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  • TD Fuego

    The Glass Half Full We should stop fixating on the glass half-empty. We may not have economic bonanza, but we still have a generous Welfare State, and we have peace and security — very rare commodities in today’s world TD Fuego ...
  • Sada Reddi

    Prosecution Commission? Why not a Provisional Charges Commission? Our democracy should not be taken for granted; that’s the message we should all convey to all those who are out to tamper with the system -- Sada Reddi Although people in Mauritiu...
  • Rajiv Servansingh

    From Status Quo to Status Quit - Forty Years after 20th December 1976 Three major “known unknowns”: What will happen in the Navin Ramgoolam remaining court cases? What will be the decision on the DPP’s motion for appealing the Medpoint/Pravind ...
  • Philip Li Ching Hum

    Confucius Institute in Mauritius: A dream comes true Philip Li Ching Hum On Wednesday 14 December 2016 at Octave Wiehe Hall (Reduit), the opening ceremony of the establishment of Confucius Institute was held on our soil.The function was graced by Mr ...
  • Mrinal Roy

    Checkmate The country and the sanctity of our Constitution require that more democrats and citizens take a stand and add their voice whenever the fundamental anchors of our democracy are sapped Mrinal Roy L’Alliance Lepep undertook in its electi...
  • Kul Bhushan

    Letter from New Delhi Living in Moscow as a Student “I didn’t know a single word of Russian; but people are so welcoming in Moscow.” A young Indian student describes her experiences of Moscow and the Russians love for India... -- Kul Bushan ...
  • Interview: Jocelyn Chan Low

    Interview: Jocelyn Chan Low – Historien ‘Dans la conjoncture politique actuelle Le PMSD peut prétendre jouer le rôle de joker ce qui était dévolu auparavant au MMM’ ...
  • Editorial

    The Politics of Instability The die is cast. The PMSD decided Monday last to quit the government. The eleven elected members of the PMSD resigned collectively. It was said that the government’s intention to have the Prosecution Bill passed while al...
  • Dr Rajagopala Soondron

    Jingle Bells… Dr Rajagopala Soondron Cruising through the malls and supermarkets after mid-November many of us will rediscover ourselves or our childhood. Suddenly there will be kids invading the shops, running and gamboling about, giggling and sho...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    ‘Pink”: Movie showing political rigging of police enquiry Dr R Neerunjun Gopee From time to time there comes a film from Bollywood which is not of the usual song-and-dance type and which one can watch without having to ‘leave your brain at th...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Currency Demonetisation Anil Gujadhur Mauritius had to demonetise (i.e., remove banknotes from circulation) the whole of its banknotes in 1998. It was not a demonetisation exactly of the type decided on 8th November last in the case of India by the ...
  • Nita Chicooree-Mercier

    Chronique Hebdo The Truth about Syria -- Nita Chicooree-Mercier An independent Canadian journalist and rights activist, Eva Bartlett; Sara Flounders, co-founder of ‘International Action against Capitalism’ (IAC) and a woman lawyer present a...
  • U.C.

    India-Mauritius: The strategic partnership gets off the ground! Geopolitical intelligence, all-weather friends and awareness of complex inter-locking issues are vital as we navigate the headier waves of the world's new and emerging realities, strategi...
  • TP Saran

    December 2014: Was it the slogan or the people who won? ‘Lepep’ seem to have concluded that it is the slogan and the campaigners that won. As for them, they are the eternal losers -- TP Saran ...
  • Shakuntala Boolell

    SSR meurt le 15 décembre - un tour d’horizon Shakuntala Boolell La coutume a force de loi. Pèlerinage, festival mis à part, il est dans les habitudes, surtout celles des hommes et femmes politiques , des activistes et de certains proches de se ...
  • Nita Chicooree-Mercier

    Carnet Hebdo Lorsque Porlwi fait semblant -- Nita Chicooree-Mercier Décembre. Une période festive annoncée en musique, lumière et couleurs dès les premiers jours. Opération Lacaz Out à niveau national ayant fait bouger 600,000 personnes à...
  • Mrinal Roy

    Double Standards and Double Talk The writing is boldly etched on the wall and the portent is clear. If there is no prompt change of tack, the people will democratically rock the boat and upset the apple cart to set things right -- Mrinal Roy The s...
  • Editorial

    Prosecution Commission & The DPP It will be recalled that after the elections of December 2014, police investigated several cases involving the former Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam. He was serially arrested on various charges and the results of ...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    African politics: Slowly, winds of change -- Dr R Neerunjun Gopee The world is now supposed to be a global village, a term which perhaps means that just as in a village we get to know what’s happening to our neighbours through the grapevine, simil...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Sustaining our services sector despite unfair criticisms Mauritius is not in the business of undermining other countries’ tax collections. It sees itself more in the business of pooling and sending international investment resources to help spread o...