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août 10, 2017

Sa reportaz-la ti difize an 2007. Zordi so video pe fer enn ti buzz lor sosial media dan Moris. Kan Facebook ek WhatsApp pa servi zis pou gonaz ou sipaki komeraz ankor ena sans ouver sa simin lalimier Kaya ti pe rode la. Initil zwe fim kouma Rocky I, II… aster. Lepep (pa manti manti-la) kone ki Mirak ti enn bom fizet pou mazorite Morisien. Pa ti pou normal si devlopman bat-bate ek so mam-kole lindistri kokin ranpli vant ek fer leker kontan. Pa koz Mirak II. Mersi bokou.

Sa reportaz-la ti difize an 2007. Zordi so video pe fer enn ti buzz lor sosial media dan Moris. Kan Facebook ek WhatsApp pa servi zis pou gonaz ou sipaki komeraz ankor ena sans ouver sa simin lalimier Kaya ti pe rode la. Initil zwe fim kouma Rocky I, II… aster. Lepep (pa manti manti-la) kone ki Mirak ti enn bom fizet pou mazorite Morisien. Pa ti pou normal si devlopman bat-bate ek so mam-kole lindistri kokin ranpli vant ek fer leker kontan. Pa koz Mirak II. Mersi bokou.

août 10, 2017

« Voilà ce qu’est l’histoire: des émergences et des effondrements, des périodes calmes et des cataclysmes, des bifurcations, des tourbillons des émergences inattendues. » Au sein même des périodes noires, des graines d’espoir surgissent. Apprendre à penser cela, voilà l’esprit de la complexité », Edgar Nahoum, dit Edgar Morin, « L’Abîme ou la métamorphose? » Rencontre avec Regard Morin, Sciences humaines, n° 201 fev. 2009. 

« Voilà ce qu’est l’histoire: des émergences et des effondrements, des périodes calmes et des cataclysmes, des bifurcations, des tourbillons des émergences inattendues. » Au sein même des périodes noires, des graines d’espoir surgissent. Apprendre à penser cela, voilà l’esprit de la complexité », Edgar Nahoum, dit Edgar Morin, « L’Abîme ou la métamorphose? » Rencontre avec Regard Morin, Sciences humaines, n° 201 fev. 2009.  

août 9, 2017

Soyons francs. On l’a tous déjà envisagé au moins une fois dans sa vie. Que ce soit pendant trois secondes ou à 2 heures du matin lors d’une crise d’insomnie. Rappelez-vous ce sentiment de lassitude où cette envie de tout arrêter ou d’en finir une bonne fois avec cette existence absurde vous explose à la figure. Est-ce que mettre fin à ses jours est aussi horrible que ça ?

Soyons francs. On l’a tous déjà envisagé au moins une fois dans sa vie. Que ce soit pendant trois secondes ou à 2 heures du matin lors d’une crise d’insomnie. Rappelez-vous ce sentiment de lassitude où cette envie de tout arrêter ou d’en finir une bonne fois avec cette existence absurde vous explose à la figure. Est-ce que mettre fin à ses jours est aussi horrible que ça ?

août 9, 2017

While explaining systems thinking, experts often give the example of someone in a traditional bathroom with a hot-water and a cold-water tap connected to the shower.

While explaining systems thinking, experts often give the example of someone in a traditional bathroom with a hot-water and a cold-water tap connected to the shower.  First the water is too cold, he turns the hot water tap and increases the flow of hot water.  The water remains cold.  Unaware of the delay in-built in the system, he turns the hot water tap further and suddenly the water is too hot.  He panics and opens cold-water tap to the maximum …

août 9, 2017

L'émotion était forte lundi en l'église anglicane de St-Paul, Vacoas, lors de vos obsèques pour vous dire un dernier “à Dieu’’.

L'émotion était forte lundi en l'église anglicane de St-Paul, Vacoas, lors de vos obsèques pour vous dire un dernier “à Dieu’’. Votre long séjour terrestre, qui a pris fin à 97 ans, a été un combat successif pour offrir une vie de qualité au plus grand nombre.

août 9, 2017

It seems that the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection did not do his homework properly on this major issue.  If the opposition proposes a motion of disallowance later on in parliament, it will surely make sense with the below given arguments.

It seems that the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection did not do his homework properly on this major issue.  If the opposition proposes a motion of disallowance later on in parliament, it will surely make sense with the below given arguments.
Brent crude prices have been coming down worldwide and there is a glut of petroleum products in the world.
According to the BBC, prices are still around their lowest level since November, when the Opec oil producers’ group agreed to cut output.

août 9, 2017

It is high time Mauritius 2017 joined the mainstream rather than live in la la land. When it comes to a field like medecine, it is not wise to be off track. We seem to persist though and it only further damages, dents  and bruises a vital sector - our health.

It is high time Mauritius 2017 joined the mainstream rather than live in la la land. When it comes to a field like medecine, it is not wise to be off track. We seem to persist though and it only further damages, dents  and bruises a vital sector - our health. I have repeatedly nagged to deaf ears about half-baked Mauritian style health issues such as CPD and the level of medical training of our future medics. We have had DY PATIL and other incredulous politically tolerated health initiatives.

août 8, 2017

Ils ont entre 13 et 19 ans, la génération qu’on dit hyperconnectée, impatiente, zappeuse et déconcentrée.

Ils ont entre 13 et 19 ans, la génération qu’on dit hyperconnectée, impatiente, zappeuse et déconcentrée. Ni Mozart ni Haydn sur la playlist de Marion, au quotidien, elle écoute du rock et du metal.  Elle joue du violon électrique dans un groupe, preuve selon elle qu’avec un peu de créativité, le classique peut mener à d’autres univers. «Le violon m’apporte beaucoup de bonheur mais plus tard je préférerais faire un métier utile à la société.

août 8, 2017

TAMBO stands for There Are Much Better Options. It's an acronym I coined back in 2007 when Dr. TINAnen was busy breaking the economy with his flat tax. It essentially demonstrated that there were more useful things to do than to turn back the clock of social progress between never-ending stories of gato-pima and savat leponz. Like considering several good options and picking the best. Feasible if you're not endowed with a reverse Midas touch.

TAMBO stands for There Are Much Better Options. It's an acronym I coined back in 2007 when Dr. TINAnen was busy breaking the economy with his flat tax. It essentially demonstrated that there were more useful things to do than to turn back the clock of social progress between never-ending stories of gato-pima and savat leponz. Like considering several good options and picking the best. Feasible if you're not endowed with a reverse Midas touch.

Spreadsheet Nirvana

août 8, 2017

Voices have been heard for or against the ‘Metro Express’ project, which dates back to the 80s. This paper seeks to clarify various confusing definitions. Crucially, there also seems to be a lack of vision, strategy and analysis – the national debate being, as usual, hijacked by heated political standpoints, obviously to the detriment of what is best for the country’s future.

Voices have been heard for or against the ‘Metro Express’ project, which dates back to the 80s. This paper seeks to clarify various confusing definitions. Crucially, there also seems to be a lack of vision, strategy and analysis – the national debate being, as usual, hijacked by heated political standpoints, obviously to the detriment of what is best for the country’s future.

août 8, 2017

In all fairness we must thank our collective wisdom for bringing us to accept the outcome of the polls. Since 1968 our people have been mature enough to give our full support to the verdict of the polling stations: either keeping the previous leader and his team or seeking a new one to steer the country in some other direction, but we all accepted the outcome.

In all fairness we must thank our collective wisdom for bringing us to accept the outcome of the polls. Since 1968 our people have been mature enough to give our full support to the verdict of the polling stations: either keeping the previous leader and his team or seeking a new one to steer the country in some other direction, but we all accepted the outcome.

août 7, 2017

La victoire de l'Independence Party (le Parti travailliste, le Comité d'action musulman (CAM) et L'independent Forward Bloc - IFB) sur le Parti mauricien social démocrate (PMSD) – 39 sièges contre 23 – sans les députés correctifs) aux élections générales du 7 août 1967 aura réservé son lot de surprises de part et d'autre.

août 7, 2017

Elections are the lifeblood of democracies. They provide an opportunity for people to reflect upon what has gone before, the state they are in and how they should grab the polls to make their voices heard and in so doing shape their future and that of their children. But we also know that elections are not enough to meet the aspirations and expectations of the citizens.

Elections are the lifeblood of democracies. They provide an opportunity for people to reflect upon what has gone before, the state they are in and how they should grab the polls to make their voices heard and in so doing shape their future and that of their children. But we also know that elections are not enough to meet the aspirations and expectations of the citizens. The disappointment and disillusionment of Mauritians with ‘lalians lepep’, which came to power in December 2014, makes it very clear that elections are not enough.

août 5, 2017

To ena enn fragrans, enn loder, enn lespes ler.
To posed sa kouler maron safrane ek to briye.
To konn koz enn manier, to pa vilger, me to pa gran-fes,
To bien plis ki to kouler, to pa ansene ek to bote fizik.

To ena enn fragrans, enn loder, enn lespes ler.
To posed sa kouler maron safrane ek to briye.
To konn koz enn manier, to pa vilger, me to pa gran-fes,
To bien plis ki to kouler, to pa ansene ek to bote fizik.

To’nn fer mwa aret mo lekours.
Parski mo ti pe swiv parfin ki ti pe amenn mwa dan enn lot direksion.
Kan mo’nn persiste demars la inn larg mo lekours,
Mo rapel to regar ki fer mwa reget frekantasion ki ti sinonim laport ilizion.

août 5, 2017

Invasive alien species (IAS) are introduced plants, animals and micro-organisms which, when spreading, represent serious threats to ecosystems, habitats or species, including humans. As a form of biological pollution, they represent the main threat to the country’s unique biological biodiversity.

Invasive alien species (IAS) are introduced plants, animals and micro-organisms which, when spreading, represent serious threats to ecosystems, habitats or species, including humans. As a form of biological pollution, they represent the main threat to the country’s unique biological biodiversity. At least 21 introduced species of mammal, reptile and mollusc are naturalized in Mauritius with detrimental effects on native biodiversity. Examples: Javan deer, feral pigs, macaques, rats, Chinese guava and privet. Programmes are under way to enhance the control and management of IAS.

août 5, 2017

À un moment où le VIH-Sida commence à marquer le pas, l'annonce de Donald Trump de réduire drastiquement, dans le budget 2018, les cotisations des États-Unis à la lutte contre l'épidémie avait sonné comme un véritable coup de semonce lors de la conférence internationale sur le SIDA tenue fin juillet dernier, à Paris.

À un moment où le VIH-Sida commence à marquer le pas, l'annonce de Donald Trump de réduire drastiquement, dans le budget 2018, les cotisations des États-Unis à la lutte contre l'épidémie avait sonné comme un véritable coup de semonce lors de la conférence internationale sur le SIDA tenue fin juillet dernier, à Paris.

août 5, 2017

« Enn pie ki tonbe fer plis tapaz ki enn lafore ki pouse». Se sa proverb afrikin la ki finn vinn dan mo lespri an premie kan Mario Thomas, « fidèle parmi les plus fidèles de Julien » finn telefonn Marjorie (mo fam) ek mwa mardi gramatin (1e Out 2017) pou inform nou lamor Julien Lourdes.

« Enn pie ki tonbe fer plis tapaz ki enn lafore ki pouse». Se sa proverb afrikin la ki finn vinn dan mo lespri an premie kan Mario Thomas, « fidèle parmi les plus fidèles de Julien » finn telefonn Marjorie (mo fam) ek mwa mardi gramatin (1e Out 2017) pou inform nou lamor Julien Lourdes.

août 4, 2017

In the background of a mourning room, I can hear the chants, very slow and low at the same time, which kind of give me this feeling of nostalgia; what has remained is just poetry and very few old paintings that are hung on brown newspapers.

In the background of a mourning room, I can hear the chants, very slow and low at the same time, which kind of give me this feeling of nostalgia; what has remained is just poetry and very few old paintings that are hung on brown newspapers.

août 4, 2017

No one prevents a lawyer from meeting his client in the prison for professional reasons. A culprit enjoys his constitutional rights to obtain the services of a lawyer or lawyers of his choice.  However, the situation gets complex when there is an abuse of the number of visits from the lawyer or when there are numerous unsolicited visits as is being revealed by the Commission of Inquiry on Drugs.

No one prevents a lawyer from meeting his client in the prison for professional reasons. A culprit enjoys his constitutional rights to obtain the services of a lawyer or lawyers of his choice.  However, the situation gets complex when there is an abuse of the number of visits from the lawyer or when there are numerous unsolicited visits as is being revealed by the Commission of Inquiry on Drugs.

août 4, 2017

Face à l'autre, face au désir de l'autre, toutes les velléités de la pensée se disloquent, tous les rythmes et les usages de la raison s'anéantissent, la langue elle-même est vide de sens, les mots n'ont plus la faculté d'aucun ensorcellement, votre corps ne vous appartient plus, plus rien ne vous appartient, même pas votre mort car être ainsi est mourir à chaque instant, car être ainsi est l'extinction de son être et la renaissance de son être, non à la vie, mais à la chair de l'autre, à ses ombres et aux tissages de ses absences, car être ainsi est inscrire les traces de sa solitude dans ses yeux, face à l'autre, face à l'autre vous n'êtes d'aucun destin sinon celui de son vouloir, face à l'autre vous n'êtes d'aucune matière sinon celle des cendres, son moindre souffle suffit à vous immoler, mais jamais l'immolation n'a été aussi lumineuse, émanation de sa lumière.

Face à l'autre, face au désir de l'autre, toutes les velléités de la pensée se disloquent, tous les rythmes et les usages de la raison s'anéantissent, la langue elle-même est vide de sens, les mots n'ont plus la faculté d'aucun ensorcellement, votre corps ne vous appartient plus, plus rien ne vous appartient, même pas votre mort car être ainsi est mourir à chaque instant, car être ainsi est l'extinction de son être et la renaissance de son être, non à la vie, mais &agra

août 3, 2017

Quand le monument dédié à Marie Reine de la Paix a été érigé en 1940, c’était pour demander à la Vierge de protéger notre pays des méfaits de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Cela fera donc 77 ans, le 15 août, que Marie trône comme sentinelle de notre capitale.

Quand le monument dédié à Marie Reine de la Paix a été érigé en 1940, c’était pour demander à la Vierge de protéger notre pays des méfaits de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Cela fera donc 77 ans, le 15 août, que Marie trône comme sentinelle de notre capitale.

août 3, 2017

I have heard about the 14 year old girl who was hit by her partner, with a baby in the middle. It is all too familiar and painful to me.

I have heard about the 14 year old girl who was hit by her partner, with a baby in the middle. It is all too familiar and painful to me. I am a few years older than her, but our stories could not be any more similar. On Easter Day, my partner came up to me to ask for money to feed his habit, I refused because I had none. He thought our one year old baby had received gifts from relatives, but that was not the case. He flew into a blind rage, snatched the baby from my arms, threw it carelessly on the couch, dragged me to a room, and beat the hell out of me.

août 3, 2017

In these columns (Forum 24/1/17), on the heels of the ‘deal papa piti’, I attempted a summary assessment of the performances of the different Prime Ministers since Independence in which I wrote, among other things, that Navin Ramgoolam must be placed in a separate category awaiting for someone else ever to do worse, and that Pravind Jugnauth be given sufficient time to prove his mettle.

In these columns (Forum 24/1/17), on the heels of the ‘deal papa piti’, I attempted a summary assessment of the performances of the different Prime Ministers since Independence in which I wrote, among other things, that Navin Ramgoolam must be placed in a separate category awaiting for someone else ever to do worse, and that Pravind Jugnauth be given sufficient time to prove his mettle.

août 3, 2017

So, as an industry, what can we learn from one of the greatest sportsperson on the planet? The 35 years old tennis superstar, almost 36 years old in a few days, has extended his career Grand Slam tally to a ridiculous and unthinkable 19, after a one-sided win on Centre Court at Wimbledon. In the same vein, he has won a record 8th Wimbledon title against all odds despite being in the top four with the usual suspects. In recent weeks, many have described Federer as being in a “class of his own” when not so long ago, the pundits agreed he was out of bounds and Federer could have been history in the game with injuries, poor performance and outpaced by his younger and hungry opponents whom we are all aware of.

So, as an industry, what can we learn from one of the greatest sportsperson on the planet? The 35 years old tennis superstar, almost 36 years old in a few days, has extended his career Grand Slam tally to a ridiculous and unthinkable 19, after a one-sided win on Centre Court at Wimbledon. In the same vein, he has won a record 8th Wimbledon title against all odds despite being in the top four with the usual suspects.