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Politics of Disorientation

In the past couple of weeks, it seemed that serious differences of appreciation of the Heritage City project were keeping apart the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance. Differences appear to have been evened out lately when the Minister of Finance was given the responsibility to steer an alternative administrative city project.

It is not certain, though, that the division created within the ranks of the government between the chief advocate of the Heritage City project, Roshi Bhadain, on the one side, and other senior members of the government, on the other, is over yet. What is certain is that a lot of time has been wasted and prevailing deep intolerance within the ranks of the government has been publicly exposed. Positions taken by each side were so sharp that it would be naïve to assume that the hatchet has been buried for good.

Interview Sydney Selvon PDF Print E-mail

Interview : Sydney Selvon – Journaliste & Historien

‘Rien n'empêchera au peuple mauricien de se choisir le gouvernement qu'il veut en 2019’

* ‘Un rajeunissement du Premier ministre en la personne de Pravind Jugnauth bien que souhaitable dans la conjoncture, sera-t-il efficace en termes de résultats ?’

Rajiv Servansingh PDF Print E-mail

Dearth of investments: Who is to blame?

The public and private sectors are inherently dissimilar animals driven by different incentives. However the recent history of Mauritius has shown that there is sufficient commonality of interests to provide for a shared platform

Rajiv Servansingh

A recent interview of the former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Mr Satteadev Seebaluck in l’express, this week, has caused some stir, leading to a communique from Business Mauritius - the official mouthpiece of the private sector. The essence of the controversy turns around a statement by Mr Seebaluck to the effect that the private sector suffers from a form of a “chronique attente” when it comes to investment decisions.

Dr R Neerunjun Gopee PDF Print E-mail

Poverty: what it meant, and means

We can all make an effort at our individual level to help according to our capacity, but keeping in mind that this is a thankless task

-- Dr R Neerunjun Gopee

For some years of my childhood I consider that we lived in relative poverty. By this I mean that we had enough to meet the basic needs of any human being to be able to survive biologically, that is, to simply be alive: food, water, clothing (to preserve bodily heat) and shelter (to protect from the vagaries of the elements and any danger from the external environment).

Anil Gujadhur PDF Print E-mail

Who benefits from geopolitical tensions?

“Breaking out to a higher practicable platform is the need of the moment. What do we gain if we keep asking ourselves the question: who among our political class is better than the other? We are surely missing the forest for the trees. The future of Mauritius is at stake”

-- Anil Gujadhur

While we are busy fighting it out among ourselves, tensions are building up at the global level. Not only is China asserting itself more strongly than ever in the South China Sea - the principal target being America -, Russia is also asserting itself in Europe and in the Middle East - the principal target being America. Already, experts in international affairs have started believing that, since the upsets in Ukraine in 2014, the ‘Cold War’ between the two global nuclear superpowers – Russia and the US -- has turned into a ‘Hot War’.

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