6 October 2008

Stories from 6 October 2008

Water buffalo for farming

  6 October 2008

Due to high fuel prices, Lao and Thai farmers are going back to the basics: Water buffaloes are helping plow the lands again.

Indonesia: Local software industry

  6 October 2008

Hardjono Teknoblog blogs about the need for Indonesia to “develop its local software industry to the point that it can obtain a portion of the global software outsourcing market.”

Bhutan: Wake up world!

  6 October 2008

Bridge to Bhutan quotes Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley, who reminded the world of a wake up call while speaking at the United Nations General Assembly recently: “Economic well being is not human well being,” and “the main cause of the financial crisis nations faced today was the result...

Egypt: The Fire Series Continues

After the iconic Parliament building and the National Theatre, the fire monster is at work in Egypt's textile district in El Mahalla El Kobra, reports Nermeen Edress. Egyptian bloggers are asking: are all those fires a coincidence or are there other factors at play?

Belize: National I.D. System

  6 October 2008

Belizean reports that the government “is making a move to introduce a forced National I.D. system as part of new Anti Crime legislation being promoted by the U.S.A. and the British Governments.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Urban Farming

  6 October 2008

“Like most countries in the world we are victim to the growing global food crisis. As an oil-producing nation our agricultural sector has been neglected and scorned for so long, that we now find ourselves unable to provide adequately for ourselves, even though we have the land, resources and know-how”:...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Portia & Palin

  6 October 2008

Kadene Porter at Abeng News Magazine suggests that Jamaican Opposition Leader Portia Simpson-Miller and US Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin “have more in common than just the bangs in their signature coiffes…”

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