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· July, 2006

Stories about Oceania from July, 2006

Food Blog Report #26

#1: From Denmark, KristianPetersen.com and his original "Peach, chili and garlic soup with chicken" It´s essensial for a starter to have a great, not to spicy taste, to be light, and be able to make the tongue´s taste system ready for something with more taste, flavour and with more density....

Fiji: Introducing a Fiji Webresource

  26 July 2006

The Babasiga blog introduces a web resource on Fiji. The site run by Australia based anthropologist Rod Ewins features old drawings, maps and engravings about Fiji.

France, DOM-TOM: Victory against housing discrimination

  26 July 2006

Reunion-based Pierrot Dupuy, himself the father of a victim of housing discrimination in France announces (Fr) advocacy group CollectifDOM’s legal victory in the area of housing discrimination against French citizens from the French Overseas Departments and Territories (DOM-TOM) living in France. From here on, landlords can no longer ask for...

East Timor: Rumors of Australian Involvement

  21 July 2006

Samantha at samanddaniel blog dispels rumours that Australia was involved in the unseating of former East Timorese Prime Minister. “I believe the recent trouble all comes down to the incompetence and inexperience of a new government left to fend for itself without adequate ongoing international support coupled with the arrogance...

African Migrants in Australia

  21 July 2006

African Migrants takes note of a report that says African migrants who held a job before leaving their homeland in search of work are more likely to find employment on arrival in Australia.

France: The Beginnings of Affirmative Action

  19 July 2006

Says (Fr) France-based Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme about the allegedly affirmative-action induced hiring and debut of Black French newsanchor Harry Roselmack on French national television: “Roselmack's (…) professional competence and the recognition he has earned from his peers is so obvious that even the detractors of affirmative action are starting to...

French DOM-TOM Bloggers on Zidane's “Coup de Tete”

  14 July 2006

Bloggers from the French Overseas Departments and Territories of the Caribbean and Oceania had much to say about the French soccer team's performance at the World Cup Final. The French from “l'outre-mer” simply had no choice but to strongly identify with the potential glory and the shame of a team...

Global Food Blog Report #24

  9 July 2006

#1: From Thailand, B'Tonian in Siam : Thai Food & the Market I’ve heard so many people say they love Thai food, but few can name more than a handful of Thai dishes. In actuality, there are thousands of Thai dishes and most Thais eat hundreds of different dishes yearly....

New Caledonia: Collecting Clothing for Local Tribe

  7 July 2006

Sebastien from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie is (fr) officially collecting clothing for the local Koulnoue tribe at the request of one of its members. Interested potential donors should email him at sebastienmerion@yahoo.fr. He posts pictures of members of the tribe and promises to post regular updates of the tribe's...

French DOM/TOMs: Sarkozy-Led Convention

  4 July 2006

Jean-Claude Halley from Guadeloupe Attitude posts (Fr) an invitation to an upcoming convention on the issues of French overseas departments and territories (a.k.a. DOM/TOMs) organized by controversial French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy and his UMP party. The invitation enumerates issues faced by the DOMs including unemployment, discrimination, social tensions, inadequate...

Fiji: Table Tennis Team

  3 July 2006

The bloggers at babasiga wants Fijian newspapers to give more coverage to the Fijian junior table tennis team. The team is currently in Australia competing in a regional tournament. ” the players are really professional, always talking seriously with their coaches, thumping the floor, leaping about and are as active...

Fiji: National Flower

  1 July 2006

The pacific islander blog has a post on the local legend about the origin of Tagimoucia flower, the national flower of Fiji.

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