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The Franco-Mauritian Elite

Tijo Salverda, a Dutch anthropologist, was recently in Mauritius to discuss the publication of his recent book. He is a Research Fellow at the University of Cologne’s Global South Studies Center and a Research Associate of the University of Pretoria’s Human Economy Programme. His research interests include elites, power, and global investment chains.  He wrote his PhD on the Franco-Mauritians, whom he describes...

Mauritian born Dr Kessen Patten made medical histo...

Mauritian born Dr Kessen Patten, who is a researcher at the University of Montreal, has made medical history – he works with a team of Franco-Canadian researchers who have made a remarkable contribution in the field of genetics, by identifying the gene that causes deformation of the spinal cord – a condition known as scoliosis. The Mauritian doctor is the principal author of an article on the subject of the gene that...

Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard : Mauritius’ Most Fa...

Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard: Mauritius’ Most Famous Son   The Blue Penny Museum, in Port Louis, is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the life and work of Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard between December and February. Brown-Séquard was born to an American father and a French mother at Port Louis on 8 April 1817. He became a celebrated medical practitioner and is regarded as a founding figure in the fields of neurology...

Hero guard who ‘saved France’ from bab...

Revealed: Hero guard who ‘saved France’ from baby-faced bomber at football stadium after stopping him sneaking through turnstile and detonating vest among thousands of fans and President Hollande Bilal Hadfi intended to sneak into the Stade de France and detonate a bomb Thousands of football fans were inside, including President Hollande Security guard Salim Toorabally stopped the bomber at the last...

A MAURITIAN SUCCESS STORY!

  Well done to Randy and Andy, who won a Time Out ‘Love London’ award in recognition of the superb food and warm Mauritian welcome on offer at their café and art space at Elephant & Castle in the Artworks container park off Elephant Road. Get down to Marcel & Sons as soon as you can to sample Mauritian specialities with a cordon bleu twist … it’s an unforgettable experience and one you will want to...

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...