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Mauritius Compliant to Fatf Recommendations, States Minister Sesungkur

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius remains a compliant, secure and safe business and investment destination, as highlighted by the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group's (ESAAMLG) latest mutual evaluation report. In the document, Mauritius is shown as being compliant to 35 of the 40 recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). (AllAfrica)

Chetan Ramchurn - "If We Judge Pravind Jugnauth Solely On The Debt Levels And Creation Of New Industries, He Has Failed"

[L'Express] With the loss of a number of members of the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM) in the run up to the general election, Weekly speaks to Chetan Ramchurn, former president of the youth wing of the party, for his views. His astute observations about the strategies being played out in the political arena provide food for thought. (AllAfrica)

DPM Launches Bagatelle Water Treatment Plant

[Government of Mauritius] The Bagatelle Water Treatment Plant, which is expected to produce 57 000 m3/day and supply potable water to some 60 000 households in the lower Plaine Wilhems and Port Louis, was launched yesterday, by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Ivan Collendavelloo. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Jugnauth Reiterates Government's Commitment to Ensure Progress of Country and Population

[Government of Mauritius] The peace and stability that prevails in our multicultural society is a pride for our country, and has been lauded by foreign eminent personalities who visited the country, including His Holiness Pope Francis. The Government will continue to step up efforts in order to consolidate our unity and brotherhood, while catering for the well-being of the population as well as spearheading development and progress across the country. (AllAfrica)

Opportunities in Africa #NYC19 September 27

[Wutiko] New York -Wutiko in association with Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems organizes Opportunities in Africa #NYC19 on September 27th at Pace University's Manhattan campus. (AllAfrica)

Paul Bérenger - "I plead guilty!"

[L'Express] This interview was carried out in 2015 and published in Weekly on 12 November. Then-Leader of the Opposition Paul Bérenger gives his views about a range of issues. Parts of his answers are prophetic. We thought of publishing it online today to feed into the debate about what is going on within the MMM. It sheds a new light on the leader who looks battered today. (AllAfrica)

Bilateral Relations - Mauritius to Sign Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius will be signing the Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement which comprises 17 Chapters encompassing Trade in Goods, Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary Measures, Technical Barriers to Trade, Competition, Intellectual Property, Electronic Commerce, Trade in Services, Investment, Economic Cooperation, among others. (AllAfrica)

His Holiness Pope Francis Concludes 31st Apostolic Journey in Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] His Holiness Pope Francis has arrived to Mauritius this morning, 09 September 2019, accompanied by a papal delegation of around 45 persons and 69 Vatican accredited media personnel. (AllAfrica)

His Holiness Pope Francis Celebrates Cultural, Ethnic and Religious Diversity of People of Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] "I would like to render homage to the democratic tradition that took root following your independence and that helps to make Mauritius a haven of peace. I express the hope that this art of living democracy can be cultivated and developed, especially by resisting every form of discrimination", said His Holiness Pope Francis, yesterday, during a meeting with authorities, civil society and diplomatic corps at the State House, Réduit. (AllAfrica)

Pope Francis Launches Trip to Three Nations Affected By Climate Change

[Deutsche Welle] Pope Francis is set to visit the cyclone-vulnerable nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius this week. Climate change, corruption and poverty will be on the agenda in talks with leaders. (AllAfrica)

Financial Sector Has a Key Role to Play in Enabling Mauritius Achieve Sustainable Growth, Says Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] The financial sector has an important role to play in the transition of Mauritius to realise a more sustainable, greener, inclusive and robust growth, and the public and private sectors are to act as the contributors in this transformative journey. (AllAfrica)

Travelling standing on the tram - How long and how crowded?

[L'Express] Public transport passengers in the country are generally accustomed to travel seated during their journeys. They should be prepared to change this travel habit. The Metro providing only limited seats, passengers should accept that they may have to travel standing on the tram. This paper explores the issue of standing on the Metro Express, the standing length of time and the crowding conditions. (AllAfrica)

Shakeel Mohamed - "This government has backhandedly given a beautiful present to the employers"

[L'Express] As the workers' rights bill was being debated in parliament last week, some unionists accused the previous minister of labour of having made life difficult for employees with the laws he had introduced. Weekly speaks to Labour Party MP and former Minister of Labour Shakeel Mohamed to explain and also seeks his opinion on the new law. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius a Strategic Partner to the United Nations for 2019-2023

[Government of Mauritius] A Strategic Partnership Framework (SPF) Agreement for the period 2019-2023 was signed, today, at the New Treasury Building in Port-louis between the Government of Mauritius and the United Nations (UN). 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 UN Resident Coordinator for Mauritius, Ms Christine N. Umutoni, and other Ministers, were present. (AllAfrica)

AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open Boost for SA Pros

[News24Wire] Cape Town -The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open will celebrate its fifth anniversary as one of world golf's leading tri-sanctioned tournaments by offering South African professionals not already exempt an opportunity to qualify on their home tour for this year's event. (AllAfrica)

Improving Quality of Life of Elderly and Condition of Workers Is a Priority for Government, Says PM

[Government of Mauritius] The focus of the Government is to improve the quality of life of the elderly and the condition of workers. In that context, several measures are being taken to improve their standard of living, said the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, yesterday, during a ceremony marking the 52nd anniversary of the Human Service Trust (HST) in Calebasses. (AllAfrica)

#MauritiusLeaks Reveals Tax Dodges

[AfricaFocus] "Based on a cache of 200,000 confidential records from the Mauritius office of the Bermuda-based offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman, the investigation reveals how a sophisticated financial system based on the island is designed to divert tax revenue from poor nations back to the coffers of Western corporations and African oligarchs, with Mauritius getting a share. The files date from the early 1990s to 2017." - International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Signs MOU On Liquefied Natural Gas With Mozambique

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on liquefied natural gas with the Republic of Mozambique on Friday 9 August 2019, during a ceremony at the Le Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Caudan, in Port-Louis. The signature event was held during the Ministerial Meeting segment of the First Session of the Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation (JPCC) between the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Mozambique. (AllAfrica)

2019 African Games - Mauritian Athletes Gather to Boost Team Spirit

[Government of Mauritius] A gathering of athletes, aiming to enhance team-building, as well as boost their spirit and encourage them in the context of the 12th edition of the African Games, was held yesterday at the Hennessy Park Hotel, in Ebène. Sporting equipments for the Games were also presented on that occasion. The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, and other personalities were present. (AllAfrica)

Roof Slab Grant Scheme - 149 Beneficiaries Receive Cheques Totalling Rs 11.8 Million

[Government of Mauritius] One hundred and forty-nine families received their cheques, amounting to a total of Rs 11.8 million disbursed by Government under the Roof Slab Grant Scheme, during a ceremony held yesterday at the Plaza Hall, Rose Hill. The Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Purmanund Jhugroo, and other personalities were present. (AllAfrica)

Wco-Rilo-Esa - 16th Administrative Meeting of National Contact Point Focuses On Effective Intelligence Exchange

[Government of Mauritius] The 16th Administrative Meeting of the National Contact Point for the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Regional Intelligence Liaison Office (RILO) East and Southern Africa (ESA), opened this morning at the Regional Training Centre of the Mauritius Revenue Authority, in Port-Louis. The three-day event, being hosted by Mauritius, is focusing on the theme 'Growing our revenue: Plugging leakages through effective intelligence exchange'. (AllAfrica)

First 10 Cooperative Societies to Be Set Up By Youth Will Benefit of Rs 25,000 As Seed Capital

[Government of Mauritius] The first ten cooperative societies set up by youngsters will benefit from a seed capital of Rs 25,000 under the Cooperative Development Fund for their new business ventures, announced the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah, on Saturday 10 August 2019 at the National Cooperative College (NCC) in Bois Marchand, Terre Rouge. The Minister was speaking at the launching of a workshop on the Importance and role of Cooperative Credit Unions. (AllAfrica)

Govt Committed to Revolutionise the Education Sector, Says Prime Minister Jugnauth

[Government of Mauritius] Government is revolutionising the education sector by introducing a plethora of measures and putting facilities at the disposal of the youth so that they get access to a modern, inclusive, equitable, quality and more accessible education which is in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (AllAfrica)

Former Elections Chief Charged in Court

[This Day] A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday arraigned a former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Chairman, Prof. Maurice Iwu, at the Federal High Court in Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Uber's flying taxis - The future of transportation

[L'Express] Multinational transport network company Uber Technologies Inc. is taking it up a notch. After it successfully launched its peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery and a bicycle-sharing facilities, Uber is now in the process of introducing a new service - the first ever flying taxis, which are expected to be launched in 2023. (AllAfrica)

Does Mauritius Have an Identity Crisis?

[ISS] Mauritius is a country adept at reinventing itself. Not blessed with abundant resources, it has successfully transformed from an agrarian to a manufacturing to a services-based economy through a series of smart decisions and pragmatic policies. (AllAfrica)

Education - Reception Honours Hsc 2018 Laureates for Their Success

[Government of Mauritius] A reception to honour and celebrate the outstanding performance of the Laureates who sat for the 2018 Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinations was held, today, at the Shri Atal Bihari Vaypayee Tower, in Ebène. The Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, and other personalities were present. (AllAfrica)

Iora - Mauritius to Host Working Group On Trade and Investment

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius will lead a Working Group on Trade and Investment in September 2019, organised by the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Trade and Investment are important parts of the focus area of IORA as economic cooperation is one of its key areas and, as such, Working Group will focus on strengthening collaboration among the 22 member states in the scaling of their economic interaction. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Ready to Host the Most Beautiful Week in Golf

[News24Wire] Cape Town -The Mauritius Open celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, and some of the world's leading professionals are set to return to one of the most spectacular destinations on the Race to Dubai when they battle it out at Heritage Golf Club . (AllAfrica)

Gradual Opening of Air Access Has Contributed to Consolidation of Traditional and New Markets, Says Minister Gayan

[Government of Mauritius] The gradual opening of the sky has resulted in a surge of air seats from 1.8 million in 2014 to 2.4 million in 2018. This has greatly contributed to the consolidation of Mauritius' traditional markets and the penetration of new markets where air connectivity is now available. (AllAfrica)

Measures Taken to Address Shortfall in Production of Certain Crops Highlighted By Agro-Industry Minister

[Government of Mauritius] The production of potato from 2015 to 2018 increased from 16, 427 tons to some 18, 500 tons and a further rise of some 2, 000 tons is expected this year if climatic conditions are favourable. Moreover, a series of measures are being taken to address the shortfall in the production of onion and garlic. (AllAfrica)