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25 October 2006

Stories from 25 October 2006

Trinidad, UK: Between two worlds

25 October 2006

Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor returns to the “quiet corner of the mudder country” (England) where he grew up: “There ought to be a name for this state of mind. (Perhaps there is.) When your head is split between two worlds.“

Trinidad & Tobago: Farewell, Basdeo Panday

25 October 2006

The Manicou says an offhand good-bye to Basdeo Panday, former Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition of Trinidad & Tobago, who vacated his seat in parliament after being convicted of fraud.

Jamaica: Chutzpah and politics

25 October 2006

Jamaica-based Linguist Ria Bacon uses the example of the Jamaican Minister of Information's statements about a recent political scandal to demonstrate the meaning of the Yiddish word “chutzpah”.

Jamaica, Dominica: Jean Rhys's “remarkably screwed up life”

25 October 2006

After seeing a play based on Dominican writer Jean Rhys's “remarkably screwed up life”, Jamaican novelist Marlon James wonders: “Must every great artist have a self hating streak? Didn't Jean Rhys transfer hers to writing and Naipaul to everybody just like him? Is happiness a false goal for an artist?“

Russia: Thoughts on LiveJournal/ZheZhe

25 October 2006

The Second Blog War continues in Russia. Brad Fitzpatrick, the LiveJournal's creator, has now joined the discussion over at sup_ru LJ community: in English, he offers some explanations and apologies here (and receives 248 comments so far) and lists the bloggers’ most common questions and concerns here (123 comments so...

Armenia: Healthcare

25 October 2006

Onnik Krikorian recounts some horror stories from the Armenian medical system, saying that seeking medical care in Armenia might be more dangerous than Russian roulette.

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

25 October 2006

What to do with the precious reserves of natural gas has been on the minds of Bolivians ever since their discovery. Recently, the governments of Bolivia and Argentina arrived at an agreement for Bolivia to sell gas to their neighbor to the south for the next twenty years at a...

Albania, Italy, Turkey: “My First Hijacking”

25 October 2006

Our Man In Tirana links to the story of a man who was a passenger on the hijacked Tirana-Istanbul flight – over at The Chronicles of Chris: Travel Recollections, written by a member of the U.S. Foreign Service, who served in Pakistan, and is now based in Israel, and was...

Global Voices Delhi Summit: Join us in December!

25 October 2006

Please join us for the Global Voices 2006 Summit, December 16th in New Delhi, India! The Global Voices Summit, on December 16th, will be our annual opportunity to take stock, come together and explore our central question: How can we use the Internet to build a more democratic, participatory global...

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