Stories from 11 August 2006
Cambodia: First free wi-fi service
The blogger at Details are Sketchy talks about what may be the first free wi-fi hotspot in Cambodia.
East Timor: Broken ATM and Restaurant Scene
Dili-gence in East Timorese capital Dili has the latest on the restaurant scene in East Timor. The blogger also talks about the latest target of vandalism in the city.
Mommy Bloggers Achieve Community and Empowerment in the Lusosphere
One of the most active blogging categories in the fast expanding Lusosphere is that of the ‘mommy bloggers’. The movement is championed by a Brazilian blog which turned into book, and now is about to launch its own TV show on a cable channel. And beyond this example, there is...
Caribbean: Colonial artifacts
Jeremy Taylor ponders the appropriate uses of colonial forms and artifacts in the Caribbean context.
Bermuda: Gang activity
Edward Rance analyses the rise of gang activity in Bermuda and suggests some solutions.
East Timor: DIY Swimming Pool
The blogger at Tumbleweed at Timor Lorosae discovers a swimming pool right in the middle of a road in East Timor.
Guadeloupe: Rotary Club a Link to Anglophone Caribbean
Blogger Jean-Claude Halley celebrates (Fr) an impromptu Rotary Club gathering where he discovered the talents of soprano Christelle Gelas, currently a student in Texas. He offers musings on what the Rotary community embodies in Guadeloupe: “the belonging to both the anglophone Caribbean and to metropolitan France.”
Guadeloupe: Musical Year for Rotary
Guadeloupe Attitude writes (Fr): “Not less than 7 concerts of classical music were announced for Rotarian year 2006-2007. (…) Truth be told, the President of [Guadeloupean capital] Pointe-a-Pitre's Rotary is the talented violonist Stephane DENARO. (…) No doubt [the Chevalier de] St-Georges will be played.”
Myanmar's Week of Terror
Moe Moe wants to remind people that this week is an important week in Myanmar's history. Today is August 8th and I wanted to write a post about the injustice that happened to Burmese people on August 8th, 1988 (8-8-88). On that particular day, the Burmese army killed hundreds of...
Costa Rica: Chileans and Ticos Remember Embassy Massacre Victims
Uri Ridelman and Sergio Pacheco (ES) remember the two year anniversary of the Chilean embassy massacre in Costa Rica.