Legitimate expectations of citizens
The clock is ticking and the countdown has begun for the people and their elected representatives. Will the latter provide the needed oversight and initiate the steps to meet the citizens’ just expectations as they e...
Quatre Bornes et son bazar…
-- Shakuntala Boolell
Quatre Bornes, ville des fleurs, changera-t-elle de look ? Il fut un temps où la ville attirait des familles qui quittaient leur village pour s’y installer. Mais le temps aussi où d’autres fami...
Mauritius: “Stella, Clavisque, Maris, Indici” again
In other words, the Indian Ocean will be where global power dynamics will be revealed. Together with the contiguous Near East and Central Asia, it constitutes the new Great Game ...
Letter from New Delhi
What's New in Technology for 2017
-- Kul Bhushan
Driverlesss cars and other gizmos have been showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January 2017.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga can still bend backwards to...
Interview: Me Yusuf Mohamed
« The police is on a wild goose chase. This is my conviction. »
* Affaire de Rs 220 millions : ‘Il incombera à la police de prouver que cet argent provient des « proceeds of crime ». They have no evidence’
Public Institutions & Political Interference
Will Mauritius remain a jurisdiction worthy of trust?
On 25th January 2017, a decision is due to be taken concerning the case filed with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) by the pol...
For a cleaner society
Everything boils down to leadership, trust and integrity
Dr R Neerunjun Gopee
In the Hindu epic Ramayana, which is about the life of Prince Rama of Ayodhya and what an ideal society should be like, we are told that the common pe...
Tu as préféré
tout garder pour toi
Pour moi pas un mot
Will the world - and Mauritius - emerge stronger after all this?
The world is poised for change, and we need not get distracted from our real objective
-- Anil Gujadhur
Many are shocked by the uncertainties spawned by present times. The relatively sm...
Vacoas-Phoenix: Change Without Innovation
The places where people are going to live, work and have leisure activities, the type of infrastructure and transport system they require, need to be given proper consideration
-- Sada REDDI
3rd Year - No 74
Friday 6th January 1956
• The further he went West, the more convinced he felt that the wise men came from the East.
-- S. Smith
N.M.U.'s Flot de Bêtises
"J'admets simplement que l’enfant hindou recevant en anglais les rudim...
Surrendering to fear amounts to spiritual enslavement
-- Nita Chicooree-Mercier
The freedom to express thoughts, ideas and views on major topics relating to politics, governance, education, economic options, social issues, and human development is a ...
2017 - Cautious optimism?
While cautiously optimistic, this is not a game-changer and we cannot be unaware that a large number of clouds hover ominously around the skies as we embark onto 2017
Our economy is far more complex than it was twenty yea...
Reflecting on Our Democracy
For democracy to survive we need the solidarity of all our fellow citizens
Thinking back to the way we imagined our democracy in the 1960s, we had imagined that once the plant of democracy had been put to the soi...
Needed : A Better Deal for OAPs
-- Ramesh Beeharry
According to the World Bank any person having to exist on $2 a day ($60 per month) is deemed to be living in extreme poverty, that is on the international breadline! At $3 per day ($90 pm), he joins t...
The Demographic Challenge: From One “Terrifying Prospect” To Another
None of the governments which have been in power have given due consideration to all the implications of the demographic challenge for the future development prospects of the countr...
The Mauritius We Want
As a nation, we have to take ownership of the type of future and society we want for our country
-- Mrinal Roy
In thriving democracies, the people and the independent media are quick to take the measure of their political leaders....
Letter from New Delhi
Back Home: Diplomats from Diaspora
-- Kul Bhushan
Heads of diplomatic missions for five of the 173 foreign missions in New Delhi from the Indian diaspora are now posted back to India. Of Indian origin, their fathers or forefathers...
Interview: Suren Bissoondoyal
‘CPE-oriented ‘instruction’ is not what education is about’
* ‘It is up to BEC to cope with it if they do not want to be part of the Dookun-Luchoomun reforms. It is sad and unfortunate anyway’
* ‘Why did t...
Political Scheming and Other Matters
It may be said that after two years of the present Lepep government voters have lost their compass once again. They can’t make sense of where the government they voted to power is now headed for.
In October last ye...