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  • Dr Rajagopala Soondron

    Private Practice for Govt Specialists Dr Rajagopala Soondron From Labour governments which downplayed the issue of private practice after normal working hours by medical specialists employed in the public sector (Ministry of Health) and often looked the...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    The Birth of a New Day We may look back over our past in years but we can only look to the future one day at a time, a day that also begins the year Dr R Neerunjun Gopee We go to bed every night with a single hope: that we will wake up in the morning a...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Why the economy matters more than all else - Anil Gujadhur 2017 is going to be a decisive year for the world economy. Markets have kept an optimistic mood on the back of Mr Trump’s statement that he will invest massively in infrastructure. If that hap...
  • MT 60 Yrs 13 Jan 17

    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 Language Problem and Compulsory Education - A Historical Background -- D. Napal BA (Hons) Mr Jame...
  • U.C.

    Tango for Two At each and every turn when the country could feel that at long last we might have a six- or even a three-month span of unhindered stability, government has the knack to engulf those forlorn hopes in yet another stormy spell. Unfortunat...
  • TP Saran

    What now for Mauritius: Will 2017 be better? -- TP Saran The Finance Minister, Pravind Jugnauth, is reported as having said that a bright future awaits the country in 2017. Apparently he is not unduly perturbed by the departure of the leader of th...
  • TD Fuego

    Forum Everyone Should Be Accountable! -- TD Fuego “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” ― Thomas Paine The classical definition of democracy is government of the people, by the pe...
  • Sitwayin X

    Our moment of reckoning? -- Sitwayin X In terms of what a brand may aspire to exude and what it actually delivers, can a government get any further from the mark than the current one? What should worry any citizen with enough hindsight is: the somb...
  • Shakuntala Boolell

    2017 : L’année des revirements Qu’est-ce qui a changé en 2016? Pour le meilleur ou pour le pire ? -- Shakuntala Boolell Fin 2016. Que d’attentes, que d’espoirs ! Et en fin de compte, le peuple, tout au moins le petit peuple, continue de ...
  • Sada Reddi

    2017 - A Short Year Ahead A nation alienated from its government is a recipe for national disaster with the result that public policies, however well-intentioned, will become both dysfunctional and perverse -- Sada Reddi After two disappointi...
  • Rajiv Servansingh

    2014-2016: An Economy Tripped by Poor Governance Rajiv Servansingh When India started posting impressive economic growth rates at the end of the last century, an oft-heard comment which used to go round the business community was that “the econom...
  • Mrinal Roy

    Adapt or Perish Looking back at the events in Mauritius and some of the misguided government decisions of the past year, we invariably think of an amoeba moving hither and thither by trial and error, perpetually changing course at every obstacle in ...
  • Interview Yvan Martial

    Interview: Yvan Martial ‘Gouverner, c’est d’abord rassembler et surtout ne pas diviser, ni ostraciser’ * ‘Le meilleur agent politique du PTr est plus que jamais Bhai Anerood… … il croit dérouler le tapis rouge devant son fils,...
  • Editorial

    Setting the new direction for 2017 and beyond... In 2015 and 2016 a number of things happened which cast doubt on the stability of the L’Alliance Lepep government. There was clearly a struggle for power within the ranks of the MSM itself. This was a...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    Let us journey into the future with hope Dr R Neerunjun Gopee A man should not be judged by the nature of his duties but by the manner in which he does them. – Swami Chinmayananda In other words, it is not by his position but by his characte...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Going beyond bounds -- Anil Gujadhur It may be said that in many countries of the world today the mood is not exceedingly good. That does not augur well for the coming period. However, should we take it forward? Will it help? No. Because good thing...
  • MT 60 yrs 30 Dec 16

    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 Burning Questions As the year was dying out we reviewed our editorials to see what we had ...
  • MT 60 yrs 23 Dec 16

    2nd Year No 73 Friday – 30th December 1955 • When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. – C. Darrow From the Editorials As the year began, we asked: ‘Why a fiscal committee?’...
  • VR Nathan

    A Constitutional Monster for Ti-Dimoun? -- VR Nathan Two arguments have been advanced to support the setting up of a Prosecution Commission. The first was to make a supposedly unaccountable DPP accountable, and that we were told had been on the age...
  • U.C.

    Année du singe de feu : Année des tensions politiques et des imprévus L’année 2016, imprévisible à souhait, se termine donc dans un feu d'artifice qui présage d'autres développements. Souhaitons qu'ils aillent dans le sens d'une consolidati...