009

Diligently studying the contents of his breakfast cereal, Trinidadian B.C.Pires notices some similarities between raisin bran and politicians: “It strikes me we could be talking about governments as easily as cereals here.”

Cuba: The Maleconazo

  14 August 2009

August 5th marked the 15 year anniversary of the largest uprising of discontent the revolutionary government of Castro faced since the early years of the triumph of the revolution: The Maleconazo.

India: Swine Flu Scare

  14 August 2009

In India, the Swine flu deaths rose to twenty from ten in a matter of a couple of days. But panic is spreading more than the virus itself.

Bolivia: Bizz Awards for Companies

  14 August 2009

Renzo Colanzi of Mientras Estás Aquí [es] uncovers the real meaning of the “Bizz Awards,” which Bolivian companies like the airline Aerosur have been congratulations themselves for receiving. Colanzi finds out that companies can pay to register and receive the award.

Haiti: The Revolution & Human Rights

  13 August 2009

Repeating Islands reports that an international colloquium, scheduled to take place in Port-au-Prince, will examine “the universalization of the social, economic, political, cultural, and philosophical dimensions of human rights in the context of the legacies of the Haitian Revolution.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Investigative Journalism?

  12 August 2009

Club Soda and Salt is infuriated with Trinidad and Tobago's “unquestioning media”, maintaining that instead of asking probing questions, “they are meeting with Manning to learn how to sit down and shut up.”

Bermuda: Educate, Don't Leglislate

  12 August 2009

Bermuda Jewel thinks that the proposed anti-gang legislation “is not a well thought out plan.” Instead, he believes that “education is the answer.”

Latvia: Cable TV Provider's “Twitterista”

  12 August 2009

Telecoms in Latvia reports that a Latvian cable TV and internet service provider “has hired a full-time employee to look after its interests on Twitter and other social networks”: “It asked that the letter of application be sent in tweet format, 140 characters. There were quite a few applicants.”

Barbados: Seeking Solutions

  11 August 2009

“The whole region is in turmoil and yet we expect West Indies cricket to be any better?”: Barbados Underground says that “a solution has to be found, not only for the West Indies cricket team but more importantly for the whole region.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Feeling Tight

  11 August 2009

“Tight belts. Tight thoughts. Tight minds that allow us no space to consider our humanity”: The Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister tells the public that they can loosen their belts, but Attillah Springer says that “tight or loose is the same old khaki pants.”

Malawi: The good, the bad and the hopeful in health care

  11 August 2009

In this post we highlight some of what Malawian bloggers are writing about the country's health care system. We look at bloggers describing developments in eye care, reflecting on midwifery, expressing shock over negligence in hospitals and government waste, and we end with rare good news about the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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