31 August 2015
Sunday, 30 August 2015 08:10
The caring of our children is an important factor for all of us who have responsibilities as good parents. But not all parents are born devoted parents with duties and responsibilities. Today, so many of our children are being exploited in various ways such as doing hazardous occupations as well as being used in the child sex-trade.
Sunday, 23 August 2015 09:40
According to the National Transport Authority (NTA) there are 450,000 vehicles on our roads since 2013. Over 20,000 vehicles have been sold in Mauritius between 2013 and 2014. This is quite a high figure. From January 2014 the NTA has registered an extra amount of 22,569 vehicles on top of the 450,000 vehicles, which represent a rise of 5.2%.
Sunday, 16 August 2015 07:30
Road rage is hardly mentioned in the driving manuals. But this phenomenon is more and more common these days. Normally, road rage covers a multitude of hostile acts committed by angry or frustrated drivers. Some experts believe that drivers learn aggressive behaviour from observing their parents and watching numerous examples of simulated road rage on television.
Sunday, 09 August 2015 08:12
Statistics have clearly shown that the situation of law and order is aggravating day by day. From 2009 to September 2013, over 354 murder cases have been recorded. A total of 11, 919 cases of night burglaries were recorded from 2009 to September 2013. So far as day burglaries are concerned, the figure is 10,340 from 2009 to 2013.
Sunday, 02 August 2015 07:51
No crime is perfect and no criminal should get away with blue murder. But in Mauritius we have had so many unsolved crimes. What’s wrong with our system? Does our police have enough technology and expert knowledge to elucidate these crimes?
Sunday, 26 July 2015 09:58
Road accidents are often making news headlines these days. We have at least one fatal accident every two days for the past several months in this country. 80 people have died as a result of road accidents since January 2015. The sad fact is that most of these deaths could have been avoided had the drivers or riders been more circumspect or followed traffic rules and manners.
Sunday, 19 July 2015 08:00
The Mauritius Family Planning Welfare Association (MFPWA) reported that since the beginning of the year, 35 teens who have been sexually abused have fallen pregnant. The majority of the victims are between 12 and 15 years old. From January to March 2014, the MFPWA has recorded that 45 of 96 girls who have been sexually abused have fallen pregnant.
Sunday, 12 July 2015 07:04
Drugs shortage in our hospitals and chemist shops have become an acute problem, especially in certain rural hospitals. This is obviously a problem of management. The Central Medical Store is responsible for the supply of drugs to hospitals, dispensaries and chemist shops across the country. Is there something wrong in the supply of drugs to our hospitals, dispensaries and even to some chemist shops these days?
Sunday, 05 July 2015 08:16
Cancer is on the increase in Mauritius. Every year, the National Cancer Registry registers 2000 new cases. And hundreds of Mauritians died of cancer annually. Many health experts reckon that one of the major causes is pesticides and other chemical substances that planters or crop growers use in vegetables and fruits they grow. 60% cases of cancer are recorded among women. For example, the number of new cases of breast cancer has passed from 378 in 2013 to reach 546 in 2014. For the same period, the number of woman suffering from cancer has passed from 876 to 1484. As for men, the number rises from 658 to 883.
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.