NEWS DIGEST 12.05.2020: Coronavirus confusion continues, full impact is felt

  Today’s bulletin is brought to you by Facebook. International charity UNICEF is warning of the ‘double emergency’ being created by the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. It is becoming more difficult for charities like UNICEF to bring life assistance … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 12.05.2020: Coronavirus confusion continues, full impact is felt

NEWS DIGEST 25.04.2020: Mourning, questioning, and celebrating in the COVID-19 Lockdown

  Today’s news comes via my own Twitter account at @VShah1984.  In the UK, the Labour MP (member of Parliament) for Slough in Berkshire county and Shadow Railways Minister, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, has paid tribute to his grandmother, who passed … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 25.04.2020: Mourning, questioning, and celebrating in the COVID-19 Lockdown

ROAD MISHAP IN MAURITIUS: Car overturned in shopping district

Bagatelle – VIJAY SHAH via Defimedia.info A road accident on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius saw a car overturn and end up on its roof today in the town of Bagatelle, famed for its popular shopping mall, the French-language Defimedia.info website reported today. Few details of the accident or its cause were published by the news outlet but a picture shown with their report shows bystanders clustering around the stricken auto, which had completely overturned, its four wheels hovering in the air. It is not known if there are any injuries or fatalities. What appeared to be the front … Continue reading ROAD MISHAP IN MAURITIUS: Car overturned in shopping district

FLACQ CAR ACCIDENT: Child dies after collision

Bon Accueil – VIJAY SHAH via LOVINA SOPHIE and L’Express   A 12-year-old boy from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has died after being struck by a car in the Flacq district of the island’s east, according to local newspaper L’Express. The child, named in the report as Krish Khunkhun, a resident of the town of Bon Accueil – around 15 kilometres from Mauritius’ capital, Port Louis – was admitted to hospital after being struck by a pick-up truck yesterday. The vehicle had been reversing at the time, L’Express noted. Khunkhun was admitted to the district hospital in intensive care … Continue reading FLACQ CAR ACCIDENT: Child dies after collision

FLIC-EN-FLAC ACID ATTACK: Mauritian businessman targeted for the second time

Flic-en-Flac – VIJAY SHAH via KENDY ANTOINE and defimedia.info As attacks involving dangerous chemicals such as acids and ammonia are becoming frequent in the United Kingdom, it seems that, worryingly, the trend for such vicious crimes, has spread abroad. On the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, a local business person made the news there after he was attacked with acid, for the second time. The man, aged 67, and living in the resort town of Flic-en-Flac on the island’s west coast, was attacked with a corrosive substance by a passing motorcyclist on August 31, his birthday, according to local French-language … Continue reading FLIC-EN-FLAC ACID ATTACK: Mauritian businessman targeted for the second time

FANFAN: Pioneering Mauritian musician passes away

Pamplemousses – VIJAY SHAH via Mo Ti News Louis Gabriel Joseph, one of the pioneers of the national music of Mauritius, has passed away aged 88 yesterday, local news site Mo Ti News reports. Known among his peers and generations of listeners as ‘Fanfan’, Joseph passed on from age-related issues at the Hospice Saint Jean de Dieu in the town of Pamplemousses, in the island’s north.   Fanfan was widely revered as one of the signature personalities behind the development of sega music as a popular genre from the 1940s until fairly recently. Sega is a musical style peculiar to Mauritius, … Continue reading FANFAN: Pioneering Mauritian musician passes away

SAINTE-CROIX RESTO: Burglar allegedly beaten to death in Mauritius restaurant

Port Louis – VIJAY SHAH via NICOLAS ATHIANE and Inside News   The concept of ‘standing your own ground’ has taken on a new meaning in the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, after an elderly couple were arrested for allegedly beating to death a burglar who targeted their restaurant business in the Sainte-Croix district of the capital Port Louis, Inside News reports. To Chun Marlene Leung, aged 68, and her brother, named only as Alex and aged 65, were arrested after the death of a local and notorious criminal, 50-year-old Gaëtan Patrick Suave, who was said to have climbed into the restaurant via … Continue reading SAINTE-CROIX RESTO: Burglar allegedly beaten to death in Mauritius restaurant