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New 150-Bed Eye Hospital in the Pipeline

[Government of Mauritius] "The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life is working on the modalities for the setting up of a 150-bed eye hospital in Réduit, which is expected to be completed within two years' time." (AllAfrica)

Commissioner of Police Elaborates On Roadmap for Enhanced Quality Service By the Police Force

[Government of Mauritius] The 4,000 police officers assigned to the Emergency Response Unit, the Traffic Branch and patrol in Mauritius will soon be equipped with body cameras. This initiative is in line with Government's vision to bring the Police close to the public and to reinforce law and order in the country. (AllAfrica)

Hexavalent Vaccine Introduced in National Immunization Programme

[Government of Mauritius] The Hexavalent Vaccine which provides immunity against six important preventable childhood diseases with a single injection at each visit is being introduced in the National Expanded Programme of Immunisation. (AllAfrica)

Education - 25 110 Children Enroll At Grades 1 and 7 for Academic Year 2018

[Government of Mauritius] The Admission procedures to Grade 1, formerly Standard I, and Grade 7, previously Form I, are being held today for some 25 110 young Mauritians. (AllAfrica)

Meeting On Accident Prevention in Radiotherapy to Be Held in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold a meeting in Mauritius in April 2018 on Accident Prevention in Radiotherapy within the framework of the project "RAF9059 Strengthening Member State Technical Capabilities in Medical Radiation Protection in compliance with requirements of the new International Basic Safety Standards". (AllAfrica)

Fishermen to Obtain Financial Assistance to Purchase Canotte

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping is implementing a scheme to provide financial assistance to registered fishermen/ Fishermen Cooperative Societies for the purchase of Canotte for off-lagoon fishing. (AllAfrica)

PM Outlines Key Priorities in His New Year Message to the Nation

[Government of Mauritius] In his New Year message to the Nation, which was broadcast on 1 January 2018, the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, defined his priorities for the country and assured a better quality of life for the whole community by making a difference on issues that matter most to people's daily lives, namely education, training, economy, unemployment, poverty, environment, and law and order.Speaking about Government's foremost priority which is education and training, the Prime Minister recalled that the futu (AllAfrica)

The Safe Haven Halfway Home - Mauritius

[Gender Links] The Halfway Home is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. (AllAfrica)

Highlights of Health Statistics Report 2016

[Government of Mauritius] The estimated resident population for Mauritius as at 31 December 2016 was 1 221 150 compared to 1 220 530 as at 31 December 2015. The increase of 620 in the number of resident population, that is, 0.05%, is highlighted in the Health Statistics Report 2016. (AllAfrica)

Preparatory Phase of Indian Ocean Island Games 2019 Discussed With Mauritian Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] The preparatory process leading to the Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) 2019 were at the fore of discussions during a meeting held yesterday in Port Louis between the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, and the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint. Mauritius will be hosting the 10th edition of the Games. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Poised to Become the Flagship of African Countries, Says Minister Lutchmeenaraidoo

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius is poised to become Africa's foremost regional power with its opening to African countries. There is the need to reinvent Mauritius' economic strategy by identifying new sectors and embark on new path of economic development through innovation and restructuration that will help in the creation of Economic Zones in Africa and propel the country forward. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Signs Bilateral Air Services Agreements With Several Countries

[Government of Mauritius] The Mauritius delegation at the International Conference on Air Services Negotiations Event (ICAN) 2017, had air services negotiations with six countries, namely Chile, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia, Russian Federation and Lao People's Democratic Republic. The Conference, organised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 4 to 8 December 2017. (AllAfrica)

Kenya Airways, Air Mauritius Extend Code Share Agreement

[East African] Air Mauritius, the flag carrier of Mauritius, has extended their codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways to offer their customers more connections at their hubs in Nairobi and Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

Combating Africa's Inequalities

[Africa Renewal] Nelson Mandela, shortly after becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa, spoke to both his countrymen and women--indeed, for Africans everywhere--when he declared, "We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity and power in our society." (AllAfrica)

How Merck, Unesco and Mauritius Partnered to Empower Women in Stem

[CIO] As part of Merck STEM program For Women and Youth, Merck Foundation, a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany conducted the 3rd edition of their annual "UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit" on the 28th and 29th of November 2017 under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Her Excellency Mrs. (AllAfrica)

Gender Minister Emphasises the Contribution of Women in the Socio-Economic Development of Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] Women should be recognised for their values and contribution in the socio-economic development of the country and the pivotal role they play in the family. As a caring Government no stone will be left unturned to give women the merit and due recognition with full dignity. (AllAfrica)

More Foire Des Artistes Should Be Organised, Says Minister Roopun

[Government of Mauritius] A Foire des Artistes, aiming to provide a platform for local artists of various disciplines to showcase their artistic creativity and sell their products, opened yesterday at Le Jardin de la Compagnie, in Port Louis in the presence of the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun. (AllAfrica)

Medals Awarded to 193 Prison Officers for Long Service and Good Conduct

[Government of Mauritius] A Medal Award Ceremony was held on 20 December 2017 for 193 Prison Officers at the Prison Training School in Beau Bassin in the presence of the Commissioner of Prisons, Mr. Premananda Appadoo and relatives of the recipients. (AllAfrica)

"The law now confers upon the minister the absolute discretionary power to overturn any decision of the HEC"

[L'Express] With the higher education bill passed in parliament this week to replace the Tertiary Education Act, Weekly speaks to former Minister of Education, Steven Obeegadoo, about its implications. He voices his concerns about the bill and shares his opinion on the possible motivations behind it. He also gives his views on Leela Devi Dookhun's version of the nine-year schooling. (AllAfrica)

China Donates It Equipment to Further Develop Mauritius's Ocean Economy

[Government of Mauritius] The People's Republic of China is extending its support to the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping by donating new IT equipment for further development of Mauritius's ocean economy. The equipment was handed over by the Ambassador of the Republic of China to Mauritius, Mr Sun Gongyi, to the Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, on 19 December 2017 at the LIC Building in Port-Louis. (AllAfrica)

Young Mauritians Should Be Geared to Face Challenges, Says Youth Minister

[Government of Mauritius] Stakeholders working in the youth sector have a huge responsibility vis-à-vis the young citizens of the Republic of Mauritius. It is therefore imperative to work together as well as ensure the collaboration of the Civil Society to coach the youth to meet challenges, underscored the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, today at the Queen Elizabeth College in Rose Hill. (AllAfrica)

Government Committed to Generate Economic Wealth for the Country, Reiterates PM

[Government of Mauritius] The vision of Government is to generate economic wealth for the country, to propel development and ensure that business activities flourish. The country's 25th position for World Bank's Doing Business 2018 in addition to its consolidated first position for the Mo Ibrahim Index 2017, both testify that Mauritius is set to achieve this target. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius and Reunion Island Called to Collaborate More Closely in the Future

[Government of Mauritius] The Prefect of Reunion Island, Mr Amaury de Saint-Quentin, 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 at the Treasury Building in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

Equipment Donated to Planters of Britannia Organic Zone

[Government of Mauritius] Several equipment to the tune of Rs 331 135 were donated yesterday to planters of Britannia Organic Zone at the seat of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Port Louis in the presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun. (AllAfrica)

Relocation of hawkers - Dissatisfaction all along

[L'Express] One of the dramatic changes to Port Louis over the past two years has inevitably been the relocation of hawkers from the streets to the three hawkers' zones, namely Immigration Square, Decaën and Monneron. The folkloric or chaotic - depending on what side of the debate you lie - scenes of pavements and streets of Port Louis, clogged by hawkers and pedestrians alike, are no more. Weekly senses the mood in Port Louis ahead of the festive season. (AllAfrica)

China Donates 30 New Buses to the National Transport Corporation

[Government of Mauritius] The donation of 30 new buses by the Government of the People's Republic of China is another testimony of the strong bilateral relations between Mauritius and China. The existing cooperation between the two countries will be further strengthened with forthcoming major infrastructural projects. (AllAfrica)

Health Minister Inaugurates Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit At Jeetoo Hospital

[Government of Mauritius] Government is determined to provide quality services to all citizens by placing health care at the core of its agenda with the priority of making the latest medical technology accessible to all. (AllAfrica)

Easy win for Boolell in Belle Rose-Quatre-Bornes by-election

[L'Express] There was little suspense on Monday 18 December for the results of the by-election in the Belle Rose-Quatre Bornes constituency. While many observers expected a close call on the election, Arvin Boolell, from the Labour Party, led comfortably in the early stages before securing a thumping win. (AllAfrica)

Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - Next Unesco's Intergovernmental Committee to Be Held in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] The Republic of Mauritius will be hosting for the first time the next session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity from 26 November to 01 December 2018. (AllAfrica)

New Visual Identity for Ministry of Youth and Sports Unveiled

[Government of Mauritius] A new visual identity for the Ministry of Youth and Sports was unveiled on 15 December 2017 during an official ceremony at the Citadelle Mall, in Port Louis, in presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, and other eminent personalities. The new motto of the Ministry is Youth today, Champions today. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius and China Sign Exchange Note for Multi-Sports Complex At Cote d'Or

[Focac] Mauritius and China signed an Exchange Note for the Multi-Sports Complex Project at Cote D'Or yesterday at the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Port Louis in the presence of the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, M Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. The signatories were the Financial Secretary, Mr Dharam Dev Manraj, and the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Mauritius, Mr Sun Gongyi. (AllAfrica)