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  • Editorial

    Lifting up Africa and Mauritius On Monday last, Mauritius hosted at Balaclava the first meeting of the African Economic Platform (AEP). The AEP is an emanation of the African Union (AU) meeting held in Rwanda in July last year. In the course of this...
  • Interview : Catherine Boudet, Sociologue

    Interview : Catherine Boudet, Sociologue ‘L’achat de votes et le bribe ont atteint des sommets records lors des dernières élections… … pour financer toute cette distribution de faveurs, il faut bien que les politiciens s’appuient sur de...
  • Dr Rajagopala Soondron

    That Private Tuition -- Dr Rajagopala Soondron After the introduction of the 9-year schooling system, generations of past school kids will still remember that much-hated screening that the old CPE had imposed on them. Some of us were somehow initi...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    Medical encounters of the political kind Dr R Neerunjun Gopee Compared to my article of last week, ‘Medical encounters of the drugs kind’, this one is a bit trickier. ‘Political’ here not only refers to politicians of all ilk, grade, and b...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Green shoots for economic uptake? The last six months have seen a synchronized resurgence in economic growth in different parts of the world. Are these the green shoots of a new phase of economic growth the world has been waiting for, almost ten years ...
  • MT 60 Years Ago

    MT 60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 77 – Friday 27th January 1956 •           “I have made mistakes, but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one.” – J. G. Bennett First Leader of Indo-Mauritians By Jay Nar...
  • Vijay Chandreeka Ahku

    What we can learn from other electoral systems -- Vijay Chandreeka Ahku In Mauritius, we are still in quest of an electoral reform that can find a solution to the pronouncement of the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations in August 2012 on...
  • TP Saran

    Grand Corruption and its ramifications The fact that many other countries, including advanced ones, are also battling against the same demon, does not give us any claim for either justifying what’s happening over here or claiming a moral high ground ...
  • Shakuntala Boolell

    L’Inde: un retour aux sources Shakuntala Boolell A l’heure où le flux touristique ne cesse d’augmenter, l’Inde et la Chine sont devenues des destinations incontournables. On part toujours, ou presque, pour le shopping et le commerce. Les ...
  • Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo

    Book Review Mohunlall Brijmohun, a Veteran Creative Hindi Writer -- Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo Hindi writing in Mauritius is very vibrant. Almost every month one finds one or two books in Hindi on the market. The last two ones that I have with me are Wa...
  • MT 60 Years Ago

    MT 60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 77 – Friday 27th January 1956 •         “I have made mistakes, but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one.” – J. G. Bennett First Leader of Indo-Mauritians By Jay Narain ...
  • Mrinal Roy

    Benchmarking the Honours List The outstanding quality of the recipients enhances the value of the national honours and the prestige of awardees. To wantonly attribute them as an instrument of political patronage to all and sundry is to devalue and...
  • K. Kanhaya

    The Alvaro Sobrinho Affair: Some Important Lingering Issues Important issues tend to be completely overlooked as soon as the political angle takes over. The most cynical amongst us would be excused for starting to think that after all there may be some ...
  • Interview: Anil Gujadhur, Former Chairman, FSC & Deputy Governor BOM

    Interview: Anil Gujadhur, Former Chairman, FSC & Deputy Governor BOM “We don’t have to be ashamed of our Global Business sector” * ‘But we have to be more on the alert in specific cases... You actually don’t know which baskets the sna...
  • Editorial

    Weak Links and Excess Baggage Last week, 135 kg of the heroin drug worth approximately Rs 2 billion were seized by the police. The despatch was made from a South African port. One Mauritian currently in South Africa is suspected to have consigned the ...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    Medical encounters of the drugs kind Not all stories will be pleasant, but there probably will be cases that, like the lady I treated, have also been redeemed. Each stakeholder has his role to play in this battle, and that of the doctor can be most grati...
  • Shantanu Mukharji

    Letter from New Delhi Saudi eyes on Maldivian atoll Shantanu Mukharji Saudi Arabia's reigning monarch Salman Salman bin Abdul Aziz is scheduled to visit Indian Ocean tiny island Maldives next month amid strong rumours that he will sign an i...
  • Ramesh Beeharry

    From CW to DJT -- Ramesh Beeharry Collins Dictionary’s definition of Cold War (CW) is a “state of political hostility and military tension between two countries or power blocs, involving propaganda, subversion, threats, economic sanctions ...
  • - Shakuntala Boolell

    L’Inde conjuguée au féminin… -- Shakuntala Boolell Pour la Journée internationale de la femme célébrée avec faste ou simplicité dans le monde, il est difficile de ne pas se fixer dans l’esprit des images de femmes. A l’île Maurice ...
  • Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo

    How I Lived the Independence Period -- Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo It is indeed a great moment of intense emotion to walk down memory lane to the days when the country became independent on a Monday 12 March 1968 at noon, at the Champ de Mars where most ...