Stories about Ideas from July, 2007
Puerto Rico: Why Write?
“Am I interested enough to write about it? Fellow bloggers know how hard it is to come up with content on a regular basis.” Gil the Jenius writes about…writing!
Jamaica: Adjust Your Tone
“Email messages here in the region can often sound abrupt, sharp and even downright rude. How do you adjust the tone of an email?” Jamaican Francis Wade has a few suggestions.
Bahamas: Crime, Church & State
WeblogBahamas.com republishes an article that deals with the challenges of crime and the separation of church and state.
Algeria: Iraq's Libertarianism
Iraq and Libertarianism is the subject of Algerian blogger Nouri‘s latest post.
Jamaica: Forrest and Freedom
“This is what I feel writing and self-publishing has given me the right that I was born with–permission to speak.” Forrest Gump helps Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp understand the meaning of freedom.
Bahamas: While We're On The Subject…
The banning of laptop computers in the Bahamas’ House of Assembly, the felling of an old tree and the performance of a young athlete are just some of the topics Craig Butler blogs about at Bahama Pundit.
Iran:How To Talk The Talk With Iran
William Beeman,Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota,says face-to-face talks between Iran and the United States have a good chance of success if the Bush administration knows how to handle their part of the exchange.Some denizens of Washington are under the mistaken impression that the Americans can dictate the...
Kuwait: Pictures, Sights and Events
Kuwaiti bloggers are leaping into action, discovering their surroundings, attending events and covering them, keeping tabs on the latest developments on the arrest of the Monster of Hawali and looking for racial slurs on the shelves of supermarkets. Read this post by Abdullatif Al Omar to see what else is happening.
How horror movies can be advertised.
How horror movies can be advertised. A blogger came across girls with blood streaming down their faces in the middle of downtown Seoul.
Touring Libyan Blogs: Health Sector, Old Ladies, Confrontating a Racist Bully, Globetrotting and Another Libyan Writer
The case of the Bulgarian nurses (and the Palestinian doctor) is already fading into history - while speculation rages if they have been bought off, whether they were guilty or not, if they were hostage to a political settlement in the New World Order or who is it exactly that defused the situation? One thing is sure on this side of the world is that their innocence or the lack of it has not been proven 100 per cent. However, in the interest of self preservation Libyans are moving on, writes Fozia Mohamed.
Sochi Travel reports that since the victory in the 2014 Sochi Olympics bid, several newborn girls have been named Olimpiada.
Kuwait: One Year
It's been a year since someone broke Desert Girl‘s heart, who expresses her feelings in this intense post.
Kuwait: Shadowman Puzzle
“I understand why cleavage or nudity is usually covered with a black marker, but covering this man completely from head to toe I don’t understand…” writes Lebanese Mark, who lives in Kuwait.
Jamaica: What Every Writer Should Know…
It's all about you – or is it? Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp posts the Top Ten Things Every Writer Should Know…
Cuba: Castro's Keynote Speech
“So Raul described large problems that are of great interest to average Cubans…he is creating public expectations that some kind of change is coming, and that in time it will measure up to the challenges he himself has defined,” writes The Cuban Triangle of Castro's 26th July speech, while Child...
Qatar: It's getting hot in here
The arrival of summer in Qatar usually means an exodus of both locals and expatriates who can afford a vacation somewhere with a more welcoming climate. As temperatures rise above 45 degrees Celsius (over 110 Fahrenheit) bloggers in Qatar are discussing how to deal with the heat (and humidity). While come bloggers are learning the hard way how to cope with the heat, others have sent their families to cooler climes until the heat alert is over.
Fighting HIV/AIDS in ‘post-Islamist’ Sudan
Despite the challenges of preventing the spread of HIV in what remains a deeply conservative society, a Tunisian blogger working in Sudan's national AIDS prevention program observes a growing openness to once-taboo ideas.
Trinidad & Toabgo: Enough Already
“I’m already tired of this election and it hasn’t even started yet,” laments The Manicou Report, as he examines the recently-formed UNC Alliance along with the rest of Trinidad and Tobago's political landscape.
Cuba: 26th July
“It’s official: Fidel Castro will not make an appearance at this year’s 26th July celebrations.” Child of the Revolution speculates about the content of Raul Castro's upcoming speech.
Bahamas: Dreams of Independence
“Thirty-four years after Independence…our houses and our wallets and our cars are bigger, but we have grown smaller than our fathers. Where they dared to dream the impossible, we appear to be unable to dream even the attainable.” Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, reflects on what it means...
Trinidad & Tobago: Impressions of Chavez
“We do not –many say– yet know the REAL Hugo. But I know what his latest stance on foreign criticism is and there is nothing ambivalent about it.” Young Trinidadian Andre Bagoo shares his views on the Venezuelan leader.