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Atwal Leads By Four - SA Duo Four Shots Back in Mauritius

[Sascoc] It was a bogey-free round and a course record, three strokes better than the previous one and gave India's Arjun Atwal a four-stroke edge over his nearest rivals after the first round of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Atwal's Course Record Gives Him Mauritius Lead

[News24Wire] It was a bogey-free round and it was a course record, three strokes better than the previous one. (AllAfrica)

Oosthuizen Has Designs On a Mauritian Masterpiece

[News24Wire] Amongst the many goals Louis Oosthuizen has set himself, in 2018 there will be a new and different one, namely to co-design a golf course that is as celebrated as the one he is playing on in this week's Mauritius Open . (AllAfrica)

Golf - Frittelli 'A Different Player' Ahead of Mauritius Open

[News24Wire] Inside the top 20 in three of his last four tournaments, Dylan Frittelli is one to watch in this week's Mauritius Open . (AllAfrica)

Science, Technology and Innovation Crucial to Africa's Sustainable Future, Says President Gurib-Fakim

[Government of Mauritius] Science, technology and innovation are crucial to Africa's progress and sustainable future, said the President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, yesterday at the launching of the third edition of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) - MERCK Africa Research Summit (MARS) at Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebène. (AllAfrica)

Unesco's 'Legacies of Slavery' Publication Launched At Le Morne Village

[Government of Mauritius] 'Legacies of Slavery: A Handbook for Managers of Sites and Itineraries of Memory' publication was launched by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, yesterday at Le Morne village. The Deputy Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Mr Getachew Engida, and other personalities were present on that occasion. (AllAfrica)

Relaxed Oosthuizen Ready for Mauritius Open

[News24Wire] Louis Oosthuizen , the highest ranked player in the ?1 million Mauritius Open , has enjoyed a relaxed build-up to his debut in this tri-sanctioned tournament, which tees off at The Heritage Golf Club on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

International Scientific Committee On UNESCO Slave Route Project Meets in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] The Statutory Meeting of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project (SRP) kicked off yesterday in the presence of the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, at Le Meridien Hotel in Pointe aux Piments. The two-day event coincides with the third anniversary of the inscription of the Sega Tipik on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. (AllAfrica)

Innovtech to Showcase Innovative ICT Initiatives in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] Innovtech Conference, which is coinciding with the 24th edition of Infotech this year, is set to showcase latest innovative projects in the ICT sector as well as applications implemented in Mauritius, said the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden, during a press conference in Ebène yesterday. (AllAfrica)

A350-900 - The future of Air Mauritius

[L'Express] The Pavlovian response to travelling by Air Mauritius is limited to complaining about the lack of comfort, the below par entertainment and the food, which is anything but palatable. There is also the red herring of the political clout that the government seems to have on our national airline. Any opinion contrary to that is considered heresy. Air Mauritius is hoping to dispel the omertà surrounding the company with more access and an improved fleet. (AllAfrica)

Council for the Mosques Mauritius call on PM to sanction MP Tarolah

[L'Express] In a letter dated 23 November 2017, the Council for the Mosques Mauritius calls on the prime minister Pravind Jugnauth to take the appropriate sanctions following what the Council terms as "immoral [... ] gross indecency" by the MSM MP Kalyan Tarolah. (AllAfrica)

Infotech 2017 to Kick-Start On 30 November

[Government of Mauritius] The 2017 edition of Infotech, a major annual event on the Information and Communication Technology calendar of the National Computer Board, will kick-start on Thursday 30 November 2017 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre, in Pailles. (AllAfrica)

First Batch of 80 Students Starts National Diploma in Nursing

[Government of Mauritius] A first cohort of 80 students is starting today a three-year full time National Diploma course in nursing at Polytechnics Pamplemousses campus. The programme is jointly offered by Polytechnics Mauritius Ltd (PML) and the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life. It will lead to the award of the National Diploma by the Mauritius Institute of Health. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius and the UN Pledge to Continue Existing Collaboration

[Government of Mauritius] The Government of Mauritius and the United Nations (UN) are committed to strengthen existing relations and pledge to continue and reinforce their collaboration. (AllAfrica)

Government Wants to Make SMEs the Backbone of the Economy, States Minister Bholah

[Government of Mauritius] Government's ambition is to make the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) the backbone of our country's economy. There is therefore a need to create the necessary conditions for the emergence of more SMEs with high growth potential, capable of creating jobs and stimulating economic activity. A significant means to achieve this target is through innovation. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius First Dedicated Heavy Vehicle Lane to Be Built Along Motorway M2

[Government of Mauritius] The first heavy vehicle dedicated lane in Mauritius will be built along Motorway M2 between Roche Bois Roundabout and Jin Fei Roundabout. The contract for the construction of the additional third lane of width 4 metres over 3.1 kilometres on each side of Motorway M2 was awarded to Gamma Construction Ltd for the sum of over Rs 330 million. The project is expected to be completed by March 2019. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Calls for an Inclusive and Equitable Society

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius as a nation should be geared towards promoting an inclusive and equitable society, characterised by respect towards women and girls as they play a vital role for all the responsibilities and duties they shoulder. (AllAfrica)

Small and Medium Enterprises Bill Presented in National Assembly

[Government of Mauritius] The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Bill was presented in the National Assembly on 21 November 2017. The Bill aims at repealing the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) Act and replaced by a modern and more business friendly legislative framework for the SME Sector. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Hosts 17th Meeting of African Solidarity Fund

[Government of Mauritius] The 17th Board of Directors Meeting of African Solidarity Fund (ASF) opened yesterday at the Intercontinental Resort, Balaclava in the presence of the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah, and representatives of the ASF. (AllAfrica)

ICT - Mauritius and Estonia to Sign Digital Cooperation Agreement

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius and Estonia will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Digital Cooperation in the margins of the fifth Africa-European Union Summit 2017 scheduled on 28-29 November 2017 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Both the Mauritian Prime Minister and the Estonian Prime Minister will sign the accord. (AllAfrica)

Bangladeshi High Commissioner Bids Farewell to Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] The High Commissioner of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Md. Abdul Mannan Howlader, paid a farewell call on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, yesterday at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

'A Marine Spatial Plan Is Crucial for the Development of the Ocean Economy'

[Government of Mauritius] If exploited sustainably, our seas and oceans have a huge potential to foster social and economic growth and prosperity. If we succeed, we will benefit from healthy oceans and seas that create attractive and sustainable future for the young people. (AllAfrica)

Government Approves Salary Compensation of Rs 360 Across the Board

[Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, announced the payment of a salary compensation of Rs 360 across the board to all employees. (AllAfrica)

Minister Wong Reiterates Government's Determination to Empower Deprived Families

[Government of Mauritius] Government is determined to empower families at the lower rung of the social ladder and promote social inclusion at all levels. Investment in social projects concerning education, health and housing will help achieve the set objectives. This is in line with Government's determination to eradicate absolute poverty. (AllAfrica)

Chairperson of Economic Development Board Appointed

[Government of Mauritius] The Economic Development Board (EDB) which has been set up following the EDB Act which was passed in the National Assembly in July this year to promote investment has as Chairperson Mr Joseph Charles Cartier who has been appointed on 20 November 2017 by the President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, upon consultation with the Leader of Opposition, Mr Xavier Duval. (AllAfrica)

Duval Dismisses Conspiracy Story as Absurd

[L'Express] The allegation that he had supposedly offered former MSM member Vivek Pursun money to harm Showkutally Soodhun politically through a controversial video in which the latter made communal statements is absurd, according to Opposition Leader Xavier-Luc Duval. (AllAfrica)

Tree Storms to Mauritius Open Ticket

[News24Wire] England's Toby Tree fired a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 at Woodhill Country Club to secure his Mauritius Open ticket along with nine others on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Commends the Equal Opportunities Amendment Bill

[Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, presented the second reading of the Equal Opportunities Amendment Bill yesterday at the National Assembly. (AllAfrica)

Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal Improve Governance - But...

[Mo Ibrahim Foundation] Dakar -The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched today by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that the continent's Overall Governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace.  As many countries struggle to build on recent progress or to reverse negative trends, and as concerns emerge in some key sectors, the Foundation is calling for vigilance on the continent's future. (AllAfrica)

Gambling Regulatory Authority - Raouf Gulbul démissionne

[L'Express] Il n'est plus le président de la Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA). Raouf Gulbul a soumis sa démission de cette instance, ce mercredi 22 novembre. Il a aussi démissionné comme Chairman de la Law Reform Commission. (AllAfrica)

Republic of Benin to Seek Mauritian Expertise in the Tourism Sector

[Government of Mauritius] The Ambassador designate of the Republic of Benin, Mr Eric Franck Saizonou, with residence in Pretoria conveyed a keen interest to seek Mauritian expertise in the tourism sector owing to the country's vast experience in this field. (AllAfrica)