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mai 19, 2015

onourable  Mr. Prime Minister,
    When the coalition you head won the last General Elections, many were astonished by your victory, let alone the margin of success, yet very readily realized it had to be so. Some, including yourself, called it ‘the hand of God’.*

onourable  Mr. Prime Minister,
    When the coalition you head won the last General Elections, many were astonished by your victory, let alone the margin of success, yet very readily realized it had to be so. Some, including yourself, called it ‘the hand of God’.*

mai 16, 2015

Discours empreint de nostalgie et d’émotion de Philippe Espitalier Noël lors du dîner de gala, samedi dernier, au Château de Bel Ombre. Dans le cadre du Bel Ombre/ Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open de golf, le Chief Executive Officer de Rogers a, lors de son allocution, effectué un retour dans l’histoire pour retracer l’itinéraire du Domaine de Bel Ombre, fort de ses 250 années d’existence, jusqu’à sa gestion par le groupe ENL.

Discours empreint de nostalgie et d’émotion de Philippe Espitalier Noël lors du dîner de gala, samedi dernier, au Château de Bel Ombre. Dans le cadre du Bel Ombre/ Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open de golf, le Chief Executive Officer de Rogers a, lors de son allocution, effectué un retour dans l’histoire pour retracer l’itinéraire du Domaine de Bel Ombre, fort de ses 250 années d’existence, jusqu’à sa gestion par le groupe ENL.

mai 15, 2015

Wind Glider, Supersonic Sam, Kalinago, Skippyjon Jones, Dunraven et Rebel’s Game sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Sa mauvaise ligne et le fait qu’il était aligné sur le sprint avaient contraint le cavalier de Wind Glider de le retenir au départ afin de le placer à l'arrière-garde.

Wind Glider, Supersonic Sam, Kalinago, Skippyjon Jones, Dunraven et Rebel’s Game sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Sa mauvaise ligne et le fait qu’il était aligné sur le sprint avaient contraint le cavalier de Wind Glider de le retenir au départ afin de le placer à l'arrière-garde. Bien que desservi par le manque de rythme, il avait conclu honorablement pour s’offrir le dernier accessit.

mai 13, 2015

Over the past decade, the level of outstanding student debt has  HYPERLINK "http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/93f8c788-b6e0-11e4-95dc-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=uk" \o "US car and student loan delinquency rates rise - FT.com" \t "_blank" almost tripled to $1.3tn.

Over the past decade, the level of outstanding student debt has  HYPERLINK "http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/93f8c788-b6e0-11e4-95dc-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=uk" \o "US car and student loan delinquency rates rise - FT.com" \t "_blank" almost tripled to $1.3tn. And although the law makes it relatively hard to walk away from student debt, defaults are also strikingly high. Sarah Bloom Raskin, deputy treasury secretary, points out three thought-provoking parallels, and investors and economists should take note.

mai 13, 2015

The great philosopher Socrates from Greece said that there are four great qualities required of a judge:
To hear courteously;
To answer wisely;
To consider soberly;
To decide impartially.

The great philosopher Socrates from Greece said that there are four great qualities required of a judge:
To hear courteously;
To answer wisely;
To consider soberly;
To decide impartially.

Having known Judge S. Bhaukaurally since he was a Magistrate sitting at the District Court of Mapou, I have no hesitation to write that he subscribed to all four axioms laid down four centuries ago.

mai 10, 2015

Veteran Singaporean Mardan Mamat battled to a four-under-par 67 to lie three strokes behind new leader George Coetzee after the third round of the inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open yesterday at Bel Ombre Golf Course. The four-time Asian Tour winner traded five birdies against a bogey at the Heritage Golf Club to lie in solo in the fourth position heading into the final day of the €1 million (approximately US$1.1 million) tournament tri-sanctioned by the Asian, European and Sunshine Tours.

Veteran Singaporean Mardan Mamat battled to a four-under-par 67 to lie three strokes behind new leader George Coetzee after the third round of the inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open yesterday at Bel Ombre Golf Course. The four-time Asian Tour winner traded five birdies against a bogey at the Heritage Golf Club to lie in solo in the fourth position heading into the final day of the €1 million (approximately US$1.1 million) tournament tri-sanctioned by the Asian, European and Sunshine Tours.

mai 8, 2015

On Wednesday 6th May, the US Embassy convened academics, several institutions, community workers, organisations working in line with the United Nations Decade (2015-2024) of People of African Descents, secondary school pupils and accompanying teachers to the screening of the movie SELMA  at M Ciné Trianon.  I had the pleasure to watch the movie. It is inspiring, moving and thought provoking. It runs for two hours and seven minutes. It  successfully sticks to telling the story and stays clear of romanticising the events or any other storylines that could divert from the main narrative.

On Wednesday 6th May, the US Embassy convened academics, several institutions, community workers, organisations working in line with the United Nations Decade (2015-2024) of People of African Descents, secondary school pupils and accompanying teachers to the screening of the movie SELMA  at M Ciné Trianon.  I had the pleasure to watch the movie. It is inspiring, moving and thought provoking. It runs for two hours and seven minutes.

mai 8, 2015

Why Worry, Gray’s Champ et Glory Boy sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Mal placé dans les stalles, Why Worry avait été repris par son cavalier afin de ne pas se retrouver en épaisseur dans le premier tournant. Il avait eu du mal à trouver le passage dans la ligne droite, mais lorsqu’il avait vu le jour, il avait donné un joli coup de reins.

Why Worry, Gray’s Champ et Glory Boy sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Mal placé dans les stalles, Why Worry avait été repris par son cavalier afin de ne pas se retrouver en épaisseur dans le premier tournant. Il avait eu du mal à trouver le passage dans la ligne droite, mais lorsqu’il avait vu le jour, il avait donné un joli coup de reins. Les 1500m étaient probablement un peu trop courts pour les réelles aptitudes de Gray’s Champ.

mai 5, 2015

No doubt alarmed by the excitement around Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy in the next US Presidential election, an American TV host put the following question to a political observer:

No doubt alarmed by the excitement around Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy in the next US Presidential election, an American TV host put the following question to a political observer:
“Ms. Huffington,” he asked, “can Hillary Clinton be stopped?”
Ms. Huffington answered:
“Why does she have to be stopped? How come whenever a woman wants power, we treat her like Godzilla? She wants to be President, not destroy Tokyo.”

mai 1, 2015

L’entraîneur Shirish Narang peut enfin compter sur un jockey étranger, titulaire pour le reste de la saison. Recommandé par une vieille connaissance mauricienne Michael Cahill il y a trois semaines, Daniel Gerard Moor a accepté l’offre de Narang pour une première expérience à Maurice. L’Australien n’a pas tardé à tester la double piste du Champ de Mars mardi matin. Il sera en compétition dès samedi.

L’entraîneur Shirish Narang peut enfin compter sur un jockey étranger, titulaire pour le reste de la saison. Recommandé par une vieille connaissance mauricienne Michael Cahill il y a trois semaines, Daniel Gerard Moor a accepté l’offre de Narang pour une première expérience à Maurice. L’Australien n’a pas tardé à tester la double piste du Champ de Mars mardi matin. Il sera en compétition dès samedi.

mai 1, 2015

Lietuva et Liam sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Lietuva s’était montré quelque peu ardent dans la partie initiale. Il avait bien accéléré à partir du 400m tout en évoluant en épaisseur.

Lietuva et Liam sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Lietuva s’était montré quelque peu ardent dans la partie initiale. Il avait bien accéléré à partir du 400m tout en évoluant en épaisseur. Il avait plafonné dans la ligne droite et son jockey avait même cessé de le monter. Il avait été trouvé après l'épreuve qu’il avait perdu un fer en course. Liam n’était pas au mieux de sa forme.

April 30, 2015

This article, on the eve of the Maharashtra Day and Shivaji Day, aims at prompting some serious reflection on the context of the arrival of some of our ancestors from Bombay, especially those who came soon after the Indian Mutiny of 1857 (sometimes referred to as the first Indian war of independence). It also attempts to highlight the link between the political conditions in the Bombay Presidency and the increase in the number of immigrants during that period.

This article, on the eve of the Maharashtra Day and Shivaji Day, aims at prompting some serious reflection on the context of the arrival of some of our ancestors from Bombay, especially those who came soon after the Indian Mutiny of 1857 (sometimes referred to as the first Indian war of independence). It also attempts to highlight the link between the political conditions in the Bombay Presidency and the increase in the number of immigrants during that period.

April 28, 2015

The Mauritian Financial Services Sector (FSS) has been in the limelight over the past weeks for ‘bad reasons’. What is happening to the FSS may be assimilated to an earthquake with dual epicenters bearing the names British American Insurance Co Ltd (BAI) and Belvedere Management (BM).

The Mauritian Financial Services Sector (FSS) has been in the limelight over the past weeks for ‘bad reasons’. What is happening to the FSS may be assimilated to an earthquake with dual epicenters bearing the names British American Insurance Co Ltd (BAI) and Belvedere Management (BM). Specialists of earthquakes reckon that when the epicenter of a large earthquake is located “offshore”, the seabed may be displaced sufficiently to cause a  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsunami" \o "Tsunami" tsunami.

April 24, 2015

Saint John Bosco est le cheval que nous avions repéré la dernière fois. Cet élève de Raj Ramdin avait eu un parcours relativement difficile, ayant été forcé en épaisseur durant la partie initiale.

Saint John Bosco est le cheval que nous avions repéré la dernière fois. Cet élève de Raj Ramdin avait eu un parcours relativement difficile, ayant été forcé en épaisseur durant la partie initiale. Son jockey avait néanmoins pris la décision de lui demander à fournir son effort final à 400m de l’arrivée. Comme il fallait s’y attendre, il avait manqué de punch dans les derniers mètres.

April 23, 2015

Two videos circulating on the web describe how the police and State owned institutions persecuted and humiliated Sanjeev Oogarah and his present wife, Simla, when the Labour Party was in power in between 2005 and 2014.

Two videos circulating on the web describe how the police and State owned institutions persecuted and humiliated Sanjeev Oogarah and his present wife, Simla, when the Labour Party was in power in between 2005 and 2014. The sin committed by Sanjeev is that he happens to be the former husband of Ms Nandanee Soornack with whom the Labour Party leader, Dr Navin Ramgoolam, had developed a very close friendship.

April 22, 2015

Collectif Société Civile,  through the Civil Society Forum organized on the 10th April 2015,  launched a constructive debate on Social Economy,  focusing on  Solidarity Economics : A Gateway for Sustainable Integration of Vulnerable Groups.  In French the concept is coined as Economie Solidaire et Inclusive;  a powerful tool to fight poverty and rising inequality, and contributor to economic growth.  Mauritius, as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) has much to benefit and share through a well structured and integrated social economy

Collectif Société Civile,  through the Civil Society Forum organized on the 10th April 2015,  launched a constructive debate on Social Economy,  focusing on  Solidarity Economics : A Gateway for Sustainable Integration of Vulnerable Groups.  In French the concept is coined as Economie Solidaire et Inclusive;  a powerful tool to fight poverty and rising inequality, and contributor to economic growth.  Mauritius, as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) has much to benefit and share through a well structured and integrated social economy

April 22, 2015

On moral grounds, Democracy Watch earnestly asks the CEO of BAI , Mr. Dawood Rawat, to come out and PERSONALLY, DIRECTLY EXPLAIN to his 8,000 employees, to his 100,000 + clients (of his insurance company, of Bramer bank, of Iframac, of Apollo Bramwell and of other companies) his stand, his financial and ethical position regarding what has been aired so far. Explain to the country at large. And of course to spelt out his proposals for re-imbursement and continuity of the companies concerned.

On moral grounds, Democracy Watch earnestly asks the CEO of BAI , Mr. Dawood Rawat, to come out and PERSONALLY, DIRECTLY EXPLAIN to his 8,000 employees, to his 100,000 + clients (of his insurance company, of Bramer bank, of Iframac, of Apollo Bramwell and of other companies) his stand, his financial and ethical position regarding what has been aired so far. Explain to the country at large. And of course to spelt out his proposals for re-imbursement and continuity of the companies concerned.

April 21, 2015

On moral grounds and for democracy
On moral grounds, Democracy Watch earnestly asks the CEO of BAI , Mr. Dawood Rawat, to come out and PERSONALLY, DIRECTLY EXPLAIN to his 8,000 employees, to his 100,000 + clients (of his insurance company, of Bramer bank, of Iframac, of Apollo Bramwell and of other companies) his stand, his financial and ethical position regarding what has been aired so far.

On moral grounds and for democracy
On moral grounds, Democracy Watch earnestly asks the CEO of BAI , Mr. Dawood Rawat, to come out and PERSONALLY, DIRECTLY EXPLAIN to his 8,000 employees, to his 100,000 + clients (of his insurance company, of Bramer bank, of Iframac, of Apollo Bramwell and of other companies) his stand, his financial and ethical position regarding what has been aired so far. Explain to the country at large. And of course to spelt out his proposals for re-imbursement and continuity of the companies concerned.
 

April 21, 2015

Collectif Société Civile,  through the Civil Society Forum organized on the 10th April 2015,  launched a constructive debate on Social Economy,  focusing on  Solidarity Economics : A Gateway for Sustainable Integration of Vulnerable Groups.  In French the concept is coined as Economie Solidaire et Inclusive;  a powerful tool to fight poverty and rising inequality, and contributor to economic growth.  Mauritius, as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) has much to benefit and share through a well structured and integrated social economy

Collectif Société Civile,  through the Civil Society Forum organized on the 10th April 2015,  launched a constructive debate on Social Economy,  focusing on  Solidarity Economics : A Gateway for Sustainable Integration of Vulnerable Groups.  In French the concept is coined as Economie Solidaire et Inclusive;  a powerful tool to fight poverty and rising inequality, and contributor to economic growth.  Mauritius, as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) has much to benefit and share through a well structured and integrated social economy

April 18, 2015

The rationale behind the measures that have and will be imposed to the “Nation Zougader” are still blurred when compared, for example, to the exception offered to the casinos by the Minister of Finance, in his budget 2015-2016, who stated “a total ban on issue of new gaming and betting licenses except for casinos, for a period of five years.”

The rationale behind the measures that have and will be imposed to the “Nation Zougader” are still blurred when compared, for example, to the exception offered to the casinos by the Minister of Finance, in his budget 2015-2016, who stated “a total ban on issue of new gaming and betting licenses except for casinos, for a period of five years.”

April 17, 2015

Bongo Beat et Seeking Angelo sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Bongo Beat avait pris 22kg sur la balance par rapport à sa précédente sortie.

Bongo Beat et Seeking Angelo sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Bongo Beat avait pris 22kg sur la balance par rapport à sa précédente sortie. Il avait pointé à l’ouverture des stalles et s’était fait déborder par la moitié du peloton vu qu’il avait hérité d’une ligne intérieure. Il avait attendu la ligne droite finale pour se mettre en évidence et avait conclu honorablement pour compléter le podium.

April 11, 2015

The first way is by making many people poor enough that their life expectancy falls because of degraded living conditions. Besides poor people have a lot less access to the kind of medical options that richer people have. For example because he had a  HYPERLINK "http://www.cultofmac.com/296364/jony-ive-now-owns-steve-jobs-gulf-stream-jet/" \t "_blank" Gulfstream V Steve Jobs was able to seek a liver over a much bigger distance – wherever his plane could take him in 6 hours – than someone without a jet.


The first way is by making many people poor enough that their life expectancy falls because of degraded living conditions. Besides poor people have a lot less access to the kind of medical options that richer people have. For example because he had a  HYPERLINK "http://www.cultofmac.com/296364/jony-ive-now-owns-steve-jobs-gulf-stream-jet/" \t "_blank" Gulfstream V Steve Jobs was able to seek a liver over a much bigger distance – wherever his plane could take him in 6 hours – than someone without a jet.

Inflation is also a key driver of inequality.

April 8, 2015

Since last Friday, the term “Ponzi scheme” has become the new buzzword sprawling across the media and in people’s conversations, no doubt spurred by its use by none other than the country’s premier, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, when referring to the Bramer Banking Corporation Ltd (“BBCL”) and British American Insurance Co Ltd (“BAI”). Revisiting the definition and characteristics of a Ponzi scheme, along with the salient points of the most famous case – namely the Madoff scandal, would certainly shed some light on whether assimilating BBCL and BAI to such a scheme is justified.

Since last Friday, the term “Ponzi scheme” has become the new buzzword sprawling across the media and in people’s conversations, no doubt spurred by its use by none other than the country’s premier, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, when referring to the Bramer Banking Corporation Ltd (“BBCL”) and British American Insurance Co Ltd (“BAI”).

April 4, 2015

“Foreign experiences increase both cognitive flexibility and depth and integrativeness of thought, the ability to make deep connections between disparate forms.

“Foreign experiences increase both cognitive flexibility and depth and integrativeness of thought, the ability to make deep connections between disparate forms. Someone who lives abroad and doesn’t engage with the local culture will likely get less of a creative boost than someone who travels abroad and really engages in the local environment,” says Adam Galinsky, a professor at Columbia Business School. Those who put people in boxes had trouble thinking outside the box.