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· April, 2010

Stories about Migration & Immigration from April, 2010

Pakistan: Brain Drain?

Fatima Saleem at Teeth Maestro refutes the popular claim that Pakistan is suffering from brain drain.

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Issues

Both KnowTnT.com and Trinidad diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch comment on “the resignation of High Court judge Herbert Volney and early retirement of Acting Senior Magistrate Ramraj Harripersad in order to...

France: Reactions over Niqab and Polygamy Controversy

Lies Hebbadj is currently making  the headline news because his wife was fined for driving while wearing a niqab and because he said himself that he has three more households....

India: A Zillion Reasons To Escape

“Why 1 million Indians Escape from India every year?” – this blog answers the question.

Guyana: More than bravado

Signifyin’ Guyana thinks the actions of the country's President have something endearing about them, adding: “I hope it turns out to be a lasting positive part of his legacy…”

French West Indies, Haiti: Immigration then & now

Indiscrétions tells the story [Fr] of a Haitian girl deported from Guadeloupe by the French customs authority, for allegedly presenting fake identity documents at the airport, while Gwakafwika announces [Fr...

Bulgaria: Appeals for Help in Arevik Shmavonyan's Deportation Case

Svetla Encheva (BUL), Maya Markova of Maya's Corner and Legal Clinic for Refugees and Immigrants, a Bulgarian NGO, appeal for help in the case of Arevik Shmavonyan, a pregnant Armenian...

Trinidad & Tobago: Magistrates called to Measure

Jumbie's Watch is “aghast at the audacity of the judiciary in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Barbados: Cyberbullying

Barbados’ Keltruth Corp. is “deeply saddened by the personal attacks made on Johan Bjerkhamn after the most tragic death of his son” and advocates for a cessation of the cyberbullying.

Jamaica: 10 Years of Calabash

Litblogger Geoffrey Philp blogs about the 10th annual Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica, saying: “This year’s event will bring together an extraordinary mix of new and established writers from...

US, Russia: A Pro-Russian Lobby

Eugene Ivanov of The Ivanov Report believes that the US-Russian “‘reset’ needs a charger, and the pro-Russian lobby should play the role of this charger.”

Haiti: Part of History

The Haitian Blogger republishes an article by Melanie Newton which suggests that what happens in Haiti post-earthquake “is a question of world historical significance.”

Barbados: Child Dies in Shooting

Keltruth Corp. reports on a shooting in Barbados which left an eleven-year-old dead, prompting Allegiance to wonder if Barbadians are being treated equally under the law.

Cuba: Hunger Strikers

El Cafe Cubano links to a story which claims that imprisoned hunger striker Guillermo Fariñas is close to death, while Uncommon Sense reports that yet another Cuban political prisoner has...

Guyana: Roasted Eggplant

Peter Sam contributes a one-of-a-kind story to Signifyin’ Guyana that deals with “the usefulness of the eggplant”.

UK: Krakow Funeral Broadcast in London's Trafalgar Square

Rosie Walunas writes that London's Trafalgar Square “was nearly filled to capacity” on Sunday, as people gathered to watch TV Polonia's coverage of the funeral of late Polish President Lech...

Cuba: Testimony

Uncommon Sense reports that a Cuban prisoner of conscience has testified about “the tortures suffered by fellow political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo between when he was imprisoned in April 2003...

Guyana: Write Good

What is “good” writing? Signifyin’ Guyana has a few thoughts on the subject.

Afghanistan: Forgotten Hindus and Sikhs

Afghanistan is home to many ethnicities and religions, including small communities of Hindus and Sikhs, Nick Fielding says and tells some facts about the history and culture of these groups.

Barbados: Black, from an Island

Barbados’ Gallimaufry and Repeating Islands refer to a piece by Maxine Williams, which deals with the “black island identity”.

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