Mauritius: A Sickening Society

Mauritius: A Sickening Society

While waste and energy grab the headlines, there is another threat to our way of life whose consequences are at least as severe. Our society is sick and without the proper treatment it will only get worse. Symptom: increasing spread of HIV Highest prevalence:...
Waste Land

Waste Land

Land is a scarce resource in Mauritius. With one of the highest population densities in the world, we must be particularly judicious in its use. While politicians bemoan our lack of extractable and therefore finite resources, they ignore one of our most valuable:...
Back to the future : Vision 2020

Back to the future : Vision 2020

In 1994, Vision 2020 – the inspirational product of a ground-breaking exercise in national collaboration – was largely complete. It was not made public until 1997 due to the change in government. We are about half-way there in terms of time but have we...
The Voice of Youth

The Voice of Youth

Imagine if those whom we deem too young to vote and contribute to national decision-making were to think like this… “We, the Youth of Mauritius, are greatly concerned about our future. We observe that past and current actions on a global and national level...

New Airport Terminal: Blessing or Curse?

Our government tells us that we need a new airport terminal to cater for the targeted 2 million tourist arrivals per year by 2015, with the expectation that this will be sustained and even increased in the longer term. While it may well be possible to achieve the...
Wont you help to sing?

Wont you help to sing?

No matter how much we try to ignore it, the undeniable truth is that the vast majority of us in Mauritius are the descendants of slaves and servants. Some were sold into slavery by pirates, others were convinced to sell themselves into servitude by deception. French...