Budget 2016: Time for direction!
This Friday many will be watching with interest the national budget speech of Hon Pravind Jugnauth. For content, style and delivery.
Politics: No moral high ground, even in America
Why even in America? Because America self-styled as the only superpower sets trends and standards which it both seeks to impose but which are also adopted by much of the rest of the world...
Pollutions des mentalités
On dit bien que le commérage est le vice de notre société. Pourquoi ne pas ajouter que la pollution des esprits, des mentalités est un autre grave défaut ? Quand on parle de pollution, on accuse le...
Manilal Doctor - A Man of the People
A pioneer in the struggle of the Indo-Mauritians & Indo-Fijians during the early 20th Century
-- Satyendra Peerthum
Historian & Writer
On Thursday, 28th July 2016, the Manilal Maganlal Doctor Memorial F...
Dreams of Women and Freedom
-- Nita Chicooree-Mercier
Public concern over scourges that plague society is most constructive and useful when it is given free expression in different media - print press, social media and television. Protesting, voici...
Requiem for Proportional Representation
The leader of the MMM, the high priest of proportional representation is up to his usual shenanigans and contrived arguments to try to justify the unjustifiable... No one but the Rodriguans should know what’s ...
Interview: Nikhil Treebhoohun, Economist
‘We need a cultural revolution’
* ‘Mauritius needs a captain at the helm who understands the ocean, who can get the best out of the crew, who has assembled a crew that can keep the vessel steady and th...
Budget – Issues at Stake
Today’s budget will be determining for the present government. If it manages to revive hopes for the better as far as the socio-economic considerations are concerned, it will revive hopes that were placed in it in Decembe...
"O Captain! My Captain!"
-- Dr Rajagopal Soondron
I understood that some decades ago someone had mistaken you for Jesse James -- of Lucky Luke fame – as expressed through last week social media. Of course we of the 1960s young generation knew bet...
The Modern World’s Multiple Wars: Root Causes
Dr R Neerunjun Gopee
Words have power, the power to do both harm and good. And this is more so when they are uttered by those, either individuals or organizations that are in a position to influence oth...
Toi à Orly
Ton congé ayant été approuvéPar ton ministère,Tu t'apprêtais à venirMe rejoindre en France,Où je suivais un cours en Sorbonne.Mais, suite à un regrettable quiproquo,Tu allais rater l'avionEt être forcée de prendreLe prochain da...
Economic decisions which made a difference
We again find ourselves at an identical crossroad today. Clearly formulated policies that might focus our economic activity with the right integrating incentives and access to resources and markets in our imm...
MT 60 Yrs
2nd Year No 65
Friday – 4th November 1955
• Liar: One who tells an unpleasant truth. – Oliver Herford
The Police loomed large on the political scene during the whole month of October, and as soon as Mr Snell ann...
Damn the statistics!
Nobody expects miracles or magicians. The nation has to heal. The entrepreneurs have to regain lost confidence. The population has to start believing again
It has been announced that government has set up a ...
Of Exclusion Clauses in Insurance Policies
It is often the case for holders of insurance policies to be denied compensation when levelling claims under the policies. The reason evoked by the companies include clauses in the insu...
Nice: ‘Unspeakable beauty - Unmistakable tragedy’
Terror strikes are becoming so frequent now that the new normal will have to be matched by unstoppable vigilance on the part of individual citizens as well as the national authorities
Avoiding the Economic Mediocrity Trap
One single budget is not a magic wand which will solve all our problems, but it does represent an opportunity for sending the right signals to operators and the population at large
Brexit: UK and EU (European Union) Laws
Philip Li Ching Hum
Ever since it joined the European Union, unlike Belgium with a monist system, UK having a dualist system was required, besides being a signatory to a Treaty, to ratify and incorporate the ...
Of Students and Delinquencies
-- Nivriti Sewtohul
Breaches of discipline galore prevail in schools and wherever students are present. They look greater than life size when the media broadcasts them far and wide. The negative impressions por...
Terror without Borders
First, it took the world so long to acknowledge that a war was being declared across the continents by different extremist outfits competing to surpass one another in atrocity and cruelty inflicted on innocent ci...