Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mauritius, We Have Liftoff


At 10h56 today, Mauritius had reached the goal of collecting 25,000 signatures to help return the Chagossians home. There was a gigantic surge yesterday: probably more than 10,000 people signed. This compares to a worrying 400 that was collected on March 27. The 25,000th person is one Oomesh L.

11 comments:

akagugo said...

Olivier's enthusiasm is tempered by Rudy's realism.

But again, bravo to all Mauritians.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Wai. Zot retur kav prosed par etap usi. En plis Pentagon pe ferm enn pake baz a traver le mond a koz kupur bidzeter. Ferm Diego usi.

akagugo said...

Wai, enn lespes 'windfall consequence' dett piblik... Extra ha hein?

akagugo said...

And we now learn that the British should be handing back Diego to us in 2016?

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Lalit pe ofer bann nians interesan.

akagugo said...

Dans Le Mauricien, ena nuans pro ek anti-petition. "Advocacy journalism" responsable?

Chandrani said...

Bravo for the willingness to make a difference

Minus the bravo for not having thought of the implications first

I understand from what LALIT said and an article in week-end a couple of weeks back that
this didnot explicitly demand Mauritian sovereignty

Anonymous said...

moreover
I can't imagine US forfeiting not just the investment but a strategic base which may be a determining factor in many respects in view of China, India(let us say US is a "caparate which changes lichien" too) and middle east.
At least Mtius should earn billions in terms of rent instead of UK

akagugo said...

I have a dream... Uh oh, if all superpowers are increasingly prone to spit in the face of international law, then it's a growing nightmare.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Nice gift eh?

Hopefully this will inspire Chindia.

akagugo said...

Alright, we are going somewhere now! But there may be huge disillusions about any future restitution if any...