If only China would use the Dalai Lama…
-- TP Saran
Some years ago we wrote an article, ‘Why does China have such a short-sighted Tibet policy?’ This was at a time when the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang had started becoming restive and ha...
Tuer autrui et refuser d’être tué ! Est-ce normal ?
-- Shakuntala Boolell
Tuer pour n’importe quelle raison : c’est une déviance. Pourquoi ? C’est contraire au message de Dieu ; quelle que soit la croyance ou la pratique. Mais on justifie ...
Bhismadev Seebaluck: Writer, Playwright, Educationist, Littérateur
-- Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo
Bhismadev Seebaluck, the well-known literary figure of Mauritius, left us on Saturday 8th April at the age of 75 at his home in Saran Vil...
Justifying the Unjustifiable
MPs are no ordinary citizens. The 70 elected representatives of the people are expected to tread carefully and impose the necessary self-restraints
Two phrases have become irritatingly repetiti...
-- Nita Chicooree-Mercier
Following the kabbadi contest on Mon Choisy beach about three weeks ago with teams from India and other countries, may we suggest that the Ministry of Sports promote kabbadi across the country. The event drew appr...
War on Drugs
Despite arrests and sentences, drug trafficking continues to thrive unabated and unchecked. Why haven’t successive governments been able to do what it takes to root out this evil from a small country like Mauritius?
-- Mrinal Roy
Interview: Cader Sayed Hossen
“Je ne vois pas Pravind Jugnauth être en mesure de renverser la vapeur
Bien au contraire, j’ai bien peur que nous aurons more of the same »
* BAI : ‘Une commission d’enquête aura-t-elle accès aux compte...
Negativities and Distractions
No single day passes, it seems, without some member of the government or of the public establishment being seen to be hauled up by part of the media for alleged wrongdoing. There have been instances when the crudest details ...
The Blurred Memories of a Wonderful Year: 1956
Dr Rajagopala Soondron
Was it in 1956 that a new strategy was set in motion by the then Department of Education: religious classes would be held for our Christian friends, while at the same time the n...
Doctors are often accused of wanting to play God. No, we don’t make any pretence in that direction
Dr R Neerunjun Gopee
A miracle remains a miracle only until a plausible scientific explanation for it comes up, one that is based on l...
The Thorny Issue of Minimum Wage
If we continue to get distracted into futile disputes rather than acting to redress a situation getting out of hands, we risk seeing an increase in the number of low-paid workers in the economy. This is in nobody’s inte...
MT 60 Years Ago
3rd Year No 78 – Friday 3rd February 1956
• The statesman shears the sheep, the politician skins them. – A. O’Malley
Glimpses of Mauritian History
Planters object to inspection of estates
By D. Napal BA (...
Trust Fund for Specialised Care, Sobrinho and the country’s image
The times are such that the people are no longer willing to tolerate even the slightest whiff of scandal or controversy on the part of any public official
Worrying State of Affairs Concerning Food Production In Mauritius
Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo
Mauritius was once a forest land. The Dutch, it is said, destroyed most of the ebony trees to build ships. So too went the dodo, which is remembered throughou...
Metro Express - Millstones Round Our Neck?
-- Sada Reddi
So much has been written and debated about the introduction of Metro Express that even after the PNQ of the Leader of the Opposition, serious doubts persist about the financial viability of ...
Leadership failure sets limits to our growth ambitions
The legitimization of Pravind Jugnauth’s position through general elections is becoming increasingly vital for a successful turnaround of the situation
In this article we pos...
Creglish and the Good News
-- Nita Chicooree-Mercier
The MBC had better come up fast with a solution to spare the public the sorry show of hysteria and cacophony staged by MPs, bickering, hollering, shouting and interrupting one another in an outr...
Cleaning Up The Mess
Governments are judged by the people not by an exaggerated and abhorrent daily use of the national TV as an instrument of propaganda but by their deeds
-- Mrinal Roy
Every year the report of the Director of Audit catalogues a...
Interview: Yvan Martial, Journaliste
‘Nous avons besoin d’un Rassembleur à notre tête
pour nous mener dans le droit chemin, dans la voie de la prospérité
* ‘Le MSM n’a guère besoin du Muvman Liberater, encore moins de transfuges du...
Stemming the Rising Tide
The first two years of the present government were not peaceful. They invited trouble upon themselves by mishandling the BAI affair barely four months into power. They cast doubt on their democratic credentials by passing a G...