Mauritius: School cleaners earning a meagre Rs1500 per month on the verge of hunger strike
Several women working as cleaners in schools around the island are expected to go on hunger strike later today. They will be joined by unionists Jane Ragoo and Reeaz Chuttoo. They… Read more »
Mauritius: Parliament set to resume after months of controversies
Parliament is finally set to resume on Tuesday 24 October after 97 days of rest. Since the last session, more than three months ago, a lot has changed on the political scene… Read more »
East Africa: Admassu Tadesse - "Mauritius ought to be a bigger stakeholder in COMESA's Bank"
On the 33rd annual general meeting of COMESA's Trade and Development Bank, Weekly speaks to Admassu Tadesse, president and CEO of the bank, about its role in regional integration,… Read more »
Mauritius: Milan Meetarbhan - "It is time that we have a Constitutional Bench at the Supreme Court"
Milan Meetarbhan, former ambassador to the United Nations, recently released his book "Constitutional Law of Mauritius: Constitution of Mauritius with Commentaries". Read more »
Mauritius: The workforce of Tomorrow - E.T Phone the Office
Robots instead of lawyers. Employees who live to see their 150th birthday. Professionals who go to the gym rather than to the boardroom. Tomorrow's workforce will be so… Read more »
Mauritius: Décès d'Ally Beekhun - «There were other urgencies at that time», affirme Husnoo
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Mauritius: Deloitte - Addressing Structural Challenges to Drive Growth
The Finance Minister delivered his Budget speech in the context of considerable hopes, challenges and uncertainties. The main challenges addressed by the budget include achieving… Read more »
Mauritius: The SC/HSC Controversy - Method in the Madness?
In a controversial decision by the Ministry of Education last week, the access to the Higher School Certificate (HSC) has been made more difficult for pupils. With industry experts… Read more »
Mauritius: Special Budget - The three priorities of the Budget more jobs, decent jobs and smart jobs
In a series of articles to be published in the wake of the upcoming Budget, Dr Rama Sithanen, economist and former Minister of Finance, argues that the credibility of the 2017-2018… Read more »
Mauritius: "The minimum the metro express will cost is Rs50 or Rs55 billion"
I knew Poorranarnenden Sungeelee, mechanical engineer and key member of the consumer association, Association des consommateurs de l'île Maurice, was passionate about the… Read more »
Mauritius: The State of Mauritian Democracy
Often feted as an aspirational concept, democracy is undergoing a phase of deep discontent, disconnect and disillusionment across the world. This trend is mostly entrenched in… Read more »
December 06, 2016
Mauritius: Lynn Dallaire - "We need to involve our boards more closely in key risk decisions"
Lynn Dallaire has just joined AfrAsia Bank after a long career at the National Bank of Canada. She believes that banks need to continually invest in strengthening the risk culture… Read more »
November 23, 2016
Mauritius: Sridhar Nagarajan - "Rs 5 to 6 billion expected from the sale of 30% of MauBank"
Born out of the fusion of the ailing ex-NCB and ex-MPCB nearly a year ago, MauBank is already generating double digit profits during its new financial year, says its Chief… Read more »
Mauritius: Investment - who is to blame?
Investment has been the subject of much debate lately. Is there some veracity in the blame game or is it a question of the glass being half full or half empty? Azad Jeetun, former… Read more »
November 04, 2016
Mauritius: "The Muvman Liberater is just a hyphen in history"
With parliament reconvening in a few weeks, Weekly speaks to Mouvement Militant Mauricien MP Aadil Ameer Meea about the main issues likely to be tackled by the opposition. He also… Read more »
October 28, 2016
Mauritius: "Just giving money to the poor will not help them"
In light of the recently published university ranking, Weekly speaks to Associate Professor and 2nd Pro Vice Chancellor R. Thanika Juwaheer to ask what the university is doing… Read more »
October 14, 2016
Mauritius: Maricela Guzman - "We had more alcohol than orange juice on the island"
Weekly talks to ex-navy officer Maricela Guzman, formerly stationed at Diego Garcia, who was in Mauritius for Lalit's international conference. She speaks about how rules were… Read more »
October 07, 2016
Mauritius: "One cannot have a fresh start with the same team of dysfunctionals".
Milan Meetarbhan, constitutional lawyer and former ambassador of Mauritius to the United Nations, speaks to Weekly about the power handover in the country and the weak comparisons… Read more »
September 29, 2016
Mauritius: "Pravind Jugnauth should call a general election within a year"
Weekly speaks to Cassam Uteem, former president of the republic and member of the global leadership foundation, for his opinion on Anerood Jugnauth handing over the prime… Read more »
September 28, 2016
Mauritius: Sanjiv Bhasin - "The Bank of Mauritius does not regulate banks' fees"
Sanjiv Bhasin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AfrAsia Bank, opens up with us to explain the performance of his banking entity and the overall banking sector. He also talks about… Read more »
Mauritius: Lakshman Bheenick - "I trust that political parties will appoint the best Prime Minister possible"
Standard Bank, which originated in South Africa more than 150 years ago, started its operations in Mauritius in 2001. Read more »
September 23, 2016
Mauritius: Shahina Aboobakar - "Girls at 13 are already sexually active"
The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life found itself in the centre of a controversy recently when it introduced the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for teenage girls in… Read more »
September 15, 2016
Mauritius: Sudhamo Lal - "MRA is expected to collect Rs 76 billion in FY 2016-17"
The Director General of the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) talks about the tax season which started a few weeks ago and his expectations in regard to this exercise. Tax evasion,… Read more »
August 26, 2016
Mauritius: "It's a Ramassis United that is leading this country"
"Weekly speaks to Vijay Makhan, former foreign secretary and member of the 'Mouvement Militant Mauricien' (MMM). He talks about the state of the MMM, the rumours of 'kos koser'… Read more »
August 08, 2016
Mauritius: Analyse - Oil Refinery at Albion - Another CT Power Saga in the Making!
Over the years, the idea of setting up an oil refinery had hit the headlines on several occasions but without making much headway. Read more »
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