What’s all this nonsense about Le Morne? Just because the Appravasi Ghat has been inscribed on the world heritage list, does this mean that Le Morne also should follow suit? But that’s Mauritius after all. Now that the Hindus have had their “boute” the Creole community also should get theirs.
But tell me, what can it matter to a poor Creole family that Le Morne becomes a “patrimoine mondial”. Will this automatically fill their empty larder with food – or equip their living room (if they have any!) with new furniture?
What this country needs is a decent living standard for everyone. So, I’d welcome any decent project in Le Morne area if this means more jobs and money for all those poor around.
Ms Deepa Bookun of L’Express is right when she says: “I’m all for symbolism and preservation of our heritage but not at the cost of our bread and butter. We will only be in a position to insult potential investors when our coffers are full and we don’t need their money. As far as I know, we are a long way short of this.”
As the French would say: “A bon entendeur, salut!”