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août 22, 2014

The November race for the election of the third Secretary General of La Francophonie is gathering momentum as all candidates, their respective governments and regional blocs are multiplying their lobbying efforts.

The November race for the election of the third Secretary General of La Francophonie is gathering momentum as all candidates, their respective governments and regional blocs are multiplying their lobbying efforts.
Mauritius has a direct interest in this election. One of its prominent citizens has dared to compete for the top job. We admire him for his courage and we need to express our support for his candidature  in all fora.

août 22, 2014

Earthwind’nfire, Desert Sheik, Parado, Seneschal  sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Earthwind’nfire était quelque peu distancé dans la partie initiale vu qu’il manquait visiblement de compétition, mais il avait réalisé le meilleur chrono pour les derniers 600m.

Earthwind’nfire, Desert Sheik, Parado, Seneschal  sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Earthwind’nfire était quelque peu distancé dans la partie initiale vu qu’il manquait visiblement de compétition, mais il avait réalisé le meilleur chrono pour les derniers 600m.  Desert Sheik avait été condamné à évoluer en one off vu que Liquid Motion avait insisté pour conserver la deuxième place derrière Albert Mooney.

août 22, 2014

As  the world’s centre of gravity rotates back sooner than later to China, what a different world map we will all be already  watching. The days of a divided nation perpetually ravaged by internal fights, quarrels, local  and  external wars are long over.  The archaic and monarchic rule for centuries by dynasties and  emperors  who were easily  corrupted  by  obscure  forces  asking  for  favours  and  obtaining  treaties  are also gone forever. No more the decadent  picture of a permissive society  of  concubines, food  and  wine  festival, games  and opium  parties  for those who hold and have power.

As  the world’s centre of gravity rotates back sooner than later to China, what a different world map we will all be already  watching. The days of a divided nation perpetually ravaged by internal fights, quarrels, local  and  external wars are long over.  The archaic and monarchic rule for centuries by dynasties and  emperors  who were easily  corrupted  by  obscure  forces  asking  for  favours  and  obtaining  treaties  are also gone forever.

août 21, 2014

“We have to recognise (the) fact that everyone’s interests and aptitudes are different. Not everyone is suited for university studies, not all university degrees have the same value and having one does not guarantee a smooth career,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.

“We have to recognise (the) fact that everyone’s interests and aptitudes are different. Not everyone is suited for university studies, not all university degrees have the same value and having one does not guarantee a smooth career,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said. Adding that he wanted to talk about this issue frankly, Mr Lee said many good jobs do not require university degrees and going to a university is not the only path to a bright future.

août 21, 2014

In ‘The IITians’ author Sandipan Deb - an IIT alumnus recounts asking Nandan Nilekani, then CEO at Infosys Technologies about the quality of professors he was taught by at IIT Bombay. ‘We had some really awesome professors, really brilliant guys but I am not the right person to talk about them because I rarely met them. I hardly ever went to the class and I don’t remember a thing I was taught’ came the embarrassing response.

In ‘The IITians’ author Sandipan Deb - an IIT alumnus recounts asking Nandan Nilekani, then CEO at Infosys Technologies about the quality of professors he was taught by at IIT Bombay. ‘We had some really awesome professors, really brilliant guys but I am not the right person to talk about them because I rarely met them. I hardly ever went to the class and I don’t remember a thing I was taught’ came the embarrassing response.

août 20, 2014

Représentant de la Wastewater Management Authority, Shaheer Ramrakha a conservé son titre lors des championnats de badminton organisés par la Fédération mauricienne des sports corporatifs (FMSC).

Représentant de la Wastewater Management Authority, Shaheer Ramrakha a conservé son titre lors des championnats de badminton organisés par la Fédération mauricienne des sports corporatifs (FMSC). Lors de cette compétition tenue le week-end dernier au Centre national de badminton à Rose-Hill, il a pris le meilleur de Kailash Choolun, représentant de la Mauritius Commercial Bank, en finale.

août 19, 2014

Inspired from Professor Schumpeter’s theory of creative destruction arguing for monopoly  rents  to reward  innovations  and  economic growth,  I  have  humbly  taken the opposite  view  to describe the case of   Mauritius  where  the recent  ‘creation  par excellence’  of   economic and social  policies  including institutions  are  more destructive  than  consolidating our economy.

Inspired from Professor Schumpeter’s theory of creative destruction arguing for monopoly  rents  to reward  innovations  and  economic growth,  I  have  humbly  taken the opposite  view  to describe the case of   Mauritius  where  the recent  ‘creation  par excellence’  of   economic and social  policies  including institutions  are  more destructive  than  consolidating our economy.  The economic and political control by our elites &n

août 12, 2014

Introduction
India is the world’s most ancient country, formerly also largest in size and population. There were initiated the world’s first and second great religions: Hinduism (since time immemorial) and Buddhism, founded by Gautam Buddha (544-461 BC).

Introduction

août 12, 2014

    A good actor in the cinephile’s view is one who can portray a wide range of characters with such versatility that each character can stand on its own. Robin Williams was such an actor. A phone notification and endless posts on my Facebook newsfeed later still do not dilute the shock of reading about the death of the incredibly talented actor that he was.

    A good actor in the cinephile’s view is one who can portray a wide range of characters with such versatility that each character can stand on its own. Robin Williams was such an actor. A phone notification and endless posts on my Facebook newsfeed later still do not dilute the shock of reading about the death of the incredibly talented actor that he was. The actor has given cinephiles many reasons to find the magic that only movies can provide.

août 12, 2014

After over 30 years of pressing the British Government for the return of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius what are the chances and means of achieving this in the next few years?

After over 30 years of pressing the British Government for the return of the Chagos Islands to Mauritius what are the chances and means of achieving this in the next few years? I will leave aside the international law aspects other than to comment that if Mauritius wins its case against the MPA at the international Arbitral Tribunal, established under UNCLOS, this will provide substantial pressure on the British Government. International law is a powerful pressure on states but it is not decisive – real politique, personalities and diplomacy also play a part.

août 12, 2014

The idea of organizing an international conference on Tamil diaspora germinated in my mind for quite sometime. With limited means and time at our disposal, we managed to organize a modest one in 2007 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Tamil League, grouping Tamil diasporic countries of the region only. That was a promising start.

The idea of organizing an international conference on Tamil diaspora germinated in my mind for quite sometime. With limited means and time at our disposal, we managed to organize a modest one in 2007 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Tamil League, grouping Tamil diasporic countries of the region only. That was a promising start.

août 10, 2014

Captain Matthew, Dee Major, Domani, Western Jet et Red Lotus sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Captain Matthew était à sa deuxième sortie de la saison seulement. Il avait réagi à l’attaque d’Absalom dans la descente pour évoluer à l’extérieur de deux chevaux à partir de là et ne s’était pas montré pas assez percutant pour disputer la victoire.

Captain Matthew, Dee Major, Domani, Western Jet et Red Lotus sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Captain Matthew était à sa deuxième sortie de la saison seulement. Il avait réagi à l’attaque d’Absalom dans la descente pour évoluer à l’extérieur de deux chevaux à partir de là et ne s’était pas montré pas assez percutant pour disputer la victoire.

août 8, 2014

Brandewyn et Ek Tha Tiger sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Brandewyn avait tenté de se faufiler à l’intérieur dans la ligne droite, mais vu que le meneur dérivait sur sa droite, il avait opté pour l’extérieur.

Brandewyn et Ek Tha Tiger sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Brandewyn avait tenté de se faufiler à l’intérieur dans la ligne droite, mais vu que le meneur dérivait sur sa droite, il avait opté pour l’extérieur. Là encore, Albert Dock changea de trajectoire et il avait eu du mal à sortir de son dos. Lorsque ce fut le cas, il avait donné un joli coup de reins pour compléter le podium.

août 5, 2014

It feels good to be from Tranquebar right now. Kennedy St Pierre has made this suburb of Port Louis very proud. And it is good to be Mauritian too! To have that unique feeling that brings a tear to your eyes when Kennedy appeared on TV and ready to come through with flying colours. That feeling that makes you clap and scream at the TV: “Allez Maurice!” That feeling that makes you smile with pride when the commentator referred to Kennedy’s final fight as an ‘eye-catching performance’. That weird sensation in your tummy when you see the young man from Cite Madeleine win a silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Well, I often feel like a cosmopolitan citizen of the world, but let me say that Kennedy St Pierre awakened in me this week-end the ‘fibre patriotique’ – and it felt so great!

It feels good to be from Tranquebar right now. Kennedy St Pierre has made this suburb of Port Louis very proud. And it is good to be Mauritian too! To have that unique feeling that brings a tear to your eyes when Kennedy appeared on TV and ready to come through with flying colours. That feeling that makes you clap and scream at the TV: “Allez Maurice!” That feeling that makes you smile with pride when the commentator referred to Kennedy’s final fight as an ‘eye-catching performance’.

août 4, 2014

African leaders will gather in Washington next week for the first Summit of African Leaders under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and topping discussions with U.S. officials will be renewal of AGOA, the U.S. law that has expanded trade opportunities for Mauritius and other sub- Saharan African opportunities since 2000.

African leaders will gather in Washington next week for the first Summit of African Leaders under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and topping discussions with U.S. officials will be renewal of AGOA, the U.S. law that has expanded trade opportunities for Mauritius and other sub- Saharan African opportunities since 2000.

août 1, 2014

Yoda Man et Racketeer Blues sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. On a mal compris la décision du jockey de Yoda Man d’insister pour garder Port Albert à l’extérieur sur la partie initiale, tandis que Keep Walking était parti sur de bonnes bases.

Yoda Man et Racketeer Blues sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. On a mal compris la décision du jockey de Yoda Man d’insister pour garder Port Albert à l’extérieur sur la partie initiale, tandis que Keep Walking était parti sur de bonnes bases. Alors qu’il suivait tranquillement à la corde, il avait été déboité à 600 mètres de l’arrivée pour se rapprocher du meneur. Cet effort, il l’avait payé dans la ligne droite où il avait plafonné.

juillet 31, 2014

Our PM has said that he will wait a little bit further before he engages himself more fully to  see what course of action to take in order to stop the destruction of lives and communities in Gaza. He was speaking on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr. I am not sure whether it was just to impress the crowd or whether he really  believes that he may be of some influence.

Our PM has said that he will wait a little bit further before he engages himself more fully to  see what course of action to take in order to stop the destruction of lives and communities in Gaza. He was speaking on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr. I am not sure whether it was just to impress the crowd or whether he really  believes that he may be of some influence.

juillet 28, 2014

According to information provided by the Honourable Anil Baichoo in Parliament, only one credible bidder, Afcons Infrastructure/SPCL, has submitted proposals for the Mauritius Light Rapid Transit (MLRT), commonly known as the Metro Leger, which, at a cost of over twenty two billion rupees, will be the most expensive project ever undertaken in Mauritius. For such a project, the tendering process will yield a satisfactory result only if there is competition among at least three bidding companies. Consequently, the Government should investigate why capable companies are not interested in bidding for the project, and then decide the way forward.

According to information provided by the Honourable Anil Baichoo in Parliament, only one credible bidder, Afcons Infrastructure/SPCL, has submitted proposals for the Mauritius Light Rapid Transit (MLRT), commonly known as the Metro Leger, which, at a cost of over twenty two billion rupees, will be the most expensive project ever undertaken in Mauritius. For such a project, the tendering process will yield a satisfactory result only if there is competition among at least three bidding companies.

juillet 27, 2014

Le Premier ministre, le Dr Navin Ramgoolam n'a pas fait dans la dentelle après avoir annoncé mardi dernier à l'Assemblée Nationale,  à la suite d'une question de Nita Deerpalsing,  son intention de mettre en place une commission d'enquête sur tous les aspects de l'organisation des courses à Maurice.

Le Premier ministre, le Dr Navin Ramgoolam n’a pas fait dans la dentelle après avoir annoncé mardi dernier à l’Assemblée Nationale,  à la suite d’une question de Nita Deerpalsing,  son intention de mettre en place une commission d’enquête sur tous les aspects de l’organisation des courses à Maurice. De la parole aux actes, le traditionnel conseil des ministres de vendredi a approuvé les attributions de cette commission.

juillet 27, 2014

D'aucuns auraient pensé que la réponse du Premier ministre à l'interpellation de Rajesh Bhagwan mardi dernier au parlement, comme suit, allait refroidir les velléités de certains haut-fonctionnaires d'aller aux courses. En yout le chef de la NSS, Dev Jokhoo, ne semble pas être concerné par cette directive du Premier ministre puisqu'il était encore hier au Champ de Mars.

D’aucuns auraient pensé que la réponse du Premier ministre à l’interpellation de Rajesh Bhagwan mardi dernier au parlement, comme suit, allait refroidir les velléités de certains haut-fonctionnaires d’aller aux courses. En yout le chef de la NSS, Dev Jokhoo, ne semble pas être concerné par cette directive du Premier ministre puisqu’il était encore hier au Champ de Mars.
Pourtant, l’interpellation parlementaire était on ne peut plus claire:

juillet 26, 2014

(No. IB/2) Ms K. R. Deerpalsing (Third Member for Belle Rose & Quatre Bornes) asked the Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Minister for Rodrigues whether, in regard to gambling, he will state if consideration will be given for the setting up of a committee to look into the concerns thereof, in particular, with regard to the recent allegations concerning horse racing.

(No. IB/2) Ms K. R. Deerpalsing (Third Member for Belle Rose & Quatre Bornes) asked the Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Minister for Rodrigues whether, in regard to gambling, he will state if consideration will be given for the setting up of a committee to look into the concerns thereof, in particular, with regard to the recent allegations concerning horse racing.
The Prime Minister: Mr Deputy Speaker, Sir, with your permission, I will reply to PQs

juillet 25, 2014

L’association Burke-Maingard n’a pas tardé à retrouver la winner’s enclosure après avoir fait chou blanc lors des deux derniers rendez-vous. L'écurie Maingard s’est signalée par l’entremise de Bandido Caballero, une de ses nouvelles acquisitions promise à un bel avenir au Champ de Mars.

L’association Burke-Maingard n’a pas tardé à retrouver la winner’s enclosure après avoir fait chou blanc lors des deux derniers rendez-vous. L'écurie Maingard s’est signalée par l’entremise de Bandido Caballero, une de ses nouvelles acquisitions promise à un bel avenir au Champ de Mars.

juillet 25, 2014

Blaze Of Noon, Leisure Jet, Moon Raider et Lividus sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Blaze Of Noon avait été pris en sandwich à l’ouverture des stalles et s’était retrouvé plus en retrait que prévu.

Blaze Of Noon, Leisure Jet, Moon Raider et Lividus sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Blaze Of Noon avait été pris en sandwich à l’ouverture des stalles et s’était retrouvé plus en retrait que prévu. Il avait tenté de se faufiller à la corde dans la ligne droite, mais avait été contraint de changer de trajectoire vu que le passage s’était refermé devant lui.

juillet 24, 2014

Good piece, heartfelt indignation, moving empathy with the Palestinian victims, righteous blasting of the Israeli butchers’ pseudo-democracy, timely reminder of the double standards of the “international community” and of the moral bankruptcy of “Western Powers”, realistic call to boycott Israeli goods et to embargo its arms supplies (though the BDS Campaign is not mentioned), and wonderful expression of Hope and Resistance at the outset and in the end through Tamerishe’s epic, fighting poem “Once Upon a Palestine”.

Good piece, heartfelt indignation, moving empathy with the Palestinian victims, righteous blasting of the Israeli butchers’ pseudo-democracy, timely reminder of the double standards of the “international community” and of the moral bankruptcy of “Western Powers”, realistic call to boycott Israeli goods et to embargo its arms supplies (though the BDS Campaign is not mentioned), and wonderful expression of Hope and Resistance at the outset and in the end through Tamerishe’s epic, fighting poem “Once Upon a Palestine”.