The Panama papers have turned the spotlight of public opinion on tax avoidance. Will Mauritius continue to serve the interests of the global elite at the expense of our sisters and brothers in India and continental Africa?
Why does the President get paid more than the Prime Minister? Because one of her Constitutional roles is similar to the UK’s House of Lords. Her appointment was publicly popular, but is she up to the task?
Is the DPP accountable or is he above the law? Is the judiciary protecting him?
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?
“Creativity takes courage!”
We ask Pravind Jugnauth to champion innovation by making it the priority of education, turning Highlands into a world class eco-city and catalysing a new import substitution industry by giving entrepreneurs access to publicly-owned 3D printers.
“Power to the People!”
We ask Ivan Collendavalloo to scrap CT Power and make the switch from coal to renewables. We propose an innovative strategy of using biogas from waste and energy crops to balance the variability of the sun and wind.