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  • TP Saran

    The People Want Delivery On Promises Promises have kept being repeated in different forums and at every May 1st rally, as happened last Monday, but the reality does not match the rhetoric. Successive governments have done the same, so it's nothing new...
  • Samad Ramoly

    Do we really get the “elites” we deserve? Samad Ramoly Elites have generally been associated to a class of gentle and wise people whose ways tend to command respect, adulation and emulation. They constitute, namely, of a political, business...
  • Ramesh Beeharry

    The Buffoon Who Got The Girl Shammi Kapoor probably remained oblivious to the legacy he left behind: the confidence booster he gave to a generation of average guys that they too could be romantic and get the girl! -- Ramesh Beeharry Whenever I am...
  • Rajiv Servansingh

    Back to the Future: Rehabilitating the Developmental State Two conditions are required for achieving a turnaround: political will, and political and administrative capacity. Both have been manifestly lacking Rajiv Servansingh The concept of a de...
  • Interview : Jocelyn Chan Low - Historien

    Interview : Jocelyn Chan Low - Historien ‘Une recomposition de l’échiquier politique semble extrêmement compliquée… …Peut-on refaire le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge, ou même le remake 2000, eu égard à la frilosité de l’électorat face au double ...
  • Editorial

    More of the Same? We saw of late how succeeding political parties in power failed those who voted for them. Once in power, governments had their own agendas to pursue, not exactly matching promises they had made during the electoral campaigns. This ag...
  • Dr Rajagopala Soondron

    “Is and Ought” -- Dr Rajagopala Soondron The title would remind students of philosophy and history of David Hume’s famous essay; many would have given different interpretations to his views, because ‘Is and Ought’ encompass a whole gamut...
  • Clifford Ng Kwet Chan

    Voie diplomatique ou militaire -- Clifford Ng Kwet Chan Il y a dans la vie Des instants de bonheur D'heureux souvenirs Qui remontent à la mémoire. Il y a des rencontres inattendues Des retrouvailles chaleureuses Après une longue absence Qui ...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    The Makings of a Good Financial Centre -- Anil Gujadhur Mauritius’ financial services sector – domestic and global business -- contributes a little over 12% of GDP. Non-bank financial services account for more than half of it. In the latter ca...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Sweet as Sugar Anil Gujadhur We need not lose sight of the fact that Mauritius was discovered, raised and peopled for the sake of sugar. For centuries, we have depended on sugar as the mainspring of our livelihood. Through good times or bad, whethe...
  • Mauritius Times - 60 Years Ago

    Mauritius Times - 60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 79 – Friday 10th February 1956 * Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally – Abraham Lincoln Special article in honour of his anniversary ...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    When India beckons… Dr R Neerunjun Gopee My last trip to India was in December 2015, when I travelled with family to attend two marriages, thus completing half a century of going back and forth between Mauritius, where my heart lies, and Mother Ind...
  • Week's Highlights 05 May 2017

    Mauritius TIMES This Week’s Highlights Issue: 2017 05 05 Highlights •    EDITORIAL More of the Same? We saw of late how succeeding political parties in power failed those who voted for them. Once in power, governments had ...
  • Shakuntala Boolell

    Gayasingh Ashram: devoir de mémoire -- Shakuntala Boolell Le passage du temps n’efface pas les évènements marquants. Il est courant de parler de devoir de mémoire dans le discours politique, intellectuel et culturel. Tout récemment en Isra...
  • Rajiv Servansingh

    French election A Lepen Victory: Potentially Ruinous for Mauritius: A Risk Assessment For us in Mauritius the boon coming from a Macron election is that it will avoid the cataclysmic and potentially ruinous effects of France pulling out of the European ...
  • Murli Dhar

    How Political Parties Have Failed Voters Whereas in France, Emmanuel Macron has emerged as a potential capable saviour from the impending disaster of putting the reins of government into untutored hands, do we, in our case, have a sincere and competent p...
  • Interview : Jack Bizlall

    Interview : Jack Bizlall « Les choses vont vite se détériorer si Jugnauth ne met pas de l’ordre dans ses idées et dans ses actes » * ‘Quoi qu’on en dise, Mohamed et Boolell n’ont pas d’énergie et de courage pour affronter Ramgool...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    Where the mind of men is without fear… In order to plan for the future, we must consolidate the present by first understanding the past. The past is made up of things, events and people. Things and events can be found in nature: but many are man-...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Electoral outcomes: Lessons from India and from elsewhere A lot of our politics is increasingly resembling a chatterbox. You say something. Someone else gainsays. People left in the lurch don’t see how all those discussions are improving their lot ...
  • MT 60 Years Ago

    MT 60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 78 – Friday 3rd February 1956 •       The statesman shears the sheep, the politician skins them. – A. O’Malley Dinabandhu Manilal By R. K. Boodhun Manilal is no more. Let us say Manilal of Ind...