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Shakuntala Boolell PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 23 April 2017 18:17

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 nombre de conseillères dans les municipalités dépassait parfois celui des hommes. Mairesses et adjointes aux maires ne gênaient personne. Il fallait tout simplement rester dans les limites de ses fonctions. Des députées et ministres aussi, avec la première nommée par Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, c’est-à-dire Rada Poonoosamy, ne suscitaient pas vraiment de polémiques. Quant à leur performance cela variait. Les commentaires dans la presse en donnaient une idée.

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Clifford Ng Kwet Chan PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 April 2017 21:14

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 en Chine sous l'appellation de "viol de Nanjing"

Des familles chinoises de Port Louis

Délaissèrent la capitale

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MT 60 Years Ago PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 April 2017 21:13

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 problem the immense response of the people is quite understandable.

One voice, that of the Director of Education, has said once that about 10,000 children would not be admitted. Since then thousands of voices have risen against that solitary voice, not once but many times, and have drowned it with “Admit Our Children”.

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Anil Gujadhur PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 April 2017 21:02

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 Gujadhur

I was agreeably surprised last Saturday by a discussion hosted by a local private radio station (Radio Plus) relating to the risk of a third world war. Issues of concern were well laid out at the very beginning to enable listeners to react. The point is that most of the time, our public debate centres around local issues, mostly around the doings, non-doings and wrong-doings of personalities. This debate thus marked a welcome departure from our usual insular concerns.

For a country such as Mauritius, dependent on the outside world of international trade and relations, happenings and events in other parts of the world are critical. They need to be analysed to the finest detail for strategic reasons. We can ignore them only at our cost.

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Dr R Neerunjun Gopee PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 April 2017 20:56

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 its tentacles

Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

The proverb ‘birds of the same feather flock together’ that we most innocently learnt in high school turns out, on reflection, to express a truism that now threatens to make the world regress to the chaos of the dark ages. A cultural anthropologist would probably tell us that the human tendency of looking out for one’s own kind, for a shared ‘sameness’ in groups or within defined territorial boundaries, is a primordial need dating from mankind’s beginnings. From an evolutionary biologist’s perspective, it is likely to be a mechanism for protection and group survival to be found in all living organisms. So what’s the problem with having an identity?

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