by Vernon Khelawan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Just ten days ago we celebrated, as an independent nation, our 55th birthday. And now that all the various forms of celebrations are over, the question arises: are we as a people, satisfied with the progress we have made over the last half a century? I would say no. The transition from third world to first world requires much more.
The experts answer this question differently. Some say we have done well, others disagree, and many remain locked at various points along the 1 –10 scale usually used for such discussions. Are some of these experts telling us what we want to hear or are they being realistic? My feeling is that they are afraid to face the truth.