The alarmingly high death toll in our island after the several road accidents and the floods, the introduction of new defective speed cameras and the “Permis à Points”, the ex-Attorney General Varma case and the go-slow of the employees in the port, the country is now facing another serious problem. The employees of NTC (National Transport Corporation) are officially on strike today. No buses of the governmental-owned company are operating their respective routes around the island. This is quite a chaos because people can’t move around to their place of work or to schools.
Back in December 2012, I wrote on a few problems which concern us, Mauritians. To that list, we can add the following: Medpoint saga, Nandinee Soornack, the much controversial MITD case, closed access to public beaches while part of them are given away to hotels, the Mauritius Telecom/Orange network problems, street hawkers, foyer namaste and finally the much awaited electoral reform. Bref, so many more!
And when the vice-prime minister has to intervene live on a private radio to ask for forgiveness after he publicly referred to journalists as “zanimos” (animals) and “malades mentaux” (mentally sick), that’s definitely “la goutte qui fait déborder le vase”.
Personally, that’s too much for a small island.