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· November, 2009

Stories about Ideas from November, 2009

Barbados: 43rd Anniversary of Independence

Today, the 43rd anniversary of Barbados’ independence, has bloggers talking about what the occasion means.

Suriname: Seamlessness

“There is a way that Caribbean music or musical interests create a seamlessness between locations”: Blogging at Paramaribo SPAN, Chris Cozier ruminates on seamless spaces created by sound.

Japan: Buy Nothing Day

Started in 1992 in Canada by artist Ted Dave, the Buy Nothing Day movement [en] has spread to more than 60 countries around the world, Japan included. In line with...

Cuba: Here Comes The Rain Again

Cuba's Generation Y longs for “what seems to be a pipe dream for so many, when the city will not collapse because of a simple shower that falls in the...

Dominica: Cruise Control

Dominica Weekly suggests that the island's emphasis on cruise tourism may be a bit misplaced.

St. Lucia, U.S.A.: New Book of Poetry

From St. Lucia, Caribbean Book Blog interviews Dr. Neal Hall about his new anthology of verse, Nigger For Life.

Bahamas: Enough Already

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith is “sick and tired of all those forwarded emails peddling scams, lies and hate propaganda.”

Trinidad & Tobago: CHOGM

KnowTnT.com would like to know what the point of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting actually is: “I am forced to wonder if the CHOGM meeting isn't anything but a...

Trinidad & Tobago: On Sex

As a prelude to World AIDS Day, Alien In The Caribbean is “doing a thorough three part exploration of sex and sexuality, particularly in the Caribbean.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Responsible Drinking

KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall suggests ways in which clubs and bars can “do more to encourage responsible drinking.”

Bahrain: Making Rumours Viral

Bahraini Ammaro talks about how fast it takes to spread rumours in Bahrain and make them ‘viral.’

Puerto Rico: No. 35

Gil the Jenius has something to say about Puerto Rico's #35 ranking on Transparency International's 2009 Corruption Perception Index.

Trinidad & Tobago: Social Media Crimefighting

Taran Rampersad is glad “to see that social media is being seen as a tool for fighting crime in Trinidad and Tobago”, but says there are more effective ways in...

Barbados: Mini Monaco?

Barbados Free Press and Barbados Underground question the vision of the island being transformed into another Monaco.

Cuba, U.S.A.: Questions for Obama

Cuba's Generation Y sends a questionnaire to U.S. President Obama “with some of the issues that keep [her] from sleeping” and publishes his responses.

Cuba: Courting Change

“There are a good number of ministers still under sixty, but the largest share of power is concentrated in the hands of septuagenarians and octogenarians”: Cuba's Generation Y suggests these...

Barbados: Crunch Time

“Barbadians have become alarmed at the prospect of having its investment paper perched at the brink of junk rating, a status most unfamiliar to Barbadians through the years”: Barbados Underground...

Barbados, Jamaica: Corruption Perception

The 2009 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index is out and although Living in Barbados always takes the results “with a pinch of salt”, he notes that “greasing palms is unfortunately...

Taiwan: Introducing Best English Blogs

David on Formosa publishes a series of posts introducing some of the best Taiwan blogs in English(bridge bloggers).

Japan: Top 60 Expressions of 2009

Pink Tentacle has translated into English all of the “Top 60 Japanese words/phrases of 2009″, released by publisher Jiyu Kokuminsha: Included are plenty of references to Japan’s recent political shake-up,...

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