The calm ...
Roche-Bois remains under surveillance of CCTV cameras. The inhabitants themselves, welcome the return to calm. "I hope it does not happen again," says Devi Goraya, near the dormitory vandalized Bangladeshi workers.
Sunday, she got the scare of his life. She was locked up with his 13 grandchildren to avoid exposure to fire smoke and tear gas dropped by the elements of the Special Supporting Unit to disperse the mob.
Jackson Emmanuel, 55, expressed relief. "It's a good thing to have evacuated the Bangladeshis. This is not the first time they beat up people! When they are drunk, they do not respect nothing and indulge in obscene gestures at women. It's good that they are gone. This house dormitory was once inhabited by Malagasy and Chinese. There never had problems with them ... "Steeve Ip, owner Philip Store, hopes that" the police will do their job. "
Father Sylvio Lodoiska contributed greatly to calm the overheated. "This is an unfortunate situation that could have been avoided. With the Malagasy, there has never been a story. This is a problem of creating links. The Malagasy were communicative, made an effort. With Bangladeshis, there were none. But you can not blame anyone, the damage is shared. "The priest promises to get everyone together for a common reflection: the people, the police, the MLA Shakeel Mohamed.
Stigmatize the neighborhood
The inhabitants of the vicinity of the bridge refused to blame. Danny Arthur, President of the Movement Zeness Gateway Roche-Bois, deplored "the violence committed by the inhabitants of Cité Roche Bois. We are more peaceful. We are stigmatized because of others. I ask Shakeel Mohamed us pay more attention to destigmatize the place and improve infrastructure. We must build a kindergarten, clean rivers and build a multipurpose center. '
Relocation of Bangladeshis
A portion of expatriates employed by Pad & Co, were evacuated to another area. The firm decided to relocate elsewhere. Burty Fanny, head of security at Pad & Co, explains that "Bangladeshis are traumatized. Some have nevertheless returned to work. Damages have not been assessed. Management will relocate them away from the area. "
St Malo alert
The dormitory seven Bangladeshi Meicos Textprint Ltd was vandalized Sunday at 20 h 20. Individuals have stolen the windows shattered. Workers ensure that there were twenty men armed with knives, swords and sticks. Gaëtan Rayepa safety officer expatriates, thinks "that it is the impact of riots Roche-Bois." Police Baie-du-Tombeau investigation. The patrols will continue in the evening and the company ensure the safety of workers. "We will repair the damage and will place a guard in the building every evening from 21 hours. We remain alert, "says Gaëtan Rayepa.
Operations affected Pad & Co
Two dormitories Bangladeshi workers have been the scene of riots, on Sunday afternoon. This has had an impact on operations Pad & Co, located in Roche-Bois. Meico Textprint, based in St-Malo, is lucky.
Many Bangladeshi employees housed in dormitory Roche-Bois which was looted and burned, were not made on various sites Pad & CO. They were 150 expatriates from Bangladesh to live in this building. This is an employee of 10 the entire staff of the construction company.
"With all these absences on site, we are working today (Monday) at idle. Moreover, regarding the hosting of these Bangladeshis, we had to find a temporary solution. But we will provide them with a decent final quickly. We are currently in close contact with the authorities concerned, "says Alex Bibi, Director of Human Resources at Pad & Co.
In addition, a second dormitory Bangladeshi workers has been the target of attacks, Sunday afternoon, this time in St-Malo. The link is not established between the two incidents. In the latter case, it is a building that houses expatriate employees of the company Meico Textprint. The difference: all employees have gone back to the factory on Monday morning and no result has been reported on the activities of the company, says management.
"All is well in operations since this morning (Monday). These workers were afraid, but we were able to comfort them and give them confidence. As for accommodation, we had no choice but to keep them in this dormitory. But tonight, we'll try to leave Mauritius on site for communication in the event of a problem, "says Gaëtan Mayépa, director of Meico Textprint.