Stories from 7 April 2010
Guyana's Minister of Labour is considering revising the current labour laws as they pertain to children; Repeating Islands takes note.
Repeating Islands acknowledges the passing of Wilson Bigaud, “one of the last giants of the first generation of Haitian painters…”
“I don’t know if there will be any parties to celebrate the successful hounding out of office and into the dog house of the incompetent and dotish UDeCOTT Board, but I hope so”: This Beach Called Life vents about Trinidad and Tobago politics.
“Photos don’t take themselves”: Caribbean Free Radio blogs about proper accreditation of creative material.
“Wuhloss. Only in the Caribbean could a political victory unfold so spectacularly”: Barbados’ Cheese-on-bread! blogs about a constitutional crisis in Antigua.
The April 4th local elections in Bolivia could be considered a victory or a defeat for Evo Morales' MAS party, depending upon how one looks at the results. However, the results also reveal that the MSM opposition party is poised to take its place on the national stage.
I Love Sri Lanka blog opines that the tax system in Sri Lanka needs changes because high tax frustrates the middle class: “unnecessarily high taxation kills the motivation to work hard, take risks and make a better quality of life for themselves and their families.”
Sans Serif reports that Chinese hackers hacked into the systems of India’s largest English language newspaper, ‘The Times of India’.
Sandeep Bansal at Looking Beyond The Obvious blog comments on the efficacy of the newly introduced right to education bill in India: “mere passing of the Right to Schools (Education) is not going to change anything significant unless coupled by any change in the delivery mechanism.”
Journalist Gel Santos Relos writes about the Holy Week rituals practiced in the Philippines
According to Oliver Mendoza from the Philippines, “various studies have shown that ‘word of mouth’ campaigning is more effective in influencing voters than opinion surveys”
Spektrum Pemikiranku blogs about how to read an Indonesian address.
The Prime Ministers of Singapore is complaining that critics have been sending him template emails. DK defends the right of Singaporeans to send standard letters of complaint or petition to politicians.
Indonesia is the top country in the world which registered the highest growth in number of Facebook users last month
DK questions the appearance of a U.S. citizen in a Singapore tourism video ad.
Christopher Ong explains why it is “rational” for many Singaporeans to fear the entry of new immigrants in Singapore.
Diary of a Singaporean Mind wants the government to take more responsibility for the housing crisis in Singapore instead of merely blaming the “unrealistic expectations” of the people.
Members of the Brunei Chess Federation plan to become the first Bruneians to set foot at the base camp of Mt. Everest. They also plan to play chess on the world's highest mountain.
Thailand is blaming China's mega dams for the low water level of Mekong River which runs from China down to the Indochina region.
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, the blog Patria SI, Colonia NO [es] spreads the news about the April 9th march in defense of the new Media Law, which would prohibit media outlets from being concentrated in the hands of too few owners.
Ten years after his return to Cuba, Elián González is participating in the 9th Congress of the Union of Communist Youth [es], writes Yohandry Fontana.