Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 22 September 2020

Grateful for the Syrian vlogger who’s cooking for volcano victims

Our readers have their say on the US President's speech at Davos, the Syrian vlogger cooking for volcano victims and a call for a unified traffic system in the emirates

Onlookers watch an explosion from Taal volcano from a popular tourist spot in the town of Tagaytay in Cavite province, southwest of Manila, on January 12. AFP
Onlookers watch an explosion from Taal volcano from a popular tourist spot in the town of Tagaytay in Cavite province, southwest of Manila, on January 12. AFP

With reference to Janice Rodrigues’s story Syrian vlogger cooks and distributes more than 1,000 chicken wings to Taal volcano victims (January 20): I subscribe to his videos. Thank you so much for this gesture. Shukran!

Dennis Canicon, Abu Dhabi

Let’s hear it for the US President’s very articulate speech at Davos

This is with regards to Davos 2020: The latest news and events from the World Economic Forum (January 19): I never thought I would say this but I think President Trump did very well in that speech.

Reavell Orr, Goleta, California

From its former glory, Iraq has seen much tragedy in the past decades

With reference to Mina Aldroubi’s report Six killed in Iraq as protests escalate over lack of reform (January 20): adding to the ongoing crisis in Iraq, this latest clash between demonstrators and security forces has caused a horrific six deaths.

Ever since the fall of the former dictator Saddam Hussein, Iraq and its people have suffered at the hands of internal and external terror groups. Still, the international community has not come out with a concrete solution for the future of Iraq. I hope in the coming days the people of Iraq are taken care of by the administration. But whether it will be able to secure a future for Iraqis free of violence remains to be seen.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

Drivers want a unified toll system for all emirates to avoid confusion

With reference to UAE needs unified road toll for all emirates, says official (January 19): traffic in Abu Dhabi during the peak hours has increased ever since the toll came into play, especially in the mornings.

Abdulla Kunhi, Abu Dhabi

Yes. There should be a working unified toll system for all emirates.

Shah Hussain, Dubai

Same thing for speed buffers. I cannot comprehend why Dubai and Abu Dhabi disagree on speed limits and buffers. It causes confusion, especially for tourists.

Zakaria Fadlallah, Dubai

The planet is at stake if we keep consuming what we don’t want

With regards to Kelly Clarke’s report Dumpsites are creating a global health emergency, summit hears (January 16): people should be educated to consume what they need not what they want. However this requires an overhaul of the current system which is at odds with the long-term health of the planet.

Ruhi Bafrali, Atlanta, Georgia

Kudos to people already recycling but more needs to be done

With reference to Haneen Dajani’s report New workforce of disabled residents join UAE fight to protect the planet (January 19): this is a good news story but we need to know where we can recycle and we need more collection points.

Neil Squibs Younger, Abu Dhabi

Updated: January 21, 2020 06:33 PM

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