20 October 2014
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Sunil Gopal

Sunil Gopal

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Friday, 17 October 2014 09:44

Are we going to the polls in December?

The public meetings organised by the two main political blocs, namely the Labour/MMM Alliance and the Alliance Lepep on Sunday in Quatre Bornes and in Vacoas respectively failed to pull the usual big crowds. Although both blocs are claiming to have won “la bataille des foules” (the battle for the biggest crowd), it is more than obvious that voters are still shying away from such gatherings.
The stand of the government regarding the role of Parliamentary Private Secretaries is still unclear in the wake of the dissolution of the National Assembly as from 6 October last. Can they still benefit from their salaries and other privileges including use of their offices at the National Development Unit (NDU), protection by officers of VIPSU and use of government vehicles?
For myriad foreigners, getting married to a Mauritian and settling down on the exquisite island is still synonymous to a fairy tale. Mauritius, which is often portrayed as Paradise to other parts of the world, can unfortunately turn into a real hell for expatriates. Meet Nehi Chaudhary Keenoo, a young Delhite who tells us more about her misfortunes here, how her hopes were shattered, and her struggle for justice.
Friday, 10 October 2014 07:51

Who will bell the cat?

The dissolution of the National Assembly by the President of the Republic Mr. Kailash Purryag as from Monday 6 October marks the call for snap general elections. The date on which these elections will be held still remains a mystery although the two main political blocs are officially kicking off the electoral campaign on Sunday. 
Vinod, un habitant de Vacoas âgé de 47 ans, se bat pour retrouver la santé et poursuivre une vie normale auprès de sa famille. Depuis deux ans, il mène un combat sans relâche contre un dysfonctionnement rénal.
Friday, 03 October 2014 09:17

Setting the stage for general elections

So, the stage is set for general elections. The return of the Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam to the country during the week-end should make things clearer in terms of political agenda. It is very likely that the National Assembly will be dissolved either on Sunday or on Monday.
Les propriétaires de discothèques tirent la sonnette d’alarme sur les difficultés auxquelles ils font face : concurrence déloyale des boîtes de nuit illégales, “guidelines ” rigides imposés par la Tourism Authority et permis octroyés sur une base mensuelle à certaines boîtes. Rencontre avec le président de l’Association of Night-Club and Private Club Owners (ANPO), Yan Morowa.
Friday, 26 September 2014 08:15

It is all about ruling and reigning

The electoral campaign has already kicked off although the date for the general elections has not been announced yet. Neither has the National Assembly been dissolved, nor have the writs for general elections been issued. Yet the electoral fever is already catching on fast.
“During the electoral campaign, the media should give the opportunity to all political contenders, regardless of their electoral weightage, to express their views, so as to broaden the democratic base by providing the public with an array of choices. Because choice is synonymous with democracy”. This could summarise the breakfast panel discussion event, “The Role of the Media During Elections”, organised by the US Embassy on Tuesday morning, at the City Club, in Port Louis.    
Friday, 19 September 2014 08:40

Gatherings and departures

The “family gathering” organised jointly by the Mauritius Labour Party and the Mouvement Militant Mauricien at the Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebène on Wednesday evening turned into a slapstick comedy when yesterday’s political archrivals started shaking each other’s hands and even kissing each other.
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