Lebanon prides itself on its image as a melting pot on the Mediterranean: an ancient bastion of civilization boasting a diverse tapestry of cultures and creeds.
Janice Soriano de Jose, worker from the Philippines, was found dead at the bottom of this building last stormy Sunday. They say she jumped from the 11th floor. We say, we want to see the doctor’s report Now. What kind of investigation takes a few hours before being closed?
The Anti-Racism Movement released this video of a member calling different establishments and asking them if they would allow a migrant worker to swim if he/she paid like any customer. Check out the answers.
We should however note that St. Georges Beach Club is far from being the only one. Two other examples are Riviera and Coral Beach which specifically ban migrant workers from entering. Lazy B has a more humane policy: Migrant workers can enter for free if they don’t swim since they are considered to be helpers of Lazy B customers. If they wish to swim, they are considered to be like any other customer and therefore have to pay.
THE multilingual, fashion-conscious residents of Beirut, Lebanon's capital, fancy their city to be cosmopolitan. But not everyone is welcome. Black people and foreigners from Asia and elsewhere in the third world who make up the bulk of migrant workers are often turned away from the city's smarter venues. Conscious of the bad blood this can cause, Lebanon's government has warned beach clubs against barring entry on the basis of race, nationality or disability.
(Beyrouth, le 23 mars 2012) – Les autorités libanaises devraient agir sans tarder pour réformer des règles restrictives en matière d'octroi de visas et adopter une loi sur le travail domestique afin de faire cesser les sévices fréquemment infligés aux travailleuses domestiques migrantes au Liban, qui entraînent parfois leur mort, a affirmé aujourd'hui un groupe de huit organisations représentant la société civile. Le gouvernement devrait également révéler au public le résultat de l'enquête sur les violences subies récemment par Alem Dechasa-Desisa, une domestique éthiopienne qui s'est ensuite suicidée.