Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Reader feedback: Don't blame Slovak students for US woes

Re: "US investigating complaints by Slovak summer workers", By Dewey Smolka, Volume 8 No. 34, September 9 - 15.

I lived in Slovakia for four years and was treated with dignity and respect by most everyone I met.

Of course there were things in Slovakia that bothered me, but that is bound to happen anywhere a person chooses to live. The English and American teachers that I knew who WERE treated with disrespect were the ones who went to Slovakia to get drunk and get laid.

As for Slovak students stealing jobs from Americans, that is simply untrue. Find me some Americans who want to work those menial jobs. The ones who want to work at McDonalds and the like are already working there. Those who are unemployed are technicians and accountants and other skilled labourers who have been laid off by WorldCom and other tech industries that have gone under due to their own bad business practices.

Slovak students can hardly be blamed for that!!!

Sean Timmins

Top stories

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

Slovakia vies for medicines agency

What chances does the country have at winning the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency that needs to relocate from London?

Illustrative stock photo

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

British embassy opens condolence book

The book will be opened for two days.

Floral tributes are laid out in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on May 22 night.