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A call for true allegiance

“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”  – Mark Twain In the midst of all the current political debates, upheavals, discussions and wars, the questions that came to me this morning were: How are we supposed to decide and choose which party to follow? Where does our true allegiance lie? Should it be with the political party whose beliefs you feel closest to? Or should it be with

Of Politics and Politicians in Mauritius – That ‘facepalm’ Feeling! (II)

Politics, n: [Poly “many” + tics “blood-sucking parasites”] – Larry Hardiman Watching the parliamentary debates always provides a good avenue for comic relief for me personally, as I listen to the extent to which MPs can stoop to launch into personal attacks on their opponents, more often than not, resorting to the pettiest tactics such as mudslinging, name-calling and character assassination. I still recall arguments that sound as if they

Of Politics and Politicians in Mauritius – That ‘facepalm’ Feeling! (I)

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. – Nikita Khrushchev We have a rare breed of politicians in Mauritius. They are unequalled in the language they speak, the tactics they use and the venom they lash out, seemingly a species which oft’ times has been misunderstood. It would look as if they were never properly trained in the art

We need entrepreneurs

…And not just because the job market is tough. Entrepreneurship is often quoted today as one of the means to tackle youth unemployment. If you can’t find a job, create your own, right? Kinda. But we’d need entrepreneurs even if the economy was growing at 5%. Entrepreneurship and sustainable growth Entrepreneurship doesn’t just help reduce unemployment; it strengthens the economy in the long run. A strong network of small and

What happens in Davos stays in Davos…

… Or permeates to the rest of the world and shapes it. Youth and Davos – where’s the link? When I came back from the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos last year, I recall being completely star-struck, overwhelmed and completely down from a fever that’s bound to happen to any tropical person who ventures in the Alpine mountains in the peak of winter. I was energised from all

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