The Debt Panel: thank you for your life-changing financial advice

Our readers have their say on The Debt Panel, Turkey's involvement in Libya and UAE schools closing
U.S. one-hundred dollar banknotes are arranged for a photograph in Hong Kong, China, on Monday, April 15, 2019. China's holdings of Treasury securities rose for a third month as the Asian nation took on more U.S. government debt amid the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg

I write to you in reference to Alice Haine's article The Debt Panel: 'I lost my job and left the UAE owing Dh71,000. Can I return?' (October 15).

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Haine and her team for the financial advice that they have given me.

I am pleased to inform you that I have managed to recover from my financial burden.

My loan is only one instalment away from completion and my credit card debt is no longer in arrears. It took great sacrifices and hard work to get to this stage and I could not have done it without the financial insight that Haine provided me.

I also applied for credit report from the AECB which shows my credit score to be somewhat low. I will now work on improving this issue and with the loan coming to an end, it will surely be a boost.

May your good work extend to others as well.

KM, South Africa

Turkey silences those who expose its murky dealings in Libya

I write to you in reference to your article Turkey arrests journalists for report on funeral of intel officer killed in Libya (March7).

This piece was an enlightening read, which gave me insight into Ankara’s murky political interests in Libya. In recent months, Turkey has made headlines for sending Syrian mercenaries and threatening to send its own army to war-stricken Libya.

While Ankara attempts to portray itself as a benevolent actor in this conflict, a report emerged about the death of a Turkish Intelligence officer, killed in Libya.

This news was an embarrassment to Turkey, which proceeded to arrest the journalists who produced said report, instead of reconsidering their actions in faraway Tripoli.

Will Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan change his policy in light of this scandal? Only time will tell.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

UAE sets example in the protection of children from coronavirus

I write to you in reference to your editorial Why UAE school closures are an important opportunity to fight coronavirus (March 8).

I have been sharing this editorial on international teachers groups on social media ever since I read it and we are all on-board with this decision.

The UAE is setting an example for other nations on how to adequately protect the most important people in our community: our youth.

Children are the world’s future and we have to protect them at all costs.

Tanya Milbourne, Dubai