3 January 2007

Stories from 3 January 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Bernard Kerik

  3 January 2007

Keith Francis does some background research on Bernard Kerik, the former New York police commissioner who has been invited to Trinidad and Tobago by the country's opposition party to consult on solutions to the crime situation.

Bermuda: Callling BLP bloggers

  3 January 2007

The Limey laments the lack of Bermudian blogs are supportive of the ruling party: “This decentralised model of debate cannot work. . . unless there are blogs offering all perspectives. That’s what’s missing in Bermuda today.”

Barbados: Piggies at the Trough winner announced!

  3 January 2007

Barbados Free Press announces the winner of the Piggies at the Trough awards, and tells the nominator of the winner that the US$1,000 prize money was “dropped off earlier tonight and it is waiting there for you right now.”

Africa: new African website

  3 January 2007

Proudly African writes about Africanpath.com, “The thrust of this blog post is to introduce to you a new website that is poised to aggregate news and blogs from Africa.”

Russia: Moscow Photos

  3 January 2007

Snowsquare posts a whole bunch of Moscow photos: of Holiday Moscow Streets, and of St. Basil's Cathedral, and of Red Square New Year's Preparations, and of Manezh Square, Hotel Moscow and Stolichnaya, and, finally, of Last-Minute New Year's Shopping (one, two, three, and four).

Belarus: Small Business Endangered

  3 January 2007

A new law is likely to wipe out some of Belarus’ small businesses, reports TOL's Belarus Blog: “Beginning at January 1st, 2008, individual entrepreneurs will be able to hire only family members and close relatives. It can end up closing half of small businesses in the country.”

Hungary: Balaton Vacation

  3 January 2007

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar spends winter holidays at Lake Balaton: “But, most of all, what I really found attractive was the complete and utter silence round most of the place. No screaming children, no fireworks, no teenies half-cut on their first glass of pezsgo, no brainless TV presenters...

Poland: Politics

  3 January 2007

The beatroot explains how Polish politics works: “Polish PM Jaroslaw Kaczynski is not a central European version of Margaret Thatcher. If they met he would call her an economic ‘liberalizer’ (a dirty word in Polish government circles) while she would give him a sharp whack over the head with her...

Romania: “Crumbs”

  3 January 2007

Csikszereda Musings writes about the two-day New Year's partying ordeal: “Crumbs is this: The next day after a party, in the afternoon, you all go back to the house of the party to have lunch, and basically reminisce about the night before. Lunch, of course, being all the leftovers from...

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