1 October 2010

Stories from 1 October 2010

Bermuda: Sounding Off

  1 October 2010

Bermudian bloggers have a lot to say about the former Attorney General's disparaging statements about the outgoing Premier.

Jamaica: After the Storm

  1 October 2010

“Heaven knows why we don't learn from the lessons of our past and ensure that our infrastructure is properly maintained”: Given the long list of damage caused by Tropical Storm Nicole, Girl With a Purpose wonders when Jamaicans will “wake up”.

Translator of the Week: Haifa Alrasheed

Haifa Alrasheed is a Saudi blogger who both writes for Global Voices Online and translates for Arabic Lingua. Haifa's choice in the articles she translates for Lingua has always interested me, so I took the opportunity to interview and learn more about her.

Kuwait: Eat, Watch and Pray

A major cinema company in Kuwait has announced that it would introduce a 10 minute break in its daily schedule to give worshippers the chance to perform their maghreb prayers. The announcement, on Twitter, received mixed reactions.

Jamaica: A Writer's Influences

  1 October 2010

“Some Caribbean writers still argue whether a Caribbean literary tradition exists. Dub Wise posits the continuation of that tradition…”: Geoffrey Phlip blogs about his influences for his latest book.

Myanmar: Cyber Attacks shut down websites

  1 October 2010

Cyber attacks have shut down the websites of critical Myanmar media groups like The Irrawaddy, Mizzima and the Democratic Voice of Burma. The attacks are believed to be part of a plan to censor news reports related to the coming November elections in Myanmar.

Kenya: Medal Hopes at Commonwealth Games 2010

  1 October 2010

SportKenya looks at Kenya's medal hopes at the Commonwealth Games 2010: “2 days to go; we shall look at what medal hopes Kenya has hoping to work some magic and join the Commonwealth nations in throwing a great party in New Delhi.”

Latin America Reacts to Crisis in Ecuador

  1 October 2010

Bloggers from Argentina [es], Chile [es], Colombia [es], Bolivia [es], Costa Rica [es], Honduras [es], El Salvador [es], Mexico, Nicaragua [es], Paraguay [es], Venezuela [es] and Peru [es] have reacted to the crisis in Ecuador, sharing different points of view and analyzing what yesterday's events mean for Ecuador and Latin...

Nigeria: Happy Independence Day

  1 October 2010

Nigeria@50: “Happy Independence Day from the BellaNaija Team to YOU! We pray that today is a turning point for Nigeria. If we had one wish, it would be good governance…rather excellent governance.”

Nigeria: Queer Till I Quench

  1 October 2010

Queer till I quench: “Hopefully, people’s attitudes towards LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, especially in the Naija community, will become more accepting and less negative. As it stands now, I can’t even envision myself going back to my motherland and living openly as I do now, for...

Zimbabwe: We are tired of poor service delivery

  1 October 2010

Zimbabweans speak out about poor service delivery: “I’m very much worried about the so called ZESA load shedding especially in the area I live, Hatfield. Usually the cutoff is at 5.30pm and will be back at around 10pm and will also be off as early as 4.30am.”

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