Stories from 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.
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...
Bicyclemark has a podcast with Amanda of ChistianAid, a relief organization working in Tajikistan.
Yulia of neweurasia reports on a killer on the loose in Bishkek.
Kyrgyz Report notes that Kyrgyzstan's new constitution has yet to be seen.
Ben Paarmann reports on the drive of some Kazakh companies to Western stock exchanges and some of the positive benefits this will usher in.
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.
Owen links to a Jamaican parody from YouTube of the MTV program “Cribs”.
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...
The Limey questions whether the introduction of a new fast ferry in Bermuda has genuinely improved the public transportation system.
The definition of state secrets is so vague in China. Absurbfool tries to dig out some on web.
Jeremy Goldkorn at DANWEI writes a brief history melodies and tunes travelling from China to Europe.
Imaginethief talks about the impact of “strike hard at stray dogs” policy on his neigbors.
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.
Citizen reporter, Hisane Masaki, at Ohmynews has an article on the development of oil dispute between Japan and China in East China Sea.
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.
Itching for Eestimaa writes about “the Bronze Soldier disease” that “has spread from Tallinn to Moscow, where officials and analysts are now weighing in on the issue like it would make a big difference in their life whether the Bronze Soldier was there or not.”
Foreign Notes writes about crime in Western Ukraine.
Carpetblogger shares two efficient ways to get the attention of a waitress in Kyiv.
The Turkish Invasion explains the difference between russkiye and rossiyane.
Russia Blog lists some facts on Russia's coal industry.