Since creating Ideas to make Mauritius better one month ago, 43 different people have submitted 145 ideas and cast 1,570 votes which is great.
For example, here are a few ideas which have proved to be very popular:
- All young people must be taught about the economy, how to spend wisely and why it is important to save money (yes, everyone gets old after some time…) This might be done at secondary level for that matter.
- Mauritius Telecom should offer powerful hosting facilities (e.g. Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) for free. If this is done, a lot of Mauritians will choose to host their websites locally hence decreasing international traffic. Everyone benefits.
- People should stop thinking in terms of communities, casts and their “own”. We are all just Mauritians.
Some ideas have proved to be very controversial:
- People ,who can afford, should be made to pay in the public health sector (Hospitals, Community and Local area health centres) so that quality of care dispensed can be improved and load on government budget decreased.
- There are too many casinos in our towns and villages. Something must be done before people lose too much money and start doing bad things. Incidentally, casinos seem to attract prostitutes and drug dealers too…
- Death penalty should be introduced for some extreme cases. “Extreme cases” should be decided very carefully though. Our current laws are IMHO, too kind towards rapists, molesters, murderers….
The experiment is still on. You can easily participate by visiting
hmm i wonder when my ideas will get enough votes to move upward :p lol
I always thought fumes move upward naturally ;-)
How about encouraging more people to visit the site by, say asking Le Mauricien and L’Express to put the link on their web sites.
May be then as youy rightly staded when you launched the site our MLA’s could have some ideas when they need to make a speech at the assembly.
Yeah. It would be nice if Le Mauricien or L’Express could write a few words on Ideas to make Mauritius better… Anyone with some contacts there?
I have not posted my ideas yet..keep the experiment on till after the end of UoM academic year…then I’ll post some of my ideas and vote as well. Please.
It’s a humble request.
Thank you :)
Don’t worry. Ideas to make Mauritius better! will stay online for some years… until the politicians notice it :-)
Sundeep T says
“Mauritius Telecom should offer powerful hosting facilities (e.g. Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) for free. If this is done, a lot of Mauritians will choose to host their websites locally hence decreasing international traffic. Everyone benefits.”
Is this viable? cost of offering free hosting sln v/s benefits gained from locally hosting sites? am sceptical about that
“Death penalty should be introduced for some extreme cases”
I’d like to know more, plz deepen your though..
“Our current laws are IMHO, too kind towards rapists, molesters, murderersâ€¦. ”
That’s why you can up vote and down vote ideas :-)
Will Mc says
Hello, I was reading a little of your blog. I am really interested in learning more about Mauritius. I am thinking about moving my family away from the United States in a few years. I have worked in the pest control industry and have started my own business and my wife is studying to become a nurse.
I would like my children to grow up in a less materialistic way, away from the nationalism and insane politics of this place.
I know it is a big step to try to take, I lived in Brazil for a few years, but I think it would be worth it.
can i use this photo for my advertising
i am a real estate and mortgage broker in toronto
I think you can. In fact, I got that photo online (through Google image search) and there were no credits.