30 July 2015
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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We, young people, are branded as uninterested by politicians, lazy by suited bosses, racketeers by the police. Our era of technological prowess and instant communication is frown upon, our interests are criticised and our anxieties are mocked. We’ve become the scapegoat to everyone’s ills.
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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?
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Cannabis must be depenalised to keep people safe. Our current legislation is putting people at risk. Possession, consumption and cultivation of cannabis in Mauritius are all strictly illegal.
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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.
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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.
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The paycheck you get at the end of each month is not based on your hard work, commitment or loyalty. It’s based on a system that’s so unfair, unethical and selfish, it’s a wonder we’re still seemingly fine with it.
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“The man who has no music in himself, nor is he moved by the concords of sweet sound, is fit for, stratagem, trick and spoil”, wrote William Shakespeare. Confucius (551-478 BC) had another wise saying : “If you wish to know whether a country’s government is well-regulated and its customs are pure, listen to its music”. Music, whether classical or contemporary, is always universal and eventually brings coolness and serenity to all music lovers. In the world of students, music is a unifying art. Music is also the universal language. In fact, there is no more noble expression than music.
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Justice and righteousness object that some people must be disqualified to hold prestigious job in the running of one’s country. Oligarchic practice, long entertained by ignorance, should be a thing of the past.
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