REMEMBRANCE Day poppies were launched at Government House yesterday to commemorate soldiers who have died in war.
AS WE watched in horror a Russian tank smash through the gates of a Ukrainian army base in Crimea’s Balbek city on Saturday, it was as though a sledge hammer had forced open the memory box of a small child sitting in her father’s editorial office many years ago listening to him discussing another European land grab by a mad tyrant.
In turbulent and uncertain times the value of vigorous interaction by governments should not be underestimated, says Peter Young.
IT was a pleasure to receive again this year an invitation to the ceremony to mark the opening of the new Legal Year. This time, because of coronavirus restrictions there was no traditional service at Christ Church Cathedral nor the usual crowded gathering in the Supreme Court to hear addresses by the Attorney General, the Chief Justice and the President of the Bar Association. Instead, there was a “virtual ceremony” held last week out-of-doors in Rawson Square with limited attendance and live television coverage.
The screaming UK media headlines said it all – “Tragedy in the Channel”.
The words of wisdom of George Orwell, the prolific English writer and critic and author of the famous works “Animal Farm” and “1984”, are quoted so often because invariably they are apposite and sum up what others are thinking.