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State Visit of the President of the Republic of Seychelles in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Danny Antoine Rollen Faure, will be on a State Visit to Mauritius from 26 to 29 October 2017. (AllAfrica)

France to Inspire From the Mauritian Concept of Smart Cities, Says French Ambassador

[Government of Mauritius] The newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of France to Mauritius, Mr Emmanuel Cohet, expressed interest to inspire from the concept of smart cities in Mauritius and work together towards creating a new synergy in the fields of digital economy; climate change; and reinforced cooperation in cultural and academic spheres including training. (AllAfrica)

Unique Concert By Barbara Hendricks At SVICC, Announces Minister Bodha

[Government of Mauritius] A series of activities are being organised to mark the 50 years of Independence of Mauritius, that is, the Golden Jubilee, and the 26th anniversary of the Republic of Mauritius. In this context, a unique concert by Barbara Hendricks, the greatly admired black American soprano, and her Blues Band will be held on Friday 10 November 2017 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC), Pailles as from 19 30 hrs. (AllAfrica)

Ocean Economy - MOU to Be Signed Between Mauritius and Scotland

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in Research and Education with the Scottish Association for Marine Science. (AllAfrica)

Conference On Marine Spatial Planning to Be Held in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] A Conference on Marine Spatial Planning will be held in Mauritius in November 2017. The theme of the Conference is "Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 14)". (AllAfrica)

Government Is Committed to Eradicate Absolute Poverty, Reiterates Minister Wong

[Government of Mauritius] Poverty concerns each and every citizen of the country and Government is committed to do its best to eradicate absolute poverty with the help of the private sector and NGOs. Social projects in education, health and environment sectors will help to attain Government's objectives, which are in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. (AllAfrica)

Civil Service - Winners of Public Speaking Competition Rewarded

[Government of Mauritius] The Finals of the Public Speaking Competition for public officers was held yesterday at Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall in Port-Louis in the presence of the Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Mr Eddy Boissézon and the Minister of Tourism, Mr Anil Gayan. (AllAfrica)

Several Upcoming Projects to Enhance Quality of Life of the Vulnerable

[Government of Mauritius] The Government has at heart the well-being of its citizens and conforming to this, the Ministry of Housing and Lands is working towards improving the living conditions of those who are socially disadvantaged. This in turn will help attaining development goals to scale up economic growth. (AllAfrica)

School cleaners earning a meagre Rs1500 per month on the verge of hunger strike

[L'Express] Several women working as cleaners in schools around the island are expected to go on hunger strike later today. They will be joined by unionists Jane Ragoo and Reeaz Chuttoo. They are hoping that their actions will force the hand of the government in improving their working conditions. (AllAfrica)

Workshop to Promote Gender Concepts in the Mauritius Police Force

[Government of Mauritius] Some 100 officers from various departments and units of the Mauritius Police Force participated in a workshop on the promotion of gender concepts today at the Philippe Oh San Auditorium in Vacoas. (AllAfrica)

ICT Minister - Innovation Constitutes Investing for the Future of Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] "Government is laying much emphasis on Innovation as ensuring that Mauritius becomes innovative will indeed be an investment for our future. Naturally, an innovative Mauritius is also conducive to more job creation and more extensive wealth generation", the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden, said this morning in Cyber Tower 1, in Ebène Cybercity. (AllAfrica)

Agro-Industry Ministry Organises Colloquium On Evolution of Agriculture in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] A colloquium focusing on the evolution of agriculture in Mauritius opened this morning at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre in Bell Village in the presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun. (AllAfrica)

Citizen Support Portal Launched in Rodrigues

[Government of Mauritius] The Rodrigues Citizen Support Portal, a modern and practical online platform with a view to providing a better service to address complaints and queries of Rodriguan citizens, was launched by the Minister Mentor, Minister of Defence and Minister of Rodrigues, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, on 13 October 2017 at the Anse Aux Anglais Youth Centre in Rodrigues. (AllAfrica)

Parliament set to resume after months of controversies

[L'Express] Parliament is finally set to resume on Tuesday 24 October after 97 days of rest. Since the last session, more than three months ago, a lot has changed on the political scene ranging from the resignation of a minister to the campaigning in Belle Rose-Quatre Bornes. Here are the things that you need to keep an eye on ahead of the next parliamentary session: (AllAfrica)

Interim Storage Hazardous Waste Facility Inaugurated At La Chaumière

[Government of Mauritius] An Interim Storage Hazardous Waste Facility designed to receive hazardous wastes that cannot be disposed locally, was inaugurated yesterday by the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, at La Chaumière, Bambous. (AllAfrica)

Minister Husnoo Lauds Key Role of Nurses in Health Services

[Government of Mauritius] In a constantly changing health environment, training and capacity-building programmes of nurses are fundamental to enhance the health sector as they play a key role in delivering quality health services. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda and Mauritius Sign Agreement on Higher Education

[New Times] Rwanda and Mauritius have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two countries work more closely in the field of education. (AllAfrica)

Workshop Focuses On Mitigation Actions for Gas and Fuel Emissions

[Government of Mauritius] A two-day sub-regional workshop focusing on cleaner and more energy efficient vehicle strategies for Mauritius and the Southern Africa regions, kicked off this morning at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel in Balaclava in the presence of the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Mr Nandcoomar Bodha, and other eminent personalities. (AllAfrica)

All Measures Taken to Prevent Transmission of Plague, Reassures Health Minister

[Government of Mauritius] All precautionary and control measures are being taken at the airport and the port. Surveillance is also being reinforced at all levels in a bid to prevent transmission of pneumonic plague which is currently affecting Madagascar. (AllAfrica)

Mauritian Lender Seeks More Buyouts

[East African] Mauritius SBM Holdings is seeking to acquire more Kenyan banks to boost its balance sheet and realise its ambitious plan of transforming into a Tier 1 bank in three years. (AllAfrica)

Fisheries - Disposal of Seized Prohibited Fishing Equipment

[Government of Mauritius] The Fisheries Protection Service proceeded yesterday at Mare Chicose Landfill with the annual disposal of seized prohibited articles related to illegal fishing activities. Most of the equipment were seized in the northern region of the country. The disposal exercise was carried out in presence of the Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo. (AllAfrica)

Health Ministry to Introduce Community Psychiatric Care Services, Dr Husnoo Says

[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Anwar Husnoo, announced a shift in mental health care from long-term institution to community-based care through the implementation of community psychiatric care. He made this announcement yesterday at the Brown Sequard Mental Health Care Centre (BSMHCC) in Beau Bassin during the launching of activities to mark World Mental Health Day 2017. (AllAfrica)

Objectives of the Mauritius Cinema Week Met, Minister Bodha Says

[Government of Mauritius] The Mauritius Cinema Week gave the opportunity to local artists who are either interested, amateurs or professionals in cinematography to learn from the renowned international artists. This four-day event has also symbolised the breakthrough of Mauritian cinema as a profession. (AllAfrica)

Ambassador of Qatar to Mauritius Meets Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] The Ambassador of Qatar to Mauritius with residence in Swaziland, Mr Yousuf Bin Mohammed Al-Mahmoud, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, today at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius and Iran Explore Avenues of Economic and Cultural Cooperation

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius and Iran are exploring prospects of tapping areas of cooperation pertaining to trade and economic exchanges as well as cultural, tourism and education sectors. (AllAfrica)

Launching of the 'Men As Caring Partners' Project in Trèfles

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare in collaboration with the Association for Population and Development launched the 'Men as Caring Partners' project yesterday at Trèfles Community Centre in Rose-Hill in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Ivan Collendavelloo, the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, and other personalities. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius-Based Sbm Holdings Makes Offer for Chase Bank

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mauritius-based financial Institution SBM Holdings Limited has made an offer for Chase Bank Kenya subject to regulatory approvals. (AllAfrica)

World Food Day 2017 - Invest in Food Security and Rural Development

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security will, in the context of celebrations marking World Food Day 2017, organise a series of activities on the theme chosen by the Food and Agricultural Organization "Change the Future of Migration: Invest in food security and rural development". (AllAfrica)

Empowering Local Artisans to Boost Handicraft Sector

[Government of Mauritius] An Advanced Craft Skills training course for Mauritian artisans of the handicraft sector was launched yesterday at the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) in Coromandel in the presence of the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah, and other eminent personalities. (AllAfrica)

Promoting Inclusive Education for Children With Special Needs in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] The new Policy Framework and Strategy Document on "Inclusive Education for Children with Special Education Needs in Mauritius: Concept to Reality" has received Government's approval. It has been prepared in the wake of the Nine Year Schooling Reform, and as announced in Budget Speech. (AllAfrica)

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)