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Mauritius and Seychelles to Reinforce Partnership in the Fisheries Sector

[Government of Mauritius] A delegation of the National Assembly of Seychelles led by its Speaker, Mr Nicholas Gerard Prea, paid a courtesy call yesterday 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, at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)


Workshop to Familiarise Participants With the Re-Sat Energy Analytics Platform

[Government of Mauritius] A two-day workshop focusing on the RE-SAT energy analytics platform in Mauritius which aims to improve renewable energy planning through high resolution power estimates opened, this morning, at Voilà Hotel in Bagatelle. RE-SAT is a project funded by the UK-Space Agency and led by the Institute for Environment Analytics, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of six Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), including Mauritius. (AllAfrica)


Cyber Tower 1 Officially Renamed Atal Bihari Vajpayee Tower

[Government of Mauritius] The Cyber Tower 1 was officially renamed Atal Bihari Vajpayee Tower during a ceremony organised yesterday by Landscope (Mauritius) Ltd, in Ebène, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. (AllAfrica)


Mauritius Is a Key Player in the Post 2020 Cotonou Agreement, Says Minister Lutchmeenaraidoo

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius has evolved into a key player in the Post 2020 Cotonou Agreement and is now a member of the steering committee of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). (AllAfrica)


Government Is Committed to Creating More Opportunities for the Youth, Says Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] Government is determined in its endeavours to invest in education and training with a view to better equipping youngsters with modern and technological tools for their future. The introduction of free access to tertiary education in public institutions marks a milestone for the country and it features among the series of measures in line to provide equal opportunities for students to pursue their studies without any hindrance. (AllAfrica)


Prime Minister Jugnauth Chairs Second Meeting of the National Economic and Social Council

[Government of Mauritius] Two commissions have been set up, one on economy and related matters and one on social matters. (AllAfrica)


Foreign Minister Has Working Session With Newly Appointed High Commissioner of India

[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr. Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo had a working session this morning with the newly appointed High Commissioner of India to Mauritius, Mr Tanmaya Lal in Port-Louis. (AllAfrica)


Minister Seeruttun Launches Land Mechanisation Support Scheme

[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun, launched the Land Mechanisation Support Scheme yesterday at La Brasserie Road, La Marie, in the presence of the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Mr Nandcoomar Bodha, and other eminent personalities. (AllAfrica)


Prime Minister Chairs First High Level Drugs and HIV Council

[Government of Mauritius] The High Level Drugs and HIV Council's first meeting was chaired yesterday by the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth at the Treasury Building in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)


Vice-Prime Minister Advocates Self-Defense Training for Women Empowerment

[Government of Mauritius] Self-defense empowers women, increases their physical strength, but more importantly, it raises their self-esteem. Through self-defense, women feel empowered from the inside, become physically stronger and transform into confident leaders. (AllAfrica)


Prime Minister Jugnauth Meets Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova

[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Mr Tudor Ulianovschi, paid a courtesy call yesterday 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, at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)


Government Is Resolute to Provide Support to Fishermen's Cooperatives, Says Minister Bholah

[Government of Mauritius] Government is putting in place several measures to facilitate the lives of fishermen and will continue to extend various facilities and support to the fishermen's cooperatives as they represent a valuable contributor to the country's economy. (AllAfrica)


Promoting Global Cooperation in the Area of NCD Prevention and Control

[WHO] A delegation from St Helena Island, a British Overseas territory in the Atlantic Ocean, is on a Study Tour in Mauritius from 07 to 19 January 2019 to learn from the country's experiences in the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. On the first day, the delegation met Dr Laurent Musango, the WHO Representative in Mauritius to discuss the supporting role of WHO in facilitating the sharing of experiences between the two islands. The members of the delegation then had a meeting with the technica (AllAfrica)


High Commissioner of India Pays Courtesy Call On Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] The newly appointed High Commissioner of India to Mauritius, Mr Tanmaya Lal, 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, today at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)


GDP forecasts conundrum - Unsolicited advice to leaders of political parties

[L'Express] The 4 per cent growth rate in 2018 heralded by Government is unrealistic. The era of blind faith in the economy and the chase for the golden calf is over. This is why. (AllAfrica)


Minister of Housing and Lands Inaugurates Residence Topaze in Souillac

[Government of Mauritius] A new NHDC housing complex - Residence Topaze - comprising 65 housing units of 39m² and funded to tune of Rs 78 million, was inaugurated on Friday 28 December 2018, in Souillac. (AllAfrica)


Govt Announces Free Access to Tertiary Education in All Public Institutions

[Government of Mauritius] The future of the country rests on its youth and Government has come up with a historical measure which is free access to tertiary education in all public institutions. This governmental measure will be implemented as from this year and will be applicable for those opting for certificate, diploma and degree courses, both on full time and part time basis. (AllAfrica)


Mauritius PE Firm Behind Buyout of Retailer Tumaini

[Nation] Mauritius-based Adenia Partners is the firm behind buyout of Kenya's emerging retail chain Tumaini Self Service adding to the list of foreign companies jostling for a piece of the local retail market. (AllAfrica)


Indian High Commissioner to Mauritius Pays Farewell Call On Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] The High Commissioner of the Republic of India to Mauritius, Mr Abhay Thakur, paid a farewell 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, yesterday at the New Treasury Building, in Port-Louis. (AllAfrica)


Youth - Cash Prizes Offered to Winners of Street Dance Battle 2018

[Government of Mauritius] A ceremony to reward first and second prize winners of Street Dance Battle 2018, a competition aimed at providing a platform for young people to demonstrate their artistic and dance abilities, was held yesterday at the seat of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)


Minister Toussaint Highlights 2018 Key Achievements in Youth and Sports Sectors

[Government of Mauritius] The key achievements in the youth and sports sectors for year 2018 were at the fore of a press conference last week in Port Louis. The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, elaborated on the different activities and programmes which have been organised during 2018 with a view to providing a platform for young people to demonstrate their talents and engage themselves in physical activities as well as measures to better support Mauritian athletes in their sporting endeavours. (AllAfrica)


Fishermen Registration Cards Presented to 34 Fishermen

[Government of Mauritius] A total of 34 fishermen received their Fishermen Registration Cards during a ceremony held on Friday 21 December 2018 at the Mauritius Maritime Training Academy in Pointe aux Sables. (AllAfrica)


Government Committed to Eradicate Poverty, Says Minister Wong

[Government of Mauritius] Six families of the district of Savanne received keys to their housing units under the Full Concrete Housing Scheme (FCHS) during a handing over ceremony, held on 19 December 2018, in Rivière du Poste. The Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, Mr Alain Wong, as well as other eminent personalities were present. (AllAfrica)


Inclusion, Equity and Quality Are the Main Pillars of the Education Reform, Says Minister Dookun-Luchoomun

[Government of Mauritius] A presentation focusing on the Extended Programme of the Primary School Achievement Certificate (PSAC) assessment was held yesterday at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Moka. A booklet entitled, 'Extended Programme - Philosophy, Pedagogy, Implementation and Outcomes' was launched on that occasion. (AllAfrica)


Street Dance Battle Promoting Dance Talents of Youngsters

[Government of Mauritius] The final of the Street Dance Battle, an initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports 2018, aiming to provide young people with a platform to demonstrate their dance talents was held on 15 December 2018 at La city in Trianon. The Street Dance Battle is in line with the National Sports and Physical Activity Policy geared at encouraging health-enhancing fitness activities for Mauritian population of all ages. (AllAfrica)


Ecole Hôtelière Sir Gaëtan Duval to Be Endowed With State-of-the-Art Technology

[Government of Mauritius] The construction of a New Block for the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) Ecole Hôtelière Sir Gaëtan Duval is in line with Government's vision with regard to the current reforms under way in the development of Mauritius's technical and vocational education and training sector. It will also enable to cater for a larger number of students under the National Apprenticeship Programme. (AllAfrica)


Flooding At Cottage Emergency Flood Rehabilitation Programme Being Implemented

[Government of Mauritius] Following the recent flooding at Cottage and surrounding regions which has resulted into severe damage to personal properties and public infrastructure, Government is implementing an Emergency Flood Rehabilitation Programme which would focus, inter alia, on the construction of new drains and detention basins. (AllAfrica)


Minister Bodha Highlights Importance of International Standards for Road Safety

[Government of Mauritius] A two-day capacity building workshop aiming to raise awareness on the United Nations Convention on Road Safety among stakeholders engaged in the road safety prevention, kicked off yesterday in presence of the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Mr Nandcoomar Bodha at the Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebene. (AllAfrica)


Get Some Exercise, and Call Me in the Morning - New Script for Doctors

[WHO] A workshop on implementation of exercise prescription in Mauritius was held on 03 December 2018 at Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre Bornes. Dr Anwar Husnoo, the Minister of Health and Quality of Life in his speech, reiterated the government strong commitment to fight the NCD scourge. The latter, he stated, is accentuated by the low levels of physical activity in the Mauritian population with only 23% of the adult population meeting the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations of 150 weekly minutes of physic (AllAfrica)


Launching of Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Week 2018

[Government of Mauritius] The 2018 edition of the Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Week, aimed at sensitising the public on the causes of fire incidents and educating citizens on precautionary measures to reduce fire risks, was launched this morning at the Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes. The theme this year is Every Second Counts. (AllAfrica)


Cartoon by PoV to illustrate African anti-corruption fight

[L'Express] A cartoon by PoV has become the image to illustrate the fight against corruption in Africa. The Media Association of Southern Africa (MASA) decided to use it for its launch on December 9, 2018 - the year designated by the African Union (AU) as the year for "winning the fight against corruption". (AllAfrica)