29 January 2015
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
Saturday, 20 December 2014 18:24
Two powerful political parties namely the PTR and the MMM coalesced their forces in an unprecedented temptation to dictate the outcome of the 2014 general election. But in an unambiguous verdict Vox Populi set the record straight and also sent a rather powerful signal to the political class: any attempt to violate the rules of the democratic process will be severely dealt with.
Thursday, 04 December 2014 08:38
The two main alliances have made their platforms very clear on the core issue of this election. The AUM [alliance de l’unité et de la modernité] wants to change the constitution once in office and the AL [alliance Lepep] wants to keep the constitution as it is and not change it. The ball is now in our court as voters. Directly or indirectly, this is what we are voting on.
Monday, 01 December 2014 11:32
This is the first time in the history of Mauritius that two women have been asked to hold high level offices. Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as President of the Republic of Mauritius under the Lepep Alliance and Francoise Labelle as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly under the PTr- MMM Alliance. Gender Activists are proud of this move although we know very well that this being done to silence us since there are only 12 woman candidates on the list of 60 for the PTr- MMM Alliance and a meagre figure of 9 on 60 for Lepep Alliance.
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:41
The last 46 years of Mauritian politics are full of rich, diverse and colorful events, dramas, unexpected turns and an array of competing political parties. There have been highs and lows, major political leaders and parties have all had their share of setbacks, humiliation and lessons to learn. This coming election will be no different, the only unknown is which leader and party will face setbacks, humiliation and in need of lesson learning this time?
Friday, 07 November 2014 14:00
The project concerns two young Mauritian university students, Shaheen Doussoruth and Mishka Bundhoo, who had to travel to Italy and Ireland. For them, it was a project full of unique and learning experiences.
Friday, 31 October 2014 14:00
Mauritius will commemorate the “180th Anniversary of the Arrival of Indentured Labourers” this Sunday (2 November 2014). To mark this historic event, several international and regional activities are being organised throughout the island. The major ones are: an International (Regional) Hindi Conference (29 October to 1 November 2014); an International Bhojpuri Conference (30-31 October 2014); an International Bhojpuri Festival –“Bhojpuri Mahotsaw on 1 November 2014; the commemorative ceremony on 2 November 2014 and an International Conference on Indenture Labour Route (3 to 5 November 2014).
Friday, 31 October 2014 14:00
Mauritius tops Africa’s Sub-Saharan economies and is ranked at the 28th position worldwide on Overall Ease of Doing Business, according to the World Bank group’s Doing Business 2015 Report entitled: Going Beyond Efficiency, launched on Wednesday. It should be noted that the ranking methodology has changed, and under the new system, Mauritius ranks 28th, which is equivalent to a ranking of between 15th to 18th under the old system.
Friday, 26 September 2014 14:00
Port Louis, 23 September: The poem-Rime of the Ancient Mariner - by Samuel Taylor Coleridge reads, “Water, water everywhere. Nor any drop to drink.” These words ring all too true when one reflects on the current turmoil and persistent gender inequality we are witnessing in Mauritius. Women are represented almost everywhere in various public and private sectors, but remain invisible at the negotiation tables of political parties.
Sunday, 21 September 2014 07:00
Mauritius can never be like Singapore as long as we have a system of communalism and nepotism within our administration. In Singapore, we have development that benefited the masses, whereas in Mauritius we have a capitalist system of development. Our country is divided into the very rich and the very poor and such gap is getting bigger day by day.
Published in Point de Vue