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The National Action Plan On Breastfeeding Currently Under Preparation, Says Dr Jagutpal

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness is working on a National Action Plan on Breastfeeding whose objective is to gradually increase the percentage of breastfeeding to 50%. Much progress has already been made and the National Action Plan will be made public shortly. (AllAfrica)

Protection of Human Rights - Nine Human Rights' Themed Videos Launched

[Government of Mauritius] Nine short themed videos based on Human Rights were launched, today, at the Le Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, in Port Louis, by the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo. This initiative is in line with Government's strong political commitment towards the protection and promotion of Human Rights. (AllAfrica)

Minister Gobin Takes Stock of the Impact of Heavy Rainfall On Potato Production

[Government of Mauritius] The Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Maneesh Gobin, effected a site visit, today, at La Marie, Chaperon, to take stock of the impact of heavy rainfall on potato production in the central region. The aim was also to listen to grievances of planters whose fields were affected by the recent excess rainfall. (AllAfrica)

Towards the Implementation of Ms Iso 9001 in Local Authorities

[Government of Mauritius] An one-day Awareness Workshop on the theme "Implementation of MS ISO 9001 in Local Authorities" is being held, today, at the City Council of Port Louis, at the joint initiative of the Ministry of Local Government and Disaster Risk Management and the Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB). (AllAfrica)

Jean Claude de l'Estrac - "The commission of inquiry ignored the fact that Bhadain wielded so much influence and power"

[L'Express] This week, we talk to Jean Claude de l'Estrac, journalist, political analyst and former minister. We are particularly interested in the views he expressed on the report of the Britam Commission on the sale of BAI shares. These views elicited a strong reaction from the leader of the Reform Party and former minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, Roshi Bhadain. (AllAfrica)

Munga Secret Britam Deal Leaves Mauritius With Sh3.9 Billion Loss

[Nation] Billionaire businessman Peter Munga orchestrated a secretive purchase of 452.5 million shares of Britam Holdings from the government of Mauritius in a deal that left the island nation with a Sh3.9 billion loss, according to an inquiry report. (AllAfrica)

Father Laval Pilgrimage 2021 - Prime Minister Chairs Task Force Meeting

[Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, chaired, this afternoon at the Lunch Room of the National Assembly in Port Louis, the first ministerial meeting of the Task Force on the Father Laval (Père Laval) Pilgrimage 2021. (AllAfrica)

Association of Urban Authorities Discuss Pressing Issues With Vpm Husnoo

[Government of Mauritius] The Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Disaster Risk Management, Dr Mohammad Anwar Husnoo, had a meeting, today, with representatives of the Association of Urban Authorities (AUA), at the seat of his Ministry in Port Louis. The aim was to address various pressing issues currently faced by the urban authorities. (AllAfrica)

Air Seychelles to Resume Flights to Mauritius in October After 18-Month Pause

[Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles will resume scheduled passenger flights to Mauritius starting October 3, the airline said on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Roshi Bhadain - "The whole thing collapses like a house of cards"

[L'Express] The ex-minister is pilloried by the commission of enquiry into the Britam Kenya deal in 2018 in its recently published report. The leader of the Reform Party explains his role in that deal and tries to clear his name. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Telecom Launches First 5g Network

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius welcomes its first 5G network. An initiative of the Mauritius Telecom (MT), the 5G network was launched on, 30 July 2021, by the Minister of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Darsanand Balgobin, and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MT, Mr Sherry Singh, in Ebène. (AllAfrica)

Mauritians Urged to Act As Responsible and Environmentally Conscious Citizens

[Government of Mauritius] A cleaning and embellishment campaign has been launched, today, at Sodnac, Quatre Bornes, by the minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr Kavydass Ramano. The Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Disaster Risk Management, Dr Anwar Husnoo, was also present. This initiative is in line with Government's policy to create a cleaner, greener and safer environment. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Telecom Rolls Out Its 5G Network

[NexTVAfrica] One month after obtaining a 5G license for mobile telephony, MyT Mobile, Mauritius Telecom's mobile network, introduced the 5G service in Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Payment of One-Off Allowance to Tea Growers

[Government of Mauritius] Government has agreed to provide a one-off allowance to tea growers to support them with respect to losses incurred on plantations as a result of the lockdown period due the COVID-19 pandemic for the period March 2020 to June 2020. In this context, an official ceremony was organised this afternoon at the Nouvelle France Multipurpose Complex for the remittance of cheques to some 35 tea growers. (AllAfrica)

Launching of Short Film and E-Book to Mark Upcoming Aadi Festival

[Government of Mauritius] In the context of Aadi Pathinettam Perukku to be celebrated on 03 August 2021, the Mauritius Tamil Cultural Centre Trust, under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage, launched a short film and an e-publication on the Aadi Festival, today, in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius Committed to Expanding Diplomatic Relations At Bilateral, Regional and Multilateral Levels, Says for

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius is a staunch advocate of participatory diplomacy and remains committed to expanding its diplomatic relations at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels. (AllAfrica)

Government to Impose Fixed Penalties for Littering in Public Areas, Says Minister Ramano

[Government of Mauritius] Government is imposing fixed penalties with regards to littering and illegal dumping in public zones along with severe sanctions for those breaching the law which also entails an increase in penalties, said the Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr Kavydass Ramano. (AllAfrica)

MOU Signed to Provide an E-Commerce Platform for SMEs and Cooperatives

[Government of Mauritius] A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed, this afternoon, in Port Louis, between the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Division of the Ministry of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives (MIDSC) and the Mauritius Post Ltd (MPL) so as to provide an e-Commerce Platform for SMEs and Cooperatives registered with the SME Registration Unit. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Joins Senegal, Zambia in Dropping 'Unfair' Tax Treaty After Mauritius Leaks

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Officials in Lesotho had joined a chorus of African authorities complaining that agreements with tax haven Mauritius were bleeding their governments of much-needed tax revenue.  (AllAfrica)

Britam Commission Report - How Bhushan Domah came to agree with Dawood Rawat...

[L'Express] The report of the commission headed by former Supreme Court judge Bhushan Domah looking into the sale of Britam Kenya shares seems in large measure to agree with former BAI head Dawood Rawat's explanations as to what happened in that deal. The sale of Britam Kenya - an asset held by the ex-BAI Group that collapsed in 2015 - was supposed to be used to reimburse policyholders and investors. (AllAfrica)

Awareness Campaigns Commemorate World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

[Government of Mauritius] Awareness campaigns were organised by the Mauritius Police Force (MPF), today, to commemorate the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, at two venues namely, the Plaisance Shopping Village, in Rose Belle, and the Mahogani Shopping Promenade, in Beau Plan. The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is observed on 30 July yearly since 2014. (AllAfrica)

Commission of Inquiry On Betamax Ltd - Swearing-in Ceremony of Chairperson and Commissioners

[Government of Mauritius] A Swearing-in-Ceremony of the Chairperson and the Commissioners of a Commission of Inquiry on Betamax Ltd was held, this afternoon, at the State House, Le Réduit, in the presence of the President, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun. (AllAfrica)

Russian Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call On Minister Ganoo

[Government of Mauritius] The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Konstantin Klimovskiy, paid a courtesy call, this afternoon, on the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

Health Minister Announces Hepatitis C Virus Micro-Elimination Approach for Dialysis Patients

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness would introduce, by the end of this year, the micro-elimination approach to eliminating hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in haemodialysis patients in Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 - 650,000 Persons Administered First Dose of Vaccine, Says Health Minister

[Government of Mauritius] A total number of 650,000 persons representing 52% of the population and nearly 54% of the adult population, that is, two out of three adults in the Republic of Mauritius have at date been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine out of the target of immunising 62% of the population by August 2021. Over 531,000, that is, more than 42% of the population and 50% of the adults have been administered both doses. (AllAfrica)

Cruise Terminal Building - Some 65 Percent of Works Already Completed

[Government of Mauritius] As at end of June 2021, approximately 65% of the works for the Cruise Terminal Building have been completed. In view of the prevailing situation, it is now foreseen that the works under the construction contract would be completed around February 2022. (AllAfrica)

Roof Slab Grant Scheme - Cheques Amounting to More Than Rs 2 Million Remitted to Beneficiaries Today

[Government of Mauritius] Some 30 families from La Caverne, Phoenix and Curepipe received this afternoon their cheques, amounting to more than Rs 2 million, disbursed by Government under the Roof Slab Grant Scheme, during a ceremony held at the Municipal Council of Curepipe, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM), Minister of Housing and Land Use Planning, Minister of Tourism, Mr Louis Steven Obeegadoo, and other eminent personalities. (AllAfrica)

New Gymnasium for Smf Troops to Be Completed in August 2021, States Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] As at date, two blocks of the Special Mobile Force (SMF) Married Quarters Complex have been pulled down as part of the project for the construction of a gymnasium which has been designed in such a way that it blends harmoniously with the surrounding environment. The works, which have started in June 2020, are expected to be completed in August 2021. (AllAfrica)

Beneficiaries Under the Srm From Port Louis Region Receive School Material Kits

[Government of Mauritius] School material kits were distributed, today, to 397 beneficiaries under the Social Register of Mauritius (SRM) from the regions of Vallée Pitot, Plaine Verte, Vallée des Prêtres, and Cité la Cure, at the Gorah Issac Municipal Centre, Port Louis. This initiative is a joint collaboration between the Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity and the National Empowerment Foundation. (AllAfrica)

SADC Releases Regional Economic Performance, Business Environment 2020 and Medium-Term Prospects Report

[Government of Mauritius] The Southern Africa Development Community released on 24th July 2021 its Regional Economic Performance, Business Environment 2020 and Medium-Term Prospects report. (AllAfrica)

What the Privy Council is looking into in the Betamax affair

[L'Express] This week saw hearings for Betamax's appeal against the Supreme Court decision to set aside its arbitration decision at the SIAC. So how did a budding politically-connected monopoly to transport petroleum to Mauritius end up being derailed and what is it that is being decided at the Privy Council? (AllAfrica)