6 July 2009

Stories from 6 July 2009

Dominica: Not Happy

  6 July 2009

Steve's Dominica is “not Happy” about “The recently released ‘Happy Planet Index’ report”, which seems to have forgotten about the Caribbean.

Trinidad & Tobago: Music Piracy

  6 July 2009

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life makes the connection between the King of Pop and ethics: “While people mourn Michael Jackson’s death they illegally download his music. We in the dotty Third World crave to be First World and use any means possible to appear to be...

Jamaica: Air Jamaica Sold

  6 July 2009

Stunner's Afflictions reports that “after months of searching, proposals, negotiations it has finally happened. The pride of the Jamaican skies, the cash strapped Air Jamaica has been sold.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Alutrint Accounts

  6 July 2009

“We badly want to see…what the State has spent on Alutrint, what it will spend, and what it will gain”: A Trinidad and Tobago-based anti-smelter blog is concerned that “the citizens of the Republic will be paying Alutrint’s costs…this will amount to tens of billions of dollars, not even taking...

Barbados: Travel Questions

  6 July 2009

“Times are hard and money is too tight to mention. If you can still afford a vacation we really want you to come to our small rock”: Barbadian blogger Ingrid Persaud answers a few travel-related questions which she says “the Tourist Board [has] neglected to address.”

India: The New Sea Link Bridge In Mumbai

  6 July 2009

The newly opened 5.6 km Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL) connects the Mumbai (Bombay) suburb Bandra with Worli on the south of the city. Dilip D'Souza at Death Ends Fun does some calculations and asks: “In what sense does this new bridge address the commuting headaches of Bombay's residents?”

Egyptian woman killed in German court for being veiled

Egyptian bloggers join forces to decry the murder of a veiled Egyptian woman in a German court. Marwa El Sherbini, 32, who was pregnant at the time of her murder was stabbed to death 18 times by the man she had sued for insulting her for wearing the Hijab (Islamic headscarf) after judges ruled in her favour. Here is a round up of reactions from Egypt.

China: Urumqi mass incident and beyond

  6 July 2009

According to Xinhua latest report (July 6), the violence in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has led to at least 140 people dead and 828 injured. The regional government said that the mass incident was masterminded by the World Uyghur Congress. However, Uyghur independent activist explained...