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President Brings Lessons From Science, Business to Her Office

[VOA] President Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim of Mauritius is part of an exclusive club of women leading African nations. The club has just three members: Gurib-Fakim, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila. (AllAfrica)

Commonwealth Climate Finance Hub Work Session Examines Progress Report

[Government of Mauritius] A working session on the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (CFAH/Hub), aimed at giving an overview of the support mechanism of the CFAH as well as a progress report of the organisation's achievements since its setting up last year in Mauritius, was held yesterday at the Commonwealth Climate Finance Hub Office, Sterling House, Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

Validation Workshop to Elaborate Fire Code for Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] The elaboration of a Fire Code for Mauritius to establish appropriate measures to be incorporated in buildings by contractors and developers has become a crucial factor in mitigating fire risks and improving the safety and well-being of citizens. It is the foremost duty of each and every one to adopt a fire safety culture. (AllAfrica)

New Cancer Centre to Be Constructed in Vacoas, Announces Minister Husnoo

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will proceed with the construction of a new state-of-the-art cancer centre in Vacoas with the collaboration of the Hospital Service Consultancy Corporation (HSCC) Limited from India. Under mutual government agreement between India and Mauritius, the HSCC will assist the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life as consultant. The construction of the new cancer centre is expected to start early in 2018 and will be completed in about 15 months. (AllAfrica)

A National Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to Be Set Up At Victoria Hospital, Says Minister Husnoo

[Government of Mauritius] A 14 bed capacity National Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will be set up at Victoria Hospital in Candos by March 2018 to cater for critically ill preterm babies from across Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Senior Citizens - A Vital Guide for Youth and Society, Says Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] The elderly population, with their enriching life experience, represent an essential guide for the younger generation of the country. The Mauritian society as a whole must benefit from their advice and principles so as to foster a harmonious society imbued with values. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius, Rwanda Top Latest WEF Africa Ranking

[New Times] Rwanda has risen one position continentally in the Global Competitiveness report 2017/18 to take second place in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Sports for All - Prime Minister Highlights Unifying Influence of Sports

[Government of Mauritius] 'Sports has a unifying factor where solidarity and collaborative spirit come into play. Sports must become part of our DNA, and, it is crucial to have the appropriate frame of mind when we talk about developing a sports culture', said the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, yesterday afternoon at the Madho Gopaul Government School, in La Caverne, Vacoas. (AllAfrica)

President Danny Faure to Undertake State Visit to Mauritius

[Government of Seychelles] The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, will undertake a State Visit to the Republic of Mauritius on 26 and 27 October 2017. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius to Observe World Heart Day

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will launch a series of activities to mark the World Heart Day, observed annually on 29 September. (AllAfrica)

Government Aims At a Profitable Sugarcane Industry, Says Minister Seeruttun

[Government of Mauritius] Government wants a strong and profitable sugarcane industry. Every stakeholder must work together for the sustainable development and continuous improvement of the sugarcane sector so that the economy can reap benefits from it. Government is also aware of the multifunctional role of this industry and of its importance in the socio-economic development of Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Oracle Continues Africa Expansion With New Mauritius Office

[PR Newswire] Ebene, Mauritius -New hiring to commence in Mauritius to support Oracle Cloud growth (AllAfrica)

Sagnep to Hold Its Fifth Meeting in Mauritius Next Year

[Government of Mauritius] The 5th Meeting of the Southern African Regional Cooperation Group on Safety of Navigation and Marine Environmental Protection (SAGNEP) would be held in Mauritius in February 2018. (AllAfrica)

Pan African Parliament Delegation Calls On Acting Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] A delegation from the Pan African Parliament (PAP), which is the legislative organ of the Africa Union, paid a courtesy call on the Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Ivan Collendavelloo, yesterday in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

NPCC to Organise Two-Day Brainstorming Workshop

[Government of Mauritius] A two-day brainstorming workshop aiming to trigger thinking and provide a platform to key stakeholders from the public, private and other relevant sectors to reflect upon the current competitiveness status of the country, will be organised by the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) on 26 and 27 September 2017 at the Sofitel Mauritius L'Imperial Resort and Spa. (AllAfrica)

Government Aims to Transform Mauritius Into a Viable Fintech Platform, Says Minister Sesungkur

[Government of Mauritius] Government's vision to upgrade the financial services will mark a significant shift in the paradigm for the sector. The diversification and upscaling of the financial services with technologies to spur a regional Fintech industry is the next big strand and Government is deploying all means and ways to create the adequate conducive environment to tap into this trillion-dollar industry. (AllAfrica)

Third African Union Customs Expert Trade Facilitation Forum Kicks Off

[Government of Mauritius] The third African Union Customs Expert Trade Facilitation Forum aiming to provide a platform to exchange and debate the best practices in the field of trade facilitation, kicked off yesterday at the Custom House, Mer Rouge in Port-Louis. Some 50 delegates from the African Union Customs Member States are attending this three-day forum which is being held at the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Multilingual Regional Training Centre. (AllAfrica)

Metro Express - First Meeting of Joint Project Monitoring Committee Mauritius/India

[Government of Mauritius] The first meeting of the Joint Project Monitoring Committee Mauritius/ India, set up to oversee the Metro Express Project, was held on 18 September 2017 in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

72nd UN General Assembly - PM Holds Several Bilateral Meetings

[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, who is currently in New York to participate in the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, participated in a reception hosted by the President of the United States, Mr Donald Trump and his wife, Mrs Melania Trump. (AllAfrica)

Lessons From Mauritius On Making Companies More Accountable

[The Conversation Africa] Since the turn of the century, developing countries have been adopting corporate governance codes with the promise that they will enhance accountability and growth, while delivering equitable, ethical, and sustainable business practices. (AllAfrica)

Acting Prime Minister Bids Farewell to Outgoing French Ambassador

[Government of Mauritius] The Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Ivan Collendavelloo, received yesterday at his office in Port Louis, the outgoing French Ambassador to Mauritius, Mr Gilles Huberson, who came to bid farewell, following his nomination as Ambassador of France to Ivory Coast. (AllAfrica)

President Gurib-Fakim Attends Several High-Level Meetings in New York

[Government of Mauritius] President Gurib-Fakim attends several high-level meetings in New York (AllAfrica)

Namibia, Botswana, Mauritius Rank High in Investment Index

[Namibia Economist] Although Namibia, Botswana and Mauritius have consistently ranked in the top 20 of the RMB Where to Invest in Africa index, their inability to reach the top 10 is mostly due to the restricted size of their domestic markets. South Africa has ranked in the number one position for six years. (AllAfrica)

Starlets Humiliate Mauritius to Qualify for Cosafa Semis

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Neddy Atieno struck four goals with Mwanahalima' Dogo' Adam and Lucy Mukhwana scoring twice as Harambee Starlets qualified for the COSAFA Women's Championship semi-final with a commanding 11-0 victory over Mauritius in their second group match of the tournament. (AllAfrica)

Promoting the Emergence of Promising Athletes in Agaléga

[Government of Mauritius] In a bid to encourage the inhabitants of Agaléga to practise a physical activity and eventually foster the emergence of promising sportspersons to represent the Republic of Mauritius at Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) 2019 , the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, handed over sports equipment to a delegation from Agaléga at a function held on 15 September 2017 in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

The 26th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition Kicks Off

[Government of Mauritius] The 26th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the University of Mauritius, is being held in Mauritius from 18 to 23 September 2017. (AllAfrica)

By-Election in Constituency of Belle Rose and Quatre Bornes Fixed for 17 December 2017

[Government of Mauritius] The President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, has issued on 15 September a writ fixing the 4th Day of November 2017 as the day of election of one member of the National Assembly for the Constituency of Belle Rose and Quatre Bornes. (AllAfrica)

Workshop to Discuss the Way Forward for Preservation of Ozone Layer

[Government of Mauritius] A sensitisation workshop on the Kigali Amendment in the context of activities marking the 2017 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was launched this morning by the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Balaclava in presence of other eminent personalities. (AllAfrica)

Protection of Marine Ecosystem - Several Stakeholders to Sign MoU

[Government of Mauritius] A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pertaining to a Technical Exchange Programme on the conservation, protection and management of marine protected areas will be signed by several stakeholders related to the sector. (AllAfrica)

Swearing-in Ceremony of New Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms

[Government of Mauritius] In accordance with the provisions of section 59(3), 62 and 63 of the Constitution and on the advice of the Prime Minister, the President of the Republic has appointed Mr Maneesh Gobin as Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms. (AllAfrica)

One-Day Workshop Focuses On the Future of the Tea Sector

[Government of Mauritius] The present situation and future of the tea sector was the focus of a one-day workshop which kicked off this morning in Nouvelle France at the initiative of the Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives in collaboration with Grand-Port Savanne and Tea Marketing Cooperative Federation Ltd and Primary tea Cooperative Societies. (AllAfrica)