On the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of Mauritius' accession to independence on March 12 and International Women's Day, which was celebrated on March 8, Le Mauricien met Manda Boolell, a former journalist and host of the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation. One of the pioneers in the field. She tells us about her first steps as a professional journalist in 1968, after being freelance for some time. She recalls the memories of her 25 years spent on television and radio. She also considers that the time has come for Mauritius to have one or two private televisions, before talking about the situation of women in Mauritius.