Collection of 6 posts

Oil Spill

Mauritius

Prime Minister criticized after his comments on BBC News

Yesterday morning, the Prime Minister of Mauritius, P. K. Jugnauth was interviewed via video conference on BBC News. He was questioned on the oil spillage due to the grounding of MV Wakashio near Pointe d'Esny

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

The Prime Minister of Mauritius denies some local journalists access to his press conference

I watched the press conference of the Prime Minister of Mauritius, P. K. Jugnauth on Le Mauricien's Facebook page. A last question, at 30 mins 18 secs, that was put to the prime minister was about two press groups not receiving the invitation to attend to the press conference

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Will the government release data collected about the oil spill?

I was watching the press conference of the Prime Minister, P. K. Jugnauth, today when I heard him saying that the Ministry of Health has conducted several air quality tests in regions affected by the oil spill; and that for now no health risks are to be reported

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Should the Prime Minister resign, now?

A petition started on Change.org calling the Prime Minister of Mauritius to resign, has already obtained more than 10,000 signatures. The petition blames the incompetency of the Prime Minister and his team for the ecological disaster that the MV Wakashio shipwreck caused in Mauritius

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Frustrated by the government's inaction locals flock to help in every way possible

Local authorities failed to do enough to prevent what is now the worst ecological disaster in Mauritius. They started putting buoys and barriers to protect the shore only after the first signs of oil spill became apparent

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Japanese bulker MV Wakashio runs aground in Mauritius and causes oil to spill in the blue lagoon

The first traces of oil spill became apparent after about a week. Despite the alarm raised by the NGOs, inhabitants and fishermen, the local authorities seemed to have acted slow in precautionary measures. A clear sign of poor leadership

Ish Sookun

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