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?

Saying YES to coal and NO to Greenpeace

Saying YES to coal and NO to Greenpeace

Our leaders recently denied a request for Greenpeace’s vessel – the Rainbow Warrior –  to access Port Louis harbour during its tour of the Indian Ocean. Are they justified? Let us examine the objections reported to have come from Government House to find out. 1....
The Next Generation

The Next Generation

“Education, education, education” has long been a mantra of Reef Conservation Mauritius so how are they getting the message across to the current generation of students? To find out, we paid a visit to “Nauticaz”, a facility provided by...
Sh*tting on our own doorstep

Sh*tting on our own doorstep

Obviously sh*tting on our own doorstep is something that we tend not to do. But that doesn’t stop us endlessly dumping our crap into our oceans. In the Caribbean, researchers have finally proven that a disease that has wiped out nearly 90% of crucial elk horn...