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23 October 2006

Stories from 23 October 2006

Malaysia: History not Important

Blueheeler goes in search of archives of a newspaper in East Malaysian province of Sarawak and finds that the city does not care about its history.So, in short, the Sarawak...

Jamaica: Pam Mordecai

Jamaican writer Pam Mordecai is the subject of the second installment in Geoffrey Philp's “In My Words” series.

Dominica: The dubious benefits of CWC 2007

Kenny Green of Dominica isn't put off by reports that the Cricket World Cup, which is set to take place next year in the Caribbean, may be moved instead to...

Cayman Islands: Celebrity adoption

“Following on the heels of Madonna’s adoption of a little Malawian boy, eccentric actress Renee Zellwegger has announced her intentions to adopt a Caymanian,” writes Cayblogger.

Belize: Dog's eye view

Belizean canine blogger Nurse Melly reports on the progress of an animal shelter being build on Caye Ambergris and admonishes humans for feeding crocodiles.

Martinique, France: Stereotypes of the French

Pondering stereotypes of the French, Martiniquan Le Blog de Moi writes (Fr): “When I arrived in the States with a group of people from all over France, … our recruiter...

Barbados: Was Adams lazy?

A new book about the failed West Indies Federation describes Sir Grantley Adams, Barbados's first premier and national hero, as “lazy, lethargic” — sets Barbados Free Press wondering if this...

Barbados: Concorde go home?

A British letter-writer suggests that the Concorde aircraft that Barbados was given by British Airways be relocated to a location where it would receive better treatment, but Titilayo finds evidence...

Venezuela: Interview with Alek Boyd

Daniel Duquenal interviews Alek Boyd, who left his career and political activism in the UK to follow Manuel Rosales’ opposition campaign and cover its daily progress at Vcrisis.

Argentina: Music: The Underwater Robot

Fernando Casale links to the can't-be-missed music video from the Argentine band El Robot Bajo El Agua.

Ecuador: YouTube and Second Round Elections

Cristian Espinosa shows how journalist Carlos Vera of Ecuavisa is taking advantage of YouTube [ES] to draw attention to video clips that might have been otherwise missed by voters in...

Argentina: Blogs and Marriage Proposals

Debby Novitz says that just eight hours after her blog was mentioned in the daily Clarín, she received “1700 hits, 4 marriage proposals, and many, many emails.”

Bolivia: Border Military Bases and Internal Conflicts

The treaty between Bolivia and Venezuela to build military facilities on the borders with Paraguay, Chile, Perú, and Brasil is being discussed in political blogs from Perú and Chile. Chilean...

Peru: El Señor de los Milagros

Klephblog explains the importance and history of Peru's El Señor de los Milagros: “There is, perhaps, nothing more Peruvian than The Lord of Miracles. For almost the whole month of...

Africa: call for Fela centred short stories

Wordsbody announces the call for Fela centred short stories from Reputations Consulting, “Call for Fela centred, fictional short stories,features articles and biographical sketches on “FELA The Folklore: A Peoples’ Biography...

Nigeria: latest on Nigerian stock exchange

Latest on the Nigerian stock exchange from StockMarketNigeria, “Last week was not a too impressive week as the all share index of the Nigerian Stock Exchange dipped by 2 percent....

Africa: open source African architecture

Timbuktu Chronicles writes about Osafa, open source African architecture, “Osafa will be a Wikipedia-like platform where the ‘source code’ of construction projects, i.e. floor plans, building descriptions, drafts/photos and commercials...

Nigeria/Cameroon: new African film available online

Collaboration between Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, and Cameroon's English language film industry has produced a new film, Before the Sunrise. Scribbles from the Den writes about it: “Before the...

Malawi: Madonna and child

Madonna and little David: the debate continues, “Then again, my concern remains with this little boy who has been thrown in a mix of affairs between a poor father with...

Ukraine: Photos from Kherson

“The robots welcome you to Rusted Future World.” – 36 photos from the Ukrainian city of Kherson, by Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine.

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