Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yet another bragging right for Mauritius

One would think that all the corruption overflowing on the island would have some international impact.
Yes it did. We climbed up ( or fell down) a couple of rungs. We are now 41 in the world in the CPI table. CPI is the Corruption Perception Index, which is measured by a worldwide organization called Transparency International (TI).
So if you are ever want to visit Mauritius, here is a tip for you. Try to enjoy being a tourist without getting scammed.
A Mauritian should not be surprised in the least by the comment made by them "The Mauritian government's refusal, however, to allow an independent investigation into recent allegations of continued high-levels of corruption in the customs, does not abode well for the future fight against corruption in the country." One should know who is at fault here for the prolific spread of this disease in our community.

The definition of Corruption according to TI:
Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It hurts everyone whose life, livelihood or happiness depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Another stupid way to put Mauritius on the Map

From the last post, most things have gone south. Apparently, another issue that no one seem to care to address is the position of the child in the family.

  1. Children are a heritage from the Lord, not a piece of furniture to trade. Those who abuse children will not be held guiltless.
  2. Children are the future of Mauritius, if nothing is done, wait nothing is being done. Where is the future of Mauritius
  3. Children have rights to be brought up in a cordial and loving home, not a home of violence and ill-treatment.
  4. Children are innocent and need to be taught the difference between right and wrong till they can decide for themselves. Those who teach them evil, will suffer the consequences.
  5. Children are to be loved and cherished and protected, not to be used and abused in any way or form.

Friday, November 9, 2007

The expression of thought versus the power of influence

Based on the recent events on Facebook, here is the thoughts of the instant:
1. Interestingly enough - the PM has that much power and authority to prevent expression of thought
2. Does anyone in the world care about our PM that much about our fellow constituents?

Despite the rise of power seekers and power enforcers, what else is going on in Mauritius?
Apparently from the visit to the US of the VP of Finance, we found out that there are planning to help Mauritius on the IT side in a couple of ways.
1. Enable IT companies to quickly establish in Mauritius - through less paperwork, decrease taxation and availability of infrastructure
2. Invite skilled trainers/Mauritians established in the US to help
3. Encourage colleges and universities to establish satellites in Mauritius
Sounds good? Here are the challenges:
1. IT companies that do not know about Mauritius are reluctant to come to Mauritius because of the leash that the government has on the business sector
2. Do people really believe that some countries in Africa/Asia are corruption free? Humm, without some of the "du the" (tea), how would the administration move along with the paperwork...
3. The challenge that universities have is the placement, fees, seating, laws and regulations - to name a few.
The bottom line is that Mauritius has an IT gap - meaning there is no qualified/skilled people for incoming IT companies to hire and/or to train. The level of IT or IS comprehension is below average. Is the government responsible for the lack of spread of Internet service providers or computer availability....
Still more unanswered questions.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Le declin

I realize that I am painting a bleak and obscure picture of Mauritius. Even though that I feel disconnected by watching the events from afar, I rely on the media and Mauritian people to make my statements.

Whether my sources are confirmed to be correct, here is another list of Most Extreme Declines:
  • Respect for authorities (Government, Businesses and Schools)
  • Respect of elders and religions
  • Teachers
  • Seats at the University
  • Involvement in the community
  • Love of country - Patriotism and finally
  • Hope for a better future

What can be done?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Quick Analysis of Mauritius (feel free to add, si mo fine manker)
  • Crime rate is up
  • Poverty - dimoune pas pe gagne manzer
  • Corruption - pas cav arrete mentalite moricien
  • Economie - zot fine guette prix san semaine la
  • Education - pena assez place universite moris
  • Family - desintegration
  • Religion - mo pas pe meme mette mo nene la-dans

Alors, quoi faire?