27 May 2015
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 $100 per barrel by next year. There is nothing much the government could do to curtail the price hikes given our vulnerability as a non-oil producing poor country.
Sunday, 26 April 2015 07:00
We have read so many cases of child sexual abuse in the press these days and yet it seems that such sexual offences keep on increasing week by week in this country.
Sunday, 19 April 2015 07:00
The Mauritian Authorities wish to develop the country’s economy by focusing on various areas coming from the seas. The aquaculture, algal culture and pearl oysters will thus enable us, according to the prospects envisaged, to create more than 1 000 jobs in Mauritius.
Sunday, 12 April 2015 09:06
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), 35 million people will die of chronic disease within the next two years. The WHO proposes a new global goal to reduce the projected trend of chronic disease death rates by 2% each year until 2020.
Sunday, 05 April 2015 07:00
For quite sometimes now, women have been treated as second-class citizens. But the last three decades have witnessed a great leap in the struggle for women’s rights. A lot has been done but much remains to be accomplished. For many women, home is not sweet home but a refuge of terror. Everyday, women are beaten and sexually assaulted by husbands, fathers and other family members.
Sunday, 29 March 2015 07:00
Budget 2015-2016 is a pragmatic one with vision that will result in combating poverty and unemployment especially when one takes into account the monthly salary compensation of Rs 600 which has been given to all employees to meet the cost of living.
Sunday, 22 March 2015 08:17
Now that the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has pledged a concessional line of credit of U$D 500 million for key infrastructure projects during his two day bilateral visit in Mauritius on the celebration of the 47th anniversary of our Independence, the new government needs to give priority to certain needy infrastructure such as the Port project. The new government needs to develop the port so as to attract big ships and cargo carriers with good quality services.