Science and research

Leap-frogging electronics and leveraging our attractiveness as place to live Nano-materials and nanotech Medical research labs using local macaques Ocean research

Fair taxation

Two objectives: Pay for public services Redistribute wealth Discourage unsustainable behaviour Proposals: Eliminate corporation tax At source tax on income (including company benefits – cars, share options, but excluding dividends, capital gains, interest)...

Mauritian history as I saw it in 2003

Origins – a unique paradise The island of Mauritius was formed some 12 million years ago due to volcanic activity on the submerged Mascarenes plateau. Isolated from mainland Africa, the flora and fauna that found its way to the island evolved into numerous...

Protected: Yes – I was your father

21st Day of May 2010 Hi Ben Gerry insisted that I write this letter to you because he believed that I had set myself on a path that was suicidal. I disagreed with him. He was right and I was wrong, not for the first time. From the age of about thirty, I became one of...
The Chagos Issue

The Chagos Issue

While the debate about what to do with the Chagos archipelago and its former population continues to rage, there are a few points about which all parties agree: The British behaved shamefully, if not illegally, in depopulating the islands at the request of the...
A Beginner’s Guide to CSR

A Beginner’s Guide to CSR

Mauritius is the first country in the world to require businesses to donate a portion of their profits to NGOs or government projects in the name of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). So what is behind this innovative legislation and what might be its...