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  • Mrinal Roy

    Clamour For a New Dawn Mauritius is not an exception. Let the local political class not kid themselves. The people are fed up with all the political class and their leaders irrespective of political parties -- Mrinal Roy The writing has been on the ...
  • Edittorial

    Provisional Charges Dropped Who should bear the costs? The Curepipe Court decided on Tuesday last to drop the charges on which the two daughters and son-in-law of Dawood Rawat were arrested following the dismantling of the BAI group as from early Apr...
  • Shakuntala Boolell

    La femme pèche : par ambition ou tromperie ? Shakuntala Boolell Depuis quelques années, les quotas ont changé les donnes. Les hommes ont cédé malgré eux-mêmes souvent leur place au profit des femmes. Ce qui explique que sous l’ancien régime le...
  • Clifford Ng Kwet Chan

    Mon olivier a disparu Pour les immigrants chinois de l'île Maurice La menace d'invasion japonaise Durant la seconde guerre mondiale Était une épée de Damoclès Suspendue au-dessus de leur tête. Craignant des atrocités japonaises Connues e...
  • MT 60 Years Ago

    MT 60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 78 – Friday 3rd February 1956 The Admission Campaign By Somduth Bhuckory The admission campaign is going from strength to strength. As the question of admission of children to primary schools is a national pr...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Global war: What if? Current international tensions call for preparedness on our part on a non-partisan basis, by bouncing what-if ideas among well-meaning interested parties. It is important to look beyond our narrow domestic preoccupations Anil ...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    From the culture of identity to the politics of identity We thought we were progressing towards a world of greater inclusiveness and wider, deeper integration. Suddenly, the horizon is now darkened by the ghost of identity politics that is spreading i...
  • Edittorial

    Time to clear the air The opposition has been calling on Ms Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic, to step down. Such an action has never been undertaken before in Mauritius. The reason being put forward for this call is that she would have a...
  • Interview: Dr Vasantt Jogoo

    Interview: Dr Vasantt Jogoo “When we vote for someone, it looks like we are also voting for his/her sons and daughters, mistresses, uncles…” * ‘The MSM still needs the ML to maintain the pretence of a stable and legitimate government, a...
  • Kul Bhushan

    Letter from New Delhi Bhismadev Seebaluck - The Shakespeare of Mauritius -- Kul Bhushan An author, a playwright, a dramatist, a journalist, an educationist, a littérateur and, above all, a gentle and loving soul, Bhismadev Seebaluck is no more....
  • Mrinal Roy

    Let the people decide As is the case in Britain, will the government have the grit to test its legitimacy by calling for urgent general elections? -- Mrinal Roy This week is rich in events. Markets are having the jitters at the risk of an Armageddo...
  • Nita Chicooree-Mercier

    A Most Uncertain Election Ahead! -- Nita Chicooree-Mercier While the media highlights main frontrunners in the French presidential race, small parties with an increasing following are not only ignored but their candidates are overtly criticized and d...
  • Rajiv Servansingh

    The Rogers-Sunnystars-NMH Saga Listed companies must gear up for the new normal Rajiv Servansingh What can be termed the New Mauritius Hotels (NMH) Saga has been making the headlines in the financial press for some time now. This is an important...
  • Ramesh Beeharry

    Metro Express or Bust! We are condemned to achieve all of our energy needs from renewables in the shortest possible time. Wouldn’t be wonderful then to ride on 100% clean, green trams and trains that are eco-friendly and non-polluting? -- Ramesh Beeh...
  • Sada Reddi

    University of Mauritius - Enhancing its Research Mission Issues concerning the quality of teaching and research at the University should be debated at all levels so that in the end, an enabling environment can be created in the interest of students...
  • Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo

    Languages in Mauritius Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo Ever since settlement took place in Mauritius, starting with the Dutch (which however was not a permanent one), the various colonisers have left the imprint of their languages. With the slave trade preva...
  • TP Saran

    Titbits If only China would use the Dalai Lama… -- TP Saran Some years ago we wrote an article, ‘Why does China have such a short-sighted Tibet policy?’ This was at a time when the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang had started becoming restive and ha...
  • Shakuntala Boolell

    Tuer autrui et refuser d’être tué ! Est-ce normal ? -- Shakuntala Boolell Tuer pour n’importe quelle raison : c’est une déviance. Pourquoi ? C’est contraire au message de Dieu ; quelle que soit la croyance ou la pratique. Mais on justifie ...
  • Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo

    In Memoriam Bhismadev Seebaluck: Writer, Playwright, Educationist, Littérateur -- Dr Mrs Sarita Boodhoo Bhismadev Seebaluck, the well-known literary figure of Mauritius, left us on Saturday 8th April at the age of 75 at his home in Saran Vil...
  • Rajiv Servansingh

    Justifying the Unjustifiable MPs are no ordinary citizens. The 70 elected representatives of the people are expected to tread carefully and impose the necessary self-restraints Rajiv Servansingh Two phrases have become irritatingly repetiti...