February 17, 2004
Niue is NOT Dead, ok?Reports of Niue's demise are greatly exaggerated, as are the reports of its continued survival, it seems. Here's the "flame of the week", according to Drew Cullen at The Register, which reprints an email from "miss amanda," purportedly from Niue.
February 07, 2004
The Coconut Giveth and the Coconut Taketh AwayFalling Coconut Tree Kills Man is the headline of a story datelined Male, Maldives, on January 25th 2004. The tree was being cut down, and he stood in the wrong place when it fell. Ouch.
Ben Tre Vietnamese Coconut Industry Continues ExpansionThe Vietnam Economy website reports that the Ben Tre province on the Mekong River delta is now exporting coconuts to 42 countries around the world.
Main importers of Ben Tre province's speciality are China, Taiwan, the Republic of Korea, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Europe, the US and Canada.
February 05, 2004
The Case of the Mysterious CoconutEvery year for literally 50 years, Ed Clinch received a mysterious coconut in the mail, "always wearing a blond wig, googly eyes and lipstick." He died in 1997, and one of the same coconuts appeared on his grave that year. He died without ever learning who was sending him the coconuts.
Intrepid reporters at the Peoria Journal Star finally figured out the whodunit in December. Read more about the story here.
February 04, 2004
The Digo Women and CoconutsAn article from AllAfrica.com on the Digo women and their cooking.
Coconut, which is highly prized by the coastal communities, plays a special part in their cooking. Everything, from the copra to the flesh and the liquid, has some use.