11 March 2009

Stories from 11 March 2009

Jamaica: Congrats, Windies!

  11 March 2009

Blogging from Jamaica, Girl With a Purpose congratulates the West Indies cricket team on winning their first test series in five years.

Kenya: Diary Of A Bride To Be

  11 March 2009

A Kenyan bride to be is blogging about her experience, “Yup people, I’m engaged and have been so for a good number of days. How has it been? Well at first there was this rush of blood to my face every morning that I woke up with a new piece...

Dominica: Rhys’ House to be Preserved

  11 March 2009

Repeating Islands’ Blog reports that “Vena’s Guesthouse in Roseau [Dominica], which had occupied Jean Rhys’ childhood home…has closed its doors after several decades of operation”, adding: “The building…has a new owner interested in preserving…its history as the home of the island’s best known writer.”

Cuba: Political Clarity

  11 March 2009

“The information to make an intelligent evaluation of Cuba’s civilian vs. military led economic performance, the pluses and minus of both, is simply not available to journalists or the general population”: The island's recent political reshuffle has left Circles Robinson hoping for some clarity.

Barbados, Jamaica: Homophobia?

  11 March 2009

Living in Barbados gets candid about Jamaica's “uncompromisingly hostile attitude towards homosexuality”, saying: “The bottom is not falling out of Jamaica because of gays.”

Japan, Brazil: Crisis puts an end to the dream of a better life

  11 March 2009

After 30 years of a strong immigration trend from Brazil to Japan, young Brazilians who have crossed the ocean in search of a better life are now leaving their adopted country. It is estimated that between 40,000 and 50,000 Brazilians have lost their jobs and, unable to compete in the shrinking Japanese job market, have decided it is time to make the journey back home.

Kazakhstan: Blogosphere's crisis chronicles

  11 March 2009

Bloggers of Kazakhstan continue to follow closely the situation in the country and the government's attempts to switch on a “manual control” mode in economy and other spheres of social life. Dass is citing [ru] the Minister of Labor, who declared at the governmental meeting that around 900,000 people are...

China: Online Democracy

  11 March 2009

Uln from Chinayouren takes a tour around the Internet to see how netizens respond to the recent NPC-CPCC meeting and online chat between legislators and netizens.

China: Difficulties in China Business

  11 March 2009

China law blog sums up various difficulties in doing China business around areas such as: intellectual property, disappearing Chinese companies, joint ventures gone bad and labour law violations.

China: Green GDP suspended

  11 March 2009

Bullogger reposted a local news about the central government's decision to suspend the release of Green GDP index in China in order to stimulate the economy (zh).

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