Chagos: Sovereignty, Humanity, Posterity

Chagos: Sovereignty, Humanity, Posterity

The Chagos archipelago is a group of islands south of the Maldives that were a dependency of Mauritius until 1965. The US wanted a base in the Indian Ocean and identified the largest island, Diego Garcia, as ideal. At their request, Britain removed the islands from Mauritius before independence and exiled the population to the Seychelles and the slums of Mauritius. Both acts have been declared illegal and the Chagossians are on the verge of returning home. But will Mauritius’ claim for sovereignty undermine this? And what sinister forces are at work?

Coal is dead! Long live renewable energy!

Coal is dead! Long live renewable energy!

  Ivan Collendavelloo has seen reason and we apologise to him for not acknowledging this sooner. In response to a question about CT Power in the National Assembly earlier this month, the Minister for Public Utilities announced that his Ministry “intends to...