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Dr Sean Carey is a social anthropologist and research fellow in the School of Social Sciences as well as visiting lecturer in the Business School, University of Roehampton. He has written about Mauritius for New Statesman, The Guardian, New African, African Business and Mauritius Times. He is also a contributor to anthropologyworks.com.

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The Chagos conspiracy, Notebook

The Chagos conspiracy

Lord Justice Richards and Mr Justice Mitting’s recent decision in the High Court the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) hardly comes as a surprise.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 18 June 2013 at 5:48 pm

Chagos: Conservationists are swimming in murky waters, Notebook

Chagos: Conservationists are swimming in murky waters

“Being in Chagos is an incredibly special experience,” says Rachel Jones, deputy team leader of the Aquarium at ZSL London Zoo, in a new YouTube posting extolling the “unique” environment of the warm, pristine waters of the Archipelago. “It’s literally like going back in time… It’s what reefs, I imagine, were like 50 or 60 years ago. She adds: “It’s very special being somewhere where you know you’re the only one there. There’s no one else around.”

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 21 May 2013 at 2:00 pm

Hallucinating after eating world’s hottest curry, Notebook

Hallucinating after eating world’s hottest curry

Dr Ian Rothwell, 55, is the first person to have finished ‘The Widower’, a chicken curry so strong that the chef who prepares it uses goggles and a face mask for protection

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 8 January 2013 at 10:43 am

William Hague should say sorry to the Chagos Islanders and restore the right of return, Notebook

William Hague should say sorry to the Chagos Islanders and restore the right of return

Yesterday, there was huge disappointment amongst Chagossian communities in Port Louis, Mahe, Crawley, Manchester, Geneva and Montréal. A seven-judge chamber of the European Court of Human Rights decided by majority that the case regarding the right of return of the exiled islanders was inadmissible.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 21 December 2012 at 2:53 pm

The European Court of Human Rights urgently needs to decide on the Chagossians’ right to return, Notebook

The European Court of Human Rights urgently needs to decide on the Chagossians’ right to return

Yesterday, Chagos Islanders in Mauritius, Seychelles and the UK learned that one of the stalwarts of the struggle for the right of return to their homeland, Charlesia Alexis, had died in Crawley.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 17 December 2012 at 1:58 pm

Could ‘Gangnam style’ be a game-changer for the international music scene?, Arts

Could ‘Gangnam style’ be a game-changer for the international music scene?

I have tried to ignore it, but Gangnam Style by pop sensation Psy, seems to be playing everywhere. Now record executives from Universal Music Group, Psy’s record company, are talking up the prospects of other South Korean artists. The calculation is that K-pop artists could have be an international rather than just a regional success story.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 13 November 2012 at 3:23 pm

Avoiding office meetings has economic consequences, Notebook

Avoiding office meetings has economic consequences

A poll of 600 UK office workers out yesterday reported that just over two thirds of office workers now prefer e-mails and phone calls to face-to-face meetings, even when colleagues are in the same building.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 at 12:38 pm

Saving our seas: Jellyfish, slime and the Chagos Islanders, Notebook

Saving our seas: Jellyfish, slime and the Chagos Islanders

“Have we left it too late to save our seas?” ran the headline above Frank Pope’s article in last Thursday’s Times. The newspaper’s Ocean Correspondent and occasional TV presenter issued a stark warning that unless action is taken to protect coral reefs and similar ecosystems around the world, then in the not too distant future the seas “will be dominated by jellyfish and slime”.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 10 September 2012 at 5:36 pm

American football in Dublin – “It’s the diaspora economy, stupid”, Notebook

American football in Dublin – “It’s the diaspora economy, stupid”

After a miserable summer, there was widespread relief that it stayed dry for last Saturday’s match between Notre Dame University’s “Fighting Irish” and the US Naval Academy teams at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

By | Notebook, Opinion, Sport | Tuesday, 4 September 2012 at 2:23 pm

The secret of East African running success, Olympics

The secret of East African running success

Now that the track events at the London Olympics are in full flow the big question for us sporty types is: how come East Africans dominate middle-distance and distance running?

By | Olympics, Sport | Monday, 6 August 2012 at 1:57 pm

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