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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)

Mauritius Voted 'Golf Destination of the Year for Africa'

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Mauritius has been honoured as the ' Golf Destination of the Year for Africa, Indian Ocean and the Gulf States' , at the prestigious IAGTO awards held in Slovenia in October. (AllAfrica)

Satellite Technology to Provide Mauritius a Way to Mitigate Challenges, Says Minister Sawmynaden

[Government of Mauritius] Earth observation from space is a cost-effective way of obtaining crucial and unbiased data to enable decision-makers understand trends and evaluate needs to create sustainable development policies. Hence, satellite technology could provide Mauritius with a way to mitigate typical challenges of middle income Small Island Developing States. (AllAfrica)

Vice-Prime Minister Jeewa-Daureeawoo Urges Parents to Inculcate Gender Equity Values to Children At an Early Stage

[Government of Mauritius] Women have the important role of ensuring the smooth running of the family unit which constitutes an important pillar of the society. By ensuring the welfare of the family members and proper upbringing of their children who are the future generation, they are significantly contributing to the socio-economic development of the country. (AllAfrica)

Carrefour Des Jeunes Volontaires Marks 2018 International Volunteer Day

[Government of Mauritius] A carrefour des jeunes volontaires (CDJV), aimed at bringing together several voluntary organisations to showcase their activities, was held yesterday at Clarisse House, in Vacoas, in the context of International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2018. The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, the patron of Volunteer Mauritius, Mrs Kobita Jugnauth, and other personalities were present at the event. (AllAfrica)

Minister Bholah Urges Cooperatives to Be Fairtrade Certified

[Government of Mauritius] A site visit was conducted by the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah, yesterday at the sugarcane fields of Eastern Laventure Multipurpose Cooperative Society, a certified Fairtrade Cooperative Society, where harvest is being done. (AllAfrica)

Constitution (Electoral Reform) (Amendment) Bill to Be Introduced in National Assembly

[Government of Mauritius] Government has agreed to the introduction of the Constitution (Electoral Reform) (Amendment) Bill into the National Assembly. The main object of the Bill is to reform certain aspects of the electoral system of Mauritius. (AllAfrica)

Minister Jhugroo Effects Site Visit At Longères Tôles in Tombeau Bay to Take Stock of Relocation Progress

[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Purmanund Jhugroo effected a site visit at Longères Tôles, Tombeau Bay, on 30 November 2018, to take stock of the relocation progress of some 150 families who will benefit from housing units of the National Housing Development Company Ltd (NHDC). (AllAfrica)

Health Minister Inaugurates National Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

[Government of Mauritius] A National Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was inaugurated yesterday at the Dr A. G. Jeetoo Hospital, in Port-Louis, by the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Mohammad Anwar Husnoo. (AllAfrica)

Harding Out to Make Asian Tour History in Mauritius

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Justin Harding will make a strong push to become the first South African golfer to win the Asian Tour's Habitat for Humanity Standings , starting with this week's AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita. (AllAfrica)

"The SBM debacle has revealed the pithy state of governance practices"

[L'Express] Jaya Patten is an expatriate living and working in the United Kingdom but who has always shown a deep interest in the development of the financial and banking sectors of Mauritius. He shares his views on certain issues amongst which the relevance of a capital market and the preconditions to have one set here. (AllAfrica)

Joint Monitoring Framework Agreement for Tracking Progress of Mauritius-EU Gender Action Plan

[Government of Mauritius] A Joint Monitoring Framework Agreement will soon be signed between the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare and the European Union (EU) with the objective of tracking progress on the implementation of Mauritius-EU Gender Action Plan. (AllAfrica)

Road Decongestion Programme - Decaen Fly-Over in Port Louis Now Operational

[Government of Mauritius] The Decaen Fly-Over, connecting the Highway to Lord Kitchener Street, was officially inaugurated yesterday by the Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Mr Nandcoomar Bodha. (AllAfrica)

Building Capacity to Strengthening Linkages With the Mauritian Diaspora

[Government of Mauritius] A Diaspora Project, endorsed by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Development Fund, and entitled Building Capacity to Strengthening Linkages with the Mauritian Diaspora, was launched this morning at Le Méridien Hotel, in Pointe aux Piments. (AllAfrica)

Frittelli Ready for Mauritius Open Defence

[News24Wire] Anahita -Defending champion of the Mauritius Open , Dylan Frittelli , says despite missing the cut at the Four Seasons Golf Club at Anahita two years ago, he feels ready to defend the title he won last year at Heritage Golf Club. (AllAfrica)

European Union Strengthens Its Partnership With Mauritius and the Region to Fight Drug Trafficking

[EASS] More than 30 senior drug law enforcement officials from 17 countries and international organisations are meeting in Hotel Voilà à Maurice, joined by senior officials from Mauritius to discuss enhanced co-operation in combatting drug trafficking in East Africa and Indian Ocean Region. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius to Host International Conference On SDGs

[Government of Mauritius] An international conference addressing the theme of Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) will be held in Mauritius from 29 November to 01 December 2018. The conference, entitled 'Young persons' plan for the planet', showcases the youth engagement on sustainable development. (AllAfrica)

Public Sector Must Keep Reaching for New Heights, States Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] Public Sector organisations have to fuel the efforts and resources with a sense of mission and purpose that will continue to transcend the bottom line in order to turn simple and ordinary ideas into extraordinary opportunities so as to keep reaching for new heights. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Encourages Victims of Abuses to Report Acts of Domestic Violence and Perpetrators

[Government of Mauritius] Government is committed to the elimination of gender-based violence and abides by its obligation to espouse values that give women their due respect and dignity. It is crucial to encourage victims to take the first and most important step which is to report the act of violence and the perpetrator. (AllAfrica)