Kamala Harris is a good choice for vice president
Our readers have their say on Joe Biden's pick for running mate, cash over cards, New Zealand's grip on Covid-19 and accountability in Lebanon
Kamala Harris is a good choice for running mate
With reference to Joyce Karam's report Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate (August 12): excellent choice! Biden said he was going to pick a woman of colour and I’m happy that he kept his word. I was rooting for Kamala Harris. He made the right choice. Biden and Harris for 2020.
Monique Ray-burwell, Massachusetts, US
She's half Jamaican and half East Indian so not exactly African-American. Let's refer to her as American, full stop.
Randall Mohammed, Dubai
Cash or card? There are takers for both
With reference to Deepthi Nair's article Six in 10 UAE consumers favour a cashless economy (August 11): I would rather use debit cards. I had a large sum of money stolen from me a long time ago and I have never wanted to carry cash since then.
Jen Arsenault, Dubai
Cash is king. If you use cards all the time, it’s much easier to lose track of what you are spending.
James English, Dubai
Debit cards are not feasible for everyone. If you are on a tight budget and don't have much of an income, it is extremely difficult to keep tabs of finances with a debit card. Cash in hand is simple and easy to track.
Feda Jarad, Abu Dhabi
New Zealand has consistently been ahead of the game
With reference to Coronavirus: New Zealand marks 100 days of virus elimination (August 9): even though now four cases have resurfaced, as seen in your video on Facebook, it's amazing how the country can contact trace, isolate and stub it out – all so effectively.
Monika Arora Agarwal, Dubai
Time for accountability, rebuilding and peace in Lebanon
With reference to Nadia Al Faour's report Hangar 12: fireworks were stored next to ammonium nitrate in Beirut warehouse, former workers say (August 10): instead of listening to the blame games play out in Lebanon, the global community must work to rebuild the country and end the suffering of the Lebanese people. The world must take lessons from this. Firework stockpiling must be banned.
Moshahed Hossain, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Time to hold everyone that is responsible for this tragedy accountable. Hezbollah and all the government leaders on the financial take from the Hezbollah regime. The purpose of this ammonium nitrate didn't look like it was to help farmers with fertilisers but rather a stockpile for more deadly ends. It's time for peace. I pray for everyone in Lebanon. The country needs generous relief.
James Sullivan, Abu Dhabi
Updated: August 12, 2020 03:34 PM