Mauritius: Leritaz Kiltir Chagossien - Saving Chagossian culture from oblivion
"I was thirteen. Since I was thirteen in Chagos. I was thirteen. I held the coconut knife in my hand. The British came. Read more »
Mauritius: Jean Claude de l'Estrac - "Euphoric statements by government members have created the impression that Diego is back"
Jean Claude de l'Estrac, historian and former journalist, talks to Weekly about his recent book, Jugnauth-Bérenger: Ennemis Intimes 1982-1995, that traces the clash between… Read more »
Mauritius: Jugnauth-Bérenger - Ennemis Intimes 1982-1995. The history of tomorrow
Jean Claude de l'Estrac's book, Jugnauth-Bérenger: Ennemis Intimes 1982-1995 can be read on several levels. It can be viewed - as perhaps intended - as the history of two… Read more »
Mauritius: Violence - Bullying in schools or a rampant evil
"Mummy, mummy, I'm scared. He will hurt me... again... " Such are the words uttered by a young child during a nightmare following episodes of bullying at school. No child should… Read more »
Mauritius: A law that criminalises people in severe pain is a BAD law
"Why are so many countries now saying medical marijuana is ok?" It is a question that our politicians refuse to ask, despite the fact that many countries, including various states… Read more »
Mauritius: Aurore Perraud - "I see nothing wrong with fielding candidates in Rodrigues"
This week we talk to the PMSD's Aurore Perraud who has just been put in charge of the party's education file. We ask how her party views the government's education reform, the… Read more »
Mauritius: Slavery and indenture. Replacing a system or perpetuating it?
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Mauritius: GDP forecasts conundrum - Unsolicited advice to leaders of political parties
The 4 per cent growth rate in 2018 heralded by Government is unrealistic. The era of blind faith in the economy and the chase for the golden calf is over. This is why. Read more »
December 08, 2018
Mauritius: Cartoon by PoV to illustrate African anti-corruption fight
A cartoon by PoV has become the image to illustrate the fight against corruption in Africa. The Media Association of Southern Africa (MASA) decided to use it for its launch on… Read more »
November 30, 2018
Mauritius: "The SBM debacle has revealed the pithy state of governance practices"
Jaya Patten is an expatriate living and working in the United Kingdom but who has always shown a deep interest in the development of the financial and banking sectors of Mauritius.… Read more »
November 21, 2018
Mauritius: Mathieu Mandeng - "One way to fight corruption is to run a cashless economy"
He took on the commitment to answer candidly. Read more »
November 09, 2018
Mauritius: Roads in bad state - Inhabitants of Beau Bassin and Rose Hill "fed up"
Following construction works for the installation of water pipes in several areas in the region, many of the roads have been left in a very poor condition. In fact, according to… Read more »
October 26, 2018
Mauritius: Olivier Bancoult - "We are on the same wavelength as the Mauritian government"
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September 18, 2018
Africa: "Africa has been denied a piece of the pie" - Pr. Adejumobi
The 24th session of the inter-governmental committee of experts of Southern Africa kicked off at Le Meridien Hotel today. Read more »
September 10, 2018
Mauritius: Ramesh Basant Roi - «Why do some people still have preference for cash in our economy... »
It boggles the mind of Ramesh Basant Roi : «Why does a class of people in Mauritius have a preference for cash, particularly for high denomination banknotes ?» The… Read more »
August 13, 2018
Mauritius: "Why not just give more powers to the ADSU, instead of creating something new?"
With criticism of the police force hitting an all-time high particularly after the case of heroin which allegedly went missing while in police care, Weekly speaks to Inspector… Read more »
Mauritius: Antoine Domingue - "The national drug investigation commission should not be under the thumb of the prime minister"
As the country heads into unchartered waters with a commission of inquiry looking into possible constitutional violations by a former president, Weekly talks to Antoine Domingue,… Read more »
August 07, 2018
Mauritius: President vs Government - The Constitutional Crisis Explained
The president, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, has ended speculation about whether or not she will resign over the credit card scandal. In a statement on Wednesday, she categorically refused… Read more »
June 28, 2018
Mauritius: State Capture - The Tentacles Around the State
These are family members and political loyalists who have managed to secure the most prized nominations within the public service. Seconded into positions of real power, influence… Read more »
June 23, 2018
Mauritius: Pierre Dinan - "I preferred not to accept another term at the MPC because I value my independence!"
With the budget scheduled this week, Weekly speaks to Pierre Dinan, economist and former member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), about the economic situation of the country.… Read more »
June 20, 2018
Mauritius: Budget 2018-19 - The Tricks in Mogas and Diesel Prices
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June 18, 2018
Mauritius: Third model glider competition attracts crowds of students
The finals of the third edition of the model glider competition, organised jointly by the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre (RGSC) and the Aeronautical Society of Mauritius (AeSM), was… Read more »
Mauritius: Budget 2018/2019 - MCCI Overview
The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, The Hon Pravind Kumar JUGNAUTH presented the National Budget 2018/2019 in an international context which is… Read more »
Mauritius: The Prix de Poésie Edouard Maunick is back
The Prix de Poésie Edouard Maunick is back for its 2018-2019 and second edition. This year's theme is 'Cyclone'. Read more »
June 08, 2018
Mauritius: Tribute to Uncle Khemraj Ramdeehul, a legendary figure of Triolet Village
It was shocking to hear of the sudden demise of Mr Khemraj Ramdeehul, my uncle (Poupa), aged 97 years, as we were hoping he would be the first centenarian in the family, given his… Read more »