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· June, 2007

Stories about Ideas from June, 2007

Libya: Day of Confrontations

Khadija Teri from Libya tells us about her day of confrontations – and how she stood up for her rights.

Jordan: Friday Blues

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah battles his Friday blues in this post.

Cuba: What's Important

Babalu Blog reminds us of the important things in life.

Trinidad & Tobago: Short Term vs. Long Term

“In a world where everything happens faster, are we as a species focused more on short term success than long term success?” KnowProSE.com explores the question.

Guyana: Carbon Credits

“The tee vee does keep me company while I embroider, but if I switch it off and listen to them voices in me head instead, I can get credits for...

Bahamas: Planning for New Providence

Population growth, limited road capacity and potential hurricane threats make it critical for the Bahamas to think about urban planning. Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit explains.

Arabeyes: The Moment of Truth for a Jordanian Father

Today's Arabeyes makes five stops - two in Kuwait and Saudi each and a last stop in Jordan, where a blogger and journalist is forced to face himself and take...

East Timor: Growth Aspirations

Tumbleweed in Timor Lorosae feels “every country deserves the equal chance of making some developmental faux pas“

Brunei: Of Love and Trust

Old Man has some wise words for people who want to test the fidelity of their lovers. “Testing is bad. Because half of those tested would definitely fail. At the...

Mideast: Networking Arab Journalists

“Most Americans can’t tell the difference between Arabs and non-Arabs and they often use the terms Muslim and Arab interchangeably,” writes Ray Hanania in an article on networking Arab journalists.

Benin: Is the press living up to its promise?

Babilown posts an article that asks whether the Beninese press is living up to its responsibility (Fr) to act as the “fourth branch” of government. “Whether the executive, the legislative,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Midnight Robber

“Ah does bade in acid and scrub meh teeth in the ashes of Caroni and grease meh foot beyond petroleum jelly…and when I laugh a roar more terrible than Ivan...

Bahamas: Reinventing our Image

“People are people, and fundamentally people are all the same. The differences are superficial; underneath, we are more alike than we think.” Nicolette Bethel calls for a reinvention of “the...

Anguilla: Slave Labour?

As imported Indian labourers marched against unfair wages on a high-profile resort project, Corruption-free Anguilla writes: “Our government has lost its way. It was the compassion of the ordinary Anguillian...

Jamaica: Engaged Employees

Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle links to research which finds a connection between engaged employees and increased competitiveness: “Interesting, especially given my estimate that some 60-80% of Caribbean employees are...

Trinidad & Tobago: Poem for the West Indies

West Indies Cricket Blog posts a poem submitted by a West Indies Cricket fan.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Wind and The Temple

Multimedia artist Elspeth Duncan posts video of Trinidad's Temple on the Sea.

Jamaica: Personal Space

“From the beginning of slavery, there has been a war fought over black bodies and black space and because we have been victims in the past, we have conceded our...

Israel: Neighbours at War

Israeli Yaeli talks about the next major war in the Middle East – literally among neighbours – here.

Turkey: Giving Tattoos a Bad Name

Turkish Amerikan Turk sheds light on a story which could be giving tattoos a real bad name here.

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