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août 19, 2015

I was barely 13 in the early 60s. Despite a fair amount of homework assigned by my Irish teachers, I seldom missed the local radio MBS (Mauritius Broadcasting Service) Sunday evening entertainment programme ‘Top Twenty’ which was presented by John Poulter and John Cordeaux. It was very much part of the additional exposure to the broader blossoming contemporary youth culture which was simply not found in our school textbooks.

I was barely 13 in the early 60s. Despite a fair amount of homework assigned by my Irish teachers, I seldom missed the local radio MBS (Mauritius Broadcasting Service) Sunday evening entertainment programme ‘Top Twenty’ which was presented by John Poulter and John Cordeaux. It was very much part of the additional exposure to the broader blossoming contemporary youth culture which was simply not found in our school textbooks.

juin 29, 2015

The Chagos case was longer in headlines since quite a while. Things suddenly changed when this celebrity joined this ‘cause’. Which triggers me to ask, is celebrity public relations still cogent in contemporary society? News items prove it ‘yes’!

The Chagos case was longer in headlines since quite a while. Things suddenly changed when this celebrity joined this ‘cause’. Which triggers me to ask, is celebrity public relations still cogent in contemporary society? News items prove it ‘yes’!

March 30, 2015

American Strategy analysts knew that USSR dreamt of access to the Indian Ocean. They had to be resisted. The strategically located Chagos Archipelago would emerge to become a priged location for American Military operation. One has to dissect the state of mind of each of the main protagonists in this real life drama: (a) the Americans (b) the British (c) Mauritian Colonial Leaders.

American Strategy analysts knew that USSR dreamt of access to the Indian Ocean. They had to be resisted. The strategically located Chagos Archipelago would emerge to become a priged location for American Military operation. One has to dissect the state of mind of each of the main protagonists in this real life drama: (a) the Americans (b) the British (c) Mauritian Colonial Leaders. The American set to outface the Russians wanted to become the leading military power in the Indian Ocean, if not on planet earth.

January 27, 2015

Less than a month after we had general elections in Mauritius, another Commonwealth country, Sri Lanka, organised Presidential election. Are there similarities between the two elections?
Mauritians are very much aware of all the events that happened before, during and after the 10 December 2014 elections, but they may not know much about the Presidential election in Sri Lanka on the 8th January 2015. So, I shall give a broad picture of what took place in Sri Lanka, hoping that readers will easily find the commonalities as they go through this article.

Less than a month after we had general elections in Mauritius, another Commonwealth country, Sri Lanka, organised Presidential election. Are there similarities between the two elections?
Mauritians are very much aware of all the events that happened before, during and after the 10 December 2014 elections, but they may not know much about the Presidential election in Sri Lanka on the 8th January 2015. So, I shall give a broad picture of what took place in Sri Lanka, hoping that readers will easily find the commonalities as they go through this article.

January 25, 2015

Le traditionnel National Sports Award, qui en est à sa 29e édition, se tiendra ce vendredi 30 janvier au J&J Auditorium à Phoenix à partir de 18h avec notamment la présence du Premier Ministre, Sir Anerood Jugnauth. Pour rappel, neuf catégories sont au programme cette année au lieu de dix, car la catégorie de 'Coach of The Year' pour le sport collectif a été retirée de la liste.

Le traditionnel National Sports Award, qui en est à sa 29e édition, se tiendra ce vendredi 30 janvier au J&J Auditorium à Phoenix à partir de 18h avec notamment la présence du Premier Ministre, Sir Anerood Jugnauth. Pour rappel, neuf catégories sont au programme cette année au lieu de dix, car la catégorie de 'Coach of The Year' pour le sport collectif a été retirée de la liste.

January 18, 2015

La liste des nominés pour le National Sports Award a été rendue officielle par le Mauritius Sports Council (MSC) et c'est le 30 courant que nous serons fixés sur les différents lauréats au J&J Auditorium à Phoenix.

La liste des nominés pour le National Sports Award a été rendue officielle par le Mauritius Sports Council (MSC) et c'est le 30 courant que nous serons fixés sur les différents lauréats au J&J Auditorium à Phoenix. La succession au tireur Fabrice Bauluck et l'haltérophile Shalinee Valaydon est ouverte car le vote débutera la semaine prochaine pour prendre fin le 29 janvier. Seuls la presse sportive et le panel du MSC prendront part au vote cette année.

January 10, 2015

Every January the Government of India organises the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas/PBD (Overseas Indians’ Day) to celebrate the homecoming of global Indians. The first session was held in New Delhi on 9 January 2003, with over 2,000 delegates from 61 countries. It marked the anniversary of the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Mahatma Gandhi’s return-to-India. He was the first NRI, having spent 21 years (between 1993 and 1914) in South Africa where he had championed the Indians’ cause. Mauritian Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, who now again leads the government, as well as Nobel laureate writers, Sir V. S. Naipaul and Prof. Amartya Sen, were among the eminent guests in 2003. To mark the Centenary of Gandhi’s return from South Africa, a special PBD has been celebrated at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, in 2015 (7-9 January).

Every January the Government of India organises the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas/PBD (Overseas Indians’ Day) to celebrate the homecoming of global Indians. The first session was held in New Delhi on 9 January 2003, with over 2,000 delegates from 61 countries. It marked the anniversary of the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Mahatma Gandhi’s return-to-India. He was the first NRI, having spent 21 years (between 1993 and 1914) in South Africa where he had championed the Indians’ cause.

novembre 7, 2014

Argo était le cheval que nous avions repéré la dernière fois. La nouvelle unité de l’écurie Jean Michel Henry n’était probablement pas fin prêt pour ses débuts, affichant quelques kilos superflus.

Argo était le cheval que nous avions repéré la dernière fois. La nouvelle unité de l’écurie Jean Michel Henry n’était probablement pas fin prêt pour ses débuts, affichant quelques kilos superflus. Il avait évolué en one off et avait abordé la dernière courbe en épaisseur. Il n’avait pas été en mesure d’inquiéter le vainqueur Captain’s Bounty, mais avait conclu honorablement pour émerger du paquet.

octobre 3, 2014

Albert Dock, Domani, Point Of Policy, Bay Of Bengal, François Bernardus, Ravatak et Racketeer Blues sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Albert Dock aurait pu aspirer à mieux s’il avait suivi dans le dos de Double Grip qui s’était rapproché à la corde au lieu d’attaquer à l’extérieur.

Albert Dock, Domani, Point Of Policy, Bay Of Bengal, François Bernardus, Ravatak et Racketeer Blues sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Albert Dock aurait pu aspirer à mieux s’il avait suivi dans le dos de Double Grip qui s’était rapproché à la corde au lieu d’attaquer à l’extérieur. Domani avait déboité dans le dos du meneur en début de descente vu qu’il se montrait ardent et prit le relais en tête.

mai 4, 2014

Les délibérations de la Permanent Court of Arbitration sous la Convention des Nations unies sur les Droits de la Mer au sujet de la contestation de Maurice contre le projet Marine Protected Area (MPA) dans l’archipel des Chagos tirent à sa fin. La partie mauricienne et la Grande-Bretagne ont déjà bouclé la présentation de leurs points de vue au sujet de ce litige devant la Cour Permanente d’Arbitrage présidée par le Pr Ivan Shearer, dont le verdict devrait avoir des conséquences majeures sur l’avenir des Chagos. Dès demain matin et ce, pendant deux jours, Maurice devra utiliser ses dernières cartouches face aux Anglais au stade des plaidoiries avec la fin des travaux annoncée pour vendredi. Ensuite, il faudra attendre la publication du jugement. Néanmoins, à ce stade, les deux pays ont pris la décision de rendre publics tous les documents déposés devant cette instance des Nations unies, soit six volumes au total, représentant plus d’un millier de pages agrémentées d’extraits de correspondances officielles jusqu’ici secrètes portant sur la période cruciale menant à l’indépendance. Des dossiers passionnants qui devraient intéresser plus d’un de par la lumière qu’ils projettent sur cette étape phare de l’Histoire de Maurice.

Les délibérations de la Permanent Court of Arbitration sous la Convention des Nations unies sur les Droits de la Mer au sujet de la contestation de Maurice contre le projet Marine Protected Area (MPA) dans l’archipel des Chagos tirent à sa fin.

April 13, 2014

A newly-released White Paper published by a maritime firm in the U.K. says that a shift in U.S. policy will likely lead to a resurgence of piracy East of the Suez and in the Indian Ocean within the next 18 months.

A newly-released White Paper published by a maritime firm in the U.K. says that a shift in U.S. policy will likely lead to a resurgence of piracy East of the Suez and in the Indian Ocean within the next 18 months.

March 9, 2014

Mauritius will celebrate its 46th independance anniversary on 12th March tis year. This article starts with the 3rd Mauritius Constitutional Conference of 26th June to 7th July 1961 known as “The Mauritius Review Conference” and terminates with the grant of Independence on 12 March 1968. It is as usual based on declassified papers at the British National Archive (BNA) with a rational analysis of both events and evidence. History has an uncanny way of unfolding and this is apparent with the added benefit of hindsight. We will chapter the road to Independence by looking at the action of different protagonists. We will carefully look at role of, on one side, our colonial masters, British politicians in office and top Whitehall civil servants advising and assisting them and, on the other side, that of our colonial political leaders led by Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) for independence and by Jules Koënig and Gaëtan Duval for integration with the United Kingdom.

Mauritius will celebrate its 46th independance anniversary on 12th March tis year. This article starts with the 3rd Mauritius Constitutional Conference of 26th June to 7th July 1961 known as “The Mauritius Review Conference” and terminates with the grant of Independence on 12 March 1968. It is as usual based on declassified papers at the British National Archive (BNA) with a rational analysis of both events and evidence. History has an uncanny way of unfolding and this is apparent with the added benefit of hindsight.

octobre 30, 2013

Entrepreneurs in Mauritius have been receiving a lot of attention lately. Both the Government and the private sector are giving due recognition and support to entrepreneurship development.

Entrepreneurs in Mauritius have been receiving a lot of attention lately. Both the Government and the private sector are giving due recognition and support to entrepreneurship development.

août 3, 2013

The sacred Ramayana is an ancient universal classic “de L’Inde Millénaire’ which amongst others underpins core managerial insights and fundamentals of human resource management (managing people), leadership and strategic management. 

The sacred Ramayana is an ancient universal classic “de L’Inde Millénaire’ which amongst others underpins core managerial insights and fundamentals of human resource management (managing people), leadership and strategic management.  
Historical foundations of management - an overview

juillet 19, 2013

Induction into Politics in Johannesburg
Born on 18 July 1918 in the small village of Mvezo, in Transkei, Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela was orphaned after nine years, as his father then died in abject poverty. In 1941, whilst in Johannesburg, Mandela came across Walter Sisulu who impressed him. Recommended by Sisulu, he was recruited as a clerk/messenger in one of the city’s largest legal firms. Mandela shared an office with Gaur Radebe, the only other African employee, who was an active member of the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP), often attending political meetings where he even spoke. Mandela sometimes accompanied him. Attracted to the ANC, in August 1943 he participated, together with some 10,000 marchers led by Redebe, to boycott the bus in Alexandra, where he had been staying, in protest against the increase of the fare.

Induction into Politics in Johannesburg

juillet 19, 2013

Prince Of Wings, Miesque’s Wonder et Oceans Edge sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Prince Of Wings s’était montré ardent dans la première courbe et avait été incommodé par Traianius.

Prince Of Wings, Miesque’s Wonder et Oceans Edge sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Prince Of Wings s’était montré ardent dans la première courbe et avait été incommodé par Traianius. S’était rapproché davantage dans la descente, mais avait été contraint d’évoluer en troisième épaisseur sur tout le parcours.

juin 9, 2013

Cela remonte à quelques mois. Trois hauts responsables de l’Eastern Institute of Integrated Learning & Management (EIILM) ont été arrêtés par la police du Sikkim en Inde pour délivrance de faux certificats contre des pots de vin.

Cela remonte à quelques mois. Trois hauts responsables de l’Eastern Institute of Integrated Learning & Management (EIILM) ont été arrêtés par la police du Sikkim en Inde pour délivrance de faux certificats contre des pots de vin. Il s’agit du Vice- Chancellor O.B. Vijayan, du Registrar Dr Alok Bhandari et du Controller of Examinations V. Dahiya. Quant à deux autres suspects, «the Registrar and Director of EIILM University were absconding who however surrendered after some days».

mai 22, 2013

I came across the name of Anne Boleyn for the first time when I was perusing dramatist Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons early in the Seventies. Shortly afterwards, I saw the screen adaptation of the play Anne of the Thousand Days. I was much later to read her biography by Marie Louise Bruce which was published in 1972.

I came across the name of Anne Boleyn for the first time when I was perusing dramatist Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons early in the Seventies. Shortly afterwards, I saw the screen adaptation of the play Anne of the Thousand Days. I was much later to read her biography by Marie Louise Bruce which was published in 1972.

mai 15, 2013

At the pinnacle of its imperial power Great Britain had loaded up so much of gold in the Bank of England that the floor is jokingly said to have collapsed. The British Empire declined in importance and power gradually shifted to the US. The US collected its war debts and the gold was shipped to the US. In a few years the US had the world's largest stockpile of gold in Fort Knox, Kentucky. In 1948 US gold reserves had shot up to 22,000 tons.

At the pinnacle of its imperial power Great Britain had loaded up so much of gold in the Bank of England that the floor is jokingly said to have collapsed. The British Empire declined in importance and power gradually shifted to the US. The US collected its war debts and the gold was shipped to the US. In a few years the US had the world's largest stockpile of gold in Fort Knox, Kentucky. In 1948 US gold reserves had shot up to 22,000 tons.

March 3, 2013

Sunlights présente cette semaine un récit circonstancié de l'intervention du Dr Reshmi Ramdhony lors de sa visite à l'université Jamia Millia Islamia de Nouvelle Delhi en novembre 2012 où elle a participé à un séminaire international sur la traduction du plus grand nouvelliste en ourdou et en hindi, Premchand.

Sunlights présente cette semaine un récit circonstancié de l'intervention du Dr Reshmi Ramdhony lors de sa visite à l'université Jamia Millia Islamia de Nouvelle Delhi en novembre 2012 où elle a participé à un séminaire international sur la traduction du plus grand nouvelliste en ourdou et en hindi, Premchand.

novembre 23, 2012

C’est Global Sports Limited, la compagnie de tote chère à Ramapatee Gujadhur, qui est le sponsor de cette dernière journée de courses régulières. La logique voudrait que la casaque bleu électrique et écharpe rouge brille de mille feux samedi dont dans cette course principale où elle est représentée par deux candidats.

6E COURSE: The Totelepep Cup – C1&2 (55-71) — 1500M
Modern Monet pourrait ne pas être rejoint cette fois

novembre 9, 2012

“Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.” Claude Lévi Strauss

“Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.” Claude Lévi Strauss

octobre 20, 2012

[The senior citizen body, SELEX Association, promoting National Unity and Development, and the Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives, ODI (Mauritius), championing Intra-Cultural Harmony in Plural Mauritius, organised a public conference, under the chairmanship of the author, founder-chairman of both bodies, in the Town Hall of Quatre Bornes on the above subject on 2nd October 2012. Ranjita Bunwaree opened the function by singing Gandhi's favourite song, “Raghupati Ragava Raja Ram...:”  – of universal character.

[The senior citizen body, SELEX Association, promoting National Unity and Development, and the Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives, ODI (Mauritius), championing Intra-Cultural Harmony in Plural Mauritius, organised a public conference, under the chairmanship of the author, founder-chairman of both bodies, in the Town Hall of Quatre Bornes on the above subject on 2nd October 2012. Ranjita Bunwaree opened the function by singing Gandhi's favourite song, “Raghupati Ragava Raja Ram...:”  – of universal character.

octobre 3, 2012

But first the historical context : I was elected in the Dec. 1976 general election from a LP platform in the Souillac / Rivière des Anguilles constituency.

But first the historical context : I was elected in the Dec. 1976 general election from a LP platform in the Souillac / Rivière des Anguilles constituency. Out of the 18 first-time MLAs, 16 rallied around me : We pressed the flagging Government for sweeping economic changes and action. We asked for an immediate clean-up as corruption was widespread within the party. Gandhi's problem-solving techniques revisited !