2nd Year No 72
Friday – 23rd December 1955
• Some people talk about peace so loudly that it sounds like war.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Youth and Politics
Must youth dabble in politics? Youth has always taken a keen interest. The h...
A Taste of a Post Globalized World
The famous sociologist and political thinker Ralf Dahrendorf has been forecasting an “authoritarian 21st Century” for quite some time now. It seems that he is being proven right
-- Rajiv Servansingh
Betamax, Law and Ethics
It will be a matter of concern if it was established that the government did a disservice to the country’s international image by acting without following due process
-- Murli Dhar
The Office of the Director of...
Topsy-turvy times ahead
The world is profoundly worried as long standing,well established and predictable political, commercial and economic ties have suddenly become unpredictable
-- Mrinal Roy
The world as we know it is being profoundly ...
Interview: David Snoxell, Coordinator - All-Party Chagos Islands Parliamentary Group
‘The UK will need to negotiate with Mauritius
...it’s also called diplomacy, which as a former diplomat, I believe is a better way forward than litigati...
Interview: Milan Meetarbhan
“Investors vote with their feet when governments act with total disregard for what is right and wrong”
* ‘A future government will need a lot of time to rebuild our institutions. But it will need to have th...
Britain – don’t bother
The factual value of what you read now in the British press is radically indeterminate. The future is certainly so. The conclusion of whether or not you choose to risk to come here, invest or study here, is another mat...
ODPP & Betamax
No Further Action
It will soon be two years since the new Government, installed after the December 10, 2014 victory in the general elections, in order execute the threats bandied about on its political platforms during the e...
Politics: Ruling by lying?
Politicians seem to get away with their lies. Even worse for their country, their lies can take them to victory, possibly because ‘people have a tendency to ditch the facts first’
Dr R Neerunjun Gopee
Avoiding pitfalls and increasing economic scope
Current uncertainty clouding global economic conditions seems to indicate that we’ll need to put in extra effort to pull up the economy... Times are difficult
-- Anil Gujadhur
Liquidating a section of the intelligentsia
Unless educational reforms are based on fair play, equity and justice, they are not going to be acceptable in 21st century Mauritius
At a time when a number of questions have been raised on the cha...
Letter from New Delhi
Transferring money without moving money, Hawala, no more for now!
-- Kul Bhushan
As an overseas Indian if you are planning to send money by ‘hawala’ to your relatives back home in India, forget it for now. Why? Because Pri...
Chagos: The axe has fallen
The Mauritian government must pursue the matter to its logical conclusion by all the judicial means available internationally
It was almost a foregone conclusion, that might would prevail over right. And indeed it has, com...
To commemorate the 100th year of the end of Indian indentureship
Indian Diaspora World Convention Trinidad and Tobago, March 2017
-- Dr (Mrs) Sarita Boodhoo
It is really with great enthusiasm, determination and pride that Indians in the Western he...
Election of Trump
The Triumph of Impotent Populism
-- Rajiv Servansingh
The election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America is the third successive major brake on the dominant trend of globalization since the advent of t...
A City upon a Hill
-- Nita Chicooree-Mercier
Countries across the world have gone through different political and economic experiments trying all the while to find the right model that would suit them. Right now, it seems that ther...
Scourge of Heroin and Synthetic Drugs
Unless, a concerted action is undertaken to arrest the scourge when time is still on our side, repression will prove incapable of containing it once it gathers impossible proportions
There was a ne...
MT 60 Years Ago
2nd Year - No 71 – Friday 16th December 1955
* Clean your finger before you point at my spots – B. Franklin
A Couple of Letters to the Young
A Plea for Cultural & Political Work
I wish, in all humility, to address a co...
Growing Clamour for a People’s Government
The patience of the people has worn out. For the people, there is no place for dead wood. The backlash of the 2014 general elections was a warning shot
Interview : Dr Soomant Callikan
« L'alliance Lepep va sans doute mettre les bouchées doubles pour tenter de renverser la vapeur…
…le temps lui est maintenant compté »
* Law and order : ‘La prise en charge énergique de ce doss...