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· February, 2010

Stories about Ideas from February, 2010

Japan: Blogging from a locked room

What if you found yourself trapped in a room of your house with the door lock broken and few tools with you? This is what happened to Fumiko Fumio. Equipped...

Greece, Germany and the middle finger of Venus de Milo

In the continuing drama of the Greek financial crisis, a row erupted last week because of a German magazine cover that depicted ancient Greek statue Venus de Milo flipping a...

Bermuda: Budget Day

Today is Budget Day in Bermuda. 21 Square “throw[s] out a few thoughts.”

Barbados, Haiti: Survival

“One of the things that has stuck out for most of us as we look on at the struggle in Haiti after the quake is that people have to go...

Guyana: Spam You!

Guyana-Gyal says that spam is a four letter word.

Suriname: Countdown to Exhibition

Paramaribo SPAN is excited about its upcoming art exhibition.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Flags, Water & Reggae

Jamaican Annie Paul blogs about everything from the regional drought to the recently concluded International Reggae Conference.

Haiti: On Beauty

“The problem is not lack of food. It's lack of money. Put people to work. Pay them enough to support the local economy. Pay them enough to eat good local...

Trinidad & Tobago: Do The Math

Mango Media Caribbean does the Beyonce/bmobile math, following the recent concert in Trinidad: “Great product + poor planning – expert events management + huge advertising spend – marketing thinking =...

Barbados: Cricket Industry

From Barbados, Allegiance blogs about the possibilities for a regional cricket sector: “The idea is not for Government to throw money at cricketers or to interfere with the rules of...

Barbados, Haiti: The Widening Gap

Barbados Underground says that “the recent catastrophic earthquake which rocked Haiti has exposed one of the weaknesses of modern civilization; the failure to narrow the gap between rich and poor...

Japan: Thoughts on Longevity

As the most rapidly ageing country in the world in addition to having the highest life expectancy, Japan has a lot to think about concerning quality of life and a...

India: Twitter In Social Activism

Pratham Books, a non-profit trust engaged in publishing of children books, informs in their blog how Twitter helped them to reach books of a mobile van to a number of...

Haiti: Reading the Reports

Repeating Islands republishes segments of a report on HIV infections in Haiti, while Haiti Vox links to a story on “who's getting the first Haiti contracts”, saying: “It's important for...

Haiti: Moving On

“The men and women of Haiti are strong and ready to show the world that they can rebuild their country”: Wadner Pierre says that Haitians are ready to move on...

Guatemala: Into the Capital City

Kara Andrade of New Maya writes about her recent trip into Guatemala's capital city, and writes “I grew up with a fear of Guatemala City as this monolith of chaos...

Bahamas, Haiti: Migration Debate

“The level of ignorance, fear and hate-mongering surrounding the Haitian migration to the Bahamas is astounding – especially when one considers the fact that Africans living in Haiti achieved the...

Cuba: Educational Autonomy

“In these two years since Raul Castro came to power, expulsions for ideological reasons have continued – and are on an upward course – in the centers of higher education”:...

Japan: Sapporo Snow Festival 2010

At Pinktentacle some pictures of the amazing snow sculptures realized and exhibited at the Sapporo Snow Festival (in the northern island of Hokkaido).

Trinidad & Tobago: Saving Carnival

B.C. Pires links to a column by Mark Lyndersay, which, “if listened to, could rescue Trinidad Carnival for photographers; or at least stave off the death of yet another of...

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