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MRA Launches Its Annual Blood Donation Campaign

[Government of Mauritius] Blood is one intrinsic element that connects each of us, regardless of transcending race, language, religion and nationality. The theme Blood connects us all retained by the World Health Organization reflects the importance of blood in not just saving lives but also connecting each of us. (AllAfrica)

Society for the Welfare of the Deaf Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

[Government of Mauritius] The 50th anniversary of the Society for the Welfare of the Deaf (SWD) was celebrated this yesterday at the Jomadar Centre for Hearing Impaired in Beau Bassin, in the presence of the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Outer Islands, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, the Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, the Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republi (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Hosts International Conference On Contribution of Indian Diaspora in Nation Building

[Government of Mauritius] A two-day international conference, focusing on the contribution of Indian Diaspora in nation building in Mauritius, kicked off yesterday at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Moka. The conference is being organised as part of the Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad (ARSP) India's commemoration of the centenary of the abolition of indentured system and the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the independence of Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Fashion and Design Institute - Exhibition Showcases Creativity of Final Year Students

[Government of Mauritius] A three-day exhibition on the theme Luminescence kicked off yesterday at the Fashion and Design Institute (FDI) in Ebène. The event is held annually to showcase final year FDI students' unique and innovative works to the public. (AllAfrica)

It's Time Mauritius Took Decisive Steps to Outlaw Child Marriages

[The Conversation Africa] Mauritius has been shaken by the news of the death of a 13-year-old pregnant girl who was married. Her death was particularly shocking because the country doesn't have a high child marriage rate. It's extremely low compared to countries like Niger where 76% of brides are children or the Central African Republic where the figure is 68%. In fact it's so low that no recent studies have been done to estimate the number of child marriages in the country. (AllAfrica)

Minister Bodha Highlights Ecological Features of the Metro Express Project

[Government of Mauritius] The Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) is designed to be eco-friendly and energy efficient, with no pollution and greenhouse emission. It will have Energy Saving devices for a lighting control system with occupancy sensors and timers, amongst others. High efficacy LED light fixtures will be used in the Metro Stations and buildings; and regenerative braking will be utilised for the LRV to conserve energy for the purpose of air conditioning in office building. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius to Become Champion of Commonwealth Innovation Hub

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius is set to become a champion of the Commonwealth Innovation Hub, a digital platform to tap and unleash the innovation wealth of the Commonwealth which was launched in April 2018. (AllAfrica)

Roof Slab Grant Scheme - Cheques Amounting to Rs 14 Million Remitted to 242 Families

[Government of Mauritius] Some 242 families received yesterday their cheques, amounting to a total of Rs 14 million, disbursed by Government under the Roof Slab Grant Scheme, during a ceremony held at Rabita Hall, Port Louis, in the presence of the Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Purmanund Jhugroo, and other personalities. (AllAfrica)

Air Mauritius to Introduce Two Airbus A330-900 Neo Aircrafts to Its Fleet

[Government of Mauritius] Flag carrier Air Mauritius will introduce two Airbus A330-900 New Engine Option (neo) aircrafts, the Aapravasi Ghat and the Chagos Archipelago, to its fleet by the end of this year. As part of the final phase of test flights leading to the Type Certification of its latest mid-size wide body airliner, Airbus flew its brand new A330neo to Mauritius for the first time. (AllAfrica)

Radicalisation in Paradise - Tackling the Growing Threat in Mauritius

[African Arguments] At a recent anti-LGBT demonstration, the well-known protest leader openly wore an Islamic State headband. (AllAfrica)

Visit of Commonwealth Secretary General - Focus On Enhanced Cooperation

[Government of Mauritius] In the context of the official visit of the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Patricia Scotland, to Mauritius from 2 to 3 July 2018, a working session was held yesterday at La Clef des Champs in Floréal with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo. (AllAfrica)

State Capture - The Tentacles Around the State

[L'Express] These are family members and political loyalists who have managed to secure the most prized nominations within the public service. Seconded into positions of real power, influence or into patronage machines, they serve as essential cogs in the running of the political machine. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius, Where You Pay U.S.$1 Million and More to Be a Citizen

[This is Africa] Do you want to be a citizen of the most peaceful country in Africa? It comes at a cost of $1M and a few more costs. Mauritius, which is the most peaceful country in Africa sells its citizenship so exorbitantly, but it's not the only country doing so to attract investors. (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-2019 - Pathway to Enhancing Employability

[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2018-2019 makes provision for Rs 1 billion to target some 14,000 unemployed. The aim is to chart the pathway towards enhancing employability and broadening the career aspirations of the youth with better access to the labour market. (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-2019 - Advancing a More Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education

[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2018-2019 lays emphasis on a more inclusive and equitable quality education through the implementation of several measures at the secondary, Technical and Vocational Education Training and tertiary education levels. To that end, a sum of Rs 17.2 billion has been earmarked for the expeditious implementation of educational changes and transformations and for bringing significant improvement in the education infrastructure. (AllAfrica)

Loan Agreement for the Construction of Phase I of Flacq Teaching Hospital

[Government of Mauritius] A Loan agreement for the financing of the first phase of the construction and equipping of the Flacq Teaching Hospital project was signed yesterday between the Republic of Mauritius and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development at the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Ranked Africa's Most Peaceful Country, and the Gambia Records Largest Improvement

[This is Africa] Mauritius has been ranked in the top 20 of the world's most peaceful countries in the 2018 Global Peace Index (GPI). In the 12th edition of the Index, Mauritius was ranked number 20 out of 163 countries. On the continent Botswana came second, and ranked 29 globally. Sierra Leone was ranked (35), Madagascar (38), Ghana (41), Namibia (43), Malawi (44) and Zambia (48) respectively on the Global Index. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius National Budget 2018/19 Announces Much Awaited Reforms To The Global Business Sector

[35°N] The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Pravind K Jugnauth presented the National Budget on 14th June 2018 under the theme "Pursuing Our Transformative Journey". (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-2019 - Towards a More Sustainable Environment

[Government of Mauritius] In view of a series of extreme weather conditions, in particular flash rains and flooding that have caused miseries to thousands of families, Government is mobilising additional resources to address these environmental issues. To that end, an amount of Rs 2 billion will be transferred to the National Environment Fund, created under an Act of Parliament in 2002. (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-19 - Extending the Social Aid System for an Inclusive Society

[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2018-2019 consolidates the welfare system and strengthen support to vulnerable segment of the society. Focus is laid on inclusiveness whereby every citizen has equal rights with regards their adherence into the mainstream society. (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-2019 - Measures to Boost Manufacturing Sector

[Government of Mauritius] The 2018-2019 Budget highlights key measures aimed at boosting the manufacturing sector, namely: the expansion of the industrial infrastructure and logistics facilities, and the setting up of new business parks across the island including a High-Tech Park at Côte D'Or extending over 150 acres of land, a Logistic Park at Riche Terre as well as a Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Park at Rose Belle. (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-2019 - Several Measures to Prevent Road Fatalities

[Government of Mauritius] Actions geared to ensure the safety of citizens, in particular on the roads due to the high rate of road victims, are among the key highlights of Budget 2018-2019. A series of measures, with emphasis on a zero tolerance for drunk driving, has been announced to prevent road fatalities and promote a safer environment. (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-19 - The Tricks in Mogas and Diesel Prices

[L'Express] 1. The cynicism of rising and falling prices within one month (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-2019 - Provision of Decent Dwelling for All Families

[Government of Mauritius] A vast programme of construction of decent houses and apartments for low income families is announced in Budget 2018-2019. The aim is to create an inclusive and equitable society and improve the quality of life of all Mauritian families by giving them access to safe and affordable housing options. (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-2019 - Building the Infrastructure to Transform Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2018-19 underscores that building a strategic and modern infrastructure remains a prerequisite towards creating the appropriate physical infrastructure that measures up to the vision of a future of modernity, high income and smart living which will eventually contribute to help the country attain the status of a high income economy. (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-2019 - Maximising Opportunities From Ocean Economy

[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2018-2019 lays emphasis on the ocean economy of Mauritius as the next avenue for the import substitution strategy and for export growth in the medium and long-term. To fully tap the economic possibilities of the ocean, an Ocean Economy Unit will be set up with the responsibility of preparing a National Ocean Policy Paper and the merging of the Mauritius Oceanography Institute and the Albion Fisheries Research Centre into one single institution to boost up research capacity on the ocean economy and i (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-2019 - Investing in the Public Utilities Sector Remains Government's Priority

[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2018-2019 makes provision for a water supply infrastructure development programme which will be geared towards improving water supply across the country. In this context, over the next three years some Rs 3.3 billion will be invested in the replacement of 300 kilometers of pipeline, the construction of five service reservoirs, the replacement of 75 000 water meters, and the construction of the water treatment plant at Bagatelle. (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-2019 - Enhancement of Gender Equality and Support to the Elderly

[Government of Mauritius] One of the pathways on the country's transformative journey announced in Budget 2018-2019 is the enhancement of the role and participation of women in the country's development and strengthening support to the elderly. (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-2019 Enunciates Measures to Strengthen the Agricultural Sector

[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2018-2019 aims at fostering a new wave of import substitution industry and reviving export-led production, which are essential not only to boost private investment and generate jobs but also to reduce the country's trade and current account deficits. (AllAfrica)

Budget 2018-2019 Rs 12.2 Billion Earmarked to Uplift Health Care and Quality of Life

[Government of Mauritius] Government is determined to improving the quality of life and ensuring safety for everybody by investing in the health care sector, with a sum of Rs 12.2 billion earmarked in Budget 2018-2019. (AllAfrica)

Minister Jadoo-Jaunbocus Reiterates Key Role of Women in Politics

[Government of Mauritius] The foremost difficulty is not bringing women to the world of politics but maintaining women in this arena. Government is thus fully committed to encouraging women to affirm their significant roles in governance institutions, participating equally with men in public dialogue and influencing decision-making at all levels. (AllAfrica)