Weekly (Port Louis)


March 23, 2013

  • Mauritius: Guilty, Your Honour [opinion]

    " In every scandal involving those in positions of power , the state is left holding a substantial tab for golden handshakes and parachutes, the cost of which is rarely disclosed." Read more »



March 03, 2013



February 24, 2013

  • Mauritius: The Tiger That Purrs [opinion]

    Wednesday's torrential rains which slammed into our island were a reality check. And it is a reality we have to stare in the face. It has highlighted just how ill-equipped and... Read more »



February 02, 2013

  • Mauritius: Say a Prayer [opinion]

    "Alan Ganoo has, for years, been the go-between in - and privy to - all the kose-koser sessions which have taken place between the prime minister and the leader of the opposition." Read more »

  • Mauritius: Transparency At Its Best [opinion]

    So the board of SICOM sat to review its purchase of Rakesh Gooljaury's property in Ebène. So, they themselves questioned everything they themselves did in the whole... Read more »



January 19, 2013

  • Mauritius: Public People, Private Lives [opinion]

    on in people's lives or in the lives of those who are willing to trade their favours is none of our business whether these people are private or public figures. It still is not. Read more »

  • Mauritius: Govt's Audit Report Achievements? [opinion]

    There are many instances in which the government can legitimately talk about its achievements - the cynics might say blow its own trumpet - but the audit report is not one of them. Read more »



December 29, 2012



December 23, 2012

  • Mauritius: Choosing Between Arrogance and Opportunism [opinion]

    The nation has spoken and its words were crystal clear: "We don't give two hoots about the municipal elections!" Which part of that do the government and the opposition not... Read more »

  • Mauritius: Next Apocalypse, Please [opinion]

    Alright, the Armageddon didn't come and the earth has not been reduced to a burned-out cinder despite the doomsday promulgators. Your date with Destiny has not come yet and you... Read more »



November 27, 2012

  • Mauritius: The Politics of Negative Power [opinion]

    As we dumbly soldier on towards the scheduled village and municipal elections, political parties are bragging about fielding more women than required by the new Local Government... Read more »

  • Mauritius: See You Next Year [editorial]

    Now that the budget has been flogged to death by fi nancial analysts, media professionals and laymen alike, do me a favour: ask your friends the world over in how many of their... Read more »



November 03, 2012

  • Mauritius: Secularised Bigotry [opinion]

    God knows that we have always promoted secularism and been opposed to any religious tyranny and blind dogmas. Read more »



October 29, 2012

  • Mauritius: Engineering Poverty [opinion]

    "The poor cannot sleep because they are hungry and the rich cannot sleep because the poor are awake," someone once said. I'd like to share these thoughts with a person who is dear... Read more »

  • Mauritius: Becoming Rich at the Expense of the State [opinion]

    Allow me to steer you away, if I may, from this talk about electoral reform the scale of which, you will concede, has been blown well out of proportion.  Allow me also to... Read more »



October 06, 2012

  • Mauritius: The Triumph of the Minority [column]

    "No electoral reform this year," says the prime minister. I hope not. We are nearing Christmas time and changing the electoral system is not like going to the supermarket and... Read more »



September 30, 2012

  • Mauritius: The Two-Man Show [opinion]

    This is a headline from the BBC: "Voters in Switzerland have rejected a total ban on smoking in enclosed public places at a referendum." I thought it might be of interest to you as... Read more »



September 23, 2012

  • Mauritius: Managing Chaplaincy in Prisons [opinion]

    The imam's alleged involvement in the drug cartel which made the headlines this week is straight out of the "Safe Drug Dealing for Dummies" handbook. Not only is this incident... Read more »

  • Mauritius: The Good, the Bad and the Can of Worms [opinion]

    In a news-rich environment such as ours where bad news always jostles the good news aside, it is difficult to classify the recent events surrounding the Best Loser System (BLS) as... Read more »

  • Mauritius: More Polemics, Please! [opinion]

    The polemic triggered by the opposition about whether it is parliament or the president who should decide on the sanctions to be adopted against parties which do not fi eld one... Read more »



August 23, 2012

  • Mauritius: Why Charity Does Not Begin at Home [opinion]

    This week, the Mauritius Commercial Bank, in its MCB Focus, has suggested that Mauritius, among other things, support "the case in regional forums for the design and implementation... Read more »



August 19, 2012

  • Mauritius: When Absurdity Becomes a Habit [opinion]

    You know that a country is not going anywhere when you have lobbies digging their heels in against any progress and pushing for the status quo. This week has seen the meeting... Read more »



August 10, 2012



August 01, 2012

  • Mauritius: Nation's Diverse Cultures [opinion]

    A 'rainbow nation' is how Mauritians like to think of themselves - and the medley of races, religions and ethnic groups is truly striking. The linguistic diversity adds another... Read more »

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