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· April, 2008

Stories about Ideas from April, 2008

Brazil: Homicide counter on the streets

Recife is the first city in Brazil and in the world to have a homicide counter installed on the streets. Since January 1st only, there have been 1,511 deaths in...

Barbados: False Pride?

“Tourism has become the life blood of most of the Caribbean countries and it needs to be re-energized”: Living in Barbados wonders whether the region can be proud of its...

Mozambique: On unemployment and the government responsibility

Basilio Muhate [pt] expatiates on the high unemployment rates in Mozambique and the role government play in it. “Bureaucracy also causes many problems in the labor market, mainly because of...

Kuwait: Speeding Foreigners Unwelcome

A new traffic law which ejects foreign traffic violators from the country, is creating waves in Kuwait. While one blogger asks what the fuss is about when other countries have...

Bangladesh: Motivation for Corruption

Asif Anwar at Ideas for Brighter Bangladesh opines that corruption cannot be prevented by law, rather it should be discouraged: “Corruption is motivated from the aspirations for ‘better life’. Remove...

Haiti: Ideas on Development

Haitian blogger kiskeácity examines the concept of “measuring development as if people mattered more than places.”

Bahamas: Educational Responsibility

“Remember, everyone we can save is one less who will have an opportunity to participate in crime”: Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit says that education is a collective responsibility.

Bermuda: Drunk Driving

As more road fatalities make the news, Bermuda Longtail says: “The message must be hammered home that drunk driving is unacceptable.”

Guyana: Price of Rice

“Rice is the new pearl,” says Guyana-Gyal, as spiraling food prices make their impact.

Touring Libyan Blogs: Pride, Patriotism, Nationalism and Chastity

There obviously is a link between patriotism, nationalism and pride but where do the women figure in this equation? If you are curious, bear with me and let's dissect the...

Guyana: Footprints

Living Guyana shares a few steps he is taking to mimimise his carbon footprint.

St. Lucia: Inflation

Blogging from St. Lucia, Looshan Ramblings notes that “Oil is set to go up again. If the trend continues the first casualties of this spiraling inflation are the poor nations...

China: An American Youth's Advice to Chinese Youths

Haujia posted a letter written by an American youth who works in China. He listed out 18 suggestions for Chinese youths in dealing with differences. Part I, Part II and...

Brazil: Blog gives away tickets to attend to PangeaDay

Victor Vasques [pt] is giving away five pairs of tickets to the PangeaDay event in Rio de Janeiro to readers of Com Limão (With Lemon) blog. Contestants only need to...

PangeaDay: Videos to change the world on May 10th

On May 10th 2008 at 18:00 GMT, 24 films will be broadcast during a 4 hour event. What makes this different is that this event, PangeaDay will be broadcast from...

Japan: Japan Today supports Scientology

Ken at What Japan Thinks writes about opposition from readers of Japan Today to video ads for the Church of Scientology.

Lebanon: “Embarrassed Arabic Language”

“Arabic is an embarrassed language. Not embarrassing, but embarrassed,” comments Tantalus about how cryptic some Arabic writers become in order to avoid taboo words.

Lebanon: Cultural Renaissance

“There's a sort of Renaissance taking place in Lebanon – attributed partially to an massive influx of European tourists (and a marked absence of Gulfies) – art, culture, and creativity...

Jamaica: Been a Long Time Since I Rock n’ Rolled

Too old to rock n’ roll? Jamaican Marlon James can identify.

Japan: Public Intellectuals

Shisaku proposed to list out 100 Japanese public intellectuals and he produced an initial list of 50 names.

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