Stories from 24 June 2008
A Trinidadian blogger fears that what sets the island apart is being lost among the tall buildings going up in Port of Spain. Why does the glass have to be half empty or half full? asks why do “we deny our people the right to our waterfront? Where is the...
The Cuban Triangle is puzzled by a Florida Congressional delegation's idea that Cuba should be blocked from drilling for oil in its own Gulf waters. He says comments by Senator Mel Martinez, reported in El Nuevo Herald, must sound to Cuban readers, “as if he thinks he is in charge...
The Socialist Party of Serbia (Slobodan Milošević's party) is forming a coalition government with the Democratic Party. This means Serbia will continue on its way towards European Union integration. Many bloggers reacted to this news, and offered their predictions.
Barbados Underground welcomes the emergence of a new consumer organisation in the island. The blog says Barbados Consumers Watch “will advocate using the novel approach of the electronic channels of Facebook and blogging” in serving the needs of the public.
Ruel Johnson's Fictions notes the passing yesterday of Arthur Chung, the first President of Guyana, at the age of 90. He held the post from 1970 to 1980, and was “the first ethnic Chinese President of a non-Asian country.”
Jordanian Qwaider warns Internet users about the security concerns from using Internet cafes.
Saudi blogger ibusy [Ar] notes how many people are escaping his country's heats to cooler climes this summer.
The fourth annual Festival of Amazigh Culture will be held in Fez from 3 to 6 July, reports Moroccan blog The View from Fez.
Blocking websites is the most effective way of making them famous, notes Bahraini blogger Mahmood AlYousif on his country's latest threat to block some sites.
Lebanese blogger Mark, who lives in Kuwait, wonders about a protest he saw on his way to work. Demonstrators were wearing white and carrying white umbrellas.
CHUP! on the vulnerability of the hijra community in India and Pakistan, known as “the third gender”.
Pinoys got talent uploads the list of passengers who are either missing or dead after a ship owned by Sulpicio Lines capsized last weekend.
Jordanian ASKAdenia [Ar] is back home for a visit and notes several changes in his country. Among them is the skyrocket prices of fuel and other commodities, as well as the presence of large numbers of Iraqis.
Real Cambodia notes that mobile phone users are sending text messages to assert Cambodia's ownership of the Preah Vihear Temple. Thailand is also claiming the historic site.
Tumelor writes about the “protest power” in Bangkok, but insists everything is normal in Thailand.
It will soon be the 600th day in prison for jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulieman. Bahraini Esra'a writes about how you can get involved in pressing for his release.
Winx @ Silver FairyAngel is not happy with the road network of Brunei. The blogger also has some tips on how to improve traffic in the country
Kuwait's Z District reviews The Incredible Hulk.
Law and Other Things on voters in Chhattishgarh, India exercising their ‘right to recall’ elected representatives.
Abu Aardvark sheds some light on the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia in this post.
Lahore Nama asks if building malls will ruin the character of the city.