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Favouritism and Lack of Transparency in Public App...

  (Photo) Favouritism and Lack of Transparency in Public Appointments in Mauritius   The Mauritian political elite have long been promising us ‘transparency’, which makes recent events all the more shameful. When it comes to appointments to public office, Mauritians have long been aware that those in power blatantly nominate their close friends or relations or political allies, rather than selecting the best candidate...

LAWYERS, LUCRE AND CHAGOS

LAWYERS, LUCRE AND CHAGOS   This morning’s Financial Times reports that  Geoffrey Cox QC, MP, earned £870,867 last year as a full time barrister. Jon Snow of Channel 4 news tweeted this information adding that during the course of the year the learned gentleman spoke in the House of Commons on only ten occasions. The people of Torridge and West Devon must be wondering if they are really getting good value from...

IS THE WORLD TAKING NOTE?

THE EX PRIME MINISTER & NOW THE EX GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF MAURITIUS ARRESTED! IS THE WORLD TAKING NOTE?   Following on from the recent arrest of the ex Prime Minister of Mauritius Navin Ramgoolam, now the ex-governor of the Bank of Mauritius, Mr. Rundheersing Bheenick, has been arrested and charged with a number of crimes; including money laundering, ‘larceny in receipt of wages’, ‘possession of stolen...

NU FATIGE

NU CAPAV When you knock on the door of a politician from a mainstream political party in Mauritius offering your services to the nation, THIS IS WHAT HE IS MOST PROBABLY THINKING: A Sino-Mauritian – you can never be anything more than a ‘best loser’ A Franco-Mauritian – a business man – if he wants something I can get a cut, if he doesn’t play ball I will ruin him by bringing in an Indian competitor A Creole –...

Nou Capav!

‘Nou Capav!’ The December 2014 election in Mauritius generated a great deal of enthusiasm and excitement. So many Mauritians made an investment, be it financial, emotional, or physical – displaying their political affiliation in clothes, in songs and slogans. Elections can be life-changing events for citizens, however, many people in Mauritius who dream of a better tomorrow, feel that we do not have much of a choice...