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National Strategy for Healthcare and Wellness and Traditional Medicine Hospital Discussed

[Government of Mauritius] The elaboration of a national strategy for healthcare and wellness and the setting up of a modern university hospital dedicated AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) was discussed, yesterday, during a high-level meeting in Port Louis chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo. (AllAfrica)

First Batch of 24 SMEs Benefit From the SME Mentoring and Handholding Programme

[Government of Mauritius] A first batch of 24 Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) will benefit from the SME Mentoring and Handholding Programme which aims at strengthening the start-ups by providing management, technical and other supports as well as intensive and pragmatic handholding, mentoring and coaching. This initiative is in line with the recommendations of the ten-year SME Master Plan which addresses the multiple challenges faced by our SMEs with a view to unleashing the growth potential of those enterprises. (AllAfrica)

Government to Invest Rs 47 Billion for the Transformation of the Port Louis Harbour Into a Regional Maritime Hub, Says Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] Government will invest Rs 47 billion for the development of the blue economy and the transformation of the Port Louis Harbour into a regional maritime hub, highlighted the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. He was speaking today at the unveiling ceremony of the commemorative plaque to mark the 400th vessel, Alakrana, of the Chantier Naval de L'Océan Indien (CNOI) in (AllAfrica)

Roads in bad state - Inhabitants of Beau Bassin and Rose Hill "fed up"

[L'Express] Following construction works for the installation of water pipes in several areas in the region, many of the roads have been left in a very poor condition. In fact, according to several inhabitants of the two towns, not only do they still face water problems in their homes, but the roads are almost "impracticable". (AllAfrica)

Divali Symbolises the Festival of Unity, Says Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] Divali, the festival of light brings among the different communities the values of unity, sharing, solidarity and happiness. It is an occasion for families to come together to reflect on the past and look forward to the future with hope. (AllAfrica)

Holistic Education - Ten-Day Swimming Course Targets More Than 500 Trainee Educators

[Government of Mauritius] A ten-day swimming training course, for under the Holistic Education Programme (swimming in schools), was launched yesterday at Droopnath Ramphul State College, in Pamplemousses. The Programme is a major element of the Nine Year Continuous Basic Education (NYCBE), the reform project for Mauritius' learning sector. (AllAfrica)

Government Is Determined to Ensuring Welfare of Chagossians, Reiterates Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] Government is fully committed to supporting future development for the Chagossian community and improving their overall well-being, emphasised the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, at the wreath laying ceremony held on 03 November 2018 at Quay C in Port Louis to commemorate the deportation of Chagossians. (AllAfrica)

Kimanzi Trims Under 23 Squad Ahead of Mauritius Qualifier

[Nation] Kenya Under 23 coach Francis Kimanzi has named an 18-man squad that will report for residential training on November 9 ahead of the upcoming Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifiers against Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

International Convention On Quality Control Circles 2018 - Six Mauritian Teams Bag Gold Awards

[Government of Mauritius] Six Mauritian teams that participated in the 2018 edition of the International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC 2018) in Singapore from 22 to 25 October have each bagged a Gold Award on their first participation. They are Kanhye Health Foods Co Ltd, CheeKips Ltd, Cervonic Ltd, Sofap Ltd, the Central Electricity Board, and Haemophilia Association of Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

The 28th Congrès De La Fédération Pharmaceutique De L'océan Indien Held in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius hosted the 28th Congrès de la Fédération Pharmaceutique de l'Océan Indien (FPOI) on 2 and 3 November 2018 at the Intercontinental Mauritius Resort in Balaclava. The Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Mahen Jhugroo, was present at the opening ceremony held on 2 November. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Urges the Population to Get Inspired From Lives of Indentured Labourers

[Government of Mauritius] The 184th anniversary of the arrival of indentured labourers in Mauritius was commemorated on Friday 02 November 2018 at the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, Trou Fanfaron Wharf, Port-Louis. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius in the Top 20 According to World Bank's Doing Business 2019 Report

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius consolidates and accentuates its lead as number one in Africa as regards Ease of Doing Business and progresses five places worldwide to take the 20th place among 190 countries according to the World Bank's Doing Business 2019 Report published on 31 October. This good score is a testimony of Government's efforts to build a robust and resilient economy. (AllAfrica)

National Arts Fund Grants Rs 9 Million to 23 Projects

[Government of Mauritius] Twenty-three projects by Mauritian artists including two Rodriguans will be receiving financial grants under the National Arts Fund (NAF) to the tune of Rs 9 million ranging from Rs 70 000 to Rs 800 000 for the realisation of their projects. (AllAfrica)

Seminar Focuses On Role of Mauritius in Linking Africa and Asia

[Government of Mauritius] A half-day seminar on the theme "The role of Mauritius in linking Africa and Asia" was held today at the Ebène branch of the University of Mauritius in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo. The Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, Mr Alain Wong, the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Mauritius, Mr Sun Gongyi, and other personalities were also present on the occasion. (AllAfrica)

Workshop On Countering the Financing of Terrorism for Mauritius Kickstarts

[Government of Mauritius] A three-day National Capacity-Building workshop on Countering the Financing of Terrorism for Mauritius opened yesterday in the presence of the Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, Mr Dharmendar Sesungkur, at the Sofitel Mauritius L'Imperial Resort and Spa Hotel, Wolmar. The Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms, Mr Maneesh Gobin, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative to Mauritius, Ms Ch (AllAfrica)

Vouchers for the Supply of Fertilisers Remitted to Sugarcane Planters

[Government of Mauritius] A ceremony to hand over vouchers for the supply of fertilisers to planters cultivating less than 100 ha of sugarcane was held on Friday 26 October 2018 at the Farmers Service Centre in Saint Pierre. (AllAfrica)

Youth and Sports Minister to Receive Best Youth Minister Award

[Government of Mauritius] The prestigious Best Youth Minister Award 2018 will be conferred, on 30 November 2018, to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint. (AllAfrica)

Vice Chairman of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce Calls On Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] The Vice Chairman of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), Mr. Wang Yongqing paid a courtesy 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 afternoon at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius International Financial Centre Remains a Committed Development Partner for Africa

[Government of Mauritius] The Economic Development Board of Mauritius and the Financial Services Commission, in a joint communiqué, deem that the findings of the paper published last week by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) entitled The Cost and Benefits of Tax Treaties with Investment Hubs - Findings from Sub-Saharan Africa are purportedly misleading and biased. (AllAfrica)

Olivier Bancoult - "We are on the same wavelength as the Mauritian government"

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Mauritian Bank Rows With Somaia, Devani Families Over Sh740 Million

[Nation] Somaia and Devani families are no strangers to controversy -- and the latest brush is a bitter Sh740 million row between Port Louis-based Mauritius Commercial Bank and an oil firm at the centre of collapsed Imperial Bank's woes. (AllAfrica)

Importance of Mauritian Sign Language Highlighted During a Talk

[Government of Mauritius] A talk focusing on the different aspects of the Mauritian Sign Language (MSL) was given by Mr Alain Gebert, yesterday at the Octave Wiehe Auditorium in Reduit in presence of the Director (Planning & Budgeting, (including Logistics and Support Services, Extra-Curricular Activities and Special Education Needs), Mr K. Ng Wong Hing, the President of the Society for the Welfare of the Deaf, Dr N. Joonas. Several educators and representatives of different schools attended the talk. (AllAfrica)

Government Ambitions to Transform Mauritius Into a High Income Economy By 2023, Says Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] Government ambitions to transform Mauritius into a high income economy by 2023 and the manufacturing sector plays an important role in achieving that goal as it contributes to 12% of the country's Gross Domestic Product and generates some 95 000 jobs. (AllAfrica)

New Declaration of Assets Bill - Ministerial Committee Has Completed Its Assignment and Submitted Report, Prime Minister Says

[Government of Mauritius] Government has, in its 2015-2019 Programme pledged to come up with a new Declaration of Assets Act and action has already been initiated for the implementation of this measure. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Prison Service - Minister Mentor Outlines Key Measures Taken to Enhance Prison Services

[Government of Mauritius] The Commission of Inquiry on Drug Trafficking Report in Mauritius has made 87 recommendations concerning prisons and 32 measures have already been implemented while 22 other measures are currently being implemented, said the Minister Mentor, Minister of Defence, Minister for Rodrigues, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, yesterday in the National Assembly. (AllAfrica)

World Artificial Intelligence Show and World Blockchain Summit 2018

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius is set to host, from 28 to 30 November 2018, the World Artificial Intelligence (AI) Show and World Blockchain Summit. The aim is to identify opportunities for the deployment of AI in the various key sectors of the country's economy. The AI Show will also feature humanoid robot, Sophia, developed by Hong Kong-based Company Hanson Robotics, and, named the United Nations Development Programme's first ever non-human Innovation Champion. (AllAfrica)

Salon De L'agriculture Organised to Promote Agricultural Products

[Government of Mauritius] A three-day Salon de l'Agriculture aimed at showcasing different facilities provided to planters as well as promoting agricultural products for the benefit of the public in the context of the World Food Day 2018, was launched on 19 October 2018 at the Domaine Les Pailles. The Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, and other eminent personalities were present on the occasion. (AllAfrica)

Bank of Mauritius Winner of 2018 Award for Best Central Bank Governance - Indian Ocean

[Government of Mauritius] The Bank of Mauritius has been conferred the Capital Finance International Award for Best Central Bank Governance - Indian Ocean 2018 by Capital Finance International (, a London-based magazine. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius a Model of Peace, Says General Secretary of the Anglican Communion

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius is a model of peace not just for the region but for the whole world. (AllAfrica)

Search for Oil to Begin in Seychelles-Mauritius Managed Area

[Seychelles News Agency] A new survey to explore potential oil reserves is expected to begin in an area jointly managed by Seychelles and Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Octopus Fishery Reopens After Two-Months' Ban

[Government of Mauritius] The re-opening of octopus fishery was held yesterday at the Mahebourg Fish Landing station after a two-month ban from 15 August to 15 October, in the presence of the Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo. (AllAfrica)