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16 November 2006

Stories from 16 November 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: Children's Carnival band

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...

Jamaica:”Borat” and the thin line

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....

Tajikistan: Aid Podcast

Bicyclemark has a podcast with Amanda of ChistianAid, a relief organization working in Tajikistan.

Kyrgyzstan: Killer on the Loose

Yulia of neweurasia reports on a killer on the loose in Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan: Where is the Constitution?

Kyrgyz Report notes that Kyrgyzstan's new constitution has yet to be seen.

Kazakhstan: Western Trading

Ben Paarmann reports on the drive of some Kazakh companies to Western stock exchanges and some of the positive benefits this will usher in.

Georgia: Slamming the CIS

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...

Jamaica: MTV “Cribs” parody

Owen links to a Jamaican parody from YouTube of the MTV program “Cribs”.

Latin America: History of a bolero

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...

Bermuda: Fast ferry

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

China: state secrets

The definition of state secrets is so vague in China. Absurbfool tries to dig out some on web.

China: travelling of song and tune

Jeremy Goldkorn at DANWEI writes a brief history melodies and tunes travelling from China to Europe.

China: strike hard at stray dogs

Imaginethief talks about the impact of “strike hard at stray dogs” policy on his neigbors.

Japan: paper plane

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

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

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...

Estonia, Russia: “The Bronze Soldier Disease”

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...

Ukraine: Crime in Lviv

Foreign Notes writes about crime in Western Ukraine.

Ukraine: Waitress’ Attention

Carpetblogger shares two efficient ways to get the attention of a waitress in Kyiv.

Russia: Russkiye and Rossiyane

The Turkish Invasion explains the difference between russkiye and rossiyane.

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