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Should the Prime Minister resign, now?

By Ish Sookun in Mauritius on 09 August 2020

A petition started on Change.org calling the Prime Minister of Mauritius to resign, has already obtained more than 10,000 signatures. The petition blames the incompetency of the Prime Minister and his team for the ecological disaster that the MV Wakashio shipwreck caused in Mauritius...

Défimedia says Prime Minister's tweet calling French President for help is fake 🙄

By Ish Sookun in Mauritius on 08 August 2020

I was surprised to read on defimedia.info that a tweet by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, P. K. Jugnauth, in which he reaches out to the French President, Emmanual Macron, is a fake tweet. The news article says that the Prime Minister's Office would like to inform the public that it is a...

Frustrated by the government's inaction locals flock to help in every way possible

By Ish Sookun in Mauritius on 08 August 2020

Local authorities failed to do enough to prevent what is now the worst ecological disaster in Mauritius. They started putting buoys and barriers to protect the shore only after the first signs of oil spill became apparent...

Japanese bulker MV Wakashio runs aground in Mauritius and causes oil to spill in the blue lagoon

By Ish Sookun in Mauritius on 07 August 2020

The first traces of oil spill became apparent after about a week. Despite the alarm raised by the NGOs, inhabitants and fishermen, the local authorities seemed to have acted slow in precautionary measures. A clear sign of poor leadership...

Registration for the Virtual Developers Conference is open

By Ish Sookun in Conference on 03 August 2020

Registration for the Virtual Developers Conference 2020 is open since about a week now. The Developers Conference is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors, collaborators, speakers, volunteer geeks and of course attendees...