15 June 2007

Stories from 15 June 2007

Jamaica: Homophobia and Tourism

  15 June 2007

Francis Wade wonders whether the signals Jamaica is sending to the international community about its position on homosexuality is having an adverse affect on the island's image.

Jamaica: Imagination

  15 June 2007

“Our imaginations determine the quality of our lives. Change, personally and nationally, occurs when the imagination is engaged in purposeful activity.” Geoffrey Philp muses about charity, imagination and risk.

Dominica: Health Care Ranking

  15 June 2007

“When the world's wealthiest country, the U.S, ranks behind our small island, we must be doing something right.” Chris at Dominica Weekly is proud to learn that the World Health Organization ranks Dominica 35th in health care.

Africa: Blogging TED Global

  15 June 2007

Africa's business blogosphere is known for being many things: Diverse Analytical Funny Engaging And the list could go on and on. But one thing that it is not generally known for is uniformity. During the historic week of June 4 – 8, 2007, however, this was all to change –...

Barbados, Antigua: CARICOM Journalists Deported

  15 June 2007

In the wake of the deportation of two CARICOM journalists from Antigua, Barbados Free Press writes: “Many Caribbean governments carry a veneer of civilized behaviour and adherence to democratic principles but quickly show near-despotic roots when the media actually does its job.”

Bahamas: Election Court

  15 June 2007

“They should take their losses, pick up their marbles and go about their business of being the most effective opposition ever seen in The Bahamas.” WeblogBahamas.com thinks that the former ruling party's decision to go to Election Court is a waste of time and money.


  15 June 2007

The star of “Miryang” or “Secret Sunshine,” a Korean film, was awarded best actress at Cannes. The film deals in part with religion, and can be seen as critical of Christianity. The issue is sensitive, and this is one of many opinions from bloggers. [ko]

Malaysia: Comparing Malaysia and Singapore

  15 June 2007

Being neighbors and having similar history and culture, Singapore and Malaysia get compared all the time. Esther, A Malaysian, having visited Singapore recently blogs her own take. (via Tomorrow.sg)

Vietnam: Utility Costs

  15 June 2007

Vietnam's growth has been attracting a lot of expatriates. VA to VN has a breakdown of what your utility bills would look like if you were to move to Vietnam.

Peru: Food from the Jungle

  15 June 2007

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [ES] takes his readers on a series of two blog entries to learn about delicious food from the jungle region of Peru.

Japan: Wooden Car

  15 June 2007

James from Japan probe introduces a Japanese Wooden Car: The vehicle, which can go up to 80km/h, costs around 32,000 US dollars.

India: Rajnikanth Movie Mania, Bollywood and Web Analytics

  15 June 2007

It is movie mania week and it is not from Bollywood but from Kollywood or the Tamil film industry. Rajnikanth's (or Rajni) Sivaji: The Boss is slated for release tomorrow (Friday, June 15, 2007) and the hype surrounding the movie has reached fever pitch level among his fans. Rajni is...

India: The Kanchipuram Girl and other photographs

  15 June 2007

Keerthivasan from Chennai visited nearby Kanchipuram, a temple town. An avid photographer, he snapped a lot of photos but displayed only one! He did not even choose to take this photo. When he was busy concentrating on the temple elephant, a passerby with an authoritative voice demanded that he shoot...

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