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Items filtered by date: Friday, 24 February 2012
Friday, 24 February 2012 16:56

Primpéran banned

The Ministry of Health has finally decided to withdraw Primpéran, a medical drug prescribed to children and infants, from the market as from Tuesday 21 February.
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Friday, 24 February 2012 16:54

News in brief

Exporters get tax-training
Over a hundred participants from the Export-Oriented companies are attending a five-day professional training session on tax-related issues which opened on Wednesday at the MITD House in Phoenix. Organised by the Mauritius Export Association (MEXA) in collaboration with the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA), the working session will provide the participants with the appropriate tools to assist MRA to increase compliance rates, which is a prerequisite for competitiveness as regards Mauritian exporting companies.
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Friday, 24 February 2012 16:52

The week in review

River pollution: Bagatelle caught red-handed
The Ministry of Environment issued on Tuesday afternoon, a Prohibition Notice to the Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius. In the wake of pollution detected at the Martindale River, near the mall. With this Prohibition Notice, Bagatelle would be prosecuted for "discharging effluents onto land". There will be additional inspections by the Ministry of Environment for pollution not to recur. The management of Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius, on the other hand, does not deny responsibility for the contamination of the river, but speaks of an "isolated incident". Pollution detected in the river comes from cleaning water from the area used to store bins for the centre.
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Friday, 24 February 2012 16:52

Martin sues Soodhun

Ten million rupees. This is the amount Mireille Martin is claiming from her former ally, Showkutally Soodhun. The Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare accuses the president of the MSM of having caused prejudice to her reputation by publicly stating that "the Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam bought her for Rs 33 million.”
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DR JACK KEEL: It would seem that the slogan “Unity in diversity” is once more proving to be a hollow jingle, a wild cry in the wide desert.
MR HIDING: What makes you so pessimistic? What’s the cause of your new despair?
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Friday, 24 February 2012 16:49

Killed on the basis of suspected infidelity

Suraj Ramessur has confessed his crime. He killed his keep Veenoo Naiko for a money issue and for suspecting her of having an affair with another man. The body of Veenoo Naiko, 38, was found at her residence in Quatre Bornes, her head in a tub of water, on Saturday.
Published in Police News
Friday, 24 February 2012 16:48

News in brief

Bishops’ Candlesticks
Both the Bishop of Mauritius and the Bishop of Port-Louis have brought some enlightenment on the controversial but whimsical question of our Best Loser System which is almost half a century old. While some of our politicians and patented fanatical leaders are violently against the abolition of the BLS now and forever, our two Bishops have fearlessly and from the bottom of their conscience pronounced, in their pastoral letters this year, that this archaic system should go.
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Friday, 24 February 2012 16:47

10-month old baby scalded to death

The incident occurred on January 23. Nisha Ramnauris, an inhabitant of Bel Air, was preparing the milk of her elder son aged 9 and her baby and had thus put water to boil. Unfortunately, the latter, who was on a babywalker, pulled out the cable of the kettle and the boiled water spilled on him.
Published in Police News
Friday, 24 February 2012 16:46

Police News

8th suspect in gold heist arrested
Luchmun Etwaree, an inhabitant of Mare d’Albert, was arrested by CID officers of the Southern Division last Saturday. He is suspected of having recovered part of the stolen gold from another suspect in Beau Vallon and kept it at Mare d’Albert.
In a statement given to the police, Luchmun Etwaree denied the allegations levied upon him. He explained that he was approached to do an errand but that he ignored what it was all about.
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Friday, 24 February 2012 16:45

Valentine’s Day gift : Lover behind bars

Aisha, a resident of Terre Rouge was reported missing since February 13. After eight days on the run, the 14-year-old girl was found by the “brigade des mineurs du Nord” at her lover’s residence in Grand Baie. She admits having had sex with the man on Valentine's Day. Her parents, puzzled by the lateness of their daughter’s arrival, had reported her disappearance to the local police station.
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