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  • Rajiv Servansingh

    SSR and SAJ: Two different men and two distinct epochs Rajiv Servansingh At any given time the range of possibilities is determined by what has gone before (determinism), but within this range genuine choices are possible (voluntarism). -- P. Sweezy ...
  • Nita Chicooree-Mercier

    Chronique Hebdo Trump - Common Sense and Bitter Truths -- Nita Chicooree-Mercier Let us get one thing straight following the misplaced outrage over issues hogging international media headlines which are parroting America's left-leaning media sensatio...
  • Interview Me Rex Stephen

    Interview : Me Rex Stephen   « La passation des pouvoirs laisse l’impression qu’elle a été effectuée avec une certaine absence d’égard…envers la fonction de la Présidence » * ‘Selon notre raisonnement, si l’accord ‘à l’israéli...
  • Q & A Abhay Thakur

    India High Commissioner Abhay Thakur: “Mauritius will continue to enjoy an edge post DTA review” * ‘India has expressed its solidarity with Mauritius on all issues of importance, including on Chagos’ ...
  • Editorial

    Not out of the woods yet After all the ups and downs of the several past weeks, a new government headed by Pravind Jugnauth as Prime Minister has been formed. The latter reconstituted the Cabinet, with SAJ (the PM till then) retaining a position in Cabi...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    Modern slavery The basic truism is that our needs turn into wants, which is fair enough within limits. But the tipping point comes when need becomes greed, and that’s when we really become slaves Dr R Neerunjun Gopee Under the title ‘This Prehisto...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Going beyond barriers and uncertainty Mauritius has scope to restructure and transform its economy to face new challenges. It can upgrade itself, innovate, make the economy take fresh directions, open up new markets and stay relevant to the world despite...
  • MT 60 yrs 3 Feb 17

    MT 60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 75 – Friday 13th January 1956 •       Il n’est pas du tout question, pour moi, de célébrer et de conserver à tout prix l’impérialisme de la race blanche. – G. Duhamel How space problem was solved in UK ...
  • Anil Gujadhur

    Taming The Wild Beast before it gets out of hand Society is badly in need of leaders who can really lead and transform for a sustainable future, not those paying lip-service, being high in rhetoric but low in delivery By Anil Gujadhur The world ove...
  • Editorial

    An Unending Mess Concrete shape was given last weekend to the announcement made by Sir Anerood Jugnauth in October 2016 that he was contemplating giving up his prime ministership. Pravind Jugnauth, leader of the MSM in the government alliance, was anoin...
  • Interview Lindsay Riviere

    Interview : Lindsay Riviere, Journaliste “Pravind a 56 ans. Il a beaucoup attendu. Pour lui, c’est maintenant ou jamais ! » * ‘Bérenger prendra-t-il le risque de se rapprocher de Ramgoolam après le traumatisme de 2014 ? Probablement pas. ...
  • Dr Rajagopala Soondron

    The Other 9/11 Dr Rajagopala Soondron 9/11 has passed into common language as the 9th of November 2001 when terrorists brought down the Twin Towers in New York. But last 9th November, the world witnessed another bombshell: the coming of Donald Trump t...
  • Kul Bhushan

    Letter from New Delhi Forgive but do not forget Very pertinent for Indian Republic Day -- Kul Bhushan “Forgive but do not forget,” said Kenya’s first President Jomo Kenyatta referring to atrocities by the colonial British rulers. This is wor...
  • Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

    Frailty, thy name is old age Dr R Neerunjun Gopee ‘Getting old is mandatory. Feeling old is optional’ ‘Frailty, thy name is woman’ is a well-known Shakespearean saying. Frailty implies being weak, delicate, breakable, and women in patriarchal ...
  • MT 60 yrs 27 Jan 17

    MT 60 Years Ago 3rd Year No 75 – Friday 13th January 1956 •       Il n’est pas du tout question, pour moi, de célébrer et de conserver à tout prix l’impérialisme de la race blanche. – G. Duhamel Education Problem in Mauritius Cri...
  • Nita Chicooree-Mercier

    Dynastic Politics -- Nita Chicooree-Mercier On Sunday 22nd, when PM Sir Anerood Jugnauth announced his resignation as Prime Minister on television and spoke about his long commitment to politics, the first impression was that he was withdrawing from p...
  • Rajiv Servansingh

    Where do we go from here? Four leads to watch Rajiv Servansingh Strengthening the new status Quo: The appointment of Pravind Jugnauth as Prime Minister under the circumstances that we know has been made into a politically contentious issue by the oppo...
  • Ramesh Beeharry

    The Helplessness of Man -- Ramesh Beeharry Saathi na bane koyi, Takdir ke maron ka. Insaan ke majburi, Hai khel sitaron ka. ...
  • Satyendra Peerthum

    Slavery & Freedom The Genesis of Maroonage and the Freedom Struggle of the Mauritian Maroons in Ile de France (1721-1732) Satyendra Peerthum Historian and Writer 1st February 2017 is a special public holiday when the struggle for freedom, the ac...
  • TP Saran

    Political power: Transitions and transfers -- TP Saran Three changes of regime took place in the world within days of each other. The one in Mauritius was simply a transfer of power; the other two, in the US and Gambia, were preceded by a period of tr...