02 July 2015
Sunday, 28 June 2015 10:30
It is high time now that our Criminal Justice System mainly on our law of evidence and on police interrogation techniques need reviewing thoroughly. According to Judges Rules, police have to caution a suspect before interrogating him or her.
Sunday, 07 June 2015 07:00
The World Bank Report 2013 on road accidents in Mauritius, which had been kept in a drawer, has just been made public by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. The report reveals that though roads in Mauritius are much better than on the African continent, their sizes in comparison with Europe pose great danger and are real causes for road accidents.
Sunday, 31 May 2015 07:00
Do we have to worry about the amount of pesticides in our fruits and vegetables that are sold in Mauritius? According to the Agricultural and Research Extension Unit (AREU), the answer is no, as the amount of pesticides is under strict control on our fruits and vegetables. Most pesticides are known for their toxic effects on human beings, especially on the nervous system, affecting hormone glands and have carcinogenic effects, and cause irritation of the eyes, lungs and skin. To this day, no sign of such symptoms has been disclosed.
Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:00
There is an urgent need to reform our labour legislation to make them more flexible. We need new change on the Employment Relation Act and Employment Right Act.
Sunday, 17 May 2015 07:00
Is there a provision made in our Road Traffic Act to compensate victims of uninsured drivers on our roads? Police, Road Safety Officers, Ministry of Transport, National Transport Authority and Road Development Authorities tend to forget about uninsured drivers that cause more road accidents with lots of casualties. Who will compensate those road accident victims if the drivers have no insurance?
Sunday, 10 May 2015 07:00
Although it is nearly fifty years since Mauritius gained Independence, we are still very much a dependent nation on World Bank and IMF. This is seen more starkly in the economic sphere where all Finance Ministers in the past made a bee line to the World Bank for aid at the drop of a hat. Cartoonists had a field day portraying them with the begging bowl.
Sunday, 03 May 2015 07:00
The cost of living is soaring as a result of the steep rise in world oil prices. Forecasts are that crude oil may soar to more $100 per barrel by next year. There is nothing much the government could do to curtail the price hikes given our vulnerability as a non-oil producing poor country.
Sunday, 26 April 2015 07:00
We have read so many cases of child sexual abuse in the press these days and yet it seems that such sexual offences keep on increasing week by week in this country.
Sunday, 19 April 2015 07:00
The Mauritian Authorities wish to develop the country’s economy by focusing on various areas coming from the seas. The aquaculture, algal culture and pearl oysters will thus enable us, according to the prospects envisaged, to create more than 1 000 jobs in Mauritius.
Sunday, 12 April 2015 09:06
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), 35 million people will die of chronic disease within the next two years. The WHO proposes a new global goal to reduce the projected trend of chronic disease death rates by 2% each year until 2020.