Imagine a charity from Mauritius being awarded the Nobel Peace prize. Imagine you being the Patron of that charity and receiving one of the most prestigious awards ever made in the history of mankind? Ludicrous? YES! And yet while it is extremely unlikely, it is just possible…
You see an international news organisation that publishes reader-sourced news has just published this joke story which we released to promote our Divine Island:
Already “three in one state solution” ranks number one in a generic google search! (Try it;)
Insane isn’t it? Well there’s more. We are trying to get people to believe that “the end of the world is nigh” and that the book of Revelation is being fulfilled! (You may have noticed that the article was published on the 22nd day. Fate? No – comedy! 😉
1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
As I hope you are aware, the organisation, WeLuvMu, was established to restore Mauritius to its pristine state or rather better than that because there were never people here before to tend the garden (actually we know that there were – but that’s an unfashionable explanation of the origins of the rubble pyramids in the south). Yes we may be crazy to believe it is possible to make Mauritius an ecological paradise once more – a sustainable one – but don’t you wish it were possible?
Unfortunately we feel that there is a barrier. Namely the dictator known as Prime Minister Dr Navin Chandra Ramgoolam, also known affectionately by subversives as the “grinning gibbon” (a species of monkey – which is not very funny really because he looks more like an urangutan or chimpanzee don’t you think? Actually that works doesn’t it “Dr Navin Chandra Urangutan” LOL 😉 But it fits this video a very disrespectful political movement made about him:
Back to the subject… We would like you to do something for the nation – dissolve Parliament! How can you do that? By exercising your Presidential prerogative as laid down in the Constitution (no not this bit, I am making a pun on “prerogative” and “prorogation”…never mind)
57. Prorogation and dissolution of Parliament
(1) The President, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, may at any time
prorogue or dissolve Parliament:
Provided that –
(a) where the Assembly passes a resolution that it has no confidence in the Government and
the Prime Minister does not within 3 days either resign from his office or advise the
President to dissolve Parliament within 7 days or at such later time as the President, acting in
his own deliberate judgment, may consider reasonable, the President, acting in his own
deliberate judgment, may dissolve Parliament;
(b) where the office of Prime Minister is vacant and the President considers that there is no
prospect of his being able within a reasonable time to appoint to that office a person who can
command the support of a majority of the members of the Assembly, the President, acting in
his own deliberate judgment, may dissolve Parliament.
While we are doing our best to promote a vote of no confidence, the Opposition are simply not playing ball. WHY? we have no idea… So here is the better route:
63. Performance of functions of Prime Minister during absence or illness
(1) Where the Prime Minister is absent from Mauritius or is by reason of illness or of section 60(5)
unable to perform the functions conferred on him by this Constitution, the President may, by
directions in writing, authorise the Deputy Prime Minister or, in his absence, some other Minister to
perform those functions (other than the functions conferred by this section) and that Minister may
perform those functions until his authority is revoked by the President.
(2) The powers of the President under this section shall be exercised by him in accordance with the
advice of the Prime Minister:
Provided that where the President, acting in his own deliberate judgment, considers that it is
impracticable to obtain the advice of the Prime Minister owing to the Prime Minister´s absence or
illness, or where the Prime Minister is unable to tender advice by reason of section 60(5), the
President may exercise those powers without that advice and in his own deliberate judgment.
So the next time the Prime Minister leaves the country you know what to do don’t you?
(Oh and in case you were thinking that I stole “The Island of Eden” from my fellow Oxonian C. S. Lewis, I assert that it is my invention he wrote “The Isle of Eden” – a work of theological fiction, but vaguely prophetic none-the-less 😉
Your ever humble (NOT!) self-appointed adviser in service of the Republic,
Dr Richard L Munisamy
Creative Director of We Love Mauritius