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World Heritage Day Observed amidst Fears for Local Heritage

[L'Express] The international day for sites and monuments - also known as the World Heritage Day - was observed on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Several Activities Organised to Mark International Day for Monuments and Sites 2018

[Government of Mauritius] An award ceremony for the second Heritage Short Film Competition organised by the National Heritage Fund (NHF) in collaboration with the Mauritius Film Development Corporation on the theme "Contribution of our heritage in nation building" was held yesterday at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre in Bell Village. The ceremony lies in the context of activities to commemorate the International Day for Monuments and Sites 2018, observed on 18 April. The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, and o (AllAfrica)


Gender Caucus - National Assembly Speaker Elaborates On Findings and Recommendations of Two Reports

[Government of Mauritius] The key findings and recommendations of two reports issued by the Gender Caucus following studies carried out on Sociological Profiling of Perpetrators of Domestic Violence and Gender Audit in the Civil Service respectively were elaborated yesterday by the Speaker of the National Assembly, and President of the Caucus, Mrs Santi Bai Hanoomanjee, at a press conference at the National Assembly in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)


Mauritius to Host SIDS Forum and Regional Preparatory Meeting

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius together with the United Nations would co-host the Small Island Developing States Global Business Network (SIDS-GBN) Private Sector Partnership Forum and a SIDS Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Africa, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Sea (AIMS) region, from 21 to 25 May 2018. (AllAfrica)


Mauritian Bank SBM Formally Takes Over Chase Bank

[Nation] Mauritian lender SBM Holdings has formally taken over troubled Chase Bank following the conclusion of a sale deal. (AllAfrica)


SBM Kenya Finalizes Acquisition of Chase Bank

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mauritius-based SBM Holdings, through its Kenya subsidiary, has completed the take over of Chase Bank Limited (in receivership). (AllAfrica)


Title - Cassam Uteem "ashamed" of the way Mauritians treated Chagossians

[L'Express] Cassam Uteem, former president of the Republic and a long-time supporter of the Chagossian cause, declared he felt "ashamed" of the way Mauritians treated Chagossians at their arrival in the late 1960s and early 1970s. (AllAfrica)


Signing of Medical Twinning With South Africa in the Field of Hemophilia

[Government of Mauritius] The Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital of South Africa signed yesterday a medical twinning in the field of hemophilia at the Victoria Hospital in Candos. (AllAfrica)


Environment Ministry Organises Several Activities to Mark Earth Day 2018

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development is organising several activities in the context of Earth Day 2018, which will be celebrated on 22 April. The theme for this year is 'End Plastic Pollution'. (AllAfrica)


School Feeding Project Launched to Support Socially Disadvantaged Children of Grand Port District

[Government of Mauritius] The School Feeding Project for Social Register of Mauritius (SRM) beneficiaries of the Grand Port district was launched yesterday, on a pilot basis, at the Mahebourg Social Welfare Centre. The project is a joint initiative of the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF), the Omnicane Foundation and the Mauritius Union Foundation. (AllAfrica)


Honorary Consul General of Mauritius in Lebanon Meets Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] The Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Mauritius in Lebanon, Mr Salem Mahmoud Beydoun, called on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, on Friday 13 April 2018 at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)


Child Development Ministry Organises Consultative Meeting On Children's Bill

[Government of Mauritius] A Consultative Meeting on the Children's Bill was held yesterday at La Pirogue Resorts and Spa in Flic en Flac. Around 100 children attended the meeting which allowed them to discuss and exchange views on the draft legislation as well as to engage their active participation in all issues and decisions that concern their rights and wellbeing. (AllAfrica)


Nine Girls to Participate in Street Child World Cup 2018 in Moscow

[Government of Mauritius] The Third Street Child World Cup (SCWC) 2018 aiming to advocate the cause of street children and also to bring a change in the treatment of street children will be held in Moscow from 10 to 18 May. Nine girls under the guardianship of SAFIRE (Child Support Training, Integration and Rehabilitation Service) have been selected to participate in the SCWC. (AllAfrica)


ICT Training for Senior Citizens Launched to Enable Them Join Online Community

[Government of Mauritius] An ICT awareness training for senior citizens kicked off yesterday at the Lady Sushil Ramgoolam Recreational Centre at Pointe aux Piments. The two caravans of the National Computer Board, equipped with 46 computers and other equipment will eventually tour other recreational centres and three courses are being provided to the senior citizens, namely ICT Literacy Course, IC3 Course and Microsoft Office Package Course. (AllAfrica)


IOX Submarine Cable to Drive the New Digital Economy of Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] The first phase of the IOX (Indian Ocean Exchange) Submarine Cable system project, which will position Mauritius as a technology hub and significantly enhance the development of the country's broadband infrastructure to support and drive the new digital economy, was launched yesterday afternoon at the Le Labourdonnais Hotel Caudan Waterfront, in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)


Commonwealth Games 2018 - Outstanding Performance of Mauritian Athletes Lauded By Sports Minister

[Government of Mauritius] The performance of Mauritian athletes currently participating in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games was highlighted yesterday by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, during a press conference at the seat of the Ministry in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)


IOC's Maritime Security Ministerial Conference to Further Defend Common Ocean Space

[Government of Mauritius] The Indian Ocean Commission's (IOC) Ministerial Conference on Maritime Security in the Western Indian Ocean, which will be co-hosted by the Government of Mauritius and is set for end April 2018, was discussed during a meeting on Friday 30 March 2018 at the Voilà Hotel, in Bagatelle. The meeting was presided by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, and chairperson of IOC's Council, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo. (AllAfrica)


Mauritius to Submit Proposal to Designate Caverne Patate As a Ramsar Site

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security will, following consultations with the Rodrigues Regional Assembly, submit a proposal to the Ramsar Convention Secretariat to designate Caverne Patate in Rodrigues as a Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Site). (AllAfrica)


Golden Jubilee Collection of Ducere African Children's Stories Launched

[Government of Mauritius] The Golden Jubilee Collection of Ducere African Children's Stories was launched this morning at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture in Phoenix in the presence of the Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, the High Commissioner of Australia in Mauritius, Mrs Jenny Dee and other personalities. (AllAfrica)


Workshop Focuses On Strategic Plan and Funding Strategy of the National CSR Foundation

[Government of Mauritius] A one-day stakeholder workshop focusing on the Strategic Plan and Funding Strategy of the National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Foundation opened this morning at Voilà Hotel, Bagatelle, in the presence of the Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, Mr Alain Wong and the Chairperson of the National CSR Foundation, Mr Medavy Pillay-Munien. (AllAfrica)


Prime Minister Exhorts Youth to Seize Opportunities in Agricultural Sector

[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, exhorted youths to seize opportunities in agricultural sector which will undergo a major transformation in the coming years. (AllAfrica)


Mauritius Signs Country Programming Framework With FAO

[Government of Mauritius] The Country Programming Framework (CPF) for the Republic of Mauritius for the coming four years which renews the support of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to Mauritius in agri-business development and agro value chain, promotion of sustainable agriculture for food security, and sustainable fisheries was signed yesterday afternoon at the Restaurant Le Courtyard in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)


Mauritius Should Tap the Potentials of the Leather Industry, Says Minister Bholah

[Government of Mauritius] The development of a national strategy is of high importance if we, as African countries, aspire to revamp the leather sector and access targeted niche markets, highlighted the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah. (AllAfrica)


Gender Statistics Important to Track Progress Towards Gender Equality, Says Minister Jadoo-Jaunbocus

[Government of Mauritius] 'Gender Equality and Social Inclusion are central to the development of the economy, environment, and society of Mauritius. So it follows that gender statistics - as the basis for making well-informed decisions and tracking progress towards gender equality - are central to our development'. (AllAfrica)


Minister Gobin Launches Braille Version of Constitution of the Republic of Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] The Constitution of the Republic of Mauritius is now available in Braille version. The launching ceremony was held this morning at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, Bell Village, in presence of the Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Institutional Reforms, Mr Maneesh Gobin, the Chairman of the Loïs Lagesse Trust Fund (LLTF), Mr R. Dookun, and other personalities. (AllAfrica)


Mauritius and Australia Partner to Enhance Maritime Safety and Security Capability

[Government of Mauritius] The Search and Rescue Capacity Partnership Programme (SCPP) aiming at strengthening the search and rescue (SAR) capabilities of Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Maldives, will be completed in June 2018. In this context, a closing ceremony was held yesterday at Le Meridien Hotel in Pointe aux Piments in the presence of the Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, as well as other personalities. (AllAfrica)


Lord David Neuberger Calls On the Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] Lord David Neuberger, judge and President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2012 to 2017, 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)


Government Committed to Achieve 'Health for All' Goals, States Minister Husnoo

[Government of Mauritius] Government is committed to achieve the goals of 'Health for All' and the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will have to join forces with stakeholders comprising the private sector, United Nations Agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations and the society for concerted action. (AllAfrica)


Constitution of Mauritius now available in Braille

[L'Express] The Constitution of Mauritius is now available in Braille. The new version was launched on Wednesday 11 April by Attorney General Maneesh Gobin at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre. (AllAfrica)


National Assembly - Introduction of Reform Institutions (Amendment)

[Government of Mauritius] Government has given approval to the introduction of the Reform Institutions (Amendment) Bill into the National Assembly. The object of the Bill is to amend the Reform Institutions Act so as to do away with the system of automatic remission whereby convicted persons were eligible to be discharged after having served two thirds of the period of sentence and to replace it with a new system of earned remission with a view to encouraging convicted persons to earn maximum remission not exceeding one third of th (AllAfrica)


Commemoration of the International Day of Forests At SSS Bel Air

[Government of Mauritius] An official ceremony to raise awareness and sensitise citizens and youth on the importance of forests was held yesterday at Bel Air State Secondary School in the presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun and other eminent personalities. The event was organised by the Agro-Industry Ministry in the context of activities marking the International Day of Forests which is celebrated on 21 March every year. (AllAfrica)