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Friday, 24 March 2017 21:47

Drug trafficking, ID cards and Alvaro Sobrinho

Is the Government at a Loss?

As a nation, we cannot cut corners. We also have to be uncompromising in respect of the country’s international standing, standard of ethics and probity

-- Mrinal Roy

What the blazes is happening in the country? Despite repeated pledges to clean up the Augean stables with a self proclaimed competent team, the signs are not good.

Let us take drug trafficking which of late seems to be proliferating on an even larger scale than before and has been making even bigger headlines. Despite repeated government undertakings to end the scourge of drug trafficking in the country and a Commission of Inquiry on Drug Trafficking holding its sittings since July 2015, the country seems to continue to witness an ever increasing scale of drugs related hauls and arrests.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 09:12
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Kul Bhushan PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 March 2017 21:41

Letter from New Delhi

The Wheel Turns Full Circle for Uganda Asians

Expelled by brutal dictator 45 years ago, Uganda Asians prospered in Britain, went back to Uganda 25 years ago and maintain strong links with their roots in India, reports Kul Bhushan with exclusive inputs by Uganda Asian leaders.

-- Kul Bhushan

Initially discouraged in 1972 to settle in Leicester, Britain, Uganda Asians are now hailed as model immigrants who have contributed to Britain, Uganda as well as India. When dictator Idi Amin expelled them over 45 years ago, Britain published advertisements in Ugandan newspapers dissuading them to go there. The advertisements in Leicester warned them not to go there as there was no housing and no jobs. Still, 28,000 homeless migrated to Leicester as they had no option.

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Editorial PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 March 2017 21:37

Lifting up Africa and Mauritius

On Monday last, Mauritius hosted at Balaclava the first meeting of the African Economic Platform (AEP). The AEP is an emanation of the African Union (AU) meeting held in Rwanda in July last year.

In the course of this latter meeting, leaders of the AU adopted a plan of action worked out in 2013 about the major social, political and economic objectives the African continent, grouped under the AU, should pursue over the next 50 years, hence the African Union’s Agenda 2063. This is important because, even if global conditions change over time, a comprehensive vision of where one wants to be in 50 years’ time constitutes a Guide of To-do Things, which can be adjusted to what is achievable.

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Interview : Catherine Boudet, Sociologue PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 March 2017 21:33

Interview : Catherine Boudet, Sociologue


‘L’achat de votes et le bribe ont atteint des sommets records lors des dernières élections…

… pour financer toute cette distribution de faveurs, il faut bien que les politiciens s’appuient sur des sources de revenus’

« Une clique a juste chassé l’autre mais les méthodes sont les mêmes »

* ‘C’est encore un autre fantasme politique mauricien, l’arrivée d’un messie providentiel ou leader qui apporterait non seulement la bonne parole mais toutes les solutions’

Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 09:06
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Dr Rajagopala Soondron PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 March 2017 21:04

That Private Tuition

-- Dr Rajagopala Soondron

After the introduction of the 9-year schooling system, generations of past school kids will still remember that much-hated screening that the old CPE had imposed on them. Some of us were somehow initiated into an archaic form of that latter system at an early age, and became part of that educational tragedy, though, sixty years ago, competition was less vicious.

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