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  • S.K.Mahadeo

    English, globalisation and linguistic nationalism How aware are we of the relevance of English in our complex linguistic environment? -- Satish Kumar Mahadeo   Among all international languages, English is agreed by many to have attained the stat...
  • Nita Chicooree

    Island For Sale     Mauritius is one of the most overcrowded countries in the world with a population of more than one million people on a small territory. In the ultra-capitalist system the country has embraced, what are the chances of the average ...
  • Kul Bushan

    A Historic Day  Today is a historic day. The UN International Women's Day today marks its 100th anniversary. For 100 years, International Women’s Day celebrates the political, economic, cultural and social achievement of women around the world. This c...
  • J.Bizlall

    Un 12 mars sans souffle   Je pense personnellement que le 12 mars, c’est autant le 12 mars 1992 que le 12 mars 1968. Je regrette que depuis, nous ne soyons pas passés à la deuxième République par l’adoption d’une deuxième Constitution. ...
  • Editorial

    Preserving the feeling of well-being  Those who have travelled extensively to other countries can testify to it: Mauritius still exudes a sense of well-being which is not present in several other countries. Most of the air we breathe, especially away fr...
  • Dr Gopee

    Of God and global calamities  -- Dr R Neerunjun Gopee  Just as in the wake of cyclone Katrina which in 2005 devastated New Orleans and much of the environs, analyses continue to be made of various aspects of the before, during and after of the earthqu...
  • D.Virahsawmy

    MID and The New Culture   -- Dev Virahsawmy  When the national creative genius is freed from the fetters of greed and selfishness, thousands of new ideas will emerge to help us face our growing difficulties  Although the Denial Industry is very a...
  • C.Jeeroburkhan

    Des réformes politiques, pourquoi faire ?   -- Chafeekh Jeeroburkhan   En ce 12 mars 2010, la question des Chagos (tout comme celle du Tromelin, quoique dans une moindre mesure), nous rappelle l’étroite marge de manœuvre dont nous disposons p...
  • Letters

    Readers' Response/Opinion    To Our Readers      Your views are of interest to us. They help us balance the argument in the correct perspective. We welcome you to draw our attention to anything or opinion expressed in the Mauritius Times (or an...
  • V.Ballgobin

    Un “Archaeological Research Policy” pour la République de Maurice    Le département d’Histoire de l’Université de Maurice a lancé, vendredi dernier, sa première activité de l’année : un atelier de travail sur le « Archeological Res...
  • TP Saran

    My name is Khan – and this is a film   -- TP Saran    As an Indian guy once said, while buying a ticket for a film, ‘when you go to see an Indian film, leave your brains at the counter as you buy the ticket!’ The primary purpose – and conce...
  • Shakuntala Boolell

    La peine de mort et la femme mauricienne   -- Shakuntala Boolell   Faut-il rétablir la peine capitale ? L’éventualité de cette forme de condamnation a déclenché un certain tollé dans les milieux politiques, culturels et religieux. C’est...
  • Satish Kumar Mahadeo

    What Makes A Quality Teacher?   Education must meet the challenges of fast technological developments and globalisation in order to maintain our competitiveness in a knowledge-based economy. In line with this view, any educational reform requires stude...
  • Sameer Sharma

    A bumpy road still lies ahead   -- Sameer Sharma   These days, traders have become quite nervous about anything that even moves under the sun. The need to make profits on a daily basis coupled with a spate of bad news from the old continent have got...
  • S.Modeliar

    Death penalty: The legal hurdles will never be surmounted for bringing back this punishment   It was unexpected. It was a real surprise. That was the statement made by the Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam that he was giving some thought to bringing bac...
  • R.V

    Well done, CP!   -- R.V.  Every week churns out an outrageous crime that hits the headlines. One gets the feeling that society in Mauritius is sick and that danger stalks our streets as never before. But believe it or not crime is on the decrease. In...
  • Ramesh Beeharry

    Reflexions on Maha Shivaratree   -- Ramesh Beeharry   Like every year, the Maha Shivaratree festival was celebrated again with great fervour this year (12 Feb 10) in Mauritius. Some half a million pilgrims, many on foot, converged on Ganga Talao (G...
  • Lex

    Points to Ponder Politics and Journalism A First Point: I had always thought that that our journalists are serious minded people, intellectually honest, well read, giving intellectual credit where it is due and having some respect for truth in their pro...
  • Editorial

    The Power Game  All of a sudden, the sole issue dominating the political debate in Mauritius is about which political alliance will finally emerge. After having spoken at length about three-cornered fights in the next general elections involving the thr...
  • Dr Gopee

    ‘Cotoc’ Maureemootoo: Monument, Institution  -- Dr R Neerunjun Gopee  ‘Monument, Institution’ – these are some of the terms that ex-RCC students whose lives he had marked were using to describe the man they had come to pay homage to: Mr Maur...