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  • Editorial MK

    The BAI Saga – Back to the Fore Unpaid insurance policy holders of the former British American Insurance (BAI) have gone on hunger strike since 8th May. They are carrying on with the hunger strike in the Company Gardens in Port Louis. Some have been...
  • TP Saran

    A PMSD Prime Minister in 2024? -- TP Saran The idea of a prime minister coming from the ranks of the PMSD has been flagged by the leader of the PMSD Xavier Luc Duval before, but in closed circles. It is the first time that he has come out in public ...
  • Shakuntala Boolell

    Des grèves et de leur pérennisation : Le cas des grévistes de la BAI -- Shakuntala Boolell Manifestations, grèves de la faim, grève pour la révision des salaires, grève des étudiants, grèves de toute nature,… Il y a une prolifératio...
  • Sada Reddi

    The Stigma of Vocational Schools To remove the prejudices that shape our educational system remains a daunting task for any government. Yet it is possible to drop the label vocational at the secondary level and retain the name of State Secondary Schools ...
  • Mrinal Roy

    Governing for Country and the People The time for fundamental change is ripe -- Mrinal Roy The law provides that no person required to take the oath of office under the Oaths Act can assume office until he takes the required oath. Before assumin...
  • Interview: Satish Kumar Mahadeo - Associate Professor, UOM

    Interview: Satish Kumar Mahadeo - Associate Professor, UOM ‘Dishonesty in politics is nothing new… …but the manner in which some politicians now lie, and the harm they may cause thereby, is worrying’ * ‘Victimhood has gained in Maurit...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    Visit to India: Of culture and modern biology Dr R Neerunjun Gopee This is the third (and last) article about the ‘Familiarisation Visit’ (22-30 April) for the Mauritian media sponsored and organized by the Ministry of External Affairs of Indi...
  • Clifford Ng Kwet Chan

    Nouilles frites et boulettes Le Chinatown Food Festival Rien qu'une fois chaque année Ne peut suffire Pour plaire à tout le monde. Terminés les embouteillages Fermés les volets des magasins et bureaux Tout un quartier de Port Louis Vit et bri...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    China’s ‘One belt, One road’ Mauritius will need to keep all its options open, if it doesn’t want to get isolated with a possible turnaround of global power Anil Gujadhur In 2013, China took the initiative to revive the old Silk Road whic...
  • Mauritius Times 60 Years Ago

    Mauritius Times 60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 79 – Friday 10th February 1956 * Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally – Abraham Lincoln Religious Subsidy By Somduth Bhuckory ...
  • TP Saran

    Mauritius: An ‘Extractive State’? It is time that we took a hard look at the financial irregularities and ills that are ravaging our country, and learn the lessons and insights provided by serious analysts -- TP Saran ‘Is the US becoming an e...
  • Rajiv Servansingh

    Election of Emmanuel Macron Could Mauritius Follow Suit “En Marche”? Rajiv Servansingh The election of Emmanuel Macron in France came after what was looking like a fairly unpredictable outcome. It suddenly took a definitive turn after Mrs Le Pen...
  • Nita Chicooree-Mercier

    Democracy & Undermining the people’s interests Nita Chicooree-Mercier The concept of democracy in countries which are defined as democracies arises as a compelling question every time political events in major democratic countries unearth un...
  • Interview : Dharam Gokhool - Ancien ministre de l’Education

    Interview : Dharam Gokhool - Ancien ministre de l’Education ‘Les 100 jours sont terminés. La mise en scène aussi… … il faut maintenant attendre la mise en œuvre de ces nombreux chantiers’ * ‘Nous sommes en plein dans un scenario ...
  • Edittorial

    Loss of Direction The extremely damaging “entrée en scène” of the new government the last two years did not augur much good. A lot of it was about getting the upper hand in politics than improving the image of the country as a good venue for doi...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    India: Land of contrasts Dr R Neerunjun Gopee ‘India is a land of contrasts’ – these were the opening words of Indian High Commissioner Mani at his briefing to the group of us, winners of ICCR scholarships in 1965, who were shortly to procee...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Public Leadership The type that everyone everywhere would love to have -- Anil Gujadhur There was the news that this week Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, was on a short visit to Mauritius. The Government of Mauritius a...
  • Dr Rajagopala Soondron

    Of J. Krishnamurthi and Living in the Now -- Dr Rajagopala Soondron Some weeks back Australians woke up to learn with horror and embarrassment, from an official investigation, how some 20% of the priests of a religion had been found guilty of sexu...
  • Mauritius Times 60 Years Ago

    Mauritius Times  60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 79 – Friday 10th February 1956 * Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally – Abraham Lincoln Sports, Trade and Politics By Peter Ibbotson...
  • Sada Reddi

    Protecting our Neighbourhood from The should realize that they have all the power to protect their environment for themselves and future generations and no power, money, bureaucracy or political force is strong enough to resist their will for a fair ...