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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”.

juillet 23, 2014

Mauritius has moved from a mono crop economy to a more diversified and industrialized economy in the 1980s’. However, industrialization was limited to low/medium tech industries such as textile and light engineering. At the beginning of this new century, the government of Mauritius invested in the ICT industry as a new pillar of its economy.  With the development of ICT maturing and now looking towards higher end BPO, Mauritius envisions moving further into the K-economy. For a firm anchorage into this innovation phase, Mauritius has to rely heavily on research and knowledge diffusion and production.  This was the rationale behind the setting up of the Centre for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research (CBBR). CBBR envisions to achieve a higher level of research development  and to enable a group of established researchers to pool under one roof to more efficiently engage in multi-disciplinary research which is difficult to put in place at the University on account of its organization into rigid structures. After sustained efforts explaining the bien fondé of such a centre, CBBR was finally established in May 2011. The Centre is a first of its kind in Mauritius and certainly the first time a Centre is created by academics and researchers (the traditional way in our developing countries is more of a top-down approach where Govt. decides on the creation of a Research Centre). Seed-money to kick-start the activities of the Centre was provided by the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology. The same year in Oct 2011 in Addis Abeba, CBBR was proclaimed ANDI Centre of Excellence after a thorough peer-review exercise, one of the 32 designated CoEs and the only one in the Indian Ocean.

Mauritius has moved from a mono crop economy to a more diversified and industrialized economy in the 1980s’. However, industrialization was limited to low/medium tech industries such as textile and light engineering. At the beginning of this new century, the government of Mauritius invested in the ICT industry as a new pillar of its economy.  With the development of ICT maturing and now looking towards higher end BPO, Mauritius envisions moving further into the K-economy.

juillet 22, 2014

“Once upon a distant time, there was a land called Palestine
Is it yours or is it mine, this land they once called Palestine
And who am I to stand and stare, in disbelief at land stripped bare
Banished people, stolen homes, broken dreams, crumbling stones
Of ancient graves and ghostly moans, silenced by Israeli drones”

“Once upon a distant time, there was a land called Palestine
Is it yours or is it mine, this land they once called Palestine
And who am I to stand and stare, in disbelief at land stripped bare
Banished people, stolen homes, broken dreams, crumbling stones
Of ancient graves and ghostly moans, silenced by Israeli drones”
…….……
“Once upon a distant time, I was yours and you were mine
Rise again! Sweet Palestine!
History’s page turns one last time

juillet 18, 2014

Oceans Edge, Man To Man et Blood Buccaneer sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Longtemps aperçu en avant-dernière position, Oceans Edge avait été gêné à 300 mètres du but, mettant son jockey en déséquilibre.

Oceans Edge, Man To Man et Blood Buccaneer sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Longtemps aperçu en avant-dernière position, Oceans Edge avait été gêné à 300 mètres du but, mettant son jockey en déséquilibre. Lorsqu’il avait pu se remettre sur ses jambes, il s’était vivement rapproché sur le tard, mais n’avait pu influencer les résultats.

juillet 17, 2014

For the first time in the history of Mauritius, a political party led by a woman is born. This woman is no less than Professor Sheila Bunwaree – a source of inspiration, a monument of knowledge, a lover of peace and stability, a woman with great ideals, a visionary but with a large dose of pragmatism. She has trained generations of students and scholars in the field of economics and sociology.

For the first time in the history of Mauritius, a political party led by a woman is born. This woman is no less than Professor Sheila Bunwaree – a source of inspiration, a monument of knowledge, a lover of peace and stability, a woman with great ideals, a visionary but with a large dose of pragmatism. She has trained generations of students and scholars in the field of economics and sociology. She has exposed many alternatives ways of thinking. She has often encouraged us to have critical appreciation her own work and that of others.

juillet 11, 2014

Censored, Pont D’ Avignon, Cula et Max Rappax sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Censored avait permis au duo de tête de creuser l’écart car le cheval devant lui n’avançait pas.

Censored, Pont D’ Avignon, Cula et Max Rappax sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Censored avait permis au duo de tête de creuser l’écart car le cheval devant lui n’avançait pas. Il avait déboîté à 400 mètres de l’arrivée pour conclure honorablement.

juillet 10, 2014

“I could hardly believe  my ears when, at 10.32 a.m. on Friday 16 July, only a few minutes after he had finished his arguments as to why Mrs. Jogee should not be deported until the determination of the case which she intended to lodge before the Supreme Court, Mr. Hawaldar, who had been appointed at public expense, burst into my Chambers to say that he had just been informed that his client had been deported the night before”, such was the opening paragraph in the judgment of  Jogee & Medagama  v Government of  Mauritius, Prime Minister and Passport and Immigration 1993 MR 133 delivered by  Robert Ahnee  Justice as he  unfurled his furore against the Respondents for what he described as contemptuous behaviour  vis –a-vis the court, a usurpation of the powers of the Judge in Chambers and a violation of  the independence  of the judiciary.  Soon after delivering judgment, he submitted his resignation.

“I could hardly believe  my ears when, at 10.32 a.m. on Friday 16 July, only a few minutes after he had finished his arguments as to why Mrs. Jogee should not be deported until the determination of the case which she intended to lodge before the Supreme Court, Mr.

juillet 4, 2014

Mauritius stands at a very challenging phase of its economic history as it has to forge its future on a new paradigm.  For almost two centuries our trade relations as well as the framework of our economic development have been based on a North-South axis.  This model is no longer relevant in the new global economic environment which keeps on evolving rapidly.

Mauritius stands at a very challenging phase of its economic history as it has to forge its future on a new paradigm.  For almost two centuries our trade relations as well as the framework of our economic development have been based on a North-South axis.  This model is no longer relevant in the new global economic environment which keeps on evolving rapidly. 

juillet 4, 2014

Master Mascus, Streetbouncer, Fyrkat, Lividus, Read My Heart et Mr Wolf sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Master Mascus était à sa première course après son opération à la gorge.

Master Mascus, Streetbouncer, Fyrkat, Lividus, Read My Heart et Mr Wolf sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Master Mascus était à sa première course après son opération à la gorge. Bien qu’évoluant en épaisseur sur tout le parcours, il avait terminé à seulement 2.05L du vainqueur. Streetbouncer s’était retrouvé plus en retrait que prévu.

juillet 3, 2014

La dernière édition de MCB Focus, publié à la mi-journée par le MCB Group, met l’accent sur les facteurs susceptibles de porter Maurice dans la voie de la High Income Economy.

La dernière édition de MCB Focus, publié à la mi-journée par le MCB Group, met l’accent sur les facteurs susceptibles de porter Maurice dans la voie de la High Income Economy. En même temps, l’analyse de la MCB fait preuve de scepticisme quant à la possibilité que cet objectif pourra être atteint d’ici 2020, ambition caressée par le gouvernement et définie dans le discours du Budget 2014.

juillet 2, 2014

May 1814, Reverend Jean Lebrun arrived in Mauritius at the age of twenty-five after completing his three-year training as a missionary at the London Missionary Society (LMS) Training Academy of Gosport, in the South of England. He had courses in theology and pedagogy, as the main motto of all missionary societies was “Preach and Teach “. He was lectured by Dr Bogue, an Edinburgh trained linguist, in Malagasy and was able to perfect his French. All missionary societies preferred the use of the mother tongue for evangelization work. Initially it seems that the LMS wanted Lebrun to practice in Madagascar.

May 1814, Reverend Jean Lebrun arrived in Mauritius at the age of twenty-five after completing his three-year training as a missionary at the London Missionary Society (LMS) Training Academy of Gosport, in the South of England. He had courses in theology and pedagogy, as the main motto of all missionary societies was “Preach and Teach “. He was lectured by Dr Bogue, an Edinburgh trained linguist, in Malagasy and was able to perfect his French. All missionary societies preferred the use of the mother tongue for evangelization work.

juillet 1, 2014

24th June: my sister’s birthday. It’s four o’clock in the afternoon, Dad is getting back home from work and decides to draw some additional funds from the ATM close to Victoria bus station at Port Louis, to buy her a gift. He stows the money in his purse, which he zips into his shoulder bag before making his way to the bus station where he boards a vehicle going to Rose Hill.

24th June: my sister’s birthday. It’s four o’clock in the afternoon, Dad is getting back home from work and decides to draw some additional funds from the ATM close to Victoria bus station at Port Louis, to buy her a gift. He stows the money in his purse, which he zips into his shoulder bag before making his way to the bus station where he boards a vehicle going to Rose Hill.

juin 30, 2014

On the 12th May 2014, the Parliament of the Republic of Mauritius lived its 20th prorogation since independence. Much has been said lately about prorogation. This term is not a common one. Therefore it is understandable that the lay man finds it unintelligible and nebulous.

On the 12th May 2014, the Parliament of the Republic of Mauritius lived its 20th prorogation since independence. Much has been said lately about prorogation. This term is not a common one. Therefore it is understandable that the lay man finds it unintelligible and nebulous.
In fact ‘prorogation’, which is simply a parliamentary mechanism, terminates all business pending before the House until Parliament is summoned again. To fully understand the term prorogation, it is important to undertake a brief incursion in our parliamentary system.

juin 29, 2014

La présentation de  The Constitution (Declaration of Community) (Temporary Provisions) Bill, vendredi, à l’Assemblée nationale, est considérée comme étant décisive dans l’élimination de l’obligation de la déclaration communale des candidats à des élections générales. Ce résultat est la conséquence de la lutte menée en grande partie par Rezistans ek Alternativ que ce soit devant les instances compétentes à Maurice ou à l’étranger au cours de ces dernières années.

Toutefois, avant d’atteindre cette étape, la lutte contre la classification communale des candidats s’est étalée sur plusieurs phases, au fil des années.

juin 27, 2014

Since nine years now, Plaza has been accustomed, tolerant and respectful towards the carnivalesque procession of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT) people and allies in the roads of Rose-Hill.

Since nine years now, Plaza has been accustomed, tolerant and respectful towards the carnivalesque procession of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT) people and allies in the roads of Rose-Hill.

juin 27, 2014

Bingelela, Top Of The Chocs, Captains Bounty, Fyrkat, New Star, Skippyjon Jones, Dunraven et Abington sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois.

Bingelela, Top Of The Chocs, Captains Bounty, Fyrkat, New Star, Skippyjon Jones, Dunraven et Abington sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois.
Bingelela n’était pas suffisamment prêt pour sa course de rentrée. Il avait été forcé à l’extérieur au 500m et avait versé à l’intérieur à l’amorce du dernier virage.

juin 25, 2014

Mauritius, along with 14 other developing nations, according to a World Bank study on 215 countries carried out by research analyst Ehiwario Efeyini of the US Trust Bank of America Wealth Management, has the potential to graduate to the elite club of high-income economies. Indeed Mauritius, on the basis of its present model of development and policies, can easily increase its wealth in the years ahead but it is also likely that it may not make the transition and get trapped into the so-called “middle income trap” as pointed out by Efeyini. South Africa and Brazil, for example, have been languishing for decades within the middle-income range. Countries trapped at middle-income level usually have declining investment ratios, slow manufacturing growth, limited industrial and export diversification, and poor labour market conditions. Our research analyst did suggest that though the 14 countries have the potential to make it to the high-income status, they must however create the conditions for a more competitive, entrepreneurial and productive economy.

Mauritius, along with 14 other developing nations, according to a World Bank study on 215 countries carried out by research analyst Ehiwario Efeyini of the US Trust Bank of America Wealth Management, has the potential to graduate to the elite club of high-income economies. Indeed Mauritius, on the basis of its present model of development and policies, can easily increase its wealth in the years ahead but it is also likely that it may not make the transition and get trapped into the so-called “middle income trap” as pointed out by Efeyini.

juin 24, 2014

Once America has embarked on any enterprise the whole World follows blindly without analysing the facts and measuring the consequences whether intended or not.... Same for the issue of drugs.

Once America has embarked on any enterprise the whole World follows blindly without analysing the facts and measuring the consequences whether intended or not.... Same for the issue of drugs.
In 1971 President Nixon declared war (World!) on drugs. The World followed...Conventions, Laws, Regulations, Budgets, Treaties between countries and so many other legal instruments have been voted and are voted to try to win a war which does more harm than save the World.
What have been the effects of that deleterious war?
Briefly:

juin 23, 2014

Luis Felipe Scolari (Big Phil for the endless stream of admirers) peered anxiously from the back seat of his dark tinted bulled proof limousine. The number plate was a recent legacy from Brazilian security which in the wake of the World Cup had been honed by the C.I.A. (to the extent that Brazilians allow themselves to be honed).

Luis Felipe Scolari (Big Phil for the endless stream of admirers) peered anxiously from the back seat of his dark tinted bulled proof limousine. The number plate was a recent legacy from Brazilian security which in the wake of the World Cup had been honed by the C.I.A. (to the extent that Brazilians allow themselves to be honed).