In a fiercely competitive market place, pervasive plummeting standards can surely not be the way forward. Falling standards have ordained and scripted a lacklustre economic performance for too long. Last week’s Statistics Mauritius report depicts a grim picture of a faltering economy. As a nation, this is not a record we can be proud of. We owe it to the people and the country to take back ownership of decisions to urgently set things right.