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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.

April 4, 2015

After four attempts at the presidency and a military coup in 1983, Muhammadu Buhari, leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has been officially elected President of the Republic of Nigeria on Tuesday the 31st of March 2015, by a margin of more than 2 million votes from his opponent and former President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party. (PDP)

After four attempts at the presidency and a military coup in 1983, Muhammadu Buhari, leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has been officially elected President of the Republic of Nigeria on Tuesday the 31st of March 2015, by a margin of more than 2 million votes from his opponent and former President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party. (PDP)

April 3, 2015

Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo as Finance Minister has always had some regard for the expatriates.
When he was Finance Minister in the 1980s, Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo introduced the External Account Scheme for expatriates offering them a higher rate of interest (of about 13%, I believe).

Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo as Finance Minister has always had some regard for the expatriates.
When he was Finance Minister in the 1980s, Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo introduced the External Account Scheme for expatriates offering them a higher rate of interest (of about 13%, I believe).
The difference between then and now, is that this time he is talking about the experience and expertise of Mauritians residing abroad rather than their money.  In both situations there is a bit to say.

March 31, 2015

Can thirteen smart cities – six, reportedly under construction, reasonably provide the foundation for a promised second economic miracle? 

Can thirteen smart cities – six, reportedly under construction, reasonably provide the foundation for a promised second economic miracle?  

March 30, 2015

It is with shock and sadness that we learnt about the sad demise of Mr Dan Bundhoo on 13 March 2015.

It is with shock and sadness that we learnt about the sad demise of Mr Dan Bundhoo on 13 March 2015.

March 30, 2015

American Strategy analysts knew that USSR dreamt of access to the Indian Ocean. They had to be resisted. The strategically located Chagos Archipelago would emerge to become a priged location for American Military operation. One has to dissect the state of mind of each of the main protagonists in this real life drama: (a) the Americans (b) the British (c) Mauritian Colonial Leaders.

American Strategy analysts knew that USSR dreamt of access to the Indian Ocean. They had to be resisted. The strategically located Chagos Archipelago would emerge to become a priged location for American Military operation. One has to dissect the state of mind of each of the main protagonists in this real life drama: (a) the Americans (b) the British (c) Mauritian Colonial Leaders. The American set to outface the Russians wanted to become the leading military power in the Indian Ocean, if not on planet earth.

March 28, 2015

Le Managing Director de la Cargo Handling Corporation (CHCL) Gassen Dorsamy est plus que jamais poussé vers la sortie. En effet, depuis cette fin de semaine, le conseil d'administration est en présence d'une lettre officielle en ce sens après que la motion pour le non-renouvelement du contrat du No 1 de la CHCL a été ratifiée par l'assemblée syndicale de la Port-Louis Maritime Employees Association samedi dernier. Les dirigeants syndicaux insistent sur le fait que Gassen Dorsamy n'a pas été en mesure d'apporter une réorganisation nécessaire à la compagnie pour une transformation en un port plus efficace tout en alléguant qu'il a adopté « une politique répressive » à l'égard des employés de la CHCL.

Le Managing Director de la Cargo Handling Corporation (CHCL) Gassen Dorsamy est plus que jamais poussé vers la sortie. En effet, depuis cette fin de semaine, le conseil d'administration est en présence d'une lettre officielle en ce sens après que la motion pour le non-renouvelement du contrat du No 1 de la CHCL a été ratifiée par l'assemblée syndicale de la Port-Louis Maritime Employees Association samedi dernier.

March 26, 2015

The visit of a Prime Minister of India to Mauritius has always been given the greatest attention by both governments as it provides an excellent  opportunity to boost existing avenues of cooperation  in the light of geopolitical events and add new ones in the emerging sectors of our economies.

The visit of a Prime Minister of India to Mauritius has always been given the greatest attention by both governments as it provides an excellent  opportunity to boost existing avenues of cooperation  in the light of geopolitical events and add new ones in the emerging sectors of our economies.

March 26, 2015

In the discours-programme the government had announced that hot meal will be given to pupils of primary schools. Following this proposal it was given to believe that Mr. Lutchmeenaraidoo, Minister of Finance would disseminate this information to the public during his budgetary speech.

In the discours-programme the government had announced that hot meal will be given to pupils of primary schools. Following this proposal it was given to believe that Mr. Lutchmeenaraidoo, Minister of Finance would disseminate this information to the public during his budgetary speech. Anyhow, after probing this issue we will come to realize that the sum injected in this project will be astronomical and not to mention the waste it will imply.

March 25, 2015

The new Lepep Government’s budget has, according to Minister Lutchmeenaraidoo’s own speech, four important aims. Yet, shockingly, none of these aims is backed up by any programmatic measures in the Budget. Instead, the Minister quite blatantly tricks us.

The new Lepep Government’s budget has, according to Minister Lutchmeenaraidoo’s own speech, four important aims. Yet, shockingly, none of these aims is backed up by any programmatic measures in the Budget. Instead, the Minister quite blatantly tricks us.

What production does the Budget Propose? None.

March 25, 2015

The UN permanent court of arbitration ruling, in the Hague, in favour of the Mauritian government is undoubtedly one with far-reaching consequences and it should neither be minimized nor underestimated. Let us first give the devil its due. Whoever advised Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam to challenge British Foreign Secretary David Milliband’s unilateral decision of decreeing the wide extent of sea around the Chagos Archipelago a Protected Marine Park – yet another sly move on the part of the British government to deny the illegally-evicted natives of the Chagos their right of return to their homeland – under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the sea, was rightly inspired and deserves to be commended.   However, it would be preposterous to assume that we are already there, that our sovereignty over the Chagos archipelago is in the offing and that the Chagossians will the next day charter a boat to take them to the shores of Diego Garcia to witness the dismantlement of the US nuclear base of rendition notoriety. The Chagossians who have in the past waged a lonely, uneven battle against the British government, for their legitimate right of return to their native islands, have more than once seen the London High Court of Justice’s pronouncement in their favour quashed on appeal or through dishonourable recourse to Queen’s Orders in Council. The UN court judgment is, on the other hand, binding. Hence, in addition to the KPMG report on the resettlement of the Chagossians on the islands of the Archipelago, excluding Diego Garcia, the UN court pronouncement brings with it additional substance to their legitimate claims.

The UN permanent court of arbitration ruling, in the Hague, in favour of the Mauritian government is undoubtedly one with far-reaching consequences and it should neither be minimized nor underestimated. Let us first give the devil its due.