Chairman and Members of the Board of Directors of the Charles Telfair Institute. Executive Director Professor Charoux and members of the Management Committee, distinguished guests, proud parents, members of the staff. And most importantly dear graduating class of 2013 : CONGRATULATIONS. Please take a few moments to give yourself a round of applause.
I have to start by telling you how honoured I am by this invitation.
This morning just after 9am, Friday 3 May 2013, there was a road accident on the main motorway to Port Louis. A bus from the express CNT Blue Line coming from Vacoas to Port Louis and transporting +40 passengers rolled over several times. Continue reading
Here in Mauritius, over the weekend and on Monday, three sexual attacks have been made on elderly women. In the latest attack an 80-year-old woman has died after being raped and beaten by a 25-year-old man. This young man was caught and apparently is an habitual offender who was wanted by the police. The other incidents involved the rape of 69 and 70-year-old women. Continue reading
It came so quickly on Saturday, 30 March 2013. One minute the person is concentrated in their daily activity and the next torrential rain causes flash flooding and death. It all happened so quickly. The infrastructure was not adequate to deal with the amount and force of the water. Water crashed into buildings, swept away cars and drowned people trapped in underground parking facilities or pedestrian tunnels. Continue reading
Just having celebrated the 50th anniversary of joining the Royal Air Force (January 1963) I had a look through my old files. A few years ago, I decided to get my old RAF records as keepsake for the family. Looking at the original typed or hand-written document, this was before computerization, I had a shock to find a particular annotation. Continue reading
Celebrating a special anniversary on this day 23 January 2013. Not something I am likely to forget. It was a life changing journey to a new future. Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.