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· August, 2008

Stories about Migration & Immigration from August, 2008

Libya: The Ramadan Special

Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, begins in all parts of the Islamic world. Depending on where you are located, it could have either started, will start tomorrow or...

Pakistan: Applying for NICOP

All Things Pakistan on the experience of applying for a NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) card online.

Africa: An African Ad Network Launched

White African writes about Pamoja Media, an ad network created to serve advertisers looking for a one-stop-shop for publishers in Africa, or that reach Africans in the diaspora.

Cuba: Punk Rocker Arrested

As several bloggers voice their outrage at the arrest of Cuban punk rocker Gorki Aguila, Havana-based Generation Y claims: “They took him because nothing destabilizes the intransigents more than a...

Guyana: Reporter Fired?

Living Guyana says that a journalist has allegedly been fired for writing a less-than-glowing account of the Carifesta Opening Ceremony, which Signifyin’ Guyana agrees the reporter correctly described as “disappointing”.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Cuba: Olympic Medals

Caribbean Beat Blog congratulates Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago on their gold and silver medals in the Men's 4 x 100 Relay, while Child of the Revolution thinks that “Fidel...

Taiwan: Taichung shooting incident

Michael Turton reports on an incident where a foreigner was shot in Taichung.

Barbados, Jamaica, China: Mistaken Identity

A case of mistaken identity in China courtesy a newspaper that could not distinguish between images of Usain Bolt and Dwain Chambers – Barbadian blogger Jdid is not taking the...

Guyana: Embracing Your Heritage

Guyana Providence Stadium visits The Guyana Heritage Museum, calling it “one of my most enjoyable experience every time I visit the homeland.”

Guyana: Carifesta Hopes

“As I make my way there very conscious of Guyana's problems, and still very irritated by the lack of information available about Carifesta goings-on, I nevertheless will take every opportunity...

Jamaica: Woman Power!

Jamaica has done it again! If there was any doubt after Usain Bolt's 100m Gold Medal that this Caribbean nation is a powerhouse of Track and Field, the female Jamaican...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Fay Warning

“Kerosene lamps? Check. Gallons of water? Check. Transistor radio? Batteries? Check. Candles? Check. I'm not gonna kid you, folks, it's still scary”: Cuban diaspora blogger Ninety miles away…in another country...

Guyana: Poems of a Fat Black Woman

Signifyin’ Guyana posts excerpts from Guyanese poet Grace Nichols’ “sexy little collection”, which “tell of a fat black woman's trials and tribulations, as well as her moments of triumph in...

Japan: Foreign Population

Adam from Mutant frog blogs about the increase of foreign population on Japan society.

Angola, Brazil: A culture shock divide

Angola and Brazil's special relationship means that business between the two former Portuguese colonies is booming - as well as migration both ways across the Atlantic. But, how are these...

Caribbean: Lightning Bolt Strikes Beijing

This post is going to be as long as Jamaican Usain Bolt's sprint to 100m-dash Olympic glory was short and ever-so sweet - because Caribbean bloggers still have not come...

Haiti, Cuba: Tropical Storm Fay

Haitian blog Pwoje Eswpa says that Tropical Storm Fay is beyond the island, but “we are drenched and the winds are still pretty strong”, while Cuban diaspora blogger Babalu is...

Georgia, Russia: The War's Virtual Dimension

Like most other contemporary conflicts, the ongoing one in Georgia and South Ossetia has had a virtual dimension from its very start. Below are two bloggers' reflections on the wars...

Nigerian prostitute arrested in Italy

Le blog de [moi] posts a disturbing photograph of a Nigerian prostitute, arrested during a recent raid in Italy, laying half-naked on the floor of a jail cell, covered in...

Jamaica, Canada: Caribana

Jamaica's Abeng News Magazine posts images from “the biggest street fête in North America”, Toronto's Caribana.

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