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January 23, 2015

Mauritius is facing the problem of water supply. Being a small island, we should be able to enjoy the facility of having water supply 24/7.

Mauritius is facing the problem of water supply. Being a small island, we should be able to enjoy the facility of having water supply 24/7.

January 18, 2015

Avant même que le Mauritius Turf Club n’en parle officiellement auprès de ceux concernés, Paul Foo Kune a déjà fait acte de candidature pour participer aux prochains examens destinés aux aspirants entraîneurs et assistants entraîneurs. L’information nous a été du reste  confirmée hier matin par le Général Manager, Benoit Halbwachs. C’est ce que nous appellerons ‘tirer plus vite que son ombre’.

Avant même que le Mauritius Turf Club n’en parle officiellement auprès de ceux concernés, Paul Foo Kune a déjà fait acte de candidature pour participer aux prochains examens destinés aux aspirants entraîneurs et assistants entraîneurs. L’information nous a été du reste  confirmée hier matin par le Général Manager, Benoit Halbwachs. C’est ce que nous appellerons ‘tirer plus vite que son ombre’.

January 16, 2015

The relationship between literature and politics is a two-way traffic. Any work of literature is in part a product of sociological and political factors to the extent that the writer’s personality has been shaped by the sociological and political environment of his time.

The relationship between literature and politics is a two-way traffic. Any work of literature is in part a product of sociological and political factors to the extent that the writer’s personality has been shaped by the sociological and political environment of his time.

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.

décembre 31, 2014

The remembrance of the poet  Bharathiyar is an occasion to recall his noble work and great ideals. His poems continue to inspire us and rekindle in us a sense of pride and  solidarity bringing about  rhythm and grace in our life thus widening our visions.

The remembrance of the poet  Bharathiyar is an occasion to recall his noble work and great ideals. His poems continue to inspire us and rekindle in us a sense of pride and  solidarity bringing about  rhythm and grace in our life thus widening our visions.
“Of all the glorious and unique cultural heritage it is the literature which is most striking and outclasses other precious gifts bequeathed to us by our great and grand forefathers’’ - Governor of Punjab   M.CHANNA REDDY.

décembre 30, 2014

Un Mauricien, Karan Seechurn, âgé de 25 ans, employé en tant que barman à bord du bateau de croisière Quantum of the Seas de la Royal Caribbean, a été placé en détention provisoire à son arrivée à New York samedi dernier. Il a comparu hier devant la New York Federal Court sous une accusation d’agression sexuelle contre une touriste le 23 décembre.

Un Mauricien, Karan Seechurn, âgé de 25 ans, employé en tant que barman à bord du bateau de croisière Quantum of the Seas de la Royal Caribbean, a été placé en détention provisoire à son arrivée à New York samedi dernier. Il a comparu hier devant la New York Federal Court sous une accusation d’agression sexuelle contre une touriste le 23 décembre.

décembre 30, 2014

The incoming Prime Minister should not have appointed Mr Pravind Jugnauth and Mr Showkutally Soodhun as members of the Cabinet of Ministers because they have cases pending against them in the country’s law courts. In all respected democracies, Ministers resign their post as soon as they are likely to be prosecuted for a controversial offence. Mr Andrew Mitchell, a member of the British Cabinet, resigned his position on 19 October 2012 because it was alleged that, one month earlier, he had insulted police directing traffic on Downing Street in London. Eventual investigations revealed the innocence of Mr Mitchell. The cases against our two newly appointed ministers are more serious than the one against Mr Mitchell because they have gone well beyond the investigations stage. In a related development, the Indian Supreme Court recently voiced the view that filling of ministerial posts by people against whom there are criminal or corruption charges violates the principles of good governance.

The incoming Prime Minister should not have appointed Mr Pravind Jugnauth and Mr Showkutally Soodhun as members of the Cabinet of Ministers because they have cases pending against them in the country’s law courts. In all respected democracies, Ministers resign their post as soon as they are likely to be prosecuted for a controversial offence. Mr Andrew Mitchell, a member of the British Cabinet, resigned his position on 19 October 2012 because it was alleged that, one month earlier, he had insulted police directing traffic on Downing Street in London.

décembre 30, 2014

In its end-of-year edition of 1984 Mauritius News (of which I was the editor then) named Sir Anerood Jugnauth QC, Prime Minister of Mauritius, as The Man of the Year.  Some 30 years later it may be agreed that such an honour may once more be bestowed on Sir Anerood Jugnauth, i.e. The Man of the Year 2014 following his landslide victory at the December 10 General Election.

In its end-of-year edition of 1984 Mauritius News (of which I was the editor then) named Sir Anerood Jugnauth QC, Prime Minister of Mauritius, as The Man of the Year.  Some 30 years later it may be agreed that such an honour may once more be bestowed on Sir Anerood Jugnauth, i.e. The Man of the Year 2014 following his landslide victory at the December 10 General Election.

décembre 26, 2014

“…these 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked.  It’s time for a new approach” U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday, December 17, speaking of the standoff between the United States and Cuba. “In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries.”

“…these 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked.  It’s time for a new approach” U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday, December 17, speaking of the standoff between the United States and Cuba. “In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries.”
The Cuban Revolution

décembre 21, 2014

L’absence de toute référence à Diego Garcia dans le rapport du US Senate Intelligence Committee sur la “CIA Torture” de 500 pages n’a fait qu’accentuer le doute au sujet de l’utilisation de la base américaine dans l’océan Indien comme une Black Prison. A tel point que dans un Special Report publié dans l’édition d’hier matin du quotidien britannique, Daily Mail, Diego Garcia est présenté comme le “Guantanamo of The East”. Au cours de la semaine écoulée, Me Philippe Sands, QC, le conseil légal de Maurice sur le dossier des Chagos devant la Permanent Court of Arbitration, est monté au créneau pour réclamer une “full judicial inquiry” en vue de faire la lumière au sujet des dessous de la lutte contre le terrorisme à Diego Garcia.

Commentant les détails de ce rapport des autorités américaines, Me Sands écrit avec force dans les colonnes du même Daily Mail que, “the truth will come out, and it must. Senator Feinstein’s report offers a mountain of information. It’s a start, but the Convention against Torture requires much, much more. The US has a legal duty to investigate and, if necessary, to prosecute its torturers. Britain, too, must not be permitted to bury its head in the sand.

décembre 20, 2014

The dust has officially settled and the task of pulling down election campaign materials and the step into the new government has begun. The task of fulfilling campaign promises and building towards a greater country has also officially started.

The dust has officially settled and the task of pulling down election campaign materials and the step into the new government has begun. The task of fulfilling campaign promises and building towards a greater country has also officially started.

décembre 17, 2014

The election results came like a gust of wind last Thursday with Mauritius' opposition coalition- Alliance Lepep led by ex-president Anerood Jugnauth winning the majority vote. While the winds of change have roused celebration for the first ever woman President of the Republic of Mauritius- Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the winds also blew away any chances of more gender parity in Parliament.

The election results came like a gust of wind last Thursday with Mauritius' opposition coalition- Alliance Lepep led by ex-president Anerood Jugnauth winning the majority vote. While the winds of change have roused celebration for the first ever woman President of the Republic of Mauritius- Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the winds also blew away any chances of more gender parity in Parliament.

décembre 16, 2014

Who would have thought that a former President and Prime Minister, aged 84, would flatly defeat two major party leaders, united together against him? Nobody would have bet on him at the start of the electoral campaign. He himself was frank in saying that it looked like an impossible mission.

Who would have thought that a former President and Prime Minister, aged 84, would flatly defeat two major party leaders, united together against him? Nobody would have bet on him at the start of the electoral campaign. He himself was frank in saying that it looked like an impossible mission.

décembre 16, 2014

The writings were on the wall. But Navin and Paul had their backs turned. They do not read History, it seems. SARM, SGD, SSR and SAJ have all been sent into “karo kann” by their electorates. This time it was the turn of another Ramgoolam who refused to listen to the voice of his supporters.

The writings were on the wall. But Navin and Paul had their backs turned. They do not read History, it seems. SARM, SGD, SSR and SAJ have all been sent into “karo kann” by their electorates. This time it was the turn of another Ramgoolam who refused to listen to the voice of his supporters.

décembre 11, 2014

On 10th October 2014, fifty Head of States and Leaders of non-governmental organisations met in Cairo, Egypt to discuss about the amount to be donated for the reconstruction of Gaza, a narrow strip of land which forms part of the Occupied Territories. Gaza had been bombed by Israel during 50 days in July/August 2014 resulting in the death of over 2,000 Palestinians, 73 Israelis and innumerable injured especially after three UNO schools were hit.  Many women and children figured among victims.

On 10th October 2014, fifty Head of States and Leaders of non-governmental organisations met in Cairo, Egypt to discuss about the amount to be donated for the reconstruction of Gaza, a narrow strip of land which forms part of the Occupied Territories.

décembre 9, 2014

President sacks Prime Minister and, in turn, Prime Minister dismisses President. The country, where an unclear power sharing agreement exists between the President and the Prime Minister, plunges into chaos.

President sacks Prime Minister and, in turn, Prime Minister dismisses President. The country, where an unclear power sharing agreement exists between the President and the Prime Minister, plunges into chaos. These events happened during the month of September 1960 in the newly independent Belgian Congo, and should be a lesson to all of us in Mauritius when two of our most powerful political leaders are contemplating a newly defined power sharing arrangement.

décembre 7, 2014

A dramatic shoot out between French rider Guenet Barbara and Alice Mills of Great Britain has added extra spice to the climax of the Fegentri Lady Riders competition at the Sun Resorts International Jockeys' Weekend.

A dramatic shoot out between French rider Guenet Barbara and Alice Mills of Great Britain has added extra spice to the climax of the Fegentri Lady Riders competition at the Sun Resorts International Jockeys' Weekend. Champ De Mars now traditionally stages the final of the worldwide competition with the top eight amateurs battling it out on the 202 year old course. This time only eight points separate the experienced Ms Barbara and the 27 year old British girl who led the competition at one stage this season after a triumph at the Curragh in Ireland.

décembre 7, 2014

Evergreen, Dunraven, George Noble, Black Gambit et Laser Bolt sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Evergreen s’était montré lent à l’ouverture des boîtes pour se retrouver nettement plus en retrait que prévu.

Evergreen, Dunraven, George Noble, Black Gambit et Laser Bolt sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Evergreen s’était montré lent à l’ouverture des boîtes pour se retrouver nettement plus en retrait que prévu. Toujours à 9L du meneur dans la dernière courbe, il avait donné un joli coup de reins pour gagner quatre rangs. Dunraven s’était élancé prudemment pour suivre dans la seconde moitié du peloton.

décembre 6, 2014

During my recent trip to the Philippines at the invitation of my son Dhiren and his wife Sejal, Sharmila and I took time to discover the country and visit historical places, including the imposing St Augustine church and the national museum in Manila.

During my recent trip to the Philippines at the invitation of my son Dhiren and his wife Sejal, Sharmila and I took time to discover the country and visit historical places, including the imposing St Augustine church and the national museum in Manila.

décembre 6, 2014

Wonderlaine et Joyful sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Les 1365m étaient probablement un peu trop courts pour les réelles aptitudes de Wonderlaine.

Wonderlaine et Joyful sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Les 1365m étaient probablement un peu trop courts pour les réelles aptitudes de Wonderlaine. Il avait toutefois été servi par l’allure régulière d’Indaba My Children. Il avait attendu les derniers 200m pour se mettre en évidence, mais n’avait pu disputer la victoire. Cependant, il avait conclu plaisamment. Parti prudemment, Joyful était vite parvenu à trouver la corde au milieu du peloton.

décembre 1, 2014

This is the first time in the history of Mauritius that two women have been asked to hold high-level offi ces. Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as President of the Republic of Mauritius under the Lepep Alliance and Francoise Labelle as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly under the PTr-MMM Alliance. Gender Activists are proud of this move although we know very well that this is being done to silence us since there are only 12 woman candidates on the list of 60 for the PTr-MMM Alliance and a meagre fi gure of 9 on 60 for Lepep Alliance. The number of women candidates for these two major alliances is indeed an insult to women. But was there a need to put salt on the wound by insulting Professor Gurib-Fakim publicly and saying that “Dan liniversite pann trouv li bon, aster li pou bon pou vinn prezidan repiblik?” (she was not found good at the University, now she will be good as President of the Republic?). We should rewind a bit so that the Mauritian population will remember that the same Prime Minister, Dr. Navin Ramgoolam found Professor Gurib-Fakim so competent as a researcher and a scientifi c that he recommended her to the former President of the Republic to be elevated to the rank of Commander of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (CSK) in 2008.

This is the first time in the history of Mauritius that two women have been asked to hold high-level offi ces. Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as President of the Republic of Mauritius under the Lepep Alliance and Francoise Labelle as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly under the PTr-MMM Alliance. Gender Activists are proud of this move although we know very well that this is being done to silence us since there are only 12 woman candidates on the list of 60 for the PTr-MMM Alliance and a meagre fi gure of 9 on 60 for Lepep Alliance.

novembre 28, 2014

Lucky Valentine et Prince Of Wings sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Lucky Valentine retrouvait la compétition après cinq mois.

Lucky Valentine et Prince Of Wings sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Lucky Valentine retrouvait la compétition après cinq mois. Il s’était usé dans une lutte sur la partie initiale pour conserver l’avantage tête et corde face à Freedom et n’avait pas été en mesure de changer de vitesse au démarrage. Cependant, il n’avait pas été surclassé à l’arrivée.

novembre 21, 2014

Our Boy Blake, Smitten, Data Controller et Right To Tango sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Our Boy Blake avait raté sa mise en action et s’était retrouvé plus en retrait que prévu.

Our Boy Blake, Smitten, Data Controller et Right To Tango sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Our Boy Blake avait raté sa mise en action et s’était retrouvé plus en retrait que prévu. Il avait pointé à environ 9L du meneur à 600m de l’arrivée et avait bien accéléré jusqu’à 100m de l’arrivée, mais n’avait pu continuer sur sa lancée.

novembre 14, 2014

Double Grip, Mountain Thunder, Hunting Time, Leisure Jet, Cinchona, Amber Palace, Roman Manner, François Bernardus et Polar Royale sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Double Grip avait complètement raté sa mise en action pour se retrouver en queue du peloton.

Double Grip, Mountain Thunder, Hunting Time, Leisure Jet, Cinchona, Amber Palace, Roman Manner, François Bernardus et Polar Royale sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Double Grip avait complètement raté sa mise en action pour se retrouver en queue du peloton. Il avait refait une partie de son retard, mais n’avait pu prolonger son effort jusqu’au bout.