Daily Archives: 03/18/2021

OPINION: In immigration policy, perception, actions and explanations matter – By: David Jessop

| March 16, 2021 | By David Jessop

Building barriers to halt cross-border migration can cause serious reputational damage.

The example that most readily comes to mind is the former US president’s contentious promise to build a wall along much of the 2,000-mile United States-Mexico border. Others include the Berlin Wall, which divided the east and western parts of the city to stop East Germans from fleeing a morally bankrupt state; the much more recent Hungarian ‘border barrier’, which aims to halt migrants travelling northwards, overland, mainly from Middle East conflict zones; and the West Bank wall or ‘separation fence’ constructed by Israel, it says to halt terrorism, but which many Palestinians see as a means of segregation.      Continue reading

OPINION: The Guyana Government is taking a breather

  Mar 17, 2021  Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom – Kaieteur News

The Irfaan Ali administration began its term on turbo charge. The first few months saw things moving at a hectic pace.
All around work was being done and it appeared as if the PPP/C was in a hurry to make-up for the five years that it was out of office.

Some people complained about not receiving water for years. And simply because that also involved over the past five years, the problem was immediately fixed. People complained about the poor condition of roads and they were fixed. We were told that the backlog of house-lot applications had been cleared. If you drove around the country, you would have noticed road works taking place at fast clip. There was a mad rush to get things done.        Continue reading

OPINION: Why can’t Britain handle the truth about Winston Churchill?

– The Guardian. UK.Wed 17 Mar 2021 11.00 GMT

Nothing, it seems, can be allowed to tarnish the national myth – as I found when hosting a Cambridge debate about his murkier side

Winston Churchill speaking at Wolverhampton football field in 1949
Winston Churchill speaking at Wolverhampton football field in 1949. Photograph: Mark Kauffman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
A baleful silence attends one of the most talked-about figures in British history. You may enthuse endlessly about Winston Churchill “single-handedly” defeating Hitler. But mention his views on race or his colonial policies, and you’ll be instantly drowned in ferocious and orchestrated vitriol.             

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