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Stories about Development

3 November 2014

A Stretch of Asphalt Where Our Freedoms Should Be

The Bridge

Somewhere, lost in the brouhaha over a controversial stretch of highway in Trinidad, a protestor's hunger strike and misinterpretations of a key report, is the real point of it all.

29 October 2014

6 Things You Wanted to Know About Cameroon but Were Afraid to Ask

Who are Cameroon's big names? Do English speakers and French speakers get along? Gaelle Tjat, based in Douala, gives a colorful portrait of her homeland.

24 October 2014

There's an Island Made of Toxic Trash Rising Out of the Sea in the Maldives

Used batteries, asbestos, lead and other potentially hazardous waste dumped at Thilafushi island are seeping into the water, but environmental concerns have never materialized into a campaign by local activists.

21 October 2014

As Pressure Mounts in Trinidad ‘Re-Route’ Protest, Pro-Highway Supporters Get Nasty

An anonymous group, "Citizens4dhighway", places a malicious ad in a local daily designed to look like a newspaper report intended to belittle Dr. Kublalsingh's hunger strike. The outcry continues.

20 October 2014

Beyond an Ebola-Free Nigeria

The Bridge

Nigeria should not rest following the declaration by the World Health Organization of being Ebola-free.

14 October 2014

Artists Create Climate Change Mural in Grenada to Warn of Modern-Day ‘Paradise Lost’

"Never mind the Caribbean, I don't believe the average resident of any of the developing countries...are as conscious of the issue as they should be."

10 October 2014

If Activists Were Prime Ministers, the Hunger Strike Over the Highway in Trinidad Would Be Over

A satirical video dealing with the Highway Re-Route Movement's protest over the construction of part of a bypass, calls out the government's "commitment to truth vs. spin”.

7 October 2014

France Continues to Attract Investors, but Its Public Debt Worries Economists

France's public debt is set to rise by more than 70 billion euros next year, yet France is currently borrowing at historically low rates.

5 October 2014

Becoming a Post-Soviet City: Social Housing and Urban Planning in Yerevan

Yerevan, Armenia's capital, has experienced war, communism and a devestating earthquake in 1988. Throughout the city's diverse history, its residents and architecture have left their mark on each other.

4 October 2014

Battleground Instagram: the Jamaican Reggae Artiste vs. the Youth and Culture Minister

Recent online misadventures of Jamaica's state officials are an example of how social media are changing the way Caribbean politicians interact with the public.

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