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23 January 2007

Stories from 23 January 2007

Why Independence for Quebec but not Guadeloupe?

  23 January 2007

Convention pour une Nouvelle Guadeloupe notes (Fr) that French Socialist presidential candidate Segolene Royal has endorsed the Quebecois party's principle of Quebecois independence. The blog continues: “We notice once more the double standard of socialist conservatives who share the goal of Quebecois Independence but reject the same outcome for Guadeloupe.”...

Zimbabwe: what happened to Zimbabwean Pundit?

  23 January 2007

The three month deafening silence on Zimbabwean Pundit blog is explained, “Over the last three or so months, you have come here looking for a new helping of “the world as seen from the eyes of a Zimbabwean” and have been dissappointed to find no new servings. At first you...

Barbados: Movie stars and unwashed masses

  23 January 2007

An article about an exclusive Barbados holiday villa in the UK's Times Online gets Barbados Free Press‘s back up with its trumpeting of the villa's private beach and seclusion away from the “hoi polloi”.

Bahamas: Leaving the tourism plantation

  23 January 2007

“All of us can collectively turn our backs by remembering that tourism is a job that we do, it is not who we are. It is a necessary evil, it is not our reason for being. Serving tourists well is not the greatest achievement we can aspire to, and it...

Vietnam: Visiting Hue

  23 January 2007

Virtual Doug gives us a pictorial tour of the alleys in Hue, the former royal capital city of Vietnam.

Malaysia: Website Formed to Support Bloggers

  23 January 2007

Mavericksym blog introduces a website called bloggers united that has been launched to support the two bloggers being sued by a Malaysian newspaper for defamation. The support site is run by Susan Loone who says “Take heart my friends. Our movement is growing. This black dot in the history of...

Croatia: Handball Scandal

  23 January 2007

Illyrian Gazette writes about a scandal brewing in Zagreb: “…the metropolis might soon share a less welcome characteristic with the Gazette's home town of London: losing out on hosting a world sporting championship because the venues weren't ready in time.”

Russia: The Language Issue

  23 January 2007

Ruminations on Russia writes about the language issue in Russia: “The problem is apparently that the near abroad prefer their own language and English to Russian and Russian (strange that), and native Russians (whoever they may be – but that's a different topic altogether) have a nasty habit of eating...

Latvia: Riga Folk Choir

  23 January 2007

Dykun posts “footage of members of the folk choir Skandinieki singing this past weekend at a rock that marks one of the spots in Riga where 5 people were killed during a Soviet crackdown on January 20, 1991.”

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