New Year Resolutions 2010
-- Ramesh Beeharry
Resolutions are like the signposts that we place along the highway to guide us towards a particular destination. If perchance I were given a say in the affairs of the Nation, the following would be m...
Interview: Dr Satish Boolell
« Une certaine violence s’infiltre dans nos mœurs…… les morts d’hommes ne sont que le sommet de l’iceberg »
* « Alors que la violence est intense et immédiate, la justice ne l’est pas. Elle est ...
The Scar-Spangled Banner
-- Samad Ramoly
We’re not smart as a nation. We don’t learn from the past, and we don’t plan for the future. This is a society in deep, deep trouble and the fixes currently in the works are in no way adequate to the enor...
Rues et quartiers de la peur
Il n’est pas un jour où on apprend qu’il y a eu une agression, un crime, un règlement de comptes et quoi d’autre… Pendant les fêtes de fin d’année tout se décuple : mauvais pencha...
Welcome to 2010. We all subscribe to new resolutions at the beginning of the year. I propose two. The first one is addressed to our politicians. They are invited to resolve that in 2010 they shall not betray the el...
Points to Ponder
Can a past President get involved in politics?
A First Point: The MMM organized its annual dinner party late last month. Amongst those who attended this celebration were Jean Claude de l’Estrac and, surprisingly, Cassam Uteem...
Hardworking donkeys: just sound as though…
-- Dr R Neerunjun Gopee
Sometimes out of the blues one hears a beautiful expression, and it happened to me when recently I heard someone referring to another person in his office as a ‘hardworking d...
More of the same? Or something different now?
2010 marks the beginning of a new decade. It could become the start of a novel experience for our society if we are prepared to reconsider the model by which we have lived in the past so many decades. The a...
Nikhita Obeegadoo lance son 2e livre : Murders & Chemical Equations
Professor Ram Prakash
Professor Ram Prakash, a well-known and respected figure in this country, passed away recently in New Delhi, India, where he had retired after he completed his active career in Mauritius many years ago. He is known...
Copenhagen : A Layman’s View
So, after an avalanche of hype and hysteria, Copenhagen ended in the huge disappointment anticipated by many sceptic bystanders. During a whole fortnight, a lot of hot air (no pun intended) coming...
The Year That Was
-- S. MODELIAR
The year ends with the death of minister who was one of the most dynamic members of the Labour Party. The year also ends locally by that stab in the back of the Governor of the Central Bank, Manou Bheenick, fol...
Maurice Ile Durable? Or Maurice Ile Défigurée?
What about the eco-impact of the new Wooton-Belle Rive road?
For many of us who have known this road for over half a century, we remember it as a beautifully winding, tree-lined, shaded stretch with...
2009: A Year of Achievements-- S. Chidambaram
We started the year 2009 with great trepidation. Some predicted dire catastrophes ahead. “The worst is yet to come” went the refrain, repeated ad nauseam. When threats appeared on the horizon - World ...
Points to Ponder
A First Point:
Politics is moving at a very slow pace due no doubt to the passing away of James Burty David as well as the usual festive mood that has gripped Mauritians with the New Year a few days away. Anyway, let u...
The Medicalisation of Santa Claus and Christmas?
Dr R Neerunjun Gopee
Perhaps it was to be expected, that sooner or later the medical profession would catch up with obese, rotund, red-cheeked
Santa Claus! And it seems that the inevitable has hap...
2010: Sovereignty over Chagos at Stake
The application entered on behalf on Mr Bancoult and his friends by the law firm Clifford Chance before the European Court of Human Rights is likely to be heard by July 2010. The Government of Mauritius should pay...
2010, according to Chinese wisdom, is the year of the metal tiger, one earmarked for tumultuousness by any standards. Hopefully such razzmatazz as the oracles forecast, will remain confined to the electoral and not the cane fields
Politique en 2010: Analyse et Perspectives
« Une Alliance sociale élargie au MSM part favorite…… mais il n’y aura pas de raz-de-marée à l'instar de la victoire du MMM-MSM en 1991 ou en 2000 »
* « La distribution des postes et surtout l...
The Year Which Went By
2009 ushered in a new President of America. With him, new hopes were born that the world will not be the same mess again that George W Bush and his administration had made of it during the preceding eight years. It was as if it w...