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Mauritius opposition seeks resignation of President Fakim in Sobrinho affair.

Despite the explanations  given by President Amenah Gurib-Fakim in the affair of Angolan billionaire Alvaro Sobrinho, and though she has announced that she is withdrawing from all instances of Planet Earth Institute , the combined opposition is pressing her to resign, to preserve the image of the Presidency.

President Fakim had accepted a contribution from Sobrinho for Planet Earth, an organization committed to getting the youth interested in environment conservation and sponsoring them with scholarships for studies abroad
Leader of the Opposition, Xavier Duval is circulating a petition in that vein.
In Government, everyone is satisfied with the President’s explanations and see no reason for her to leave her post.
Most other Mauritians have voiced respect and admiration for President Fakim  and believe she has acted in good faith.
Sobrinho has stirred some controversy in Mauritius, where he has invested heavily in  several business ventures.

MMM leader charged with obstructing police.

The Secretary-General (Number 2) of the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM), Ajay Guness  who  tried to help his brother-in-law who was arrested by police for drunken driving, has been charged with obstruction.
According to “Defi Media”, Guness turned up at Flic-En-Flac police station  after police had subjected his brother-in-law to an alcool test.
According to some reports, Guness used force to secure the release of his brother-in-law from police cell. He said “Do not listen to the policemen.”
The alcool test revealed that the brother-in-law had 36mg of alcohol -11 mg above the permissible level.

Rodrigues: Serge Clair pour l’agrandissement de l’aeroport.

Le Chef Commissaire de l’Assemblée Régionale de Rodrigues, M. Serge Clair  croit que l’augmentation  du tourisme passé par l’agrandissement de l’aeroport.
 Dans un interview au “ Mauricien”, il estime  qu’un appel d’offres  a été maheuresement conteste, ce qui a ralentit le processus.
“Des que cet obstacle sera levé, nous irons de l’avant  avec les travaux d’agrandissment afin que nous puissions  accueillir  de plus gros avions”. “
Selon M Clair, ses adversaires du Mouvement Republicain (MR)  voulait construire  un aeroport sur le corail. “ Nous avons refusé parceque  le corail  fait partie de notre patrimoine, et je vous annonce en prime, que nous allons changer le nom de l’aeroport et lui donner celui de Plaine- Corail.”
M. Clair a aussi declaré que  le 4 Conseil est en train de revoir  le fonctionnement et l’organisation du tourisme.
“Nous avons  eu des reunions avec les operateurs touristiques, les hotels, les gites et les restaurants. Ils ont donné leurs impressions, font entendre leurs critiques, et donné leurs avis, afin que nous puissions construire ensemble. “
Il estime en outre que la MBC- Tele devrait aller sur le terrain et faire connaitre la culture et la cuisine de Rodrigues.

 

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