On the matter of decent housing, the government turns a deaf ear to poorer citizens, while bending over backwards to help the wealthy. Lindsey Collen, who penned this column from 2006 to 2007, returns with a one-off letter.
Articles by Lindsey Collen
Contradictions and extremes on an island country ‘invented by colonization’.
- April 1, 2013
Class or culture – which has caused Mauritius the most upset? Lindsey Collen looks back.
- May 1, 2009
In her last Letter from Mauritius, Lindsey Collen finds trouble beneath the surface of a picture-perfect scene.
- August 1, 2007
Lindsey Collen drops in to a street summit while waiting for a tasty snack.
- May 1, 2007
The breadfruit tree outside Lindsey Collen’s house needs pruning. But how to persuade Fareed to undertake the work?
- March 1, 2007
Posters used to be protest space. Now they’re eaten up by glossy ads, laments Lindsey Collen.
- December 1, 2006
How Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times predicted the reality of present-day Mauritius, by Lindsey Collen.
- November 1, 2006
Lindsey Collen on the fight for freedom of artistic expression.
- September 1, 2006
The Chagos Islanders: Lindsey Collen introduces the women who have kept the decades-long struggle alive.
- August 1, 2006
Lindsey Collen introduces two campaigning widows whose husbands died in police custody.
- July 1, 2006
Mauritius goes to bizarre lengths to classify people by ethnicity or religion, as Lindsey Collen explains.
- June 1, 2006
The shock after the last election was when the new Labour Government actually started to implement parts of its programme, writes Lindsey Collen.
- May 1, 2006
How globalization came into the life of sugar labourer Kawlowtee, by Lindsey Collen.
- April 1, 2006