16 November 2006

Stories from 16 November 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: Children's Carnival band

  16 November 2006

Trinidadian blogger Strongy reports briefly on the progress of the designs for the children's Carnival band his group has been doing for 14 years, and posts some photos of costumes from the band that inspired the one currently being designed.

Jamaica:”Borat” and the thin line

  16 November 2006

For the Jamaican blogger BassChocolate, watching — and laughing at — the film Borat raises some conflicting issues: “Many Jamaicans are offended with Americans portray us as Weed Orgy Central. How would we feel if we were portrayed in a major motion picture as a country which condoned rape and...

Georgia: Slamming the CIS

  16 November 2006

Dan O'Huiginn says that Georgia's criticism of the Commonwealth of Independent States is a deescalation of its conflict with Russia rather than an escalation as has been reported by some media outlets.

Latin America: History of a bolero

  16 November 2006

Puerto Rican blogger GuerillaPop unveils (ES) the true story behind the famous bolero “Bodas Negras”: “Bodas Negras (o Boda Negra, as it is also called), which touches on the subject of necrophilia, is an excellent example of how the Latin American bolero can kick the butts of some goth or...

Bermuda: Fast ferry

  16 November 2006

The Limey questions whether the introduction of a new fast ferry in Bermuda has genuinely improved the public transportation system.

Japan: paper plane

  16 November 2006

JP on Japundit blogs a recent world record set up by elementary school students in Hiroshima: creating the world’s largest paper airplane and flying it.

Japan and China: oil dispute

  16 November 2006

Citizen reporter, Hisane Masaki, at Ohmynews has an article on the development of oil dispute between Japan and China in East China Sea.

South Korea: labour movement history

  16 November 2006

Jamie at interlocals.net has written an article on the recent massive labour strike with a video explaining the labour condition of South Korea from the labour union perspective in the past 10 years.

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