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...
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James Burty David
Fiery Defender of Labour-Party Faith
We mourn, with his family and friends, nationally and elsewhere, the passing away, at 63, of Dr James Burty David, secondary education Teacher and Principal, Preceptor, active memb...
Copenhagen Conference: L’armée des Citoyens du Monde en marche
-- Vina Ballgobin
Le week-end du 11 au 13 décembre 2009 était chargé pour tous ceux qui avaient la mission de sensibiliser les citoyens du monde entier sur les enjeux liés au sommet d...
James Burty David
The evil that men do lives after themThe good is oft interred with their bones.-- William Shakespeare, ‘Julius Caesar’
Not always. This is the statement which Shakespeare makes the crafty Mark Anthony say in his funeral oration...
Green Energy, as Brought to You by Crony Capitalism
Writing in New York Times, Doreen Carvagal raises the alarm about how the "freewheeling approach of the fast-evolving energy industry is luring a rogue’s gallery of corrupt politicians and entrepr...
“Don’t give discounts” What Mauritius can learn from Brick Lane and Norwich
-- Sean Carey
Cut price, bargain basement, 2-for-1 offers. Are these familiar discount phrases now being applied to Mauritius?
I’ve just read a report f...
Dabeedeen Reetoo: Visionary and Man of many parts
-- Dr R Neerunjun Gopee
Official versions of history often relegate important actors in national life to footnotes, and some do not even get a footnote. But there must be countless examples of ...
-- Rajiv ROY
Le débat sur l’identité nationale qui déclenche les passions en France est préjudiciable à l’harmonie sociale car il est parsemé de sous-entendus et de discours opportunistes. Le fait que se pointent à...
Bits and Pieces
Et tu Brute!!!
There may be some sense in the theatricals of the Directors of our prestigious Central Bank (CB) -- making their show on the pavements of our Wall Street. But with a Deputy Governor leading it, it was much more than thir...
Points to Ponder
About our 5-Star Prisons
A First Point: I have been told that the time of service of the Commissioner of Prisons will be over by the end of this month. In the circumstances, government has two options, either to renew the contra...