The Constitutional Conference at Lancaster House in September 1965 convened by the Secretary of state for the colonies, Anthony Greenwood, in order to ‘reach agreement on the ultimate status of Mauritius’ was nothing more than a mere standard formality to complete the final stage of the decolonization process undertaken by the British government. ..
When abominable acts are perpetrated without any pangs of conscience, when all manner of thieves and cut-throats act in broad daylight with impunity, when those who are supposed to act in the public interest mistake public funds for their own private property to use as they like, one can say we are in for the worst catastrophes.Where does our redemption lie?
Who really can deny that it feels good to live in this ‘plaisir’ country ? Last week witnessed the launching of two main events namely Confluences and the Senior Citizens hostel in the north. Serious doubts may be cast at the value of organizing such an event at the expense of the already too shorn taxpayer particularly when the quality of the foreigners invited to attend are far from what other international meetings manage to get.
Law enforcement and cooperation between different bodies are not enough to successfully prosecute perpetrators of violence at home. The author proposes alternative approaches…
The constant marginalisation of some people have impeded the success of MDGs. If this problem is not addressed, the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals will also be negatively affected.
English is, by any definition of the term, the world language today. Call me compliant to the hegemony of the Anglophone world, or accuse me of being a Macaulite (he who claimed that “English is better worth knowing than Sanskrit or Arabic”). Flagellate me, if you would – but I firmly hold my ground on this.
A new trend is emerging in our ‘plaisir’ country and I am sure that we shall get the rest of the world to stop and take notice. Facebook – pronounced by some not in the way that it should be but as an anatomical part of the human body- is being used as a platform for people in trouble to apologise...
Prenatal testing, when it was initially introduced, sparked enormous controversy but now that we’ve been doing it for donkey’s years, it’s common practice and not even remotely shocking.
L’écrivain mauricien Bertrand d’Espaignet souligne dans son ouvrage Les Bâtards de la République (2013) que «le Grand-Bassin a été un lac mystique pour les Marrons (esclaves déserteurs) aussi. Ils pensaient rejoindre l’Afrique ou Madagascar grâce à un tunnel sous la mer...
If one needs to know the state of health of the Remake, one just has to listen to what the representatives of the Party in power have to say at their insipid press conferences every Saturday. If there is no attack on the MMM then it is more than likely that the local Snowden will have briefed them about the ‘difficulties’ or , to say it in the language of this ‘plaisir’ country, the ‘macadams’ in the relations between the MMM and the MSM. But if it is otherwise, then you can safely assume otherwise.