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· August, 2009

Stories about Ideas from August, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Are We Really Independent?

Today is the forty-seventh anniversary of Independence in Trinidad and Tobago, but some bloggers wonder whether citizens of the twin island republic truly understand what sovereignty is all about...

Trinidad & Tobago: More on Guardian vs. Blogger

Bahamas: Living Off Art

Jamaica: Bereft of Leadership?

Paraguay: Pessimism in the Region

Ecuador: All Aboard the Trolley Bus

The trolley bus system in Quito, Ecuador has been helping to alleviate traffic congestion. A recent experiment invited the city's twitterers to submit live news about riding on this form...

India: Blogging Tips From An Award Winning Blogger

Anguilla: Discussing Freedom of Information

Jamaica: Now What?

Hong Kong: “Compensated Dating” and the use of Pejoratives

The life imprisonment of the “girl butcher” might have halted the case against “compensated dating” in Hong Kong for a while, but what have Hong Kong people learned from the...

Bahamas, Jamaica: Thoughts on the IMF

Bahamas: A Woman's World

Jordan: The Dream Train that was not to be

Getting to and from work daily takes its toll on employees, especially in countries without a 'proper' public transportation system. Jordanian Osama Al Romoh writes about the resurrected dream train...

Suriname: Photo-Op

Hong Kong: Poll on drug tests

Bahamas, Haiti: On Film

Morocco: Celebrating el-Khattabi's Memory

Anguilla: Parental Responsibility

Guyana: Leadership Issue

Taiwan: A Hug for Taiwan

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