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Dr R Neerunjun Gopee PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 March 2017 20:51

Medical encounters of the political kind

Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

Compared to my article of last week, ‘Medical encounters of the drugs kind’, this one is a bit trickier. ‘Political’ here not only refers to politicians of all ilk, grade, and background – from MPs to ministers --, but also those who are associated with them such as advisers, activists and agents, or those who use them either because they are close friends or to whom they are related – and on behalf of whom they feel they must show their influence or clout. All of the latter are as responsible or guilty for the irregularities which result, these being infringements of principles, procedures and regulations which in the first place have been established through due legislative-cum-legal process. Oftentimes the hangers-on of the politician act even more brazenly than their master, and to be fair, probably unbeknown to the latter.

Anil Gujadhur PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 March 2017 20:38

Green shoots for economic uptake?

The last six months have seen a synchronized resurgence in economic growth in different parts of the world. Are these the green shoots of a new phase of economic growth the world has been waiting for, almost ten years after the financial crisis of 2007? This may well be the case

Anil Gujadhur

It will be recalled that there erupted in 2007 a financial crisis of enormous proportion. Excessive amounts of fanciful loans of questionable recovery had been given by financial institutions to diverse borrowers (sub-prime in the US and inflated property loans in the EU, excessive lending to certain governments in Europe, mountains of failing corporate debt in emerging countries). By 2008, a wide-ranging financial and economic crisis was on the cards already. Millions lost their jobs. Consumers became over-prudent in their spending.

MT 60 Years Ago PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 March 2017 21:35

MT 60 Years Ago

3rd Year No 77 – Friday 27th January 1956

•         “I have made mistakes, but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one.” – J. G. Bennett

First Leader of Indo-Mauritians

By Jay Narain Roy

Manilal Doctor’s is a name to conjure with. In the history of the Indians in Mauritius, he has played a pioneering role. He was a veritable hero among men, fighter and one indeed who had handled the first flame of political consciousness among the Indians of this colony.

The whites have a rather long tradition of reaction. Political opinion began to be formed much before the reactionary Adrien d’Epinay had raised his banner. The same spirit, in varying measure of reaction has continued to this day.

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