Mauritians have been waiting with bated breath for the announcement of
the date of the general elections as the year has progressed; so it was no
surprise really that when the Prime Minister dissolved the Parliament on 6 October,
the Island began to prepare for the onslaught of political campaigning.
Over the months, political parties far and wide have been making their way through their constituencies starting to rally the support as to why they are worthy of people’s votes in this year’s elections.
Continue reading “Who Will Win the General Elections 2019?”
been taught to always focus on the youth, and the future they hold so dearly in
their hands. That they are the ones who will correct the injustices, which
previous generations have set in motion over decades.
But let’s face it, Mauritius is getting old at a faster rate than ever before with no signs of slowing down any time soon. We’ve been watching for some time now how the older generation is increasing while the young generation is not, or at least at a much slower pace. It’s reported that between 1972 and 2015, the percentage of people over the age of 60 has increased from 5.9% to 14.8% (Le Mauricien, 2017).
Continue reading “Youth Is Not The Future of the Country; Old People Are”
been hearing how climate change is a global problem that is and will continue
to affect us all. At some point, the experts warn, it’s going to be too late to
reverse the damage that we, as human beings, have spent decades inflicting on
But we’re human and when something is not directly affecting us enough for us to be feeling the pain of the situation, we lean back and say, “It’s sad”. Deep down though, that’s where it ends. It’s sad, but it’s someone else that should take action, that’s what we’re really thinking.
Continue reading “Climate Change: More Eco, Less Ego Because There’s No Planet B”
It was an anticipated day – months of build-up and preparation for this iconic visit that the Pope was making to Mauritius.
Some were genuinely interested to see this man while others were motivated by curiosity more than anything else. But the bottom line was that the Pope’s visit was a day Mauritius will never forget.
Continue reading “Asking for the Real Mauritian Miracle after Pope Francis’ Visit”
We’ve been taught all our lives that to
be decent human beings means that we exist on this earth to (as far as we can)
make life less difficult for others, and in turn, make them less difficult for
us. To feel like we have a greater purpose, and to feel like we are making a
difference, we need to help our fellow human beings in any way we can.
This attitude is ideally also meant to extend to monitoring our behaviour so that our impact on nature and the world, in general, is as positive as possible. But every day, the human race fails to inspire. Because the world has become such an incredibly harsh place to call home.
Continue reading “Who Cares?”
Stand in the line at
the shop while you wait to pay for your items and count how many women you see.
Perhaps you have four ahead of you. Out of those four, there is at least one of
those who may be experiencing domestic abuse or has experienced it in her
lifetime so far (Gender Links, 2018).
Make a note next time you are in a public place how many women you can count and remember that one out of every four of those is also likely to be experiencing some forms of domestic violence or abuse. It doesn’t take long before you have more women than you can count who are being subjected to on-going abuse in their home.
Continue reading “Domestic Violence, Its Victims and the System Failing the People”