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octobre 17, 2014

On this 17th October, the world is commemorating the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In less than a year, the UN Millennium Development Goals will come close to its target Year 2015 and now is the right time to take a stock of the progress achieved in poverty alleviation especially in our African region.

On this 17th October, the world is commemorating the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In less than a year, the UN Millennium Development Goals will come close to its target Year 2015 and now is the right time to take a stock of the progress achieved in poverty alleviation especially in our African region.

octobre 17, 2014

Obligation, Silver Flyer, Annaconda Moon et Dream In Combat sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Obligation avait une fois encore raté sa mise en action pour se retrouver à une dizaine de longueurs de la tête de la course à 600m de l’arrivée.

Obligation, Silver Flyer, Annaconda Moon et Dream In Combat sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Obligation avait une fois encore raté sa mise en action pour se retrouver à une dizaine de longueurs de la tête de la course à 600m de l’arrivée. On le savait déjà battu, mais il avait terminé sur une plaisante note pour se retrouver à moins de 2L du vainqueur.

octobre 11, 2014

What is the meaning of Chacha and why is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) called Chacha? The English equivalent of Chacha, a Hindi word, is a brother of one’s father. While attending a public meeting of the coalition led by the Labour Party at Highlands during the campaign for the 1967 general elections, I learned from the speakers that SSR must be called Chacha because he is a spiritual brother of Mahatma Gandhi who is revered as a father (Bapu) by Indians and people of Indian descent in former colonies. The Labour Party propaganda associating SSR with Mahatma Gandhi especially on the issue of independence and the emergence of a Gandhi dynastic rule in India contributed to the designation of Dr Navin Ramgoolam as leader of the Labour Party in 1991 even though he was still a novice in politics at that time. Given their impact on Mauritian politics, we shall analyse the interrelated issues of independence, Gandhi dynastic rule, and Mahatma Gandhi’s “spiritual brother”.

What is the meaning of Chacha and why is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) called Chacha? The English equivalent of Chacha, a Hindi word, is a brother of one’s father. While attending a public meeting of the coalition led by the Labour Party at Highlands during the campaign for the 1967 general elections, I learned from the speakers that SSR must be called Chacha because he is a spiritual brother of Mahatma Gandhi who is revered as a father (Bapu) by Indians and people of Indian descent in former colonies.

octobre 10, 2014

Balse, Indian Striker et Saziwayo sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Balse avait attendu la fin des false rails pour porter son attaque à la corde, mais Stunning Tiger lui avait refermé le passage.

Balse, Indian Striker et Saziwayo sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Balse avait attendu la fin des false rails pour porter son attaque à la corde, mais Stunning Tiger lui avait refermé le passage. N’était-ce incident, il aurait pu disputer la victoire. Indian Striker s’était placé à l’arrière-garde dans la partie initiale.

octobre 8, 2014

On Sunday 5 October, 2014, Saint Francois Xavier Church, Plaine Verte, was packed beyond capacity.  Noel Jean, composer and music teacher passed away at 48 on Saturday while he was on duty at the Conservatoire Francois Mitterand.

On Sunday 5 October, 2014, Saint Francois Xavier Church, Plaine Verte, was packed beyond capacity.  Noel Jean, composer and music teacher passed away at 48 on Saturday while he was on duty at the Conservatoire Francois Mitterand.

octobre 7, 2014

This failure of new technology to boost productivity (apart from a brief period between 1996 and 2004) became known as the Solow paradox. Robert Gordon of Northwestern University suggests that recent innovation is simply less impressive than it seems.

This failure of new technology to boost productivity (apart from a brief period between 1996 and 2004) became known as the Solow paradox. Robert Gordon of Northwestern University suggests that recent innovation is simply less impressive than it seems. A second explanation, put forward by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, is that technological advances increase productivity only after a long lag.

octobre 3, 2014

Dr Navin Ramgoolam’s latest ambition is to become a 7 year term President with executive powers, a privilege enjoyed by two of his close friends namely President Ali Bongo of Gabon and President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo.

Dr Navin Ramgoolam’s latest ambition is to become a 7 year term President with executive powers, a privilege enjoyed by two of his close friends namely President Ali Bongo of Gabon and President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo. The South African President holds office for a period of 5 years while his United States counterpart has a term limit of 4 years. In September 2000, the French voted for a constitutional amendment to shorten the length of the presidential term from 7 to 5 years.

octobre 3, 2014

Albert Dock, Domani, Point Of Policy, Bay Of Bengal, François Bernardus, Ravatak et Racketeer Blues sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Albert Dock aurait pu aspirer à mieux s’il avait suivi dans le dos de Double Grip qui s’était rapproché à la corde au lieu d’attaquer à l’extérieur.

Albert Dock, Domani, Point Of Policy, Bay Of Bengal, François Bernardus, Ravatak et Racketeer Blues sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Albert Dock aurait pu aspirer à mieux s’il avait suivi dans le dos de Double Grip qui s’était rapproché à la corde au lieu d’attaquer à l’extérieur. Domani avait déboité dans le dos du meneur en début de descente vu qu’il se montrait ardent et prit le relais en tête.

octobre 3, 2014

Nearly seven decades after his assassination Gandhi lives in the hearts of millions, if not billions of people across the globe.  Gandhi’s greatness lies in the fact that he single handedly stood up against the mighty British Empire and compelled the then colonial power to quit and to give India its independence.

Nearly seven decades after his assassination Gandhi lives in the hearts of millions, if not billions of people across the globe.  Gandhi’s greatness lies in the fact that he single handedly stood up against the mighty British Empire and compelled the then colonial power to quit and to give India its independence.

octobre 2, 2014

China Dream is a concept engineered by Xi Jinping (the 5th generation of leaders) on 29th November 2012 and it consists of national rejuvenation, improvement in the lifestyle, prosperity and construction of a better society. Each person’s future and destiny is closely linked with the future and destiny of the country and the nation. He stated that the young people should “dare to dream, work assiduously to fulfill the dreams and contribute to the revitalization of the nation”. China Dream is about Chinese prosperity, collective effort, socialism and national glory.

China Dream is a concept engineered by Xi Jinping (the 5th generation of leaders) on 29th November 2012 and it consists of national rejuvenation, improvement in the lifestyle, prosperity and construction of a better society. Each person’s future and destiny is closely linked with the future and destiny of the country and the nation. He stated that the young people should “dare to dream, work assiduously to fulfill the dreams and contribute to the revitalization of the nation”. China Dream is about Chinese prosperity, collective effort, socialism and national glory.

octobre 2, 2014

You are reading this because of something Firoz Ghanty wrote in Forum last December when Madiba passed away: you could come away with the impression that Gandhi didn't give two hoots about the plight of blacks in general and black South Africans in particular. This kind of puzzled me and made me realize that my knowledge of the work of the Mahatma was way too sketchy. So I went to do a little bit of research. To get my schooling out of the way.

You are reading this because of something Firoz Ghanty wrote in Forum last December when Madiba passed away: you could come away with the impression that Gandhi didn't give two hoots about the plight of blacks in general and black South Africans in particular. This kind of puzzled me and made me realize that my knowledge of the work of the Mahatma was way too sketchy. So I went to do a little bit of research. To get my schooling out of the way.

octobre 2, 2014

Thanks to Mahatma Gandhi, by 1921 the Indian National Congress (INC) was a revitalised national party which he chaired from 1924 to 1929. Its tricolour national flag became popular countrywide. There was consistency concerning slogans, policy and ideology. Hindi or Hindustani was gaining ground across India, while the INC followers adopted the khadi.

Thanks to Mahatma Gandhi, by 1921 the Indian National Congress (INC) was a revitalised national party which he chaired from 1924 to 1929. Its tricolour national flag became popular countrywide. There was consistency concerning slogans, policy and ideology. Hindi or Hindustani was gaining ground across India, while the INC followers adopted the khadi.

September 30, 2014

Mauritius should be proud of its relationship with China and not take it for granted. It is not a relationship of former colonial master and servant. It is rather a relationship  based on real friendship that has  got something very spicy, sweet and sour at times, and most of all very special which many African countries  do not and cannot have , although they were as many as 20  to  have established     diplomatic relations  with China long before Mauritius.

Mauritius should be proud of its relationship with China and not take it for granted. It is not a relationship of former colonial master and servant. It is rather a relationship  based on real friendship that has  got something very spicy, sweet and sour at times, and most of all very special which many African countries  do not and cannot have , although they were as many as 20  to  have established     diplomatic relations  with China long before Mauritius. No wonder then that our African brothers envy us so much!

September 26, 2014

Roving Consort, Keep Walking, et  Western Jet sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois.

Roving Consort, Keep Walking, et  Western Jet sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Longtemps aperçu en queue du peloton, Roving Consort est celui qui avait refait le plus de terrain dans la ligne d’arrivée sur le vainqueur, Rainstone, qui n’était autre que son compagnon d’écurie. Keep Walking avait pris un mauvais départ et avait vite été enfermé à la corde.

September 26, 2014

There is a vibrant buzz on Facebook at the moment, where users are requested to post a list of their top ten favourite books.  This has been an opportunity to discover a whole world of new books and authors and to hopefully help perpetuate the reading culture further. On my list, I included ‘Haroun and The Sea of Stories’ (1990) by Salman Rushdie.

There is a vibrant buzz on Facebook at the moment, where users are requested to post a list of their top ten favourite books.  This has been an opportunity to discover a whole world of new books and authors and to hopefully help perpetuate the reading culture further. On my list, I included ‘Haroun and The Sea of Stories’ (1990) by Salman Rushdie.

September 20, 2014

Dustan, Beautiful Bhutan et Social Network sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Dustan avait été lent à se mettre en action et s’était retrouvé en dernière position.

Dustan, Beautiful Bhutan et Social Network sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés. Dustan avait été lent à se mettre en action et s’était retrouvé en dernière position. Lancé à l’extérieur, il s’était fait remarquer dans les derniers mètres pour terminer quatrième. Beautiful Bhutan n’avait pas trouvé le jour dans l’emballage final et même un changement de ligne n’y fit rien.

September 18, 2014

Introduction
The country’s incremental development runs parallel with the public career in Mauritius of 50 years (1935-1985), since his return home from London until his death, of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) - intimately called Kewal. The world’s first Prime Minister of Indian origin overseas, he was the founder of modern Mauritius. The first to hold in turn all the country’s constitutional political posts, SSR contributed to the voting of laws and regulations as from 1940, while associated with government projects as from 1948.

Introduction

September 18, 2014

Making sense of contemporary political figures is no easy matter. Not only is there a great amount of historical sources to be digested but the nearness in time does not always allow an 
objective evaluation. In the case of Sir Seewoosagur 
Ramgoolam, we have to add the dimension of the political and 
statesman who dominated the Mauritian political scene for nearly half a century. A career of such breadth and length could only leave materials for diverging interpretations.

Making sense of contemporary political figures is no easy matter. Not only is there a great amount of historical sources to be digested but the nearness in time does not always allow an 
objective evaluation. In the case of Sir Seewoosagur 
Ramgoolam, we have to add the dimension of the political and 
statesman who dominated the Mauritian political scene for nearly half a century. A career of such breadth and length could only leave materials for diverging interpretations.

September 17, 2014

‘Since the 19th century, Hindu nationalists have venerated Japan as the paradigmatic Asian society that preserves its traditional virtues while also developing industrial and military strength and inculcating patriotism among its citizens’.

‘Since the 19th century, Hindu nationalists have venerated Japan as the paradigmatic Asian society that preserves its traditional virtues while also developing industrial and military strength and inculcating patriotism among its citizens’.
‘Unlike in India where the terrible mania of becoming westernized has seized upon us like a plague – the Japanese have taken everything from the Europeans but they remain Japanese all the same’

September 16, 2014

The recurrent fight since ages of our Ministry of Agriculture, lately restyled to care for Food Security also, has been to increase food production. Tragically, we have not reached self-sufficiency, let apart export capacity, in most of the items we are cultivating.

The recurrent fight since ages of our Ministry of Agriculture, lately restyled to care for Food Security also, has been to increase food production. Tragically, we have not reached self-sufficiency, let apart export capacity, in most of the items we are cultivating. I was wondering why until I wrote to the Irrigation Authority and the MoA for permission to use the Midlands water piped that serve my region and the curt, short-hand, negative rebuff I got through caesarian practiced by the PMO.

September 14, 2014

Last Emperor, Isipho, Gemmayze Street et King’s Guard sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Last Emperor avait été décroché sur la partie initiale, mais s’était quelque peu rapproché sur le tard pour s’approprier la quatrième place à l’arrivée.

Last Emperor, Isipho, Gemmayze Street et King’s Guard sont les chevaux que nous avions repérés la dernière fois. Last Emperor avait été décroché sur la partie initiale, mais s’était quelque peu rapproché sur le tard pour s’approprier la quatrième place à l’arrivée.

September 12, 2014

Les beaux jours semblent de retour du côté de l’écurie Allet. En effet, après Rock Of Arts la semaine dernière, c’est Hot Rocket qui s’est illustré en signant la douzième victoire de son établissement cette année. Et la cerise sur le gâteau demeure sans conteste l’arrivée des chevaux de Vicky Veeramootoo au sein de l’écurie Allet, de quoi permettre à cette écurie d’envisager une meilleure fin de saison.

Les beaux jours semblent de retour du côté de l’écurie Allet. En effet, après Rock Of Arts la semaine dernière, c’est Hot Rocket qui s’est illustré en signant la douzième victoire de son établissement cette année. Et la cerise sur le gâteau demeure sans conteste l’arrivée des chevaux de Vicky Veeramootoo au sein de l’écurie Allet, de quoi permettre à cette écurie d’envisager une meilleure fin de saison.

September 12, 2014

The Labour-MMM alliance was successfully concluded because the “power sharing” agreement between the two leaders, Paul Bérenger and Navin Ramgoolam, was to their mutual satisfaction.  At least on paper both of them look happy.  They are expecting that in the first 3 months after the elections, Navin will become the first president of a new Republic of Mauritius and his partner will become the Prime Minister.

The Labour-MMM alliance was successfully concluded because the “power sharing” agreement between the two leaders, Paul Bérenger and Navin Ramgoolam, was to their mutual satisfaction.  At least on paper both of them look happy.  They are expecting that in the first 3 months after the elections, Navin will become the first president of a new Republic of Mauritius and his partner will become the Prime Minister.  After the 1982 elections, I remember Paul insisted for a “gestion collégiale”.

September 12, 2014

One week ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, the three tenors of Westminster (Prime Minister and Conservative leader David Cameron, Coalition partner and Liberal leader Nick Clegg, Opposition leader Ed Miliband) and former PM Gordon Brown have been to Edinburgh to canvass the Scots to vote against  the separation of their country from the Union (England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland).

One week ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, the three tenors of Westminster (Prime Minister and Conservative leader David Cameron, Coalition partner and Liberal leader Nick Clegg, Opposition leader Ed Miliband) and former PM Gordon Brown have been to Edinburgh to canvass the Scots to vote against  the separation of their country from the Union (England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland). They are impressing upon the people of that northern part of the United Kingdom that they are better off staying as British subjects rather than opting for Scottish citizenship.