8 April 2009

Stories from 8 April 2009

Maldives: Facebook Changes Lives

  8 April 2009

Island Chic's Babble has a crush on Facebook and comments: “I am definitely grateful for the changes it has brought to my life and how it has helped me understand myself better than I ever did before!”

Sri Lanka: What Happened To The Money?

  8 April 2009

Rising of Ceylon asks some questions regarding the international aids that have flown into Sri Lanka after the Tsunami in December 2004: “what happened to all those money which came to the country in bucks? What happened to all those plans which the government had??? Where did they all go???”

Egypt enters new GPS era

Egyptian Zeinobia reports on Egyptian Chronicles: “At last the GPS ban is lifted in Egypt thanks to a Presidential decree issued recently. NTRA has approved the use and import of GPS mobile phones and cars with GPS navigation system.”

Philippines: Alternative to layoffs

  8 April 2009

Noting that job layoffs are on the rise in the call center industry, Mi from the Philippines advises companies to cut salaries instead of reducing the workforce.

Kenya: A ‘Cheetah Zoo’ in Nature Conservancy?

  8 April 2009

The Mara Triangle blog is looking into a controversial project that would result in construction of a ‘cheetah zoo’. William posts about the news that the Kenya Wildlife Service had stopped construction of such a zoo, and provides links to more information about the project.

Indonesia: Lessons from the dam tragedy

  8 April 2009

Love Ely shares some thoughts on why the Situ Gintung dam collapsed in Indonesia. He also proposes that those who live in disaster-prone areas should prepare for an emergency response system.

Barcamp Hanoi 2009

  8 April 2009

Barcamp Hanoi will be held on April 19. More than 48 logo designs have been submitted for the event.

Tanzania: “Satolicious” Collections

  8 April 2009

Ladybrille writes about new collections, “Satolicious”, by Tanzania's designer Mustapha Hassanali, “His collections encompassed bridal gowns, traditional African fabrics sewn into Afro-Western fusions and beautiful strapless multi-colored silk chiffon gowns that appeared to move with such fluidity.”

Zimbabwe: Deputy Prime Minister Speaks the Truth

  8 April 2009

Eusebia discusses the recent speech by Zimbabwes Deputy Prime Minister, “The speech was so full of truth that it made me realise that at least we have one man in the coalition government who has the intelligence to objectively evaluate perfomance of the coalition government and point out exactly were...

St. Lucia: Walcott & Oxford?

  8 April 2009

St. Lucian-born Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott apparently has “the slimmest of edges” in “the campaign to succeed Christopher Ricks as Oxford professor of poetry”, according to Caribbean blog Repeating Islands.

Haiti: Planting a Garden

  8 April 2009

Konbit Pou Ayiti seeks to create sustainable solutions to hunger in Baie d’Orange, Haiti by “working with local officials to plant a garden that can benefit the community.”

Dominica, Bahamas: Rastafari

  8 April 2009

As two Customs employees in the Bahamas face possible dismissal because of their hairstyle, Dominica Weekly says: “Once the women conduct themselves professionally, are able to do their jobs efficiently and keep their hair and appearance neat I see no problem in them hav[ing] dreadlocks…”

Cuba: Restaurant Closure

  8 April 2009

A famous restaurant in Havana is shut down by the authorities, prompting Generation Y to comment: “I’m deeply shamed that the police in my country are dedicated to imprisoning enterprising citizens, while the streets are full of criminals who snatch purses, steal and defraud.”

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