28 August 2015
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%.
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Often we say, “My kid is saying this. How can s/he lie? Kids never lie.” I cannot say if once upon a time kids never lied or not. But nowadays, kids lie. They lie very often. Now question must be asked why do kids lie?
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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.
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Times are changing. The world has entered a new age of drugs. In just the last few years, drug abuse has morphed into something never seen before. Substance abuse is no longer just part of the seedy underbelly of society. It has exploded into the open streets reaching nearly every nooks and corners, and shockingly schools and colleges and I guess universities as well!
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La Mauritius Professionnal Football League a annoncé son retrait en tant qu’organisatrice de la compétition Mauritius Barclays Premier League. Si elle ne revient pas à de meilleurs sentiments, l’existence même de notre ligue est menacée. À suivre donc !
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The decision of the Comoros to pull out of the Indian Ocean Island Games in the face of colonial mind games should not only be applauded but also supported, especially by Mauritius. Both nations are suffering firsthand from unscrupulous colonialist greed and self-interest. The Comoros have been stripped by the French of one of their main islands, while Mauritius has been deprived of Diego Garcia by the British.
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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.
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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?
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What is poverty? The dictionary meaning of poverty is the state of being very poor. But it is a relative concept. Professor Peter Townsend, a leading authority on poverty in UK, defines relative poverty as when someone’s “resources are so seriously below those commanded by the average individual of family that they are, in effect, excluded from ordinary living pattern, customs and activities”.
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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.
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Tel un boomerang, le mauvais traitement infligé à la nature risque de se retourner contre nous. Sans l'ombre d'un doute, la race humaine est entrée dans une nouvelle phase d’extinction, écrivent les chercheurs des universités américaines de Sandford, Berkeley, Princeton.
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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.
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