06 March 2015
Monday, 02 March 2015 18:54
The short-lived honeymoon is over. The infatuation between the people (lepep) and the EXTENDED FAMILY LEPEP GOVERNMENT (EFLG) is already on the wane. People are now drifting slowly but steadily from etherised slumber into a nightmarish Kafkaesque situation. They suddenly realise that they have been taken for a ride.
Friday, 23 January 2015 13:59
In 2014, the world economy remained stuck in the same rut that it has been in since emerging from the 2008 global financial crisis. Despite seemingly strong government action in Europe and the United States, both economies suffered deep and prolonged downturns. The gap between where they are and where they most likely would have been had the crisis not erupted is huge. In Europe, it increased over the course of the year.
Sunday, 21 December 2014 08:49
Elections around the world are globally recognised for evoking high rising emotions of anticipation, optimism, fear and magic moments. The Mauritian general election held last week was no exception. This was a clear cut opportunity for Mauritians to voice out their frustrations and concerns over issues which penetrate and affect their lives personally.
Published in Tribune
Friday, 28 November 2014 14:00
Many candidates are in the race to contest the general elections on December 10 for the first time. Just like Martin Luther King claimed, everyone has a dream. Dreams for a better future for oneself, for the family, for a group or community, for the country… News on Sunday approached some of them to find out about their dreams for Mauritius.
Sunday, 23 November 2014 07:00
We need to reflect on certain jobs which keep women shy away due to certain complexes. Why is it that many women refrain to take an active part in politics?
Published in Point de Vue
Sunday, 19 October 2014 07:00
« Ainsi, le bon stratège contraint l’ennemi et ne se laisse pas contraindre par lui. » Les dirigeants de l’alliance MSM-PMSD-ML seraient-ils des adeptes de Sun Tzu ? N’empêche qu’ils ont appliqué à la lettre cette leçon du maître chinois (dans le domaine militaire).
Friday, 17 October 2014 14:00
Veda Baloomoody has been member of the MMM since 1985. He was first elected in 1995 in constituency No 8 and again in 2000. In 2010, he stood as candidate and won in Constituency No 1 where he will present himself again. Barrister by profession, Baloomoody shares with News on Sunday his views on the current political situation.
Published in Interview
Friday, 10 October 2014 14:00
Sen Ramsamy, Director of Tourism Business Intelligence, has had a long and fruitful career in the tourism sector in Mauritius and the region. He recently entered politics by joining the Muvman Liberater, led by former MMM member Ivan Collendavelloo, though he believes he can serve the country without being a Minister or a Member of Parliament.
Published in Interview
Friday, 03 October 2014 14:00
The mention of politics is a sure-fire way to make teenagers fall asleep. Ask them if they think Navin Ramgoolam is doing a good job and they will probably just nod and smile, completely uninterested. But ask them if they agree with being taxed at 16, or if they think they should have more rights - to buy alcohol or have a say in their parents level of intrusion in their lives, for example - and they could go on for hours. But surely is not that about politics, legislation and rights, too?
Friday, 03 October 2014 09:20
The findings of the inquest into the bus accident of 3 May 2013 at Sorèze, causing the death of ten persons, have been made public. The facts are overwhelming. It exposes the management of state corporations such as the National Transport Corporation (NTC). If a parastatal body, with an annual budget exceeding one billion rupees, and employing approximately 2,200 persons and is in direct interaction with the public on a daily basis is thus managed, what is the state of management of similar organisations and the quality of services they offer?